Netherlands Fact Sheet

The Netherlands Country Profile

This fact sheet is for Canadian nationals only. Please note if you are not a Canadian passport holder you will need to check with your relevant Country Embassy.

Travel AdviceTravel advice and advisories for Netherlands
Canadian Embassy in the NetherlandsEmbassies and consulates | Netherlands (Government of Canada)
Dutch Embassy in CanadaDutch Embassy
Entry RequirementsDutch Entry Requirements
Visa InformationStudent Visas for the Netherlands
Currency ConversionLive Exchange Rate: Canadian Dollar to Euro
Cultural InsightsHofstede Country Comparison -- the Netherlands
Health InsuranceStudent Health Insurance
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Emergency Numbers

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Country Facts

Capital cityAmsterdam
Phone Code+31
Time ZoneUTC+1
Drives onRight
Plug TypesType C, Type F
Drinking WaterSafe to drink
Dominant ReligionRoman Catholic 28%, Protestant 19% (includes Dutch Reformed 9%, Protestant Church of The Netherlands, 7%, Calvinist 3%), other 11% (includes 5% Muslim and Hindu, Buddhist, Jehovah's Witness, and Orthodox), none 42%
Significant Dates

April 27 – King's Birthday