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What countries border the Netherlands?

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Germany and Belgium border the Netherlands. To the east, the Netherlands shares a 358-mile border with Germany, while the common border with Belgium to the south runs 279 miles.

Five of the Netherlands' 12 provinces – Drenthe, Gelderland, Groningen, Limburg and Overijssel – lie on the border with Germany. Limburg also borders Germany, as do the provinces North Brabant and Zeeland. The five provinces Flevoland, Friesland, North Holland, South Holland and Utrecht do not border a foreign country.

The Netherlands has a coastline of 280 miles along the North Sea. The five provinces Friesland, Groningen, North Holland, South Holland and Zeeland border the North Sea.

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