Country : Kingdom of the Netherlands
Capital : Amsterdam
National Day: 27th April – Kings Day
National Anthem: Het Wilhelmus
Location: 52o 23’North Latitude 4o 55’East Longitude
Climate: Temperate. Yearly average 2 – 20 degrees Celsius
Four distinct seasons
Natural Hazards: Flood
Food Staple: Potato, meat and vegetable.
Eating Utensils: Knife/fork/spoon.
Native Animal/bird: Red deer, European mink, marten, dwarf rabbit, fox, beaver, wild boar, widgeon, geese, woodpecker.
Famous Building/s: Kinderdijk, Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum, Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Oude Kerk, Delta Project, Lieden Canals.
Education: Compulsory from 5 – 18 years
National Costume/colours: Dutch cap/bonnet, apron & clogs. Orange.
Spijkerpoep – nail in a bottle
Interesting Fact/s: Keukenhof Gardens – world’s largest flower gardens
One quarter of The Nertherlands is below sea level.
Amsterdam has 1,281 bridges
The Dutch are the tallest people in Europe
With more than 18 million it is the bicycle capital of the world.