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In the Netherlands, century-old tradition intertwines with modern innovation. This combination of old and new is a large part of the culture of the Netherlands, a country that is as famous for its windmills and historic castles as it is for its infrastructure and transportation industry.

THE AMERICAS

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The Netherlands is a fascinating part of the world, full of countless sights and activities that help attract visitors from all over the world. The Netherlands is well known for its unique culture, intriguing atmosphere, and friendly locals. Of course, the windmills, expansive fields of flowers, canals, and abundance of museums also call out to those who are looking for an immersive cultural experience during their next trip away from home.

The Netherlands is a small country in Western Europe with a population of over 17 million people and an area of 41,543 km2. It is bordered by the North Sea, Germany, and Belgium. The official language of the Netherlands is Dutch, and the capital of the Netherlands is Amsterdam. The Hague, located on the North Sea, is home to the country’s parliament and the U.N,’s International Court of Justice.

Despite its small size, the Netherlands actually has one of the densest populations in the world. That statistic is understandable, given the fact that the Netherlands has been one of the leading countries in the world in terms of quality of life, economic mobility, education, and universal healthcare. As a population, the Dutch may be some of the happiest people on earth.

The Netherlands is an extremely secular country, with over 60% of the population reporting no interest in organized religion. “Holland” is often used to refer to the Netherlands as a country, but this is generally only done by foreigners or by Dutch people speaking to foreigners. The Netherlands is known for its relaxed attitude toward recreational drug use; it was also the first country to legally recognize same-sex marriage.

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