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HFT2080: Group Project, The Netherlands

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Spencer Gould

on 19 February 2013

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The Netherlands HFT 2080 Economy Language Culture Places to See Food Entertainment History Emergency 3000 B.C.E 1356 C.E. The Netherlands is located in Europe The Capitol is Amsterdam Maps Located mainly in North-West Europe and with some islands in the Caribbean.
Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east. Origin Phrases Famous People Anne Frank -90% of Population
-other languages; Frisian, Turkish, English
-Myths about Dutch language
Hebban olla vogala nestas hagunnanAll the birds have begun their nestsHinase hic enda thuexcept me and youUuat unbidan uue nu?what are we waiting for?
-Salic Law
-Spreading of Language M.C. Escher Vincent van Gogh Eddie and Alex Van Halen Statistics Rembrandt van Rijn Fifth largest economy in Europe
Twenty-third GDP
Unemployment rate is 5.5%
GDP per capita is $50,355 2000 2010 2005 2002 Converted to Euro 2008 Government nationalizes two major banks 2009 First decline in GDP in 26 years Prince flag or "Prinsenvlag" Current National Flag National Flag Queen's Day Flag Western Netherlands (North Holland, South Holland)

Central Netherlands (Flevoland, Utrecht)

Northern Netherlands (Drenthe, Friesland, Gronigen)

Eastern Netherlands (Gelderland, Overijssel)

Southern Netherlands (Limburg, North Brabant, Zeeland) Large Parts of the Netherlands are under sea level
Predominant Industries:
Food Processing
Petroleum refining
Electrical machinery Historically... The Netherlands were pioneers of capitalism, being the founders of the Dutch East India Company, one of the world's first multi-national firms in 1602. It was founded also during the time of Dutch naval prowess in order to protect Indian Ocean trade from rival Spain. More Recently... Dominant Companies

You may be surprised to know
that Shell Oil is not actually the
American icon of business we make it.
Shell US is only an affiliate of this
Dutch company based out
of Holland Government Constitutional Monarchy -Cabinet consist of 13-16 ministers
- Head of the government is the Prime Minister (Mark Rutte) Signature Product Beatrix of the Netherlands Netherlands Flag History:

Introduced in 1572, it is one of the oldest flags in the world.
In the 19th century Prince William used the flag to mark
the Dutch Revolution against Spain. In 1937 the current
flag was recognized as the National flag. Netherlands Flag Description:

The flag of the Netherlands consists of three equal sized
horizontal stripes - the top stripe is red; the middle one
white; and the bottom stripe is blue. Significance of the Colors:
The red represents power, public might, and a defending spirit.
The white is neutral and represents Politics and Religion.
The blue represents the people, work and the economy. Embassy Fun fact... Euronext, formerly known as The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, is the world's oldest stock exchange. When it adopted the Brussels and Paris exchange, it became the first Pan-European exchange in the world. It's worth today is at 1.9 trillion. Amersterdam XE becomes Euronext Dutch gov makes cut to budget to comply with EU standards Euronext merges with NYSE 2012 Goal: Cut government spending down to 1% of GDP American Citizen Services
U.S. Consulate General
Museumplein 19
1071 DJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
E-mail: uscitizenservicesams@state.gov
Fax: (31)(0)20-575 5330
Monday-Friday from 8am to 4:30pm. Embassy of the United States of America
Lange Voorhout 102
2514 EJ The Hague.
Phone: +31 70 310-2209
Fax: +31 70 310-2207
Monday-Friday from 8am to 4:30pm. Business Protocol & Etiquette. •The handshake is the common form of greeting.

•It is firm and swift, accompanied by a smile, and repetition of your name.

•Shake hands with everyone individually including children.

•Very close friends may greet each other by air kissing near the cheek three times, starting with the left cheek.

•Most Dutch only use first names with family and close friends.

