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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
RegionPacific Region
Capital CityAmsterdam
Government TypeUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Official LanguagesDutch, English, Papiamentu, West Frisian,
CurrencyEuro, EUR
Phone Code +31
Important CitiesRotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Tilburg, Groningen, Almere Stad, Breda, Nijmegen, Enschede
National DayKings Day (27th April)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking42 (Very Easy)
Primary Industriesfoodstuffs industry, energy, chemical, trade, machinery, metallurgy, electrical goods and services, and tourism
Major ExportsRefined Petroleum, Broadcasting Equipment, Crude Petroleum, Human or Animal Blood and Vaccines, Packaged Medicaments,
Major Exports to IndiaFootwear, Animal, Hides and skins, Minerals, Textiles and Clothing, Vegetables, Food Products, Wood, Fuels, Stone and Glass
Major ImportsCrude Petroleum, Refined Petroleum, Broadcasting Equipment, Office Machine Parts, Computers.
Major Imports from IndiaFuels, Chemicals, Textiles and Clothing, Metals, Vegetables, Raw materials, Food Products, Plastic or Rubber, Hides and skins, Animal
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaCustoms Treaty, India and the Netherlands do not have a bilateral trade agreement as Netherlands is bound by EU regulations
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)
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 IndiaEmbassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
H.E. Mrs. Marie Louisa Gerards
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)