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Holidays- Holland

Here are some places where I have visited during my exchange period..

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The Netherlands


Kingdom of the Netherlands

Area: 41,526 sq. km. (16,485 sq. mi.).
Cities: Capital--Amsterdam (pop. 1.1 million). Other cities--The Hague, seat of government (.7 million); Rotterdam, the world's largest port (1.1 million); Utrecht (554,000).
Terrain: Coastal lowland.
Climate: Northern maritime.

Population: 15.7 million.
Nationality: Noun--Dutchmen and Dutchwomen. Adjective--Dutch.
Ethnic groups: Predominantly Dutch; largest minority communities are Moroccans, Turks, Surinamese.
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, other.
Language: Dutch.
Education: Years compulsory--10. Attendance--nearly 100%. Literacy--99%.
Health: Infant mortality rate--4.8/1,000. Life expectancy--78 yrs.
Work force (6.7 million): Services--73%; industry--23%; government--7%; agriculture--4%.

Type: Parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarch.
Constitution: 1814 and 1848.
Branches: Executive--monarch (chief of state), prime minister (head of government), cabinet. Legislative--bicameral parliament (First and Second Chambers). Judicial--Supreme Court.
Subdivisions: 12 provinces.
Political parties: Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA), Labor Party (PvdA), Liberal Party (VVD), Democrats '66 (D'66), other minor parties.
Suffrage: Universal at 18.

Flag: flag of netherlands

GDP (2000 est.): $406.0 billion
GDP real growth rate (2000): 4.3%.
GDP per capita (2000 est.): $25,695.
Natural resources: Natural gas, petroleum, fertile soil.
Agriculture (3.5% of GDP): Products--dairy, poultry, meat, flower bulbs, cut flowers, vegetables and fruits, sugarbeets, potatoes, wheat, barley.
Industry (26.8% of GDP): Types--agroindustries, steel and aluminum, metal and engineering products, electric machinery and equipment, bulk chemicals, natural gas, petroleum products, transport equipment, microelectronics.
Trade (1999): Exports--$196 billion (f.o.b): mineral fuels, chemicals, machinery and transport equipment, processed food and tobacco, agricultural products. Imports--$186 billion (c.i.f): mineral fuels and crude petroleum, machinery, transportation equipment, consumer goods, foodstuffs. Major trading partners--EU, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, U.K., U.S. 



More information about the netherlands


Fun and leisure parks and zoo’s.



White and sandy…


Beauty Centers & Spas

Treat yourself, you’re on holiday!



What’s happening in Holland?



What’s on show at the moment?



Art to admire or to buy.



To visit or to moor your boat.



Traditional Dutch landmarks.



Big Master to small private collections.


Parks and Gardens

More than just tulips!



A choice of 2000 different restaurants.









Castles and Manor houses

Visit a castle or country house.


Companies open to the Public

Cheese farms to clog factories.


Golf Courses

The best of Dutch golf.



Visit the lighthouses around the scenic coastline.


Off the beaten track

Experience the other Holland


Outdoor Recreation Complexes

Picnic areas, lakes and leisure facilities.