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Interesting Facts about Netherlands

Netherlands Interesting Facts

Netherlands, officially the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is a country in Europe. Here are some interesting facts about the Netherlands:

  • Holland is not the Netherlands, it is just one of the provinces in the Netherlands.
  • The highest population density in Europe is in the Netherlands.
  • The Netherlands is one of the happiest countries in the world.
  • The first stock market in the world was invented by Dutch.
  • There are more bicycles in the Netherlands than people.
  • The Netherlands is better at speaking English than any other non-native country.
  • The Dutch language is the only official language in the Netherlands.
  • The Dutch are the tallest nation in the world.
  • The Netherlands has more than 1000 windmills.
  • Tulips are not actually native to the Netherlands. However, almost 80% of the world's flower bulbs come from the Netherlands.
  • The world's second biggest beer exporter is the Netherlands.
  • Gin was invented by the Dutch and introduced to the Brits.
  • The national color of the Netherlands is orange.
  • Carrots were turned to orange by the Dutch. For centuries they used to be white, yellow, or purple. However, in the 17th century it was changed.
  • The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize the same-sex marriage.
  • Coffee shops in the Netherlands are permitted to sell canabis.
  • The Netherlands plans to ban new gas and diesel cars by 2030.
  • DVDs, CDs, and Blu-Ray were all invented in the Netherlands.
  • Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands and it has more than 1200 bridges.
  • Home births are still popular in the Netherlands.
  • The Netherlands has the biggest pub in Europe.
  • The Netherlands shares land borders with Belgium, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.

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