The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Netherlands.

The Netherlands (/ˈnɛðərləndz/ (listen); Dutch: Nederland, pronounced [ˈneːdərlɑnt] (listen)) comprises the mainland located in Northwest Europe and several islands located in the Caribbean that, together with Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten in the Caribbean Sea, constitute the sovereign Kingdom of the Netherlands.[1] The Netherlands is a parliamentary democratic constitutional monarchy. Its European mainland is bordered by the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east.

The European Netherlands constitutes the vast majority (by land area and population) of both the country and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and as such 'the Netherlands' in common parlance often implicitly refers to this entity. Similarly, the articles linked to below predominantly consider the European Netherlands.

General reference

The location of the European Netherlands
The location of the European Netherlands
An enlargeable map of the European Netherlands
An enlargeable map of the European Netherlands
An enlargeable basic map of the Netherlands, (Caribbean Netherlands inset)
An enlargeable basic map of the Netherlands, (Caribbean Netherlands inset)
An enlargeable topographic map of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
An enlargeable topographic map of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
An enlargeable satellite image of the European Netherlands
An enlargeable satellite image of the European Netherlands
Diagram of the organisation of entities in the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Diagram of the organisation of entities in the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Geography of the Netherlands

Geography of the Netherlands

 Germany 577 km
 Belgium 450 km

Environment of the Netherlands

Environment of the Netherlands

Natural geographic features of the Netherlands

Regions of the Netherlands

Regions of the Netherlands

Administrative divisions of the Netherlands

Administrative divisions of the Netherlands

Provinces of the Netherlands

Provinces of the Netherlands

Municipalities of the Netherlands

Municipalities of the Netherlands

Demography of the Netherlands

Demographics of the Netherlands

Government and politics of the Netherlands

Main articles: Government of the Netherlands and Politics of the Netherlands

Branches of government of the Netherlands

Government of the Netherlands

Executive branch of the government of the Netherlands

Legislative branch of the government of the Netherlands

Judicial branch of the government of the Netherlands

Court system of the Netherlands

Foreign relations of the Netherlands

Foreign relations of the Netherlands

International organization membership of the Netherlands

International organization membership of the Netherlands

Economic Affairs and Finance of the Netherlands

Law and order in the Netherlands

Law of the Netherlands

Military of the Netherlands

Military of the Netherlands

Local government in the Netherlands

Politics in the Netherlands

History of the Netherlands

Main articles: History of the Netherlands and Timeline of the history of the Netherlands

Culture of the Netherlands

Culture of the Netherlands

Arts in the Netherlands

Sports in the Netherlands

Sports in the Netherlands

Economy and infrastructure of the Netherlands

Economy of the Netherlands

Education in the Netherlands

Education in the Netherlands

See also

Netherlands

References

  1. ^ "Netherlands". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.

Wikimedia Atlas of the Netherlands