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Compare all the major car hire brands including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt and Alamo and find the best prices for car hire in Netherlands. Car rental in Netherlands includes Theft Waiver (TW), Third Party Liability Insurance and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) as well as unlimited mileage when you hire with us.

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Netherlands guide

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Introduction
The Netherlands, located in Northwest Europe, is also referred to as Holland, though North and South Holland comprise just two of the twelve provinces within the country. The people, language, and culture are referred to as “Dutch.” The Netherlands borders Belgium to the south and Germany to the east. Across the  North Sea, which forms the country's border to the north and west, lie Belgium, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The Netherlands is a densely populated country known for its liberal mentality. Life expectancy here is high, and the Dutch also have the tallest average heights in the world.

Population and language
The population of the Netherlands is estimated at 16.7 million people. It is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Approximately 80% are ethnically Dutch; the most common minorities include residents who are Indonesian, German, Turkish, Surinamese, and Moroccan.

The official language is Dutch. Frisian, a second official language, is spoken in the northern province of Friesland. Some areas of the Netherlands have additional regional official languages, though the vast majority of the inhabitants also speak Dutch. Many Dutch people also speak English, German, or French, with a long tradition of learning foreign languages while in school.

The Netherlands is one of Western Europe's most secular countries; less than 40% of the population is religiously affiliated. Roman Catholicism is the single largest religion, with 24% of the Dutch population, followed by the Protestant Church of the Netherlands, at 16%. An estimated 5% of the total Dutch population is Muslim.

Major cities and tourist destinations
Even though the Netherlands is geographically small, it is very diverse, with many cultural and linguistic differences between the 12 provinces.

The Randstad is the country's largest metropolitan areas, located in the Western Netherlands. It contains the four largest cities in the country: Amsterdam (790,000 residents), Rotterdam (626,000 residents), The Hague (501,000 residents) and Utrecht (316,000 residents). Altogether with the areas surrounding each city, its population is approximately 7 million, making it the 6th largest urban area in Europe. The Hague is the nation's official capital. For most people, a visit to the Netherlands would not be complete without a stop in Amsterdam, famed for its canals, museums, architecture, and liberal attitudes, particularly regarding cannabis.

The Northern Netherlands, the least densely populated region, is not commonly visited by foreign tourists, though the Frisian Lakes and West Frisian Islands are beautiful destinations within the area. Eastern Netherlands is home to Hogue Veluwe National Park and a number of medieval cities along the Ijssel River. The Southern Netherlands region is noted for its catholic history and beer-centric culture.

Climate
The climate is temperate, with cool summers and mind winters. Expect some rain to fall every month of the year. Summer and fall tend to experience more precipitation than other months, though it tends to come in short, intense showers rather than constant drizzle. The winter months bring the possibility of snow, particularly in the higher elevations. Most visitors find May to September to offer ideal weather, with daily temperatures ranging from 64°F to 73°F (18°C to 23°C). April and October also tend to offer pleasant weather.  Temperatures above 86°F (30°C) are rarely seen in the Netherlands. Areas along the coastline tend to be warmer than those inland.

Economy
The Dutch economy is large and stable. Major industries include highly industrialized farming and food processing, petroleum refining, chemicals, and electrical machinery. GDP is $701 billion USD, while exports are valued at $550 billion USD and imports at $492 billion USD. Because the Netherlands is part of the European Union, the currency is the Euro.

Transportation
From neighboring European countries, it is easy to enter the Netherlands via car or train. Schiphol Airport, located near Amsterdam, is the third largest airport in Europe, offering many international flights. There are smaller international airports throughout the country, including Eindhoven Airport, Maastricht-Aachen Airport, Rotterdam-The Hague Airport, and Groningen-Eelde Airport.

The Netherlands has an extensive rail network, particularly from city to city, making the train the fastest and least expensive way to get around in the Netherlands. There are a few bus lines, though schedules tend to be limited when compared with train service. The country has an extensive, well-maintained roadway network. Roads within cities tend to be narrow and congested. However, cars are the best way to explore the countryside, especially places not connected by rail lines.

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