The Netherlands consists of building up Kingdoms. Overseas areas also belonged to the empire. Some of them have now become independent. Examples of these overseas areas are: Suriname, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, Dutch Indies. The Netherlands is located in Europe and borders on Belgium and Germany. The Netherlands is also on the North Sea. The country has 12 provinces. The capital is Amsterdam. But remarkably enough, the government is in The Hague. The population is around 18 million and has a land area of more than 41,000 square kilometers. More than 18 percent of this surface consists of water. Due to its location with the North Sea and land reclamation from water through the centuries, the Netherlands is below sea level. The border is approximately 1000 kilometers and coastal border 450 kilometers. The country is protected by the construction of dikes and water discharge systems. The Netherlands is a Monarchy. What constitutes a democracy headed by a royal family. The parliament is divided into the first and second chamber. The number of seats to be distributed is 150. For a ruling political party, therefore, the minimum seat majority of 76 seats must be obtained at elections. In the Netherlands, a large number of eligible parties require multiple parties to form a government. Furthermore, the Netherlands is an international trading country with a lot of export in goods but also the services sector.