Did you know that..
- "the Netherlands" and
"Holland" are used to describe the same country?
- one quarter of the Netherlands lays below sea
- the International Court of Justice is at the
Peace Palace in The Hague?
- the Netherlands have approximately 495
inhabitants per square kilometre?
- with only 0.008% of the world's area, the
Netherlands are the world's second largest agricultural exporter?
- the Netherlands were one of the European Union's
- the Netherlands have at least 35.000 km of cycle
- the Dutch language is also spoken in Belgium,
northern France, Suriname, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba?
- the Netherlands still have about 1,200
traditional working windmills?
- the Dutch are the tallest people in Europe?
- Amsterdam is entirely built on poles?
- the Netherlands always have a coalition
government, which makes it a country of compromises?
- the Netherlands have nearly 1,000 museums, with
42 in Amsterdam alone?
- almost every Dutch person has a bicycle and there
are twice as many bikes as cars?
- people in Holland eat raw herring with onions on
- about 20% of all Dutch babies are born at home?
- the Netherlands have the highest number of
part-time workers in the EU (four in ten people)?
- the Netherlands' highest point is 323 metres high
and is therefore called a "mountain"?
- you'll find a bunch of flowers in almost every
Dutch living room?
- Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, but
The Hague is the seat of government?
- most Dutch people speak at least one foreign
- after Scandinavians, the Dutch are the world's
biggest coffee drinkers?
- people of 200 different nationalities live in
- the Netherlands have one of the youngest
populations in the EU?
- when your plane arrives at Schiphol, it lands 4.5
metres below sea level?
- the Netherlands have the highest cable density in
- Amsterdam has 1,281 bridges?
- when Dutch schoolchildren pass their exams, they
hang a Dutch flag and a school bag outside their homes?