Country: Netherlands

Population: 16,570,613

Capital: Amsterdam

Time Zone: UTC+1

Currency Name: euro (EUR)

Government Type: constitutional monarchy

Languages: Dutch

Ethnic Breakdown: Dutch 83%, other 17% (of which 9% are non-Western origin mainly Turks, Moroccans, Antilleans, Surinamese, and Indonesians)

Religion: Roman Catholic 31%, Protestant 21%, Muslim 4.4%, other 3.6%, unaffiliated 40%

Major Cities: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague

Phone Country Code: 31

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website: http://www.holland.com/global/

High Travel Season: June - August

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, f

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), Easter, April 30 (Queen's Day), May 4 (Remembrance of the Dead), May 5 (Liberation Day), Ascension Day, Pentecost, December 5 (St. Nicholas' Eve), December 25-26 (Christmas)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: The Netherlands still has about 1,000 working traditional windmills.