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Transcript of Holland
So "Dutch" or
"Netherlands" or“ Holland”?
May 15, 1648 is considered the birth of the Netherlands. Then to the present time, Netherlands , as the Dutch Republic uniformly ,grown to become one of the major economic and maritime power of the 17th century.
The flag of the Netherlands is a horizontal tri-colour of red , white and blue. It harks back to Charlemagne’s time. Variants of the flag have been in use since 1572 and in 1937 the flag was officially formalized as the national flag of the Netherlands . It is the oldest tricolor flag.
~~~ Welcome to Holland ~~~
In the Netherlands calling taking part instead of a whole, called "Holland" to refer to the entire country is generally accepted, but many people in other areas do not like the way this call. The name "Dutch" is also commonly used to refer to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, although Dutch is not only including the Netherlands.
The under sea-level land
The Netherlands is one of the four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, as the area including Netherlands Native located in north-western Europe and some islands in the Caribbean. Dutch Native accounted for the majority of the territory of the Netherlands, the north and to the west by the North Sea, east of Germany, the southern border of Belgium.
Even though the country only comes a point zero zero eight percent of the earth’s surface they have the sixteenth largest economy in the world.
Is it BIG?
Their homeland measures only 300 kilometers from North to South and 170 kms from east to west.Even though the country only comes a point zero zero eight percent of the earth’s surface they have the sixteenth largest economy in the world. That must be the reason why they drink 136 liter of coffee a year, making you wonder if they have a sleep.
First steam pumping station was built in 1750
Then they dike to form the low-lying areas to cultivate the polder:
Next they embank to form the arable lowlands to the back is the polder:
With about 480 people per square kilometer, the Netherlands is one of the world's largest population density. The Netherland inhabited with on average the tallest people in the wolrd. If you haven’t heard much about them, it’ s probably because they’re mostly seems to be let’s not pretend to be bigger than we are.
You may be
in the culture of this beautiful land
The Netherlands has many holidays such as : New Year, Easter, Queen, National Day, Liberation Day, Ascension, Pentecost, Christmas Eve.. They celebrate the holiday with their families.
Many world-famous artists are Dutch. One of the most famous artist Hieronymus Bosch. Blooming period of the republic in the 17th century, the so-called "Golden Age", has brought many great artists as wie Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals, Carel Fabritius, Gerard Dou, Paulus Potter , Jacob Izaaksoon van Ruisdael or Jan Steen. Famous artists of the period followed by Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondriaan. M. C. Escher is a visual artist known to.
The official languages of the Netherlands are Dutch, English. The Dutch are very good at English .
The most important religion is Roman Catholic 31%, Protestant 20%, Muslim 5.5%, other religions 2.5%, about 40% of Dutch people do not feel attached to any religion. Catholics live mainly in the south while the Protestants mainly in the north of the Netherlands. Currently, in the Netherlands there are an estimated 250,000 Buddhists.
There are many English School opened here including Secondary Schools, High Schools, Colleges and Universites . That’s why a lot of students come to Holland to study and receive a good education.
A windmill is a machine which converts the energy of wind into rotational energy by means of vanes called sails. Original windmills were developed for milling grain for food production. In the course of history, the windmill machinery was adapted to many other industrial uses. An important non-milling use is to pump water, either for land drainage or to extract groundwater. A windmill often has four paddles.
Tulip flowers are also a gift for those who love flowers and sing sweet songs.
This kind of flower is grown mainly in Lisse, between the Capital – Amsterdam and the Hague . There is a flower garden called Kenkenhof in Lisse. Kenkenhof is the biggest garden in the world with seven millions colorful Tulip flowers. It attracts many people including visitors, reporters and so on from everywhere
Besides Tulip , the Netherlands has a variety of flowers . This country’s climate has a good effect
It is hard to imagine Holland without its lush green pastures and gently grazing cows. They are as much part of the national identity as clogs, windmills and tulips. Not surprising, when you consider that the Dutch have been making cheese since 400 AD. Nowadays, Holland is the largest exporter of cheese in the world. Its dairy industry as a whole has a turnover of around Euro 7 billion.
Gouda is a semi-hard cheese with a 48 % milk fat content and a mild to piquant taste. Ageing intensifies the flavor and hardness . About 50% of the cheese production in Holland is devoted to this iconic cheese, making it our most important and best-known cheese.
Edam cheese is the second most important cheese in the Netherlands, making up 27% of our total cheese production
Maasdammer cheese represents 15% of Dutch cheese production. It has large holes, a domed shape and a sweet, nutty taste. The shape, typical taste and holes are created by special bacteria that release gases during the maturation process
Boerenkaas (literally, farmer cheese) is a raw milk cheese
Dutch goat's cheese is available as the familiar fresh, soft goat's cheese we all know and in the semi-hard Gouda style. The advantage of this goat's cheese is that it needs a shorter maturation process than cheese made from cow milk.
Smoked cheese is melted and smoked, and then reconstituted into sausage-like shapes. It is usually sold in slices and has a distinctive brown rind and a smoky taste.
Clogs are also used in several different styles of dance. When worn for dancing an important feature is the sound of the clog against the floor. This is one of the fundamental roots of tap, but with the tap shoes the taps are free to click against each other and produce different sound to clogs.
Leeuwarden is the capital city of the Dutch province of Friesland. It is situated in the northern part of the country
Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and one of the largest ports in the world. Rotterdam is often called the "Gateway to Europe". During world War II, the city was bombed many times . However, after being maintained , today, Rotterdam become a famous , dazzling and modern city with splendid and magnificient buildings. Many families go here to spend their summer vacation. If you are a passionate artist , you should visit Rotterdam on January or February.
Amsterdam is the largest city and the capital of the NetherlandsIt is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. It comprises the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe, with a population of approximately 7 million.
Amsterdam has an oceanic climate strongly influenced by its proximity to the North Sea to the west, with prevailing westerly winds. Winters are mild. The most suitable time for you to have a trip to Amsterdam is during May and August . It’s when Tulip flowers bloom and the weather is nice. If you go when the capital is in Winter, you should bring a coat or an umbrella .