31 Country Code – Netherlands Phone Code

31 is the country calling code for Netherlands.

Netherlands is a country on the continent of Europe. The capital city of Netherlands is Amsterdam.

How to Call Netherlands from the UK

To call a telephone number in Netherlands from the UK:

  • Dial the international call prefix. For calls from the UK, this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
  • Dial the country code for Netherlands - 31.
  • Dial the number of the person/business, omitting the first zero if there is one.

Area Codes and Landlines

In the Netherlands, landline numbers are 9 digits long. The area codes are the first two or three digits, and the subscriber number is the remaining digits.

The following are the area codes for the Netherlands’ major cities:

  • Almere – 36
  • Amsterdam – 20
  • Breda – 76
  • Groningen – 50
  • Nijmegen – 24
  • Rotterdam – 10
  • The Hague – 70
  • Tilburg – 13
  • Utrecht – 30

When dialling a landline number from a different location inside the Netherlands or from a Netherlands mobile, a 0 prefix is used before the area code.

When calling from a landline in the same location, do not use the 0 prefix or area code.

When phoning from abroad, do not use the 0 prefix with the area code.

For example, to call a number in Amsterdam XXXXXXX from the UK or overseas:

  • Dial the international call prefix (00/+), the Dutch country code (31), the area code (without the 0), and finally the subscriber number, e.g., 00-31-20-XXXXXXX or +31-20-XXXXXXX.
Netherlands Country Code +31 0031
Netherlands Country Code +31 0031

Mobile Phone Numbers

In the Netherlands, mobile phone numbers always begin with 6 (ignoring the leading 0).

To call a mobile phone number in the Netherlands from the UK or another country, you need to dial the exit code for international calls (00/+), the Netherlands country code 31, and then the customer telephone number. For example, 00-31-6XXXXXXXX or +31-6XXXXXXXX.

To phone a mobile phone in the Netherlands from within the country, use the 0 prefix, followed by the number e.g. 0-6XXXXXXXX.

Landline Statistics

Data from the World Bank shows that in 2022 there were 26.02 landline telephone subscribers for every 100 people living in the Netherlands.

In 2008 there were 44.45 fixed-line telephone subscriptions for every 100 people living in the Netherlands.

The table below shows how fixed-line phone subscription statistics have changed in recent years.

YearLandline Telephone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in the Netherlands
202226.02
202128.71
202028.32
201932.02
201834.13
201738.07
201639.56
201540.79
201440.97
201342.24
201242.79
201142.71
201043.52
200943.88
200844.45

In the Netherlands, the landline telephone is not as popular as it once was. The decline in the popularity of the landline telephone in the Netherlands is in line with the trend in other developed countries.

The decline in landline telephone subscribers can be attributed to the increasing popularity of mobile phones and internet-based telephone services.

Landline phones are no longer as essential as they once were. This is likely to continue in the future, as more and more people move away from traditional phone lines in favour of mobile and VoIP services.

Mobile Phone Use Statistics

According to the World Bank, there were 118.07 mobile phone subscribers per 100 people in 2022.

Mobile telephone subscription statistics by year for the Netherlands are shown in the table below.

YearMobile Phone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in the Netherlands
2022118.07
2021125.06
2020122.83
2019125.33
2018122.11
2017119.32
2016121.99
2015122.11
2014115.38
2013115.41
2012117.47
2011118.73
2010115.42
2009121.85
2008125.31

There are several reasons for this increase in mobile phone usage. Firstly, the price of mobile phones and mobile phone plans has decreased significantly in recent years. This has made mobile phones more affordable for a wider range of people. Secondly, the coverage and quality of mobile phone networks have improved dramatically, making it easier and more convenient to use a mobile phone.

Thirdly, the range of mobile phone applications and services has increased dramatically. There are now apps for everything from ordering a taxi to booking a hotel room, and this has made mobile phones an indispensable tool for many people.

