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Where is Netherlands?

Where is Netherlands? It is located in Europe and shares it borders with France, Belgium, and Germany. The total area of the country is 41,543km². The population is approximately 16 million people. The main regions in the country are Western Netherlands, Northern Netherlands, Eastern Netherlands, and Southern Netherlands. The major cities are Utrecht, Hague, Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Maastricht, Leiden, Groningen, Delft, Arnhem, and Amsterdam.

The history of Netherlands dates back to the days of the Roman Empire, until it was taken over by the Burgundians. The country experienced a Dutch revolt in 1572 after which it became an independent republic. The country became a kingdom in 1805 after Napoleon appointed his brother as its King. It became a monarchy in 1848, and did not take part in the First World War. Unfortunately, the country was invaded by Germany in the Second World War.

The country has a temperate climate and has cool summers and mild winters. Now that you know where is Netherlands, you should learn how you can get to the place. You can catch a flight and land at the Schiphol Airport, the Hague Airport, Maastricht/Aachen Airport, Eindhoven Airport, or the Groningen-Eelde Airport. Other means of transport include traveling by train, bus, car, or boat.

There is so much that you can do in Netherlands such as swimming, cycling, sunbathing, or enjoying the festivals that include Dance Valley, Defqon.1, Heineken Dance Parade, King's Day, Lowlands, Mystery Land, Northsea Jazz Festival, Pinkpop, Sensation, Summercarnaval, and Vierdaagsefeesten. The food is famous all over the world so make sure that you try tompouce, syrup waffle, stoofvlees, rookworst, raw herring, poffertjes, pea soup, oliebollen, nonnenvotten, mosselpan, liquorice, limburgse vlaai, kruidnoten, kroket, kaassoufflé, hotch-potch, frikandel, endive mashed pot, Dutch Sauerkraut, Dutch peanut butter, Dutch pancakes, Dutch cheese, croquette, chocolate sprinkles, chocolate spread, borecole mash pot, bittergarnituur, bitterbal, Bear's claw, and Asperges Flamandes.

Some of the places to visit in Netherlands are Zeeland's Spectacular Dikes, Zaanse Schans, West Frisian Islands, Waterland and Zaan Region, Van Gogh Museum, The Windmills of Kinderdijk, South Limburg Texel, Schokland, Rijksmuseum, Maastricht Vrijthof, Leiden Canals, Kinderdijk, Keukenhof Gardens, Kasteel De Haar, Hoge Veluwe National Park, Hoge Veluwe, Historic Valkenburg, Efteling, Delta Project, Canals of Amsterdam, and the Anne Frank Museum.
Now that you know the location and the places to visit in Netherlands, you should definitely visit the country.

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Things to do
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

Among Europe's very finest museums, the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen has a permanent collection spanning all eras of Dutch and European art, including superb old masters. Among the highlights are The Marriage Feast at Cana by Hieronymus Bosch, the Three Maries at the Open Sepulchre by Van Eyck, the minutely detailed Tower of Babel by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, and Portrait of Titus and Man in a Red Cap by Rembrandt. Renaissance Italy is well represented; look for The Wise and Foolish Virgins by Tintoretto and Satyr and Nymph by Titian. Paintings and sculpture since the mid-19th century are another strength. There are many Monets and other French Impressionists; Van Gogh and Gauguin are given space; and there are statues by Degas. The museum rightly prides itself on its collection by a group it calls 'the other surrealists', including Marcel Duchamp, René Magritte and Man Ray. Salvador Dalí gained a special room in the recent expansion and the collection is one of the largest of his work outside Spain and France. All in all, the surrealist wing is utterly absorbing, with ephemera and paraphernalia rubbing against famous works.Modern modes are not forgotten, and the whole place is nothing if not eclectic: a nude or an old master might be nestled next to a '70s bubble TV, some kind of installation or a vibrating table.There's also a good cafe and a pleasant sculpture garden (featuring Claes Oldenburg's famous Bent Screw , among others).