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About Netherlands

The Netherlands also known as Holland or the Dutch Country is a country in north western Europe. The country is known for a flat landscape of canals, tulip fields, windmills, and cycling routes. Netherlands is famous for its waterways and water management solutions due to part of its land lying below the sea level which has posed threats of flooding.

The country is a developed economy and is one of the worlds, top exporters. The country is also ranked as the second most innovative nation.

The economy revolves around Food products, chemicals, metallurgy, machinery, electrical goods, trade, services, and tourism. It is also one of the top countries in horticulture-based exports.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionWestern Europe
Capital CityAmsterdam
Government TypeParliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Official LanguagesDutch,
CurrencyEuro, EUR,United States dollar
Phone Code +31, 599
Important CitiesRotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Tilburg, Groningen, Almere Stad, Breda, Nijmegen, Enschede
National DayIndependence Day (June-26th )
GDP (nominal)USD 1092.748 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking42
Primary Industriesfoodstuffs industry, energy, chemical, trade, machinery, metallurgy, electrical goods and services, and tourism
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsBelgium, Germany
Member ofAntarctic treaty system(ATS), Council of Europe(COE), European Communities(EC), European Economic Area(EEA), European Economic Community(EEC), European Union(EU), Group of 10(G10), North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development(OECD), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe(OSCE), United Nations(UN), Union for the Mediterranean(UfM), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Major ExportsMachinery & Appliances, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Chemical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Cereals & Pulses, Vegetables and Related Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Other Products
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Chemical Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Household Items & Products, Books and Papers, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Wood and Pulp, Animal Meat and Food Preperations
Total Exports ValueUSD 770.307 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 712.802 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 57.505 Billion (Excess)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaCustoms Treaty, India and the Netherlands do not have a bilateral trade agreement as Netherlands is bound by EU regulations
Major Exports to IndiaMachinery & Appliances, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Plastics and Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Chemical Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Wood and Pulp, Cereals & Pulses, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Retail & Fmcg Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Fashion and Apparel, Audio Visual Equipments
Major Imports from IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Chemical Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Fashion and Apparel, Machinery & Appliances, Household Items & Products, Rubber and Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Fruits and Nuts, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Plastics and Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Edible Oils & Seeds
India's Imports ValueUSD 5,961.36 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 21,618.38 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 16 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for NetherlandsEmbassy of India
H.E. Mrs. Reenat Sandhu
Honourable Ambassador
Buitenrustweg 2, 2517 KD The Hague, Netherlands

Embassy Details of Netherlands in IndiaNetherlands
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
H.E. Mrs. Marie Louisa Gerards
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
6/50-F, ShantipathChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-24197600 (O)

Consulate General of Netherlands in Mumbai
Dr. Albertus Welhelmus de Jong
Consul General
Forbes Building, 1st Floor, Charanjit Rai Marg, Mumbai-400 001
+91-22-22194200 (O)

Consulate General of Netherlands in Bengaluru
Mr. Ewout Jan de Wit
Consul General
26/1, 29th Floor, World Trade Centre Brigade Gateaway Campus, Dr. Rajkumar Road Malleshwaram West, Bengaluru
+918023098100 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Chennai
H.E. Mr. Gopal Srinivasan
Honorary Consul
No. 249 A Ambujammal Street off TTK Road, Alwarpet Chennai - 600018
914424679400 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Namit Kumar Shah
Honorary Consul
5, Rameshwar Shaw Road, Kolkata 700 014
+91-33-22897020 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Lucknow
H.E. Mr. Sharad Thadani
Honorary Consul
21A, Ashok Marg (Prem Nagar) First Floor Lucknow - 226001
91 522 4076100 (O)