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Learn some interesting information about the Netherlands while enjoying a range of fun facts and trivia that's perfect for kids!

Read about major cities in the Netherlands, its population, language, economy, agricultural products, borders, popular sports and much more.

  • The Netherlands is also known as Holland.

  • The capital and largest city in the Netherlands is Amsterdam.

  • Other major cities include Rotterdam, the Hague, Eindhoven and Utrecht.

  • Around 20% of the Netherlands is located below sea level.

  • The Netherlands border Belgium and Germany.

  • The population of the Netherlands in 2023 was estimated to be around 17.2 million.

  • The main language in the Netherlands is Dutch.

  • The majority of Dutch people can speak more than one language.

  • The Netherlands is part of the European Union and uses the Euro as its currency.

  • The Netherlands also includes islands in the Caribbean named Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.

  • There are around 20 national parks in the Netherlands.

  • The Netherlands is a developed nation with strong exports in a number of industries.

  • The Port of Rotterdam is the largest seaport in Europe, handling millions of tonnes of freight every year.

  • Many of the world's tomatoes, cucumbers and flowers are exported from the Netherlands.

  • The Netherlands is a tolerant country with liberal policies.

  • Dutch drivers use the right-hand side of the road.

  • Vincent van Gogh is perhaps the most famous Dutch painter.

  • Dutch people enjoy a range of sports including football (soccer), swimming, volleyball, golf, tennis and hockey.

  • For more information, check out maps of the Netherlands or take a closer look at the Dutch flag.

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