Help for Students - the Netherlands

This page is a work in progress. Information is extracted from the Cosmos FAQ as on this page.

The Netherlands is a quite small country with a population of 16.5 million people. It is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. It measures no more than 300 kilometers north to south and 200 kilometers from west to east. The roads are busy, and so are the inland waterways, while there is also a lot of air traffic. The extensive rail network in The Netherlands enables you to get to all the places of interest quickly and easily. Furthermore there is a great satirical overview of the Netherlands and Dutch Culture in general by Stuff Dutch People Like. The difference between the Netherlands and Holland is explained really well in this video

The Weather

The Netherlands has a maritime climate, so its summers are not tropical and the winters are not extremely cold. The average temperature in The Netherlands is about 3°C in the month of January and 19°C in July, so whilst you can wear light to medium clothing in the summer you will need medium to warm clothing in the winter. For any person living in Netherlands, weather in Netherlands is irritating. Not because it is too cold or it is too warm. Just because it rai