Landing strip on Sint Maarten and damaged houses

FAQ - General

What is the Kingdom of the Netherlands?

The Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of 4 countries: the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. And 3 special municipalities: Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba.

Caribbean part of the Kingdom

The Caribbean part of the Kingdom consists of:

  • the countries of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten;
  • the 3 special municipalities of Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba.

Caribbean Netherlands

The 3 special municipalities of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba together are called the Caribbean Netherlands.

Netherlands Antilles

The Netherlands Antilles no longer exist since 10 October 2010. Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten are now independent countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The 4 countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands: The Netherlands, Arbuca, Curaçao and Sint Maarten.