Welcome to the Netherlands
The Netherlands is a small country in Western Europe, with a rich cultural tradition, great higher education and an open minded and pioneering people. Its relatively small area of just over 41,000 square kilometres is home to more than 17 million people.
According to the WEF Competitiveness Index, the Netherlands, commonly known as the "gateway to Europe," has the most competitive economy in Europe and is one of the top places in the world for business investment. The nation is small, with just over 17 million people, yet it is innovative.