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Key facts about The Netherlands

The Netherlands is located in North-western Europe and is bordered by Germany and Belgium.

The Netherlands is a founding member of the EU (then EEC) since 1958.

It has a population of approximately 17 million people. The capital city is Amsterdam that has a population of approximately 0.9 million inhabitants.

The Netherlands is part of the Schengen Zone.

The currency is the Euro (Eur)

The international dialling code can be found here

The top exports of The Netherlands are Refined Petroleum, Broadcasting Equipment, Crude Petroleum, Bio-products and Packaged Medicines

The top imports of The Netherlands are Crude and Refined Petroleum, Office Machine Parts and Computers.

Useful Links


Embassy information for The Netherlands

World Bank

A detailed breakdown by the World Bank for doing business in The Netherlands. The report includes Economy Profile, Starting a Business, Construction Permits, Getting Credit, Protecting Minor Investors, Paying Taxes, Trading Across Borders, Labour Market Regulations and more.

Sea Ports

Details of sea ports from


Details of Dutch airports

Tax & VAT

Tax & VAT details

Enterprise Ireland in The Netherlands
SME United

Details of local SME organisations

Map of The Netherlands