You can find on this page the Netherlands region map to print and to download in PDF. The Netherlands political map presents states, regions, provinces and surrounding areas of Netherlands in Europe.
For Netherlands, the draft standard showed twelve regions with their codes as its shown in Netherlands region map. In brackets, it also listed an administrative area (Zuidelijke IJsselmeerpolders) and two municipalities (Dronten and Lelystad).

Netherlands regions map

Map of Netherlands areas

The Netherlands regions map shows surrounding areas and provinces of Netherlands. This administrative map of Netherlands will allow you to know regions of Netherlands in Europe. The Netherlands regions map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

The Netherlands has twelve regions as its mentioned in Netherlands regions map: Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland, Zeeland, Noord-Brabant, Utrecht, Flevoland, Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe, Overijssel, Gelderland and Limburg. Every region has its own capital. View the holiday destinations and cities for each province and the attractions of each region. Nearly all Dutch regions can trace their origin to a medieval state, such as a county or a duchy, as can the provinces of regions in Belgium.

The Netherlands is divided into twelve administrative regions as you can see in Netherlands regions map, called provinces, each under a Governor, who is called Commissaris van de Koningin (Commissioner of the Queen), except for the province Limburg where the commissioner is called Gouverneur (Governor). All provinces are divided into municipalities (gemeenten), 430 in total (13 March 2010).

Each region in Netherlands has its own government which is led by the Governor and its provincial assemblies as its shown in Netherlands regions map. Provincial assemblies are elected every four years. Those visiting the Netherlands will quickly see that each region boasts its own local customs, attractions and history.

Netherlands political map

Map of Netherlands administrative

The Netherlands political map shows regions and provinces of Netherlands. This administrative map of Netherlands will allow you to show regions, administrative borders and cities of Netherlands in Europe. The Netherlands political map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

The politics of the Netherlands take place within the framework of a parliamentary representative democracy, a constitutional monarchy and a decentralised unitary state. The Netherlands is described as a consociational state as its mentioned in Netherlands political map. Dutch politics and governance are characterised by a common striving for broad consensus on important issues, within both the political community and society as a whole.

Major political institutions in Netherlands are the monarchy, the cabinet, the States General (parliament) and the judicial system as you can see in Netherlands political map. There are three other High Colleges of state, which stand on equal foot with parliament but have a less political role, of which the Council of State is the most important. Other levels of government are the municipalities, the waterboards and the provinces. Although not mentioned in the constitution, political parties and the social partners organised in the Social Economic Council are important political institutions as well.

The Netherlands has a multi-party system with numerous political parties as its shown in Netherlands political map, in which any one party has little chance of gaining power alone, and parties often work with each other to form coalition governments. The lower house of the legislature, the House of Representatives, is elected by a national party-list system of proportional representation. There is no threshold for getting a seat, making it possible for a party to get a seat with only two-thirds percent of the vote—roughly one seat for every 50,000 votes. Since this system was implemented in 1918, no party has even approached the seats needed for an outright majority.

Netherlands states map

Map of Netherlands states

The Netherlands states map shows all departments and regions of Netherlands. States map of Netherlands will allow you to know areas and cities of Netherlands in Netherlands. The Netherlands states map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

The country of the Netherlands, being the largest part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is divided into twelve states (provincies in Dutch) as its shown in Netherlands states map and three overseas special municipalities; Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius in the Caribbean Netherlands that are not part of any province.

Zeeland is the westernmost state of the Netherlands. The state is located in the south-west of the country, consists of a number of islands as its mentioned in Netherlands states map. Utrecht is the smallest state in terms of area, and is located in the centre of the country. South Holland state is situated on the North Sea in the western part of the Netherlands. Overijssel state is located in the central eastern part of the country. North Holland state is situated on the North Sea in the northwest part of the Netherlands. Drenthe is located in the north-east of the country. The capital city is Assen.

North Brabant state has many delights to offer, including De Biesbosch as you can see in Netherlands states map, a wonderful nature reserve, the historic cities of Breda and Den Bosch, and Eindhoven, Holland city of design. Limburg is the southernmost of the twelve states of the Netherlands. Groningen is the northeasternmost state of the Netherlands. Gelderland is located in the central eastern part of the country. Friesland is located in the north of the Netherlands and part of the ancient, larger region of Frisia. Flevoland is located in the centre of the country, at the location of the former Zuiderzee.