The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with some islands in the Caribbean. Population: 16,400,000 (2009); Capital: Amsterdam; GDP: 792 billion USD (2007); National anthem: Het Wilhelmus; Currencies: Euro, Netherlands Antillean gulden, Aruban florin, US$; Official language: Dutch, Papiamento, English, & Frisian.
I rode in a gondola this summer and it was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! The guy giving us the ride sang in italian and told us about gondolas and venice. This sould definitly be on your bucket list! Best. Trip. Ever!! Hope to go to Italy again sometime :)