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Caribbean Netherlands

COUNTRY GUIDE

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CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS
(pronounced - ka-ruh-bee-uhn neh-thuh-luhndz | ˌkærɪˈbiːən ˈnɛðələndz)
OFFICIAL NAME: Caribbean Netherlands
DEMONYMS: Dutch Caribbean, Bonaire, Bonairean, Saba, Saban, Sint Eustatius, Statian, American, New Worlder
The Caribbean Netherlands are part of the Caribbean region in the continent of the Americas. The Caribbean Netherlands is also known as the Dutch Caribbean. It is in the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, near the equator and is 328 square kilometres in size. The primary languages spoken are Dutch, English and Papiamentu; the capital city is Kralendijk and the main currency used is the U.S. Dollar.
LGBTQIA+ Equality Index
Very High
LGBTQIA+ Dollar
c.10 million
LGBTQIA+ Population
c.7 thousand
ALLOW SAME-SEX MARRIAGES
Yes
RECOGNISE GENDER CHANGE
Yes
BANNING GAY CONVERSION THERAPY
No

Geography

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CAPITAL

Kralendijk

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REGION

Caribbean

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CONTINENT

Americas

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HEMISPHERE

Tropics

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AREA

328

(square kilometers)

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SURROUNDING OCEAN(S)

Atlantic Ocean

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Name in other languages

learn the literal translations of the country’s name in twelve of the most popular languages
English Flag
English
Caribbean Netherlands
Mandarin Flag
Mandarin
荷属加勒比区
Dutch Flag
Dutch
Caribisch Nederland
Spanish Flag
Spanish
Caribe neerlandés
Arabic Flag
Arabic
هولندا الكاريبية
Portuguese Flag
Portuguese
Países Baixos Caribenhos
French Flag
French
Pays-Bas caribéens
Hebrew Flag
Hebrew
האיים הקריביים ההולנדיים
Russian Flag
Russian
Бонэйр, Синт-Эстатиус и Саба
German Flag
German
Karibische Niederlande
Hindi Flag
Hindi
कैरिबियन नीदरलैंड
Japanese Flag
Japanese
オランダ領カリブ

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NOTIFICATIONS

LAST UPDATED:  April 25, 2023
×  GENERALLY SAFE TO TRAVEL  | The country has some or many progressive laws, and the LGBGTQIA+ community living and visiting have equal rights in many areas...read more

Latest

| STATUS

  • There are currently no known issues or armed conflicts taking place within this country. It is advised that you consult your country's foreign or overseas department before you travel. Your government's ministry will provide you with the latest information and guidance as to whether it is safe to travel to this country (or to parts of it)
  • The country has some or many progressive laws, and the LGBGTQIA+ community living and visiting have equal rights in many areas. Generally, it is likely safe to travel in cities; however, some discretion may be required in rural or less populated areas. It is always recommended that you carry out independent research before travelling
  • GENDER IDENTITY/EXPRESSION | The country has some laws in place regarding gender identity and expression
  • LGBTQIA+ ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS | This country has laws in place that bans all forms of discrimination. Laws that protect those community members living or visiting from discrimination
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Government

| INFORMATION

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CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
ministerie van buitenlandse zaken
The foreign office or ministry is typically a department within a government that focuses on promoting that particular country and what it represents worldwide. The department will often highlight national security, travel restrictions, visa requirements and all relevant foreign policies
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CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS
MINISTRY OF HEALTH, WELFARE AND SPORT
ministerie van volksgezondheid, welzijn en sport
The health office or ministry is typically a department or organisation within a government that focuses on all things relating to health. The department will often highlight travel restrictions, vaccination requirements, pandemics, outbreaks, and relevant health-related information
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  USEFUL PHRASES | GREETINGS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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GREETINGS
groet | greeting | bon dia
HI
hoi | hi | bon dia
HOW ARE YOU?
hoe gaat het met je? | how are you? | conbai cubo?
GOOD MORNING
goedemorgen | good morning | bon dia
I'M GOOD, AND YOU?
met mij gaat het goed en met jou? | i'm good, and you? | -
GOOD AFTERNOON
goedenmiddag | good afternoon | bon tardi
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
wat is je naam? | what is your name? | con jamabo?
GOOD NIGHT
goede nacht | good night | bon nochi
MY NAME IS…
mijn naam is ... | my name is ... | mi nomber ta
WELCOME
welkom | welcome | bon bini
NICE TO MEET YOU
aangenaam kennis te maken | nice to meet you | contento di mira bo
GOODBYE
vaarwel | goodbye | ajo
DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?
spreekt u engels? | do you speak english? | bo por papia ingles?

