Netherlands: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2017-03-15.

General points to know about the country – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Amsterdam (& largest city)

Population: 17.1 million (2017 estimate)

Language(s): Dutch, several regional

Monarch: King Willem-Alexander

Prime Minister: Mark Rutte

Currency: Euro € (EUR)

Area: 41,543 km2 (16,040 mi2)

Dialing Code: +31

Time Zone: Central European Time “CET” (UTC+1)
•   DST/Summer Time: Central European Summer Time “CEST” (UTC+2)

Demonym: Dutch (what’s this?)

EndonymNederland
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 112 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

Drinking Age: 18

Smoking Age: 18 to purchase

Age of Consent: 16

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / F (define)

Country Code (ISO): NL (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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