Netherlands reseach task powerpoint


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This is made for school as a project. The smartboard randomly chose each student a country and it gave me Netherlands. Before this powerpoint I made a report on the Netherlands so most of the powerpoint is taken from my report.

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  1. 1. Sorry if you couldn’t understand me or if I make too many mistakes or there was a bit ofbackground etc etc because1. This is the first time I used a Logitech Microphone.2. This is the first time I used RecordPad Sound Recorder.3. I don’t speak Dutch.4. I did this at 5:00am (not the normal time for me to wake up but this time was the most best for this powerpoint).5. Outside there is a bird that makes a half blowing half whistling voice which distracted me a lot.6. Once in a while I have to scratch my nose because my impetigo is healing but when it’s healing it gets a bit unconformable around the nose area.7. I have a bit of trouble with my pronunciation.8. I had my microphone on the left hand and my script and mouse on the other hand so it was hard.9. I think I may not make sense but at least I know what I am talking about.10. I don’t mumble a lot, it’s just that I was moving the microphone up and down because I was trying not to make my voice not to loud.
  2. 2. The NetherlandsBy: Anne
  3. 3. IntroductionThe Netherlands isa constitutioncountry which islocated on North-West Europe withsome islands in theCaribbean. Thiscountry is slightlybigger thanSwitzerland. Theofficial countryname is Koninkrijkder Nederlanden.The short form of itis Nederland. Thealternative name forthe Netherlands isHolland. The long
  4. 4. There is limited knowledge on prehistoric Netherlands.The Netherlands existed ever since the Ice Age [2.6million years ago]. There is no exact date whenNetherlands existed. There is limited knowledge on prehistoric Netherlands. The Netherlands existed ever since the Ice Age [2.6 million years ago]. There is no exact date when Netherlands existed.
  5. 5. One of the most famous people in Netherland’shistory is named Vincent van Gogh. He was bornon the 30th of March, 1853 and died on the 29thof July 1890 aged 37. He was an artist who livedin poverty and very few people noticed his artwhen he was living. Van Gogh committed suicideby shooting himself with a gun on the chest butno gun was ever found. After his death hebecame well known. Some of the paintings hepainted were Starry Night and sunflowers.
  6. 6. Every month and every season has afestival, market, parade, exposition, and eventthat are organised throughout the country.There is the New Year’s Dive, the ABN AMROWorld Tennis Tournament, theKuekenhof, Queen’s Day [the mostimportant], Liberation Day, Flag Day, theSummer Carnival, ‘t Preuvenemint, World PortDays, Leidens Ontzet, Museum Night and
  7. 7. How the Netherlandsbecame a country:A first the Netherlandswas ruled by Spain. TheDutch people didn’t likeit because1. They were protestant.2. The Spanish government was on an Anti-Protestant Catholic jihad known as the ‘Inquisition’.Then Prince William ofOrange led the War ofIndependence for theNetherlands to be
  8. 8. The Netherlands is a very flatcountry. It is also ageographically low-lying countrywith about 20% of its area and21% of its population locatedbelow sea level and 50% of itsland lying less than onemetre above sea level so a quarterof the land is at or it is below thesea.There are many landforms in theNetherlands. Here are some ofthe major landforms in theNetherlands: The Zuidplaspolderis the lowest point in the country[which is 7m below sea]. TheArdennes Mountains keepsections of Belgium,Luxembourg and France buttheir foothills reach into theextreme southern Netherlands.The Vaalserberg is the highestpoint in the Netherlands [rises to1,053 feet].
  9. 9. The Netherlands have lots of landmarks. Here are some of them: The RietveldSchröder House which is a U.N.E.S.C.O. World Heritage Site [it is located in the northpart of the town of Utrecht, and it was made in 1924], The Kinderdijk [it is a smallvillage outside Rotterdam that features 19 windmills used for pumping water]. Why somany windmills? It is because that the Netherlands are famous for their windmillswhich were used to mill corn, drain flooded land and eventually generate electricity.
  10. 10. Netherlands has a lot of water because most of the land is covered by sea. The major bodies ofwater in the country are… The Rhine River that flows into the country and joins with the Maasand Scheldt rivers which makes it one of the largest river deltas in the west part of Europe. TheNetherlands largest lakes is the Markermeer and the Ijsselmeer lakes which are man-made thatare formed by dikes [both lakes used to be part of a saltwater bay that led into the North Sea].
  11. 11. The Netherlands have about 130 cities but the major cities are Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Den Ha
  12. 12. The Dutch people have a very uniqueculture just like any other country. Justlike any country the Netherlands havewhat people call today is traditionalclothing. Today most Dutch people wearmodern clothes just like any Europeanperson would wear except the peopleworking in the country side because theyare cheaper and easier to wear – clogsare better than gumboots. Modern wear.
  13. 13. Traditional clothing are rarely worn often and sometimes worn on festivals. The most well known part ofthe traditional Dutch clothing is the wooden clogs. Long ago, only very rich people could afford leathershoes so middle class people wore wooden clogs. The shape of the clogs was different according to whatarea of the Netherlands Dutch people came from. Today, some people working in the countryside stillwear them occasionally, as they are cheaper and easier to wear than gumboots. Now most of thethousands of wooden clogs made today are sold to tourists wanting a souvenir from their trip to TheNetherlands at the souvenir shop.
