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
People in the area where Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands meet are worried about the rise of coronavirus cases. Vastly different and ever-changing regulations make straddling three countries almost impossible.
Natural landscapes that have suffered from human intervention often need help coming back to life. That’s what the Dutch have discovered with the Markermeer — an enclosed portion of sea that was once a bay, and then, sealed off by a dam, was left to stagnate for half a century. That is, until they had the idea to build islands in the middle of it, inviting the reeds, birds and fish to return.
Researchers find protecting the panda has come at the expense of helping other species thrive in the same habitat. Meanwhile, a peculiar native marsupial in Australia faces extinction, threatened by a unique type of contagious cancer. And: an ambitious rewilding project in The Netherlands that's seen a neglected lake transformed into an archipelago teeming with life.
Born in Germany and raised in the Netherlands, Tracy never felt truly African. But when her parents sent her to Ghana to get to know her cultural home, Tracy discovered huge potential for doing business there. So she packed her bags and settled in Ghana permanently, launching her own company: Cocktails & Co.