NETHERLANDS (BELANDA) - Netherlands (Netherlands: Nederland [ˈ ˌ ː ne dər lɑnt] (listen)) is a country of the Kingdom of Netherlands, which consists of twelve provinces in northwestern Europe, and the three islands in the Caribbean. The word Netherlands in Indonesia language is flawed loans from Portuguese vocabulary: holanda, olanda, wolanda, bolanda, and lastly into the Netherlands. Netherlands Europe is bordered by the North Sea to the North, and West, Belgium to the South, and Germany to the East, and the maritime border shared with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. Netherlands embraced parliamentary democracy organized as a unitary State. The capital is Amsterdam, while the seat of Government, and the position of his monarch led located in the Hague. Netherlands as a whole is often called "Holland", although the North and South Holland are just two of the twelve provincial.

Netherlands is a country geographically berpermukaan is low, with about 20% of its territory, and 21% of its population located below sea level, and 50% of land less than one meter above sea level. The fact that this unique terabadikan in its name: Nederland (Netherlands), meaning "berdaratan low lands"; This name is used with some variation in other European languages. Most of the land is below sea level is the result of human intervention, this is caused by the extraction of peat that extends, and less controlled for centuries, and degrading the surface few meters tall. Even in the area of flood the peat extraction continued through dredging. Since the end of the 16th century land reclamation begins; then a wide polder area is now preserved by elaborating drainage system involving multiple levee, Canal, and pump station. Most of the Netherlands is formed by the estuary of three important European rivers, which together with its tributaries form the delta of the Rhine-Maas-Schelde. Most of the country is flat, with the exception of at the foot of a hill in the Southeast-foot-deep, and several series of the hills in the central part.

Netherlands is one of the first few countries which have elected parliaments, and the country is a founding member of the European Union, the G-20, NATO, OECD, WTO, and the Economic Union of the Benelux countries tripihak participants. Netherlands is one of the countries that once controlled Indonesia and recognizes new, Indonesia on 27 December 1949, but now recognizes Indonesia declares independence on 17 August 1945. In 2011, the Netherlands had achieved the highest per-capita income ranks tenth in the world. This is the host country for the Organization of the prohibition of chemical weapons, and five of the judiciary world: Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and. The first four based in the Hague; also the venue for the European Union's criminal intelligence agency, Europol; and the European judicial cooperation agency, Eurojust. This fact has been the cause of the rise of the nickname "the legal capital of the world" for the city of the Hague. Netherlands running principle of the mixed economy-based market, was ranked 17th out of 177 countries according to the index of economic freedom. In May 2011, the Netherlands grabbed the country's status as the "happiest" according to the results announced by the OECD.

Netherlands is one of the most populous country in the world. Netherlands as well as embankment (dijk), windmills, terompa wood, tulip, and its people are open, and the Liberals.

some of the must-see places in the Netherlands:

  • Amsterdam Canals

Amsterdam has a lot of the Canal that was built in the 17th century. From the large number of canals, 3 of which form concentric belts on the area around the city. 3 kanal, Herengracth, Prinsengranct and also the Keizersgracht. The current length is more than 100 km or 60 miles with the equivalent of the bridge totaled 1,500. Therefore, these canals is a much visited by tourists.
  • Friesland

Friesland is a chain of islands in the Sea North of the Netherlands. This one's sights you can visit with the help of surveillance conducted by guides who have a license. More exciting, some places on the island can you are going through with run above the mud when sea water were subsided.
  • Keukenhof flower garden

The Park is the largest of the flower garden, the garden was even made the promotion of industry interest in the Netherlands. In the park there are many tulips, hyacinth, Lily blossoms and other spring flowers you can find in the Park. If you want to go to the Park, then you can only visit him in March on last weeks until mid-May. Because of the beauty of the tamanya, the Park became attractions in the Netherlands so the tourist favorite.
  • The Village Of Kinderdijk

This village is a very famous village because more than 1000 windmills you can find here. The Windmill is also one of the countries Netherlands icon was built in 1740an, until recently the Windmill is still preserved.
  • The Peace Palace

This building is a building that is often used as a meeting place of the UNITED NATIONS. Architectural design of the building is similar to a Palace there in the land of fairy tales. Therefore, one of the tourist attractions in the Netherlands should not you miss. The more unique anymore, there is a wooden building was a gift from country Indonesia to Netherlands.
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