Located in the northwestern Europe, Netherlands is a parliamentary democratic constitutional monarchy. Amsterdam is the capital city of Netherlands and The Hague is its seat of government.

It has Germany on its east, the North Sea on the west and north, and Belgium on its south. The country has a dense population. According to the Index of Economic Freedom, it ranks 12th as the most free market capitalist economy in the world.

Netherlands is known for many things such as Gouda cheese, bicycles, tulips, windmills and clogs. It also has a very high social tolerance level. The nation is divided in to two parts by three rivers and these rivers are the Meuse, the Waal and the Rhine.

There are hundreds of natural reserves in the country and this includes the twenty national parks. Majority of these natural reserves consist of woods, heathland and lakes.

Natuurmonumenten and Staatsbosbeheer own majority of these natural reserves. The economy of the country is open and it is flourishing. Netherlands’ main commercial activities include electrical machinery, petroleum refining, chemicals and food-processing.

It has been reported that the country is the tenth leading country, in terms of nominal Gross Domestic product per capita. It is also the sixteenth largest economy worldwide.

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    Slangenburg Castle

    Slangenburg Castle is a castle in the municipality of Doetinchem in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. The castle is located in the forest of the same name between the towns of Varsseveld and Doetinchem, about 5 kilometers from the latter.

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    The UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education is the prestigious and largest international postgraduate water education facility in the world and is based in Delft, Netherlands. The Institute confers fully accredited MSc degrees, and PhD degrees in collaboration with partners in the Netherlands. Since 1957 the Institute has provided postgraduate education to more than 14,500 water professionals from over 160 countries.

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    Van Nelle Factory

    The former Van Nelle Factory on the Schie river in Rotterdam, is considered a prime example of the International Style (Constructivism). It has been a designated World Heritage Site since 2014.

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    Weesp (Fortified City of Weesp)

    Weesp is a town and a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. It had a population of 18,255 in 2014. Weesp (Fortified City of Weesp).

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    West Battery, Muiden, Defence Line of Amsterdam

    West Battery is a smaller fort from the Defence Line of Amsterdam (Stelling van Amsterdam). It is located near the waterfront at the western end of town, there is a very small but nice sandy beach next to it.