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6 Unique Facts About The Netherlands

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Netherlands is a county of beauty and landscapes. With beautiful people and rich history Netherlands have a unique fact that just makes Netherlands to be unique in every way. With many facts about Netherlands the six unique ones are just but taste of many facts about Netherlands.

Food and water

Seventy percent of the bacon comes from the Netherlands.The herrings which have chopped onions and the pickles are the national dish of the Netherlands. The Dutch people consume more than twelve kilogram’s every year. The Dutch are expert in keeping back water from the rivers and the sea thus turning Netherlands into an Atlantis. Cheese is largely eaten in Netherlands and the best in the world. (image by handmadebyemily)

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Height and Marriage.

The Dutch are the tallest people in the world, with the men average height being one hundred and eighty four centimeters and the women being one hundred and seventy centimeter. The Dutch was the first country to legalize the same sex marriage in the year two thousand and one.

Hard and soft drinks

The Dutch people are the 2nd biggest coffee drinkers in the world, with an average person taking three to four cups per day per person. A Dutch drinks an average of seventy four liters of beer per year. An average Dutch person consumes two kilogram’s of butch sweet salty liquorices per year. The Groisch, Amstel and the Heineken beer being among the famous brands in the world.

Population

The Netherlands is the highest populated in Europe with about four hundred and eighty seven inhabitants per square kilometer. More than thirty percent of the Dutch birth happens at home because of the large and established networks of the certified midwives allover the country. The paternal leave is taken for both the mother and the father can be taken for fifty seven days and can be taken at any time until the baby is eight years.

Museum

Netherlands has close to one thousand museums. With the Kroller Muller museum and the Van Gogn museum housing the largest Van Gogh collections in the whole world. The museums are visited by more than millions visitors per year.

Land

The Schiphol airport is four point five meter below the sea level. With more than four thousand kilometer of navigable lakes, rivers, and the canals. The highest point Vaalserberg in Netherlands is only three hundred and twenty three meters above the sea level. About two thirds of the Netherlands is valuable to the floods with about twenty five percent below the sea level and about fifty percent less above the sea level.

Language and color

About eighty six percent of the Dutch people speak English as their second language, with the official color of the Dutch people being orange.

Travelling

Netherlands has more than eighteen millions bicycles that is one bicycle per person, with an average person cycling nine hundred kilometers per year. Instead of using umbrellas the Dutch people use the rain coats and the rain suits.(image by camdencyclists)

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Netherlands is a country with beautiful people and beautiful culture combined. With many unique facts that make it easy to enjoy the life and the beautiful country.

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