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The netherland 2014

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THE NETHERLANDS

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The netherland 2014

  1. 1. Location Population İmportant geographical figures A short history Currency Capital city Religion(s) Culture& ethnic groups Languages Foods Politics important places to see Famous people Cinema Music Theatre Poetry Literature Television important events
  2. 2. Where the Netherland is located?: - This is a European Country. It is located along the North Sea, next to Western Germany and Northern Belgium. Its capital is Amsterdam, but its house of government is The Hauge
  3. 3. Geographic Features of The Netherlands: • Its major water feature is, of course, the North Sea. Also the Netherlands has three rivers (Rhine, Waal, Meuse) that acts as a natural and a cultural border. In 1134, a storm created the archipelago of Zeeland
  4. 4. Climate of The Netherlands: The climate of the Netherlands is a temperate, marine type of climate. The Netherlands experiences cool summers and mild winters.
  5. 5. Environment of The Netherlands: There are numerous water, air, and marsh animals. There are also many kinds of deer and fox. Other animals include, but are not limited to, the badger, boar, and the common beaver. All reptiles and amphibians are endangered. The Netherlands natural resources include natural gas, petroleum, peat moss, limestone, salt, sand and gravel, and arable ground(farm land).
  6. 6. History of The Netherlands: Dutch Republic 1581-1795 The man who ruled the Netherlands at this time never spoke a word Batavian Republic 1795-1806 First time Netherlands was a unitary state Kingdom of Holland 1806-1810 Napoleon gave his brother the land as a gift Part of French Empire 1810-1813 Later Napoleon decided he didn’t like his brother so he took back the land Kingdom of Netherlands 1815-present Was once again a unitary state and was free of a king run system Industrialization 6th Date Slow to industrialize because of dependence on water and wind power WW II 1941-1945 Estimated 100,000 Jews killed in the Netherlands After the War 1945-present Started gaining ties to neighboring countries BENELUX
  7. 7. Religion: Their Saint Nicholas turned into Santa Clause Religion- Roman Catholic- 31% Dutch Reformed- 13% No religion- 41%
  8. 8. Food and Music of The Netherlands: Breakfast- fresh bread, cheese, cooked meats, sausage, butter chocolate sprinkles, jam or honey, and often a boiled egg. Lunch- Same generally as breakfast Dinner- Within the house, home cooked meals. Generally do not go out of the house to eat food at the local McDonald’s though. It helps to eat at the home, that’s probably why they aren’t as fat as the common American. They usually drink coffee, teas, chocolate/fruit juice Their music is the same as ours, they don’t exactly have rap there though, due to the lack of African American population living in their borders.
  9. 9. Government of The Netherlands: The Netherlands is constitutionally monarch with The Hague as the house of government.
  10. 10. Economy of The Netherlands: Most people work in businesses or huge industries. The types of products produced include, but are not limited to, agriculture, food processing, chemicals, petroleum, and electrical machining.
  11. 11. Tourism in The Netherlands: Well, if one were by chance to visit the Netherlands you could go visit the many Dutch windmills or maybe even pick up some wooden shoes. You could also go watch a futbol game by the Holland team.
  12. 12. Some Famous Dutch People: • Vincent Van Gogh – ARTIST: Dutch artist whose work became known for its emotional intensity and bold use of color years after his death. Also known for his landscapes and his Olive Trees series that featured depictions of cypresses in different settings. • Dirk Kuyt-SOCCER PLAYER :Forward who scored 51 goals for Liverpool between 2006 and 2012 and joined the Dutch national team in 2004; became a fan favorite and was noted for his team spirit, energy, and enthusiasm. • Queen Juliana-ROYALTY : Popular monarch who reigned over the Netherlands from 1948 to 1980. Indonesia and Suriname both became independent from her country while she was in power.
  13. 13. 10 Top Tourist Attractions in the Netherlands: 1-Delta Project:The Delta Project or Delta Works are a series of constructions built between 1950 and 1997 in the provinces of Zeeland and South Holland to protect large areas of land from the sea. The works consist of dams, sluices, locks, dikes, and storm surge barriers. They have been declared one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
  14. 14. 2-Maastricht Vrijthof :The Vrijthof is the best-known city square in Maastricht, a city in the southern most part of the Netherlands. It features the massive Saint Servatius Church and Saint Jan’s Cathedral. The Vrijthof regularly hosts large festivals at various times throughout the year, including autumn and winter festivals.
