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Netherlands is a country in Europe that is bordered by North Sea to the north and the west, Belgium to the south and Germany o the east. The capital of the Netherlands is Amsterdam while the seat of government is The Hague. The Netherlands is a name that is used interchangeably with Holland while in fact Holland is a province of the country. Most citizens actually do not mind interchanging the Netherlands with Holland while some are not too pleased with this at all.
The Netherlands is low-lying and about 20% of the area and 21% of the population of the country lives below sea level. The country is also known for its international affiliations: it is one of the first countries to have an elected parliament, it is also one of the founding members of the EU, G-10, NATO, WTO and OECD. It has the 10th highest per capital income in the planet in 2011. Aside from these it is host to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and it is dubbed as the world’s first legal capital of the EU’s criminal intelligence agency Europol and the Eurojust. The country has a market-based mixed economy with a rank of 17 out of 177 countries. This ranking is from the Index of Economic Freedom. Finally, in 2011, it was ranked as the happiest country according to the OECD.
It is great to stay in the Netherlands because of so many amazing reasons. First is its moderate maritime climate which means that it has cool summers and mild winters due to the predominant winds to the southwest. Expect amazingly great weather during warm days from April to October. Another great reason to stay is the environment. The Netherlands has about 20 national parks and numerous nature reserves with lakes, woods, heathlands and dunes. The country enjoys a varied population with Dutch citizens as well as expats from other countries and international workers. Based on a census in April 2013, the country has an estimated population of 16,785,403 making it the 10th most populous country in the continent and the 63rd in the world.
Moving about in the Netherlands is practical and efficient. The largest airport in the country and in all Europe is found in Rotterdam. It is also in Rotterdam where you can find one of the largest container ports in the world. The main cities and regions in the country are connected via an efficient railway system and roadways. And of course, the Netherlands is committed to environmental sustainability and has dedicated bike lanes in major cities. There are also plans to build recharging stations for electric vehicles in the country by 2015.
Education is compulsory for children ages 4 to 16 years old and is partially compulsory between 16 to 18. Education is free up to the secondary levels. The Netherlands has numerous universities, technical schools and colleges; most of these schools specialize in the arts, technical and medical course as well as economic course and business courses.
If you plan to stay long term in the Netherlands then you should check out long term apartment rentals in the country. Apartments are available according To area, size, style and rates. There are furnished and unfurnished apartment units that will suit your individual style and even when you are looking for a place to stay long term in a budget you can certainly find these and more when you compare features, amenities and rates of several apartment units in the country.
Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Groningen, The Hague, Den Bosch, Nijmegen,Maastricht, Amersfoort, Hilversum, Hoofddorp, Leeuwarden, Delft, Eindhoven, Leiden, Amstelveen, Almere, Haarlem, Arnhem, Breda, Alkmaar, Enschede, Scheveningen, Zandvoort.