The Netherlands is located in Western Europe, bordered by Germany, Belgium and the North Sea. The country is divided into 12 provinces: Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel, Flevoland, Gelderland, Utrecht, Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland, Zeeland, Noord-Brabant and Limburg. The country is officially named "The Kingdom of the Netherlands", but is often called Holland after the provinces North and South Holland. Amsterdam is the capital city of The Netherlands; the government is situated in The Hague (Den Haag or 's-Gravenhage). Rotterdam is a major city and the biggest port in Europe.
Euro (EUR) (NL, phone code +31)
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