List of regions of the Netherlands

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The regions of the Netherlands provides links to both regions and subregions of the Netherlands.

Regions[edit]

The regions of the Netherlands are divided in the North, South, West and East Netherlands. Opposed to common practise in other countries, the Dutch regularly do not define the areas of their country according to position, but on the overall position of the Province, i.e. the most western tip of Gelderland is clearly positioned south to the centre, yet because the province is considered East this area is too.

Official regions[edit]

Many regions in the Netherlands are officially defined by certain regulations of organizations.

First level NUTS of the European Union[edit]

NUTS-1 regions of the Netherlands

NUTS-1 Regional divisions as used by the European Union:[1]

Unofficial multi-country regions[edit]

Unofficial multi-province regions[edit]

Inter-province metropolitan areas[edit]

Subregions[edit]

The subregions (Dutch: landstreek (plural: landstreken), literally translating to a combination of 'land/country area/region') are non-administrative area in the Netherlands that can be demarcated on grounds of cohesion with regards to culture or landscape. This means that a landstreek is not bound by provincial or municipal boundaries. Below is a list of all Dutch landstreken with the province(s) in which they are located mentioned between brackets.

A[edit]

Some of the windmills of Kinderdijk in the northwest of the Alblasserwaard
Hollandse Biesbosch near Dordrecht

B[edit]

D[edit]

E[edit]

F[edit]

G[edit]

H[edit]

Quintessential landscape of the Holland region: Benthuizen polder, as viewed from a dike

I[edit]

K[edit]

L[edit]

M[edit]

Farmhouse in Veghel, Meierij van 's-Hertogenbosch, North Brabant

N[edit]

O[edit]

Town of Anloo in the Oostermoer landstreek, Drenthe

P[edit]

R[edit]

Canal in the City of Utrecht, part of the Randstad conurbation

S[edit]

Hilly landscape and the town of Eys in South Limburg illustrating the a-typical Dutch landscape of the far-south of the Netherlands

T[edit]

The Boschplaat nature area on the island of Terschelling, Wadden Islands, Friesland

U[edit]

V[edit]

A forest in the geographically diverse Veluwe landstreek, Gelderland
Town of Harlingen in the Westergo landstreek of Friesland

W[edit]

Z[edit]

Windmills and the river Zaan, Zaanstreek, North Holland

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