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Some background information about Netherlands
The Netherlands known as Holland, is a country located in northwestern Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean. The Netherlands it borders Germany to the east, and Belgium to the south, with a North Sea coastline to the north and west.
The Hague holds the seat of the States General, Cabinet and Supreme Court.
The Port of Rotterdam is the busiest seaport in Europe. It hosts several intergovernmental organisations and international courts, many of which are centred in The Hague.
Most of the areas below sea level, known as polders, are the result of land reclamation that began in the 14th century. In the Republican period, which began in 1588, this period is known as the Dutch Golden Age. During this time, its trading companies, the Dutch East India Company and the Dutch West India Company, established colonies and trading posts all over the world.
It is the world's second-largest exporter of food and agricultural products by value, owing to its fertile soil, mild climate, intensive agriculture.
Netherlands has been a parliamentary constitutional monarchy with a unitary structure since 1848.
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Netherlands travel guide
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