The Es­sen­tials

Timeless Travels Magazine - - THE NETHERLANDS -

Time dif­fer­ence: GMT + 1

Lan­guage: The Nether­lands of­fi­cial lan­guage is Dutch but English is widely spo­ken.

Cul­ture: The Dutch cul­ture is very di­verse and tol­er­ant.

Elec­tri­cal cur­rent/ plugs: 220 AC volts. Plugs are rounded two-pronged va­ri­ety.

Re­li­gion: The Nether­lands is one of the most sec­u­lar coun­tries in West­ern Europe with only 39% be­ing re­li­giously af­fil­i­ated.

Wa­ter: Tap wa­ter in the Nether­lands is safe to drink and is stated as some of the best wa­ter in the world, although bot­tled wa­ter is read­ily avail­able.

Pol­i­tics: The Nether­lands has con­sti­tu­tional monar­chy, par­lia­men­tary democ­racy and de­cen­tral­ized uni­tary sys­tem. The king is the head of state and the prime min­is­ter is the head of gov­ern­ment.

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