The Netherlands is widely recognized as one of the most progressive countries in terms of internet freedom. There are no censorship or access restrictions imposed on online content. Moreover, the country offers a diverse selection of server locations, which generally deliver high-speed connections.
With Shellfire, you have the opportunity to route your VPN connection through a Dutch server, enabling access to content from the Netherlands that may be geo-restricted in your own country.
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How Can You Obtain a Dutch IP Address?
When you are physically located in the Netherlands, you automatically receive a Dutch IP address. Alternatively, you can utilize a VPN service like Shellfire, renowned for its exceptional software.
VPN software encrypts your internet connection and directs it through a VPN server. Typically, there is a broad range of server locations to choose from. To acquire a Dutch IP address, simply select a server located in the Netherlands. This not only grants you a Dutch IP address but also ensures secure and encrypted internet browsing.
Follow these steps to obtain a Dutch IP address:
- Download the Shellfire software compatible with your operating system.
- Install the Shellfire software.
- Within the application, select the Netherlands as your desired target country and server location.
What Benefits Does a VPN Offer for the Netherlands?
Streaming Dutch TV Programs
One of the biggest advantages of a Dutch VPN is that it provides full access to Dutch TV programs, even when you are located outside the Netherlands.
This includes numerous news channels, of which Holland has a wide selection. Additionally, you can easily watch popular entertainment shows like “Wie is de Mol?“, “The Voice of Holland,” or “Expeditie Robinson” with a Dutch VPN. If you are a fan of documentaries, the Netherlands also offers many TV channels with such content.
Sports enthusiasts will also find a wide range of Dutch sports channels available. These channels are accessible to you. By using the service, it appears as though you are located in the Netherlands once you have a Dutch IP address.
Security and Privacy
A VPN is an excellent way to surf the internet securely and provides you with greater privacy compared to an unencrypted connection.
Having an encrypted connection is particularly important when using public Wi-Fi networks as it helps prevent potential surveillance. It also offers protection against DDoS attacks for gamers.
Choosing a VPN in a country with strong data protection laws is advisable. The Netherlands has an excellent reputation in this regard and was ranked second in the “International Privacy Ranking” by the privacy think tank “Privacy International” in 2020, earning a “Strong” rating.
Dutch VPN servers are well-known for their fast transmission speeds, which are often lacking in other countries. One significant advantage of a Dutch VPN is that it doesn’t compromise security and privacy for speed, as is often the case.
Typically, many VPN providers in the Netherlands offer reliable and fast connections with high speeds. According to the independent Institute for IT Security AV-TEST, the tested VPN providers from the Netherlands have an average download speed of 181.69 Mbps and an upload speed of 78.15 Mbps.
Can you also simulate a Dutch IP address on your smart TV or gaming console?
Thanks to the Shellfire Box, you can use a Dutch VPN on any device you choose. Whether it’s a gaming console, smart TV, smartphone, Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation, or Apple TV, you can use the VPN connection on all your devices. The Shellfire Box serves as a “Plug & Play VPN router” to enable this functionality.
In the video, we demonstrate the easy setup process for the Shellfire Box.
There are no disadvantages to this setup. Any device connected to the Shellfire Box’s Wi-Fi network will utilize Shellfire VPN, while your other devices will continue to use your home network as usual. With this setup, you can enjoy the same VPN benefits described earlier.
Is it legal to simulate an IP address from the Netherlands?
Note: The following paragraphs do not constitute legal advice. You are always responsible for your actions online.
In the German-speaking region, it is generally legal to simulate an IP address from the Netherlands or other countries, as long as you do not engage in illegal online activities. However, it’s important to note that the use of a VPN may violate the terms of service of certain providers or services.
On the other hand, using a VPN connection is generally considered illegal in some other countries. Restrictions and bans are in place in countries such as China, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Belarus, and Turkey.
You have learned how to obtain a Dutch IP address from anywhere using a VPN with servers located in the Netherlands. With the Shellfire Box, you have the option to equip any device you want with a VPN connection. This allows you to access various Dutch channels on your smart TV, including documentary channels, sports channels, or news channels.
Download your Shellfire VPN software today and start streaming and gaming in new dimensions immediately. With the Shellfire Box, you also benefit from all the advantages of a VPN on all your devices simultaneously.
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