Windmill in the Netherlands

Location
Europe

Capital
Amsterdam

Language
Dutch

Int. direct dialling code
31

Driving
National license required. Minimum driving age is 18

Currency
Guilder (NLG 1 = 100 Cents)
Euro (EUR 1 = 100 Cents). Circulation starts 1st Jan 2002

Notes
NLG: 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 1,000
EUR: 10, 100, 500

Coins
NLG: 1, 2.5, 5. Cents: 5, 10, 25
EUR: 1, 2, Cents: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50

Banks
0900-1600 Mon-Fri

Offices
0830-1700 Mon-Fri

Shops
0900-1730 Mon-Sat

Emergency services
Police, Fire & Ambulance: 112

Climate
Coastal areas have the mildest climate and lowest rainfall although there is little difference throughout the country as a whole. Weather can be changeable at any time not only from day to day but year to year. Winters can be cold to mild and summers fine to hot. Rainfall is well apportioned throughout the year but there are usually fewer rain days in summer. Gales are quite common in autumn and winter

Clothing
Light or mediumweights for summer and medium or heavyweights for winter with rainwear required all year round