Transport and infrastructure in the Netherlands

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of the Netherlands with the European Union's average. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 138,641 km. Theoretically, this is 8.15 meter for each of the 17 millions inhabitants of the country. Netherlands hereby ranks 62nd in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.19 meters of railway tracks per person Netherlands come 66th worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 451 km long coastline.

Airports in the Netherlands

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  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 138,600 km8,146.53 km3,337.53 m 6,817,900 km11,347.03 km1,129.91 m
Railroads 3,200 km189.38 km77.59 m 279,700 km465.54 km46.36 m
Waterways 6,200 km366.49 km150.14 m 53,100 km88.44 km8.81 m
Commercial harbors 74443.720.018 8,32813.860.001
Airports 291.700.698 3,7556.250.001