Netherlands Tourist Attractions and Travel

Netherlands is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba in the Caribbean.

It is bordered by the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east.

Whenever we talk about the Netherlands, the first fact we recall about the country is its windmills.

 

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The Dutch built windmills for many centuries and to some extent, the windmills built the country itself, since without them much of the land drainage could not have occured.

 

In old time the mills were developed for corn milling, land drainage, saw milling, and in fact all manner of industrial purposes. Brunei

 

The Netherlands is often called Holland. This is formally incorrect as North and South Holland in the western Netherlands are only two of the country's twelve provinces.

 

Other than its windmills, the Netherlands were also famous on its flowers, especially its tulips.

 

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Tulip Industry's become one of the main industries in the Netherlands.

 

Only by that industry, which invovles only 5% of the dutch, places the Netherlands the third largest exporter of agricultural producions.

 

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As we all know, The Dutch grew to become one of the major seafaring and economic powers of the 17th century during the period of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands. In the so-called Dutch Golden Age, colonies and trading posts were established all over the globe.

 

The city centre of Amsterdam as seen from the above

The city centre of Amsterdam as seen from the above

 


The city centre of Amsterdam as seen from the above

 

Amsterdam used to be the largest dam in the world of the Dutch golden ages.

 

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It is now the capital and the largest city of The Netherlands. Its name is derived from "Amstel dam", pointing to the city's origin: a dam on the river Amstel.

 

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Though Amsterdam is one of the oldest cities in Europe, it probably has the best canal system in the world. The centre of the city is built on very soft soil, so people have driven wooden piles (poles) into the ground and built their houses on top of these. The city of Amsterdam also has 1,281 bridges crossing its network of canalsĄŁThe photo below shows a typical view of Amsterdam canal.

 

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Nowadays, the Netherlands is not that powerful as it used to, however, it still has its influence internationally. The hague is one of the signs of its influence.

 

The Hague

 

The Peace Palace

It is the actual seat of government, but, somewhat anomalously, not the official capital of the Netherlands, a role set aside by the Dutch constitution for Amsterdam.

 

Binnenhof and the Knight's Hall, the political centre of the Netherlands

 

The "Binnenhof", where the lower and upper houses of the States-General meet. The central turret is the minister president

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The "Binnenhof", where the lower and upper houses of the States-General meet. The central turret is the minister president's office.

 

Night Views of Parliament Collections of Buildings

 

Night Views of Parliament Collections of Buildings



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