  14. 14. The traditional Dutch music is folk though thereare many types of music in theNetherlands, they are: Classical, Contemporaryclassic, Jazz, Pop, rock, symphonic rock, deathmetal, black metal, doommetal, punk, boerenrock, indierock, electronic, dance, rap and hip hop.
  15. 15. The Netherlands have the lowest number of public holidays [8].Holiday Name Dutch Name INETRESTING FACTNew Year’s Day Nieuwjaar The day before is called Old Year’s Day instead if New Year’s Eve.Easter Eerste Paasdag en Tweede The Dutch celebrate two days of Paasdag Easter [on Sunday and subsequent Monday].Queen’s Day Koninginnedag Originally it was celebrated on the current Queen’s birthday, now it’s celebrated on the birthday of late Queen-Mother.Liberation Day Bevrijdingsdaj It is celebrated every five years.Ascension Day Hemelvaartsdag It is forty days after Easter.Pentecost Pinksteren The Dutch celebrate two days of Pentecost [on Sunday and subsequent Monday].Saint Nicholas’ Eve Sinterklass Not a national holidayChristmas Kerstmis The Dutch celebrate two days of Christmas – Eerste Kerstdaj (the first day of Christmas) and Tweede Kerstdat (Boxing day).
  16. 16. There are many numbers ofplaces serving good food andinventive take on home-growncuisine in the Netherlands. Andthe larger cities have a variety ofdecent restaurants especiallyIndonesian, Chinese and Thaifood.
  17. 17. Plus there are lots of cafes and bars oftenknown as eetcafés. The Netherlands isalso a good place for drinking with a wideselection of bars.
  18. 18. Dutch cheese can be delicious but there isn’t avariety as there is in as France or Switzerland.This is a list of cheeses from or connected withthe Netherlands:• Edam• Gouda•Leerdammer•Leyden•Limburger•Maaslander•Maasdam•Mimolette•Old Amsterdam•Parrano•Roomano•Prima Donna.
  19. 19. The Netherlands’ government is a Parliament Democracy undera Constitution Monarchy. Mark Rutte is the current PrimeMinister of the Netherlands. The political parties are theChristian Democratic Appeal [CDA], Freedom Party [PVV], LaborParty [PvdA], Liberal Party [VVD], Socialist Party [SP] andother minor parties. Below: Mark Rutte
  20. 20. Natural Gas Petroleum Fertile Soil
  21. 21. Netherlands’ manufacturing areas areagroinductruies, metal and engineeringproducts, electric machinery andequipment, chemicals, petroleum, constructio Below: Fish Industry catching a fishn, microelectronics and fishing industries.
  22. 22. There is 21.96% of arable land in the Netherlands - this mean the land is used by cultivating the land for crops like wheat, maize and rice that are replanted every year after harvest time. The percentage for permanent crops in the lands is 0.77%.The land is cultivated for crops like citrus fruits, coffee and rubber and are not replanted every harvest which includes land under the flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees and vines but this doesn’t include land under trees grown for wood or timber.
  23. 23. The main jobs people have in the Netherlands are food processing, chemicals, gas andoil, retail, property, transport, communications and financial services. Above: Food processing machine
  24. 24. Thecurrency in theNetherlands isEuro: €.
  25. 25. Cool Summers Mild Winters
  26. 26. The average yearly rainfall in the Netherlands is 75.6mL.
  27. 27. The average yearlytemperature in theNetherlands is 2°C inJanuary and 19°C in July with an annual average of 10°C.
  28. 28. The damp weather is good fordairy and livestock raising buttoo much sunshine [the sun andheat] will limit planting crops.
  29. 29. The population of the Netherlands is 17 688 863 people[updated 06/11/2012]
  30. 30. railway [train for longdistances,], bus [some bus cantravel long distancestoo], cycling [the commonway for transport, ride onbike lanes], car [taxiincluded], punting and canalboats [popular withtourists] and the plane [inthe airport to traveloverseas or farawayplaces].
  31. 31. STORY BEHIND THE FLAG The flag consists of three equal horizontal stripes [the top stripe is red, the middle is white and the bottom one is blue]. The red stripe was originally orange with the white and blue stripes. The colours on the flag were based on Prince William of
  32. 32. to us that exist in theNetherlands. Some strange lawsare: the use of the number 1312 is illegal and you need a parking permit to park in your owngarage in the city of Amsterdam.
  33. 33. Want to go the the Netherlands for a holiday? Here are some tips andadvice for going there:•You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance beforetravelling.•Exchange your money into Euro and only bring a certain amount of money(if you carry 10, 000 Euro or more than you have to declare the cash atyour arrival or departure from the EU).•Make sure your passport has at least valid for six months from yourplanned date returning to your own country (bring an extra passport photo(recent) in case you lose or need to replace your old passport whileoverseas.•Beware of pick pockets .• In case of an emergency ring 112.•Not necessary but encouraged – register with the Departure of Foreign
  34. 34. Some of Netherlands’ native animals are the:Above: Wild Boar Above: European MinkRight: Beech Marten
  35. 35. In conclusion, Netherlands is a great place to visit when you want to go somewhere in Europe.Even though it is a small country it has a unique culture and a significant history. I hope in this journey though the Netherlands you learnt something and enjoyed my PowerPoint presentation.
  36. 36. For more information ask Anne Pham for the full report.All of the pictures and backgrounds are searched on Google images and most of theinformation is from the report