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Operating windmills in Kinderdijk, NetherlandsOperating windmills in Kinderdijk, Netherlands
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The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland) is a small country in Western Europe. It covers 41,848 sq km (16,158 sq mi) and has a population of 16.7 million people. The capital and largest city is Amsterdam. The Netherlands is bordered by Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast and Belgium to the south. The country is divided into twelve provinces.

The Netherlands experiences a maritime climate. Warmest month is July, when the average high temperature rises to 22.3°C (72.1°F). Coldest month is February, when the average low temperature drops to -0.1°C (31.8°F). November is the wettest month, receiving 81 mm (3.19 in) of precipitation.

Location of cities and towns in the Netherlands on the map

Cities, Towns and Sights of the Netherlands

  1. Amsterdam (GPS: 52.37021, 4.89516) - capital
  2. Almere (GPS: 52.35078, 5.2647)
  3. Apeldoorn (GPS: 52.21115, 5.96992)
  4. Breda (GPS: 51.57191, 4.76832)
  5. Delft (GPS: 52.01157, 4.35706)
  6. Eindhoven (GPS: 51.44164, 5.46972)
  7. Groningen (GPS: 53.21938, 6.5665)
  8. Haarlem (GPS: 52.38738, 4.64621)
  9. Leiden (GPS: 52.16011, 4.497)
  10. Maastricht (GPS: 50.85136, 5.69097)
  11. Nijmegen (GPS: 51.81256, 5.83722)
  12. Rotterdam (GPS: 51.92442, 4.47773)
  13. s-Hertogenbosch (GPS: 51.69781, 5.30367)
  14. The Hague (GPS: 52.07049, 4.30069)
  15. Tilburg (GPS: 51.56059, 5.09191)
  16. Utrecht (GPS: 52.09073, 5.12142)
  17. Volendam (GPS: 52.49686, 5.0727)

Provinces of the Netherlands

  1. Drenthe Province
  2. Flevoland Province
  3. Friesland Province
  4. Gelderland Province
  5. Groningen Province
  6. Limburg Province
  7. North Brabant Province
  8. North Holland Province
  9. Overijssel Province
  10. Utrecht Province
  11. South Holland Province
  12. Zeeland Province

Keukenhof Gardens, NetherlandsKeukenhof Gardens, Netherlands
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The farmland in Mergelland, NetherlandsThe farmland in Mergelland, Netherlands
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Special Municipalities of the Netherlands

  1. Bonaire
  2. Saint Eustatius
  3. Saba

National Parks of the Netherlands

  1. Alde Feanen National Park, Friesland
  2. De Biesbosch National Park, North Brabant/Antwerp (Belgium)
  3. De Loonse en Drunense Duinen National Park, North Brabant
  4. De Weerribben-Wieden National Park, Overijssel
  5. Drents-Friese Wold National Park, Drenthe
  6. Drentsche Aa National Landscape, Drenthe
  7. Dunes of Texel National Park, North Holland
  8. Dwingelderveld National Park, Drenthe
  9. Hoge Veluwe National Park, Gelderland
  10. Lauwersmeer National Park, Groningen/Friesland
  11. Maasduinen National Park, Limburg
  12. Meinweg National Park, Limburg
  13. Oosterschelde National Park, Zeeland
  14. Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park, Overijssel
  15. Schiermonnikoog National Park, Friesland
  16. Veluwezoom National Park, Gelderland
  17. Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park
  18. Zuid-Kennemerland National Park, North Holland

Tourist Attractions of the Netherlands

  1. Efteling, oldest theme park in the world and largest in the Netherlands.
  2. Keukenhof, the world's largest flower garden.
  3. Kinderdijk, village with the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands.
  4. Marken, peninsula and former island, well-known for its characteristic wooden houses.
  5. Schokland, former island in the Dutch Zuiderzee.
  6. Texel, largest and most populated of the Frisian Islands.
  7. Zaanse Schans, a place with a large collection of well-preserved historic windmills and houses.


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