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EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Dutch | English | Papiamentu
Official Language(s) spoken in Caribbean Netherlands
The emergency service numbers within Caribbean Netherlands to call during an emergency
  • AMBULANCE - when someone is seriously ill or injured, and their life is at risk (emergency medical services and technical rescue)
  • POLICE - when you feel in danger, are in dangerous situations or have witnessed a crime (law enforcement, criminal investigation, and maintenance of public order)
  • FIRE RESCUE - when a fire occurs or where a person needs rescue (fire suppression, technical rescue, and hazardous materials mitigation)


Ambulance
AMBULANCE
ambulance (dutch) | ambulance (english) | ambulans (papiamento)

dial
911

Call Ambulance Service Now

Police
POLICE
politie (dutch) | police (english) | polis (papiamento)

dial
911

Call Police Now

Fire
FIRE
brand (dutch) | fire (english) | kandela (papiamento)

dial
911

Call Fire Service Now


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  USEFUL PHRASES | EMERGENCY

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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EMERGENCY
noodgeval | emergency | -
HELP ME
help me | help me | -
WHERE IS THE NEAREST HOSPITAL?
waar is het dichtstbijzijnde ziekenhuis? | where is the nearest hospital? | -
STOP
hou op | stop | stop!
WHERE IS THE NEAREST PHARMACY?
waar is de dichtstbijzijnde apotheek? | where is the nearest pharmacy? | -
HOSPITAL
ziekenhuis | hospital | -
WHERE IS THE POLICE STATION?
waar is het politiekantoor?​ | where is the police station? | -
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USEFUL INFORMATION

TELEPHONE DIALLING CODE

599

INTERNET SUFFIX

.um

LANGUAGES

Dutch, English, Papiamentu

CURRENCY

NAME:
US Dollar
SYM:
$
DIVISION:
100 cents

ELECTRICITY

VOLTS:
110 | 127 | 220
HERTZ:
60

ELECTRICAL PLUGS

NUMBER OF PLUG TYPES:
4
PLUGS USED:
Electricity Plug A Electricity Plug B Electricity Plug C Electricity Plug F

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CLIMATE

Kralendijk

Weather information

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MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
The average monthly temperatures are based on the recorded daily highs and lows for the given location
HIGH
The daily high temperatures are an average, based on the recorded high temperatures over many years
01| JAN
30.1°C | 86.2°F
02| FEB
30.1°C | 86.2°F
03| MAR
30.6°C | 87°F
04| APR
31.2°C | 88.1°F
05| MAY
31.7°C | 89°F
06| JUN
31.8°C | 89.2°F
07| JUL
31.9°C | 89.4°F
08| AUG
32.5°C | 90.5°F
09| SEP
32.8°C | 91.1°F
10| OCT
32.4°C | 90.3°F
11| NOV
31.5°C | 88.7°F
12| DEC
30.5°C | 86.9°F
LOW
The daily low temperatures are an average, based on the recorded lowest temperatures over many years
01| JAN
24.8°C | 76.7°F
02| FEB
24.8°C | 76.7°F
03| MAR
25.5°C | 77.9°F
04| APR
26.3°C | 79.3°F
05| MAY
26.9°C | 80.5°F
06| JUN
27.1°C | 80.8°F
07| JUL
27°C | 80.6°F
08| AUG
27.4°C | 81.4°F
09| SEP
27.6°C | 81.6°F
10| OCT
27.1°C | 80.7°F
11| NOV
26.2°C | 79.2°F
12| DEC
25.4°C | 77.7°F
SEASONS
Saisons (fr) | Jahreszeiten (de) | Estaciones (es) | Stagioni (it) | Seizoen (du) | Estação (pt)
Caribbean Netherlands Season Image
Dry SeasonDRY
Saison humide / Saison des pluies (fr) | Regenzeit (de) | Estación lluviosa / Húmeda (es) | Stagione delle piogge (it) | Regentijd (du) | Estação Molhada / Estação Chuvosa (pt)
December-April, June-August
Wet SeasonWET
Saison sèche (fr) | Trockenzeit (de) | Estación seca (es) | Stagione Asciutta (it) | Droge tijd (du) | Estação Seca (pt)
May, September-November
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  USEFUL PHRASES | INSTRUCTIONS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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INSTRUCTIONS
YES
ja | yes | -
EXCUSE ME
excuseer mij | excuse me | despensa mi
NO
nee | no | -
PLEASE
alsjeblieft | please | porfabor
NO, THANK YOU
nee, dank je | no, thank you | -
SORRY
sorry | sorry | sori
MAYBE
kan zijn | maybe | -
THANK YOU
dank je | thank you | danki

