Capital: Amsterdam (pop. 767,457)
Area: 41,543 sq km
Climate: Northern maritime, with cool summers and mild winters.
Population: 16.78 (July 2009 est.)
Languages: Dutch (official), Frisian (official)
Government type: Parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarch.
Independence Day: 30 April
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Main Cities:-The Hague, seat of government (488,553 inhabitants); Rotterdam (593,049 inhabitants); Utrecht (307,081inhabitants).
GDP: $680.4 billion (2010 est.)
GDP – per capita (PPP): $40,500 (2010 est.)
Information for Foreign Students in the Netherlands
You can go there taking the Dutch low cost company Easy Jet which is very convenient.
Obtainig a Visa
The requirements will change depending on your home country. To have appropriate information, it is advised to visit Netherlands' embassy website in your country.
The cost of living is not as high as it is in large cities like Paris, London or New York. You will find several types of accommodations. You will have a variety of choices on this websites
It is compulsory for everyone to take out an insurance. So, you will have to pay for a "Personal liability insurance"(aansprakelijkheidsverzekering or AVP). This AVP covers almost all damage for which you, as a private individual, can be held liable, regardless of how the incident in question occurred.
Everyone in the Netherlands is obliged to take out health insurance, even if one is only living and working temporarily in the country. When you live in the Netherlands, you are, obliged to take out Dutch health insurance, even if you are already insured back home.
For further information: http://www.iamsterdam.com/en/living/familyandhealth/health-insurance
You can easily travel within the country by car, bus and train. Besides, to go to the Netherlands, you can fly; take the Eurostar train or the ferry. For further information: http://www.holland.com/uk/ and