Nowadays, as the ability to travel and move around the world continues to develop, many of us have family and friends spread far and wide across the globe. But we want to keep in touch with them! This article provides reader with a simple to use instruction on how to call The Netherlands from the United States
The Netherlands is a small coastal country in Western Europe. Although people may be less familiar with it than other European countries, it is full of history and well worth making a call to someone that you know there. It is fairly densely populated, with about 16 million people and Holland seems to be best known for tulips, cheese, chocolate, windmills and being very flat! Of course, there is so much more to The Netherlands than that! However, both cheese and tulip bulbs are 2 export products very important to the Dutch economy! The capital of The Netherlands, Amsterdam, is filled with parks, beautiful old crooked houses and tree-lined canals and Rotterdam is the largest sea-port in the world. Although Dutch is the official language, almost everyone speaks English at some level.
Calling The Netherlands from the US is easy. Here are the steps to follow:
1. From the United States dial the International Dialing Code which is 011.
2. Then dial the code for The Netherlands, which is 31.
3. The next step is to dial the Area Code for the area in the Netherlands. These are listed below. Omit the leading 0 at the beginning of the area code
4. Finally, dial the individual phone number. Phone numbers in The Netherlands are generally 6-7 digits – the total number for the number and area code is usually 9. For example, calling someone in Amsterdam, the entire number would be 011 31 20 xxx xxxx.
The code for all Cell phones in The Netherlands is 6. Omit the leading 0 at the beginning. The entire number for calling a Cell would be 011 31 6xxxx xxxx
The area codes for the major cities in The Netherlands are as follows:
The Hague 70
The Netherlands also has a reputation for being fairly liberal! Maybe this will encourage you to go and visit. But that is not the only thing making a call or a trip here worthwhile. Beautiful scenery and flat landscapes make it a haven for cyclists and walkers alike. People are often on the move in The Netherlands, so give them a call on their landline (or their mobile!). They’re bound to be pleased to hear from you!