The Netherlands is located in western Europe. It borders with Belgium in the south and Germany in the east. With its long North Sea coast (451 km) the climate of the Netherlands is a typical mild maritime climate; plenty of rain, but winters are rarely severe and summers are rarely very hot.
The Netherlands is divided into 12 provinces, each with its own capital and semi-independent administration. Each province has its own history and traditions, and therefore a unique atmosphere. Thus, the richness of the Netherlands is rooted in its diversity.
This small country, with 17 million inhabitants living on 41,543 square kilometers, beats many larger economies and ranks number 17 on the world GDP (Gross Domestic Product) scale. It is a business-friendly country has always been a land of entrepreneurs, with the Dutch mastering the English language in order to compete in the global market. The Dutch East India Company was founded in 1602 as the first multinational company in the world. Today, many global companies like Unilever, Heineken, Capgemini, KPMG, Tesla Motors, IKEA, Adidas, Oracle and Akzo Nobel have their European headquarters in the Netherlands.
Research shows that more than 90% of the Dutch population is able to converse in English. According to some, the main reasons for the high number of English speakers is the country’s small size, dependency on international trade, and the use of subtitles in television and films rather than audio dubbing.
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