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Netherlands

Netherlands
  • Capital

    Capital

    Amsterdam

  • Local time

    Local time

    13:12

  • Population

    Population

    17.65 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +31

  • Currency

    Currency

    € EUR (euro)

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Netherlands

Netherlands
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Amsterdam

  • Local time

    Local time

    13:12

  • Population

    Population

    17.65 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +31

  • Currency

    Currency

    € EUR (euro)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 4 123

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 2.15 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    778mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    41 526 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    12%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    11%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    54%

  • Railways

    Railways

    3016km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    37.65 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Dutch - 83 %
    other

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 31 %
    Dutch Reformed - 13 %
    Calvinist - 7 %

  • Languages

    Languages

    Dutch
    Frisian

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    41 310

  • Murders

    Murders

    1 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    9.6 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    26.2%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    5.5%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    6 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.2%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    agroindustries, metal and engineering products, electrical machinery, chemicals, petroleum, construction, microelectronics, fishing

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    grains, potatoes, sugar beets, fruits, vegetables, livestock

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    natural gas, petroleum, peat, limestone, salt, sand and gravel, arable land

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    19%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    natural gas, petroleum, peat, limestone, salt, sand and gravel, arable land

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    5%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    167 303kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    32 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    50

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What not to do when visiting Netherlands

1/24
Marker Netherlands
Business & Communication

Don’t be late for both social and business meetings - punctuality is taken seriously.

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2/24
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Street & Behavioral

Don't forget - coffees are for buying coffee. Coffee shops are for buying cannabis products - up to 5 grams per adult person/day.

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3/24
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Don't give any sharp object like knives or scissors as a gift in Netherlands - it presents a bad luck.

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Did you know

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40% of Amsterdam commuters get to work by bicycle.

4/24
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Don't forget to shake hands and say your name instead of "hello" when meeting someone.

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5/24
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Business & Communication

Don’t be surprised by direct communication - the locals may sound blunt if you come from a culture preferring indirect communication style.

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6/24
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Don’t try to impress locals with your wealth or success - they are private and dislike displays of wealth or material possessions.

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7/24
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Don’t give white lilies or chrysanthemums - they are associated with funerals.

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Don‘t necessarily bring wine as a gift when invited to someone’s home - the host may already have selected the wines for dinner.

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Did you know

Did you know?

The people of the Netherlands are the tallest in the world on average.

9/24
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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to finish everything on your plate - it's offensive to waste food. Indicate you have finished eating by laying your knife and fork parallel across the right side of your plate.

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10/24
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Social Events

Don't be surprised to see orange colour and people in orange jerseys during sports events. Orange represents Royal family and it's country's (un)official colour.

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11/24
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Street & Behavioral

Don't block the bike lanes and don't step into it.

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12/24
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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to handshake when greeting (men). Women usually greet with light kisses on both cheeks (”air kisses” where you just touch cheeks and kiss the air), a handshake is common on first meeting. Eye contact is important.

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13/24
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Business & Communication

Don't smack or slurp - it's not appreciated.

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14/24
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Business & Communication

Don't avoid eye contact business and personal conversations. It's a sign of courtesy.

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15/24
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Street & Behavioral

Don't enter buses, trains or similar before everyone who wants to get out has done so.

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16/24
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Street & Behavioral

Don't forget to wear reflectors when riding a bike or walking at dark.

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17/24
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Street & Behavioral

Don't take pictures of women in the windows.

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18/24
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Social Events

Don't mistake the Blue Lights in the Red Light District - illuminated cabins with blue lights indicate transgender sex worker behind the glass, unlike the red light for a woman.

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19/24
Marker Amsterdam
Street & Behavioral

Don't pee in the canals.

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20/24
Marker Amsterdam
Social Events

Don't light up a normal cigarette at a Coffee Shop.

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21/24
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Street & Behavioral

Don't forget a bike is not a toy - it's a serious means of transport. Don't bike on sidewalks.

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22/24
Marker Amsterdam
Street & Behavioral

Don't drive your Vespa in the bike lane to avoid traffic.

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23/24
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Business & Communication

Don't drink alcohol in public when in Amsterdam - it's not allowed and you can get a fine.

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24/24
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Street & Behavioral

Don't assume Amsterdamers are stoned all the time - it's usually only tourists who get stoned at "Coffee shops".

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