Netherlands, or, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is a modern as well as prosperous country, situated in the northwestern Europe. The most densely populated nation in the world â€“ Netherlands has Belgium to the west, Germany to the east, and the North Sea to the north. The Kingdom of the Netherlands is made up of the Netherlands and overseas islands including Aruba and Antilles. Netherlands is a constitutional monarchy, and is a member of several world organizations, which among many others are, the NATO, the European Union, and the OECD. Further, the nation forms a part of the Benelux Economic Union, and is home to the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Besides being a strong base for international business, Netherlands is home to some of the best tourist destinations in the world. Netherlands consists of 12 provinces: Utrecht, Drenthe, Groningen, Gelderland, Flevoland, Zuid Holland, Limburg, Friesland, Noord-Brabant, Noord Holland, Overijssel, and Dutch Islands.
The capital city of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is not only one of the most happening destinations of Netherlands but also of Europe. The system of canals spreading across the whole city center; the Rijksmuseum â€“ the national museum of the Netherlands; Rembrandt House Museum, housing the rare artifacts of Rembrandt van Rijn; the Amsterdam Dungeon â€“ a marvelous blend of a museum, attraction park, and a theater; the Royal Palace; the House of the Waterfalls; the Portuguese Synagogue â€“ an impressive building; and El Tawheed Mosque, founded in 1986, are just few among the attractions of the city. In addition, the city also has to its credit to a chain of world-class squares and open air markets including Koningsplein, Waterlooplein, and Albert Cuyp market.
Another prominent Netherlands city is Rotterdam, with its attractions such as Euromast Tower, offering the panoramic views of the city; Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI); Erasmus Bridge, an imposing bridge famed for its engineering marvel; and Sonneveld House, and historic home. Hague, with such destinations as Madurodam, Omniversum, and Escher in Het Paleis; Urecht, highly regarded for its Vredenburg Music Centre and Slot Zuylen; Laiden, whose focal points are Pietersherk and Valk Windmill; and Arnhem, noted for its Burgersâ€™ Zoo and Safari Park and Airborne Cemetery, are the other prominent cities in the country. Also, worth mentioning are the attractions of the Netherlands cities such as Haarlem, Maastricht, Groningen, Den Bosch, Zaandam, Meddelburg, and Tilburg, all of them boasting of unique sights as well as museums and art galleries. Above all, many of these aforesaid cities host numerous interesting festivals.
Apart from these, accommodation is aplenty in the country, with a spectrum of both first-class and budget hotels. The nation is also much sought after for its gastronomic restaurants, serving sumptuous international cuisines.
Flights are always available to Netherlands, since it has international airports like Amsterdam Airport, apart from regional airports such as Eindhoven Airport and Groningen Airport. Additionally, the nation has a well integrated railway system, with more than 350 railway stations and three categories of train: intercity, trains, and rapid trains.
With salubrious climate, superb attractions, and exuberant as well as friendly people, the Netherlands attracts hoards of people year-round.