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. The population is estimated to be 17.1 million people and the area is 41,500 KM2. The official and national language is Dutch, though the locals are well known for their proficiency with English. Frisian, which is co-official in Friesland province, has almost half a million speakers.
The Netherlands is a constitutional monarchy; the executive consists of the king and a number of cabinet ministers. The king is responsible for the official formation of government and final ratification of laws though his role is largely ceremonial. Mark Rutte has been the prime minister of the Netherlands since October 2010, and King Willem-Alexander has reigned since his monther Beatrix abdicated on 30 April 2013. The Dutch economy is the sixth-largest in the Eurozone. More »