Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands.
The Netherlands is located in Western Europe,
beside the North Sea. Germany is to its east and Belgium to its south. 33,889
square kilometers of land area is made of coastal lowlands, reclaimed land and
genteel hills on the southeast. Almost half of the Netherlands is below sea
level and was once not fit for habitation until the locals began digging dikes
and reclaiming land from the sea. Netherlands population is estimated to be
Although the seat of Netherlands government is
in The Hague, Amsterdam is the nominal capital. It is also the country's
largest city.The warmest weather is from June to August, with
temperatures between 21 - 26 degrees Celsius. There are rarely extreme
Dutch is the first official language of the Netherlands. The
second is Frisian, a minority language used in the North of the country.In Amsterdam, majority of the people speak English
and German fluently. French is a language, which is widely understood but
hardly spoken.Their main exports include Metal products,
machinery and equipment, chemicals, fuels, processed food and tobacco.