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Is the Netherlands close to Belgium?

Many people traveling to the Netherlands wonder how close the country is to Belgium.  Sometimes it is in the context of proximity and other times it has to do with the history between the two countries.  Well, regardless of which ...

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What is the currency used in the Netherlands?

The Netherlands, like most of Europe uses the euro as its form of currency. The euro became the official currency of the Netherlands in 2002, even though the currency itself was first used in 1999 by electronic means and traveler’s ...

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What are the main export products of the Netherlands?

Close to thirty percent of exports in the Netherlands involve transport equipment and machinery.  Much of this goes to Austria.  However, many of these exports also go as far as to the African continent and the United States as well. ...

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Is the Netherlands below sea level?

Well, yes. About one third of the Netherlands lies below sea level, with the lowest point being 22 feet (6.7 meters) below sea level. Meanwhile, the highest point is about a thousand feet above sea level. That gives you an ...

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Holland vs Netherlands – Is the Netherlands the same as Holland?

Although many people across the globe refer to our country as Holland this is not correct. The Netherlands currently consists of twelve provinces and two of those provinces have Holland in their name: North Holland and South Holland. Most people ...

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