Outline of the Netherlands

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Netherlands:

The Netherlands (Listeni/ˈnɛðərləndz/; Dutch: Nederland, pronounced [ˈneːdərlɑnt] ( )) is a sovereign country comprising the mainland located in Northwest Europe and several islands located in the Caribbean that, together with Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten in the Caribbean Sea, constitute the Kingdom of the Netherlands.[1] The Netherlands is a parliamentary democratic constitutional monarchy. Its European mainland is bordered by the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east.

The European Netherlands constitutes the vast majority (by land area and population) of both the country and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and as such 'the Netherlands' in common parlance often implicitly refers to this entity. Similarly, the articles linked to below predominately consider the European Netherlands.

General reference[edit]

The location of the European Netherlands
An enlargeable map of the European Netherlands
An enlargeable basic map of the Netherlands, (Caribbean Netherlands inset)
An enlargeable topographic map of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
An enlargeable satellite image of the European Netherlands
Diagram of the organisation of entities in the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Geography of the Netherlands[edit]

 Germany 577 km
 Belgium 450 km

Environment of the Netherlands[edit]

Natural geographic features of the Netherlands[edit]

Regions of the Netherlands[edit]

Administrative divisions of the Netherlands[edit]

Provinces of the Netherlands[edit]
Municipalities of the Netherlands[edit]

Demography of the Netherlands[edit]

Government and politics of the Netherlands[edit]

Main article: Government of the Netherlands and Politics of the Netherlands

Branches of government of the Netherlands[edit]

Executive branch of the government of the Netherlands[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of the Netherlands[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of the Netherlands[edit]

Foreign relations of the Netherlands[edit]

International organization membership of the Netherlands[edit]

Economic Affairs and Finance of the Netherlands[edit]

Law and order in the Netherlands[edit]

Military of the Netherlands[edit]

Local government in the Netherlands[edit]

History of the Netherlands[edit]

Main article: History of the Netherlands, Timeline of the history of the Netherlands

Culture of the Netherlands[edit]

Arts in the Netherlands[edit]

Sports in the Netherlands[edit]

Economy and infrastructure of the Netherlands[edit]

Education in the Netherlands[edit]

See also[edit]

Main article: Netherlands


  1. ^ "Netherlands". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of the Netherlands