The geography of the Netherlands explained (video inside!)

The geography and geographical placement of the Netherlands make it quite unique and give it an agricultural advantage on countries further from the equator.

The Netherlands also has islands, over 70 animal species live in the Netherlands and to say the least, it’s very flat. It’s small and getting from east to west only takes a little over two hours.

What else can we tell you about the geography of the Netherlands? It has a lot of greenery, vegetation, smart irrigation systems and it’s technically below sea-level.

The highest point in the Netherlands is the summit of Vaalserberg, a hill located in the province of Limburg.

The Netherlands’ lowest point is the Zuiderplaspolder at Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel. This point is 6,74 meters below the average water level in the Netherlands.

The geography of the Netherlands explained

We promised a video and an informational video we shall provide. See Geography Now! and their video on the Netherlands.

If you’re interested to know more about the Netherlands, you can check out our articles about the flag of the Netherlands, the difference between Holland and the Netherlands, as well as all you need to know about the Dutch national anthem.

Feature Image: Geography Now/Youtube.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in March 2019 and was fully updated in February 2021 for your reading pleasure.

Jesse Rintoul
Jesse Rintoul
I'm a 24-year-old writer living in Amsterdam, pursuing videography and media. The coffee I am drinking in my profile picture is a black coffee.


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