The Netherlands is also known as Holland.
The capital and largest city in the Netherlands is Amsterdam.
Other major cities include Rotterdam, the Hague, Eindhoven and Utrecht.
Around 20% of the Netherlands is located below sea level.
The Netherlands border Belgium and Germany.
The population of the Netherlands in 2023 was estimated to be around 17.2 million.
The main language in the Netherlands is Dutch.
The majority of Dutch people can speak more than one language.
The Netherlands is part of the European Union and uses the Euro as its currency.
The Netherlands also includes islands in the Caribbean named Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.
There are around 20 national parks in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands is a developed nation with strong exports in a number of industries.
The Port of Rotterdam is the largest seaport in Europe, handling millions of tonnes of freight every year.
Many of the world's tomatoes, cucumbers and flowers are exported from the Netherlands.
The Netherlands is a tolerant country with liberal policies.
Dutch drivers use the right-hand side of the road.
Vincent van Gogh is perhaps the most famous Dutch painter.
Dutch people enjoy a range of sports including football (soccer), swimming, volleyball, golf, tennis and hockey.
For more information, check out maps of the Netherlands or take a closer look at the Dutch flag.