Netherlands Business, Taxation and Offshore Information
The Netherlands is situated in western Europe and is bordered by Belgium to the south and Germany to the east. It also shares a maritime border with the United Kingdom. The population of the Netherlands is estimated to be 16.8 million people, spread over 41,500 sq km. The official language is Dutch, while Frisian also has almost half a million speakers.
The government of the Netherlands consists of the King and a number of cabinet ministers. The King's role is largely ceremonial, where he is responsible for the official formation of government and signing of laws. Mark Rutte has been the Prime Minister of the Netherlands since October 2010, and King Willem-Alexander has been the monarch since the abdication of Queen Beatrix on 30 April 2013. More »