Mobile phones are now much more than just simple communication devices. They are mini-computers that can be used for a wide range of tasks.

Internet Usage Statistics

According to statistics from the World Bank, in 2022 92.52 per cent of the population of the Netherlands used the internet.

In 2008, only 87.42 per cent of the population were active internet users.

Internet usage statistics in recent years are shown in the table below.

YearIndividuals Using the Internet in the Netherlands (% of Population)
202292.52
202192.05
202091.33
201993.29
201891.89
201793.20
201690.41
201591.72
201491.67
201393.96
201292.86
201191.42
201090.72
200989.63
200887.42

The Netherlands has one of the highest rates of internet usage in the world. Reasons include a high level of digital skills among the population and the availability of fast and reliable broadband connections.

Time Difference

When telephoning the Netherlands from the UK, please note the time difference between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

The local time in the Netherlands is now . The date is .

The local time in the UK is now . The date is .

The time difference between Netherlands and UK (United Kingdom) is 1 hour.

Exchange Rate

The currency used in the Netherlands is the euro (EUR).

The current exchange rates between the euro and the British pound (EUR to GBP, GBP to EUR) are:

  • 1 euro (EUR) = 0.856 GBP
  • 1 British pound (GBP) = 1.168 EUR

Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .

The Netherlands – Facts and Figures

The Netherlands is a small country located in Western Europe. It is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.

The Netherlands is bordered by Belgium to the south and Germany to the east. Its northern and western borders are coastline along the North Sea.

The Netherlands has a flat terrain, with much of the country lying below sea level. This fact, coupled with its location on the North Sea, makes the Netherlands susceptible to flooding. As a result, a system of dikes and canals has been constructed to protect against flooding. The Netherlands is also known for its windmills, which were once used to pump water from low-lying areas.

The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries in Europe. The majority of the population lives in urban areas, with Amsterdam being the largest city. The Netherlands is a diverse country with people from all over the world. The largest immigrant groups are from Turkey and Morocco. Dutch is the official language, but English is also widely spoken.

The Netherlands is a constitutional monarchy. The country is divided into twelve provinces, each of which has its own elected provincial council. The national legislature, known as the States General, is composed of two chambers: the Senate (the upper house) and the House of Representatives (the lower house).

The Netherlands has a long tradition of tolerance, and this is reflected in its liberal attitude towards politics and government. For example, same-sex marriage has been legal since 2001, and euthanasia was legalized in 2002. The country also has a very open immigration policy, and recent immigrants are quickly integrated into Dutch society. While the majority of the population identifies as Christian, there is also a large Muslim minority. In general, the Netherlands is a very tolerant and progressive country.

The Netherlands has a highly diversified economy, with sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, and services all contributing to its GDP. The Dutch government has long been a supporter of free trade and has been a member of the European Union since its inception. The Netherlands is also known for its strong financial sector, which includes the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, one of the oldest stock exchanges in the world. Thanks to its strong economy, the Netherlands enjoys a high standard of living and ranks among the top countries in the world in terms of GDP per capita.

Useful information about the Netherlands:

  • Two-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): NL
  • Three-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3): NLD
  • Region: Europe
  • Sub-region: Western Europe
  • Capital: Amsterdam
  • Area: 41,850 square km
  • Language(s): Dutch
  • Borders: Belgium, Germany

Data from the World Bank shows that in 2022 the population of the Netherlands was 17,703,090.

In 2008, the population was 16,445,593. Over the last 15 years, the population grew by 1,257,497 (7.6%).

The table below shows how the total population has changed in recent years.

YearTotal Population of the Netherlands
202217,703,090
202117,533,044
202017,441,500
201917,344,874
201817,231,624
201717,131,296
201617,030,314
201516,939,923
201416,865,008
201316,804,432
201216,754,962
201116,693,074
201016,615,394
200916,530,388
200816,445,593

Map of the Netherlands

The location of the Netherlands is shown on the map below.

Map showing location of Netherlands
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