Get to Know…The Netherlands!

Netherlands flag outline

Netherlands flag outline (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • Official Name:  Koninkrijk der Nederlanden
  • Language:  Dutch
  • Capital:  Amsterdam
  • Currency:  Euro
  • Area: 16,039
  • Population:  16,788,973
  • Government:  Unitary parliamentary representative democracy under constitutional monarchy
  • Head(s) of State:  King Willem Alexander; Prime Minister Mark Rutte
  • National Anthem:  Het Wilhelmus  
  • Location:  Northern Europe, on the North Sea

Find out more about the Netherlands here.

Here are some kid-friendly crafts that are related to the Netherlands and its culture.


Netherlands (Photo credit: didkovskaya)


The Dutch were some of the first settlers in Delaware.  Does your family have Dutch ancestry?  If you’d like to learn more about the culture and country of the Netherlands, we place Dutch students with families.   If you’d like information on becoming a host family, fill out the contact form and an EF Foundation representative will contact you within 24 hours.


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