Caribisch Nederland
Hulanda Karibe

Caribbean Netherlands

Municipalities of the ‌Netherlands
Flag of the Netherlands Coat of Arms of the Netherlands
Location of the Caribbean Netherlands
Status Municipalities
October 10, 2010Dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles
Area328 km²
- 201018,000
CurrencyUS Dollars
Flag of the Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles

The Caribbean Netherlands is a part of the Netherlands administered by the National Office for the Caribbean Netherlands (Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland). It consists of the municipalities of Bonaire (|), Saint Eustatius (|) and Saba (|), three islands located in the Caribbean. The islands were all part of the Netherlands Antilles, a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands until October 10, 2010 when it was dissolved. The island of Curaçao and the island territory of Sint Maarten which had also been part of the Netherlands Antilles gained greater autonomy for themselves as separate constituent countries.

Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba are municipalities of the Netherlands but they do not belong to any province. Neither are they for the time being part of the European Union, but rather external territories of a union member state. On January 1, 2011 they switched from using the Netherlands Antilles guilder as legal tender to US Dollars.


Dutch Polities

Neighbouring Nations