•Wait until invited before moving to a first-name basis. Education Seasons How to get to the Netherlands Money What to pack Clothing Major Cities Amsterdam Rotterdam The Hague 47 C.E. 742 C.E. 1533 C.E. 1568 C.E. 1602 C.E. 1652 C.E. 1848 C.E. 1914 C.E. 1940 C.E. US Ambassadors Holidays “Vwo” “Havo” “Vmbo” Listed at the 8th best in the world by PISA Ages 4-12, Children Attend “Basisschool” High school has three tracks depending on academic skills similar to our standard, honors and AP classes. Provides scientific and preparatory education (6 years) Provides access to a tertiary level of education (5 years) Provides vocational skills (4 years) Schools are funded by the state
College is applied for and offers bachelor's, master's, and PhD's degrees similar to ours. The prior incumbent was Fay Hartog-Levin appointed by president Obama in august 2009 and finished her service at the US Embassy in The Hague in September 2011. Holding the spot ad interim is Edwin R. Nolan with the title of Charge’ d’affairs a.i. He has been heading diplomatic missions in The Hague since September 2011. Right now, the US dept. of State does not have an official ambassador, technically leaving the spot “vacant”. The Netherlands has a temperate climate, with distinct summer and winter seasons.
-The summer months of July and August are the warmest.
-The spring months are known as some of the most beautiful in the world, with April as the season for daffodils and May as the season for tulips.
-The winter months can be a bit mild with temperatures averaging around 36 degrees.

The mild, damp climate of the Netherlands is perfect livestock, but limited sunshine restricts the growing of food crops. Nieuwjaar (January 1) is the celebration in the Netherlands for New Year’s Eve Dutch Easter, or Pasen, is made up of two public holidays in the Netherlands, Easter Sunday (Eerste Paasdag) and Easter Monday (Tweede Paasdag). Liberation day, or Bevrijdingsdag, is celebrated on May 5th. Queens’s day, or Koninginnedag, is held every year on April 30th Saint Nicholas’ Eve, or Sinterklaas, is a celebration of the name day of Saint Nicholas Eerste Kerstdag (the first day of Christmas) Tweede Kerstdag (Boxing Day) On Sint-Maarten (St. Martin's Day), small Dutch children take to the streets on November 11 The Dutch have their own version of Carnival, called Vastenavond.
It is celebrated mainly:
North Brabant
Catholic regions
Where To Not Exchange
Exchange Services at Hotels
If you’d let them, hotels will charge you to breathe. Exchanging your money at a hotel ensures that you get less money than you would get at a GWK Bank.
Helpful People on the Street
Idiotic as it may sound, some tourists really need to be told this: Exchange your currency at a legitimate bank. Not at a bar, in a coffeeshop, or on the street.
Fake Police Officers
In recent years there have been many instances in which tourists were approach by people who — to them — looked and acted like police officers. The ‘officers’ — often from East-European countries, and dressed in uniforms obtained via the Internet — claim that they want to alert the tourists about the existence of fake Euros. They offer (or demand) to check their wallets, and then apply an exchange trick — after which the tourists are left with no money, or a bunch of fake Euros. Real cops will not ask to see your money. http://www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi
2.Warm clothes
3.Comfortable walking shoes
4.Voltage converter
5.A guide book (Rick Steves)
6.A camera and journal

Be sure to make a copy of important documents, such as your passport, visa, Drivers license etc. Cell Phones The local equivalent to the “911” emergency line in the Netherlands is 112.

If you or someone you know becomes the victim of a crime abroad, you should contact the local police and the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

They can:
•Replace a stolen passport

•Help victims of violent crimes such as assault or rape find appropriate medical care

•Direct you to consular officers Typical business dress in the Netherlands is conservative. Many businessmen wear dark suits, ties and white shirts

Women generally wear dark suits and a white blouse. Traditional dress for women in the Netherlands generally consisted of a long skirt and a blouse with a shawl or an apron. A lot of people associate the Netherlands with clogs. For formal events or a social event of some sort, men will wear tuxedos while the women wear gowns.

