The Netherlands, a country in northwestern Europe, known for a flat landscape of canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycling routes. It’s where we are from and so are Van Gogh, many great football players and Michiel Huisman (GoT).
The Netherlands Profile
The local currency is the Euro.
Here you find the current exchange rate.
Roman Catholic 28%, Protestant 19% (includes Dutch Reformed 9%, Protestant Church of The Netherlands, 7%, Calvinist 3%), other 11% (includes about 5% Muslim and lesser numbers of Hindu, Buddhist, Jehovah’s Witness, and Orthodox), none 42%.
Dutch 80.7%, EU 5%, Indonesian 2.4%, Turkish 2.2%, Surinamese 2%, Moroccan 2%, Caribbean 0.8%, other 4.8%.
Dutch (official). Frisian, Low Saxon, and Limburgish are recognized as regional languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. Turkish and Arabic is also widely spoken.
Where is The Netherlands?
The Netherlands, on the coast of the North Sea. The Dutch border with Germany and Belgium.
Is The Netherlands safe?
It is a safe country by international standards. Violence and street crime levels are relatively low. Just be aware in busy areas for pickpocketing.
Do I need a visa for The Netherlands?
It depends on the country you are from. Check here if you need a visa to travel to The Netherlands.
The first leg
On Wednesday 17th of March we woke up early, voted and started our journey towards China. We said goodbye to our parents and headed East. For the night we decided to stay in The Netherlands near the German border, just to make sure we packed everything, we are happy...
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Wow! You are going to drive all the way to China? What route will you take? A question we, not surprisingly, get asked a lot lately. So, let's share our route. This will be it roughly. Of course there will be things we will add,...
A few days left
The past weeks went by so quickly, we hardly had time to breathe. We were both in full speed working on the van, emptying and cleaning the house, Yuri was busy finishing his projects and I tried to get everything online ready for our adventure. We will sleep when...
The Silk Road dream
It was our first date in 2015. Both a bit excited as we cycled to the pub. The weather was gloomy, and a bit wet, like cycling through a big cloud. It was quiet in the pub, good for us - at least we can hear each other. Little did I, Milene, knew it soon became clear...
The Volkswagen Van
In 2015 I bought my second car. From a Mini Cooper 1300 to a Volkswagen Van T2. I was quite lucky when I found this precious on the internet. The van had been used by a French man who only drove from The Netherlands to France and back with the van every year. The van...