TIMEZONE

LAST UPDATED:  May 24,2024

TIMEZONE

UTC-4 (America/Kralendijk)

DST APPLIES

No

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TRAVEL RELATED

AIRPORT STATISTICS

TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRPORTS

3
TOTAL NUMBER OF HELIPORTS

0
TOTAL NUMBER OF SEAPLANE BASES

0

DRIVING

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DRIVE ON WHICH SIDE
Right
INTERNATIONAL DRIVING LICENCE REQUIRED
A valid driving license is accepted
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LOCAL AIRPORTS

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  USEFUL PHRASES | DIRECTIONS & GUIDANCE

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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DIRECTIONS AND GUIDANCE
richtingen en begeleiding | directions and guidance | -
HOW DO I GET THERE?
hoe kom ik daar? | how do i get there? | -
HOW MUCH IS THAT?
hoeveel is dat? | how much is that? | kwanto esaki ta costa?
HOW FAR IS IT?
hoe ver is het? | how far is it? | -
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
accepteert u credit cards? | do you accept credit cards? | -
WHERE IS THE BATHROOM?
waar is het toilet? | where is the bathroom? | unda e baño ta?
I'M NOT INTERESTED
ik ben niet geïnteresseerd | i'm not interested | -
WHERE IS THE CLOSEST RESTAURANT?
waar is het dichtstbijzijnde restaurant? | where is the closest restaurant? | -
I DON'T UNDERSTAND
ik begrijp het niet | i don't understand | mi no ta comprende bo
HOW MUCH DO I OWE YOU?
hoeveel moet ik u verschuldigen? | how much do i owe you? | -

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LGBTQIA+ Terms

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Lesbian Flag
Lesbian
lesbienne (dutch) | lesbian (english) | - (papiamentu)
Gay Flag
Gay
homoseksueel (dutch) | gay (english) | - (papiamentu)
Bisexual Flag
Bisexual
biseksueel (dutch) | bisexual (english) | - (papiamentu)
Transgender Flag
Transgender
transgender (dutch) | transgender (english) | - (papiamentu)
Intersex Flag
Intersex
intersekse (dutch) | intersex (english) | - (papiamentu)
Asexual Flag
Asexual
geslachtloos (dutch) | asexual (english) | - (papiamentu)
Questioning Flag
Questioning
vragen stellen (dutch) | questioning (english) | - (papiamentu)
Community Flag
Community
gemeenschap (dutch) | community (english) | - (papiamentu)
Gender Flag
Gender
geslachtsgebonden (dutch) | gender related (english) | - (papiamentu)
Sexuality Flag
Sexuality
seksualiteit gerelateerd (dutch) | sexuality related (english) | - (papiamentu)
Non-Bingary Flag
Non-Binary
niet-binair (dutch) | non-binary (english) | - (papiamentu)
Queer Flag
Queer
zonderling (dutch) | queer (english) | - (papiamentu)
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