How Much Do You Know About .... The Netherlands

How much do you know about the The Netherlands?

The Netherlands: Beyond Amsterdam - Rick Steves' Europe Travel Guide | By train, bike, and boat, we visit the top Dutch sights outside of Amsterdam: from Haarlem to Rotterdam, and from Delft to the Zuiderzee. Along the way, we enjoy charming towns with fragrant cheese markets, soggy polderland, mighty dikes, and windmills both new and old. Rolling through the Netherlands and connecting with its people, you can’t help but think, “Everything’s so...Dutch!”

Holland vs the Netherlands - The differences between : Holland & The Netherlands 

Why The Netherlands Is The Tulip Capital Of The World - Legend says that the tulip became so popular in the 17th century that it created an economic bubble known as “Tulip Mania.” The buying and selling of bulbs became so expensive that the market crashed. Though historians differ on the extremity and accuracy of the legend, tulips still remain an important aspect of the Netherlands’ history.

How The Netherlands Became The World's Second Largest Agricultural Exporter - If somebody asked you to name the top three countries for agricultural export, the Netherlands probably wouldn’t feature. But, in actuality, the Dutch have masterfully played the exportation game to their advantage, and, in doing so, have become the second largest agricultural exporter in the world. In the agricultural sector, the Dutch are predominantly known for producing high-quality goods (in terms of vegetables – tomatoes and chillies, dairy – cheese and milk, in addition to numerous kinds of flowers and plants.) Therefore, they’re not only voluminous in terms of how much they physically shift, but also in the quality of their products. So, how did the Netherlands manage to conquer the market and take over? As the Dutch themselves would say, laten we leren!

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