- The flag flying in front of a church (Photo: Notat)
The Netherlands have a population of 16.49 million and an area of 41,500 km2.
The Netherlands was among the six original EEC member states.
62 % of the Dutch voters said no to the proposed EU Constitution in a referendum 1 June 2005. Since then a majority in the Dutch parliament have decided to ratify the Lisbon Treaty without a new referendum.
Dutch Government http://www.overheid.nl/
Other official websites http://www.europarl.eu.int/enl......states_Links_en.htm#nederland/