Netherlands

country in western Europe

The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country located in Western Europe with territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In Europe, the Netherlands consists of twelve provinces and in the Caribbean, it consists of three special municipalities: the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.

Flag of the Netherlands
National Anthem of te Netherlands (Het Wilhelmus)
Location of the European part of the Netherlands

QuotesEdit

  • There will never be a revolution in the Netherlands, because you are not allowed to walk on the grass there.
  • But 'the' Dutch identity? No, I have not found it. The Netherlands is: large windows without curtains so everyone can look in; but also adherence to privacy and coziness. The Netherlands is: one biscuit at tea; but also great hospitality and warmth. The Netherlands is: sobriety, control and pragmatism; but also the experience of intense emotions together. The Netherlands is far too diverse to summarize in one cliché. 'The' Dutchman does not exist. As a consolation I can tell you that 'the' Argentinian also does not exist. I therefore find it very interesting that the title of the report of the Scientific Council for Government Policy is not 'the Dutch identity'. But: Identification with the Netherlands. That leaves room for development and diversity.
  • In the Netherlands, people are so toilet trained that when they feel the need to spit, they take the train to do it in the countryside.

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