Pictures from the Netherlands

Last modified 25.04.2024 | Published 11.08.20172000's, 2010's, 2015's, Netherlands, North and Central Europe, Photo Galleries

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This collection of pictures from the Netherlands, concentrates heavily on images from Amsterdam and from the air. I will have to make it back to other parts of the Netherlands sometime.

Check out all Netherlands entries. You will find this picture gallery page, and Amsterdam as a World Heritage Site.

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A few aerial pictures taken from a KLM airplane over farmland in the Netherlands.

Just a few images from a stopover in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam in the Netherlands is about houses on or by the canals, and tulips. That is reflected in this gallery. It is a very charming city.

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Fast facts about the Netherlands

Learn about the country on Wikipedia. Here is an introduction based on it.

The Netherlands is a country located in Western Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (the others being Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten). In Europe, the Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, with a North Sea coast-line to the north and west. It also shares maritime borders with both countries and with the United Kingdom in the North Sea.

The Caribbean overseas territories – Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba – became special municipalities of the country of the Netherlands in 2010.

The Netherlands has been a parliamentary constitutional monarchy with a unitary structure since 1848. The country has a tradition of pillarisation and a long record of social tolerance, having legalised abortion, prostitution and human euthanasia, along with maintaining a liberal drug policy. The Netherlands abolished the death penalty in Civil Law in 1870, though it was not completely removed until a new constitution was approved in 1983. The Netherlands allowed women’s suffrage in 1919, before becoming the world’s first country to legalise same-sex marriage in 2001.

Its mixed-market advanced economy had the eleventh-highest per capita income globally. The Netherlands ranks among the highest in international indices of press freedom, economic freedom, human development and quality of life, as well as happiness. In 2020, it ranked eighth on the human development index and fifth on the 2021 World Happiness Index.