Bosnia is located in the western Balkans, bordering Croatia to the north and west, Serbia to the northeast, and Montenegro to the southeast. The country received its name from the two regions Bosnia and Herzegovina. The former comprises the northern areas – which is about 4/5 of the entire country – while Herzegovina forms the southern part of the country.
The country is located partly in the Dinaric Alps. It is mainly mountainous, has three beautiful nature reserves – with huge waterfalls – and a short coastline of about 20 kilometers around the city of Neum. Although Bosnia is still overshadowed by the much more popular Croatia (and has a fairly negative image thanks to the war) a visit is definitely worth your while. In addition to its special nature, there are plenty of interesting cities, such as Sarajevo and Mostar, with an impressive history.
Capital – Sarajevo
Currency – Bosnian mark (BAM)
Language – Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian
Neighboring countries – Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia
Distance (Amsterdam – Sarajevo) – 1736 km
Flight time (Amsterdam – Sarajevo) – average 2h 50min
Best time to travel – May through September