The Netherlands, also known as Holland, stands for "lower countries"
The Netherlands is located in Western Europe with only about 50% of its territory one metre above sea level
Population: 17 Million
Netherlands' market-based economy ranks 17th in the Index of Economic Freedom
The Netherlands is the 7th happiest country in the World, with the 13th highest per capita income globally.
WHY THE NETHERLANDS
The Netherlands is famous of its great architecture, design, art, and fashion,
Most people in the Netherlands speak several foreign languages, which is due to the high standard of education of the country,
It is the land of colourful tulip fields, windmills, cheese markets, wooden shoes, canals, arts of Old Masters, Delft Blue earthenware, innovative water-management and millions of bicycles.
IN THE NETHERLANDS
There are 20 national parks, hundreds of other nature reserves enriched by beutiful lakes, heathland, woods, and dunes,
The Wadden Sea in the north is very rich in biological diversity, and also a UNESCO World Heritage Nature Site,
The Netherlands occupies the number one position of the annual Euro health consumer index (EHCI), scoring 916 of a maximum 1,000 points,
The Netherlands was the birthplace of many well-known artists, such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen, Jacob van Ruisdael, Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondriaan. M. C. Escher.