Passport/Visa Requirements: Passports (valid for at least three months) for citizens of U.S. No visa is required.

Population: 1.04 million

Languages: Dutch, Frisian. Most Dutch speak English (and are usually fluent).

Predominant Religions: Christian (Roman Catholic, Protestant)

Time Zone: 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (+1 GMT). Daylight Saving Time is observed from the end of March to the end of October.

Voltage Requirements: 220 volts/50 Hz

Telephone Codes: 31, country code; 20, city code