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List of regions of the Netherlands


List of regions of the Netherlands

The regions of the Netherlands provides links to both regions and subregions of the Netherlands.


  • Regions 1
    • Official regions 1.1
      • First level NUTS of the European Union 1.1.1
      • Unofficial multi-country regions 1.1.2
      • Unofficial multi-province regions 1.1.3
      • Inter-province metropolitan areas 1.1.4
  • Subregions 2
    • Friesland 2.1
    • Drenthe 2.2
    • Flevoland 2.3
    • Gelderland 2.4
    • Groningen 2.5
    • Limburg 2.6
    • North Brabant 2.7
    • North Holland 2.8
    • Overijssel 2.9
    • South Holland 2.10
    • Utrecht 2.11
    • Zeeland 2.12
  • References 3


The regions of the Netherlands are divided in the North, South, West and East Netherlands. Opposed to common practise in other countries, the Dutch regularly do not define the areas of their country according to position, but on the overall position of the Province, i.e. the most western tip of Gelderland is clearly positioned south to the centre, yet because the province is considered East this area is too.

Official regions

Many regions in the Netherlands are officially defined by certain regulations of organizations.

First level NUTS of the European Union

NUTS-1 regions of the Netherlands

NUTS-1 Regional divisions as used by the European Union:[1]

Unofficial multi-country regions

Unofficial multi-province regions

Inter-province metropolitan areas








North Brabant

North Holland

Town of Naarden in the Gooi region


South Holland




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