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Amsterdam – Capital of the Netherlands

Amsterdam – Capital of the Netherlands

With around 740,000 inhabitants, Amsterdam is the largest city in the Netherlands and also its capital, although the seat of government is in The Hague. The city is located in the immediate vicinity of the IJsselmeer and not far from the North Sea. Amsterdam, which extends over 90 islands, was built on 5 million tree trunks. The city is still criss-crossed by countless canals, some of which were used as sewers in the Middle Ages and which today contribute to…

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Netherlands Public Policy

Netherlands Public Policy

Current policy Netherlands is a country located in the region of Western Europe. Prime Minister Mark Rutte has been head of government in the Netherlands since 2010. His first government became quite short-lived as it lost support in parliament from the right-wing populist PVV. He then led a majority government with the Social Democrats for four years. After the 2017 election, Rutte’s right-wing Liberal Party formed the VPD government with a Left-Liberal party and two Christian Democrats. When the electoral…

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