  15. 15. 3-Rijksmuseum: The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the largest and most prestigious museum for art and history in the Netherlands. It has a large collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age including works by Vermeer and Rembrandt. Until 2013, the museum is being completely renovated, but the major masterpieces are still on show.
  16. 16. 4-Kinderdijk :More than 1.000 old windmills still exist in the Netherlands. The largest concentration of Dutch windmills can be found near the village of Kinderdijk (“Children’s dike”). To drain the excess water from the polders, which are situated below sea-levels, 19 windmills were built around 1740. They have been well preserved to the present day and are now popular tourist attractions in the Netherlands.
  17. 17. 5-Hoge Veluwe: He Hoge Veluwe National Park is one of the largest continuous nature reserves in the Netherlands, consisting of heathlands, sand dunes, and woodlands. The Kröller-Müller Museum with it large collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh is located within the park. Bicycles are available for free to visitors of the Hoge Veluwe, with much of the area being inaccessible by car.
  18. 18. 6-Keukenhof Gardens: Keukenhof Gardens is the world’s largest flower garden, and actually a promotion for the Dutch flower industry. Approximately seven million flower bulbs are planted annually in the park with not only tulips, but also hyacinths, daffodils and other spring flowers on display. The gardens are open from the last week in March to mid-May. Keukenhof is one of the most visit tourist attractions in the Netherlands
  19. 19. 7-Delft City Hall :The City Hall in Delft is a Renaissance style building on the Markt square across from the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church). Originally designed by the Dutch architect Hendrick de Keyser, it was heavily changed over the centuries and was restored in the 20th century to its Renaissance appearance.
  20. 20. 8-West Frisian Islands :The West Frisian Islands or Waddeneilanden in Dutch are a chain of islands in the North Sea off the Dutch coast. They continue further east as the German East Frisian Islands. The islands separate the North Sea from the shallow Wadden Sea, with tidal mud flats. Under the supervision of licensed guides several islands can be reached by walking on the mudflats during low tides. On the islands cycling is the most favorable means of transport.
  21. 21. 9-Leiden Canals :Leiden is known for the oldest university in the Netherlands, the birthplace of Rembrandt and its beautiful canals. The two branches of the Old Rhine enter Leiden on the east and unite in the city center which also contains several smaller canals. The old center of Leiden is one of the largest 17th century town centers in the Netherlands, second only to Amsterdam.
  22. 22. 10-Anne Frank House: The Anne Frank House is a museum with a story. It's situated in the center ofAmsterdam and holds the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary during World War II. Anne Frank was a normal girl in exceptional circumstances. For more than two years she described the events of her daily life in hiding in her diary. See for yourself how Anne, her family and other people were living while hiding from the occupying Germans. Take into account, that visiting the Anne Frank House is a moving experience, which has already touched millions of people from all over the world..
  23. 23. Biggest Cities By Population: • Amsterdam • Population of 1.36 Million people live here in the Capitol • Rotterdam • About 643,425 people live here in Rotterdam • Hague • Around 485,818 people live in the Hague When you combine these three countries you get a total of 2,499,243 people.
  24. 24. WHAT SPORTS DO THEY PLAY? • Football (American soccer • Speed Skatin • Handball • Cycling • Field Hockey • Volleyball • Sailing • Tennis
  25. 25. WHAT DO THE COLORS ON THE FLAG REPRESENT? • Red =Strength & Courage • White = Honesty & Peace • Blue = Loyalty & Truth
  26. 26. POPULATION AND ETHNIC GROUPS: »About 16,570,613 people live in the Netherlands Ethnic Groups »Ranks 58th on the list of countries with the highest population • 80.7% Dutch • 5% EU • 2.4% Indonesian • 2.2% Turkish • 2% Surinamese • 2% Moroccan • 5.6% Other
  27. 27. Holidays: • January 1 New Year's Day • March/April Easter • April 30 Queen's Day (Queen Juliana) • May 4 Remembrance of the Dead (WW2) • May 5 Liberation Day (Nazis in WW2 Left) • 40 days after Easter Ascension Day • 7 weeks after Easter Pentecost • December 5 Saint Nicholas' Eve • December 25, December 26 Christmas
  28. 28. Current Events: • Queen’s Day: This event was celebrated on the 30th of April • throughout the country. World Press Photo Exhibition: April 22 to June 9 • Netherlands to Close Prisons: Not Enough Criminals • Netherlands to ban psychedelic mushrooms (drug)

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