Dutch Empire
Nederlandse Rijk
1648 –
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"Ik zal handhaven"
("I shall stand fast.")
Het Wilhelmus
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The Dutch Empire.
Capital Amsterdam
Official language Dutch
Government Parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Head of state
1974 -
Queen Beatrix
Head of government
1997 -
Prime Minister
Jan Peter Balkenende
Area km² (2007)
Population (2007)
Historical era
Currency Guilder
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