Map of Netherlands

Netherlands is a country located in northwestern Europe. It is bordered by the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east. With a population of over 17 million people, it is the 63rd most populous country in the world. The Netherlands has a total area of 41,543 square miles (108,331 square kilometers). The capital and largest city is Amsterdam, and other major cities include Rotterdam, Utrecht, and Eindhoven. The Netherlands is known for its flat landscape, windmills, clogs (wooden shoes), dikes, and canals. The Dutch culture is also renowned for its art, food, architecture, and tolerance of different faiths and lifestyles.