Casual clothing is generally the same as it is in North America. Shorts however, are not typically worn From the Schiphol Airport we are going to stay at the Van Gogh Hostel, which would cost a fare of €38,16 by taxi. An economy class flight from the Tallahassee Airport to the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam will cost about $1,253. It would cost about $20 dollars to go from campus to the Airport. The Van Gogh Hostel for a 6 night stay in December would cost $646.26 or €499.87 Bicycling
Holland Pass.
Taxis and buses. While in the Netherlands The Anne Frank House Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Royal Delft Het Vredespaleis
"The Peace Palace" The Hague Rotterdam Kinderdijk Kinderdijk Windmill's Rhein River Delta Works DUTCH APPLE CAKE
2 eggs
6 ounces caster sugar (superfine), plus 1/2 ounce extra sugar, for sprinkling
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons butter
2 1/2 ounces milk
4 1/2 ounces all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
2 small or 1 large Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples
2 1/2 ounces heavy cream, to serve CINNAMON GLAZED CARROTS
• 1 pound small carrots, peeled (500 g). Leave 1/2 inch (1 cm) of the green stalk intact.
• 4 tbsp salted butter
• The juice and finely grated zest of half a lemon
• 1 tsp runny honey
• 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg DUTCH MEAT CROQUETTE
1 onion, chopped fine
2 tablespoons melted butter (can substitute meat broth)
1 cup breadcrumbs or 3 slices bread, soaked in milk or 1 cup left over mashed potatoes
maggi seasoning or Kitchen Bouquet, to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 lb of left over finely chopped meat (veal, chicken, beef, pork, etc.) or 1/2 lb ground beef (veal, chicken, beef, pork, etc.)
1 egg white, lightly beaten with a small amount of water
1 -2 cup corn flake crumbs or 1 -2 cup breadcrumbs, for coating
vegetable oil (for frying, about 1/2 inch in the pan or enough for deep fry) The Netherlands offers very unique opportunities for entertainment and recreation that would appeal to people of all tastes and ages.
Museums: Amsterdam alone has 42 museums and around 60 art galleries. Due to the beautiful spring months in the Netherlands, there are numerous flower festivals held all over the country.
Aalsmeer flower auction
North Holland Red Light District. Music Traditional Traditional Dutch music is classified as “Levenslied,” which means songs about life and the meaning of life. .
Kleinkunstm also known as Cabaret, is very popular within Dutch culture and emerged in the late 1800’s.
The National Anthem of the Netherlands is called “ Wilhelmus van Nassouwe.” Popular Music in the Netherlands does not seem to differ by region.
Jazz and Folk throughout the country.
Death Metal
Symphonic Rock
Hard Rock
Doom Metal
Most music played on the radio within the Netherlands is taken from either the United States or the United Kingdom. Dance Dance and electronic music are very big in the Netherlands, as well as “gabber” a slang word for “pal,” and it is a form of electronic music.
World renowned Dj’s, such as Afrojack
TomorrowLand, located in Belgium, is the largest Dutch Electronic Music Festival in Europe. Prince Willem Alexander Greater Coat of Arms of the Realm Groot Rijkswapen King William I Parliamentary parties - People's Party for Freedom and Democracy - Labour Party - Party for Freedom - Socialist Party - Christian Democratic Appeal - Democrats 66 - ChristianUnion - GreenLeft - Reformed Political Party Ancient Ancestors Roman Times Charlemagne The Hanseatic League William of Orange Eighty Years War The Dutch East India Company Anglo-Dutch Wars The Constitution The First World War The Second World War Religion Golden Age Nearly 40% of the Netherlands consider themselves non-affiliated to a religion.
Islam "Triptych of Garden of Earthly Delights" High tolerance of other religions, creates welcoming atmosphere for foreigners Ancient Beliefs Before the influence of Catholicism in the 8th century, majority of people adhered to Polytheistic or Pagan practices. "William the Silent Statue" Languages
The official language of the Netherlands is Dutch. A minor percentage of the population speaks Frisian, Turkish, and Arabic. The Dutch are among the most accomplished linguists in Europe. The majority of Dutch people speak at least one additional language. English is widely understood. Communication and Technology -Cybercafes
-Rent a phone
-200+ Countries
-230 Voltage
-wifi hotspots Hello, I am a Hospitality student.
Hallo, ik ben een Hospitality student.
Nice to meet you!
Leuk je te ontmoeten
Thank you very much
Dankje wel
What is your telephone number?
Wat is uw telefoonnummer?
Hope to see you again!
Ik hoop je weer te zien Beware -peaceful Demonstrations
-petty crimes
-carry Identification DUTCH APPLESAUCE
4 apples
peeled and diced
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp 'speculaaskruiden' (or pumpkin pie spices)
1 tbsp sugar
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