Tourist Travel Information about the Netherlands
The Netherlands (Nederland) is a European country. It sometimes referred to as Holland. However, this is incorrect. Holland comprises the Dutch provinces of North and South Holland. It is bordered by Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and France in the Caribbean as the Dutch territory Sint Maarten borders French territory Saint-Martin.
With over 16 million people in an area of just 41,543km², it is the most densely populated country in the European Union.
There are 20 national parks in the Netherlands, as well as hundreds of woods and lakes. Considering its small size, The Netherlands offers American tourists plenty of beautiful sightseeing attractions, with its capital Amsterdam being just one of its many exciting cities.
Once a great naval power, this small nation enjoys a wealth of cultural heritage and is famous for its painters, windmills, clogs, cheese, canals and notoriously flat lands. It has, throughout the years, preserved its highly international character and is known for its liberal mentality. Its small size, welcoming attitude to travelers and many sights make it an irresistible destination for all U.S. citizens traveling through Europe.