Latest Netherlands News Headlines in English
Dutch police find country's biggest-ever cocaine lab in former riding school - CNNWed, 12 Aug 2020 17:20:00 UTC
Lawmakers in Netherlands criticize government’s handling of coronavirus crisis - RTWed, 12 Aug 2020 16:10:00 UTC
How can cities build a better bike culture? The Netherlands offers useful lessons - CityMetricWed, 12 Aug 2020 16:06:51 UTC
England women: Netherlands boss Sarina Wiegman is preferred choice to succeed Phil Neville - BBC SportWed, 12 Aug 2020 12:22:40 UTC
2020 Netherlands Wind Power Market Analysis and Outlook to 2026-Market Size, Planned Power Plants, Market Trends, Investments, and Competition - ScientectWed, 12 Aug 2020 12:14:00 UTC
Majority of Schengen Countries Urge Their Citizens to Avoid Travel to Spain - SchengenVisaInfo.comWed, 12 Aug 2020 11:11:00 UTC
Netherlands and Belgium split over tackling virus hotspots - Financial TimesWed, 12 Aug 2020 9:14:07 UTC
Ever hotter heatwaves are not recognised by weather models: KNMI - DutchNews.nlWed, 12 Aug 2020 8:58:55 UTC
The Alpha In ESG - Corporate/Commercial Law - Netherlands - Mondaq News AlertsWed, 12 Aug 2020 8:56:51 UTC
Poll results: The Netherlands' Duncan Laurence is your favourite Eurovision winner of the 2010s - wiwibloggsWed, 12 Aug 2020 8:00:00 UTC
Strong support for Dutch coronavirus policy; Public split on face masks indoors - NL TimesWed, 12 Aug 2020 7:48:05 UTC
The Netherlands and Belgium ask visitors to Malta to self-quarantine - Times of MaltaWed, 12 Aug 2020 7:45:00 UTC
A coronavirus risk? Compulsory quarantine comes in next week - DutchNews.nlWed, 12 Aug 2020 7:44:51 UTC
Things to know about Netherlands (Holland)
Netherlands located in two different parts most of the parts are located in Western Europe and some of the parts are located in Caribbean. In Europe region it shares borders with Germany, Belgium with maritime it is sharing with United Kingdom too. In Caribbean the islands of Bonaire, Salsa and Sint Eustatius.
Dutch is the official language and West Frisian is considered as secondary official language in European region. In Caribbean region English and Papiamento is considered as secondary official languages and Limburgish and Dutch Low Saxon is regional languages.
Land and Population
Netherlands covers up to 41,545 km2 and has population of 17 million as density of 488 people per kilometer square. Rotterdam, The Hogue, Amsterdam and Utrecht are the major cities of Netherlands. The capital city is Amsterdam having population of nearly 1 million. The Hogue holds Cabinet, Supreme-court and the seat of states general and the busiest seaport of Europe is located in Rotterdam called the port of Rotterdam.
The busiest airport is located in Amsterdam called Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and it is also considered as 3rd busiest of Europe. Netherlands is also member of Eurozone, EU, NATO, WTO and OECD. Netherlands is “Low Country” its just 50% of the land is above the sea level in numbers just 1 meter above it, most of the land is below the sea level and called Polders, up to 21% of the population and 20%of the land is below sea level.
Netherlands main economy since 16th has been fishing, shipping, agriculture, trade and banking, Netherlands has been playing major role in European economy. Netherlands ranked 2nd in 2016 for Global Enabling Trade Report and in the year of 2017 Netherlands also ranked 5th for having most competitive economy around the world by Swiss International Institute for Management Development. In Global Innovation Index 2018 it was ranked 2nd as most innovative country in the world.
Since 2016 Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America, Italy, France, Russia and China are the key trading partners with Netherlands. Major industries are Metallurgy, machinery, chemicals, trade, electrical goods, services and tourism and Netherlands is top ten leading exporting country.
Students in Netherlands starts their education commonly at the age of 5 according to act of 1969, but majorly children starts from the age of 4 this additional year is for students who are not Dutch. Majorly there are two types of schools in Netherlands Private and Public, public schools are for all the children and they are nondenominational while private schools can be denominational 65% of the students use to study in private schools.
Top Newspapers List in Netherlands
- De Telegraaf
- Algemeen Dagblad
- NRC Handelsblad
- de Volkskrant
- Het Financieele Dagblad
- Reformatorisch Dagblad
- Nederlands Dagblad
- NRC Next
- NL Times in English
- Dutch Daily News
- Dagblad De Limburger
- De Gelderlander
- De Stentor
- Noordhollands Dagblad
- Dagblad van het Noorden
- Brabants Dagblad
- BN DeStem
- ED (Eindhovens Dagblad)
- Friesch Dagblad
- De Gooi- en Eemlander