Country Profile - Netherlands

Name: The Netherlands

Location: Northwest Europe

Time: IST (-) 4 1/2 hrs

Capital: Amsterdam

Language: Dutch (official), Frisian (official), English, Spanish, French and German.

Area: 33,939 sq kms

Population: 16,847,007 (July 2011 est.)

National Day: 30 Apr (Queen’s Birthday)

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Climate: Mild, maritime climate. Summers are generally warm with changeable periods, but excessively hot weather is rare. Winters can be fairly cold with the possibility of some snow. Rainfall is prevalent all year.

Holidays: 1 Jan New Year's Day. 30 Apr Queen's Day. 5 May Liberation Day. 17 May Ascension. 25 Dec Christmas Day. 26 Dec Boxing Day.

Airline Name: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL)

International Airports: Schiphol (Amsterdam) (AMS), Zestienhoven (Rotterdam) (RTM), Welschap (Eindhoven) (EIN), Aachen (Maastricht) (MST)