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Presentation about the Netherlands

  1. 1. Netherlands, history and culture Jacques Bazen Lecturer International Economics / Entrepreneurship Welcome to the Netherlands!
  2. 2. Overview of the presentation: 1. Stereotypes of Netherlands 2. Bare necessities for survival in the Netherlands 3. The Netherlands and it’s culture
  3. 3. Stereotypes Google is a great way to explore stereotypes, with its search suggestions:
  4. 4. Stereotypes about Netherlands/Holland (according to research of Groningen university) 1. Drugs/Coffeeshops 2. Thriftiness 3. Clogs 4. Tolerance/Liberalism 5. Tulips 6. Cheese (Gouda/Edam/Maasdam) 7. Bicycles (loads of them) 8. Below the sea level 9. Mills 10.Amsterdam
  5. 5. Stereotypes II Our preferred touristic image abroad:
  6. 6. How we would like to be seen abroad… Picture from a tourism brochure of our government
  7. 7. How we are actually seen abroad….
  8. 8. Bare necessities for survival in the Netherlands 1. A bicycle
  9. 9. Bare necessities for survival in the Netherlands 2. A strong lock (usually more expensive than the bike)
  10. 10. 3. Umbrella Bare necessities for survival in the Netherlands
  11. 11. Step up to Saxion. The Netherlands, Holland or Dutch? Dutch is bad? 1. Dutch courage 2. Going Dutch 3. Double Dutch 4. Dutch comfort
  12. 12. Step up to Saxion. The Netherlands, Holland or Dutch? Dutch is bad? 1. Dutch courage 2. Going Dutch 3. Double Dutch 4. Dutch comfortA piece of Dutch comfort: In Belgium things are more confusing
  13. 13. Step up to Saxion. The Netherlands • General information: • Area: 41850km2 (Rank #130) • Inhabitants: 16,7 million people (Rank #63, 0.24%) Density: 405 km2 (Rank #30, 405) • Capital city: Amsterdam • Government centre: Binnenhof The Hague • Constitutional Monarchy
  14. 14. Step up to Saxion. The Dutch Some important facts about the country: Average coffee consuption: 140 liters per person per year, 3.2 large cups a day…8.4 kg per capita. (avg. 1.4 kg per capita)
  15. 15. Step up to Saxion. The Dutch Some important facts about the country: Average coffee consuption: 140 liters per person per year, 3.2 large cups a day…8.4 kg per capita. (avg. 1.4 kg per capita) But… Netherlands is not the world champion. That honour goes to the Finnish. A staggering 12 kg per capita per year…
  16. 16. Beer Beer consumption in the Netherlands, 75 liter per capita per year… Nothing compared to the 140 liters per capita in Czech republic
  17. 17. Beer Beer consumption in the Netherlands, 75 liter per capita per year… Nothing compared to the 140 liters per capita in Czech republic However…. we do win from the Belgians… They just drink 74 liter per capita (by the way, this is not a discussion about quality)
  18. 18. Rainy climate Rainy climate in The Netherlands??? We are only 102nd in the world…
  19. 19. Step up to Saxion. Transport in Netherlands Total number of cars in Netherlands: 7.9 million = 0.47 cars per person Total number of bicycles in Netherlands: 18 million = 1.07 bikes per person
  20. 20. Step up to Saxion. Lowest point of Europe -6,76 m 0 m
  21. 21. Step up to Saxion. Highest point in The Netherlands Mount Scenery, 877 meter
  22. 22. Step up to Saxion. Highest point in The Netherlands Vaals mountain, 322 meter
  23. 23. Step up to Saxion. Schöne Grüße aus Holland!
  24. 24. Typical Dutch city landscapes Canals were the highways of the past, they are abundant in Dutch cities (although many have been filled up over time). Amsterdam
  25. 25. Typical Dutch city landscapes Canals were the highways of the past, they are abundant in Dutch cities (although many have been filled up over time). Utrecht
  26. 26. Typical Dutch city landscapes Canals were the highways of the past, they are abundant in Dutch cities (although many have been filled up over time). Den Haag
  27. 27. Canals even became a trade mark for Dutch colonial cities
  28. 28. Broad Street, NY
  29. 29. Typical Dutch city landscapes And canals are great places to get rid of unwanted bicycles as well
  30. 30. Typical Dutch city landscapes
  31. 31. Canals: Inspiration for St. Petersburg Tulip Crazyness, Narrow canal houses Amsterdam
  32. 32. Below the sea level
  33. 33. Understanding the Dutch Understanding the Dutch: main concern is independency. Already from the Middle Ages. The country was never really feudalized. “Democracy of the dry feet”
  34. 34. Settlement of the lowlands
  35. 35. Windmills
  36. 36. Milling
  37. 37. Dikes
  38. 38. Natural disasters
  39. 39. Natural Disasters
  40. 40. Natural Disasters
  41. 41. National Anthem • Founder of the dynasty: William of Nassau-Dillenburg, prince of Orange: • Rebel leader who was the driving force behind the Dutch revolution. Murdered in 1584 • The National anthem is about him
  42. 42. National Anthem • Founder of the dynasty: William of Nassau-Dillenburg, prince of Orange: • Rebel leader who was the driving force behind the Dutch revolution. Murdered in 1584 • The National anthem is about him Dutch National anthem (Wilhelmus): William of Nassau, I am of German blood. I'm faithful to the fatherland until I die. I'm a prince of Orange, free and without fear I have always honoured the king of Spain (written by Philips von Marnix, lord of Saint Aldegonde and West Souburg, 1572)
  43. 43. Golden Age
  44. 44. According to our queen, who is of Basque-Argentinian offspring, Dutch culture is like: • 1 Cookie rule (3 variants) • Open curtains and big windows in the houses • Money savers – heating off at night Typical Dutch: Does it exist?
  45. 45. Dutch Language Achthonderdachtentachtig prachtige grachtenbruggen in Amsterdam
  46. 46. What to visit in this country My (subjective) top 15 Tourist visits
  47. 47. 15 Lisse, bulb growing capital of the Netherlands
  48. 48. 14 Kröller – Müller, National Park Hoge Veluwe
  49. 49. 13 Deventer
  50. 50. 12 Rotterdam and its harbor Europoort
  51. 51. 11 Naarden
  52. 52. 10 Gouda, city of cheese
  53. 53. 9 The Hague and the government center
  54. 54. 8 Giethoorn, Venice of the North
  55. 55. 7 Neeltje Jans, Dutch Delta Works
  56. 56. 6 Groningen
  57. 57. 5 Amsterdam
  58. 58. 4 ‘s Hertogenbosch
  59. 59. 3 Utrecht
  60. 60. 2 Amersfoort
  61. 61. 1 Maastricht
  62. 62. Would you like to know more? Thank you for your attention! (This presentation can be viewed from www.slideshare.net/jacquesbazen)

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