The Netherlands is a small country located in western Europe with three island territories in the Caribbean. Its capital is Amsterdam.
The Netherlands is a very densely populated country that boasts the largest port in Europe, Rotterdam. It is a founding member of the EU, NATO and WTO. Its seat of government and parliament is located in The Hague, which is also home to five international courts, including the ICC. This page collates recent DW content on the Netherlands
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The "patriotic spring" promised by the right wing populist Geert Wilders in the Netherlands appears to have wilted on Dutch trees before it really had a chance to bloom. So how much of a surprise were these results? DW's Barbara Wesel explains to Emma Wallis on Inside Europe.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed the election victory in the Netherlands for center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte. "I was very happy that a high turnout led to a very pro-European result, a clear signal," Merkel told a conference on demography.
The votes were tallied in the overnight hours following the Dutch general election. The liberal democrats (VVD) took the most seats, giving Mark Rutte a third term as prime minister, albeit with diminished support. The right nationalists (PVV) of Geert Wilders placed a distant second, scarcely ahead of the Christian Democrats and progressives. The Green-Left surged while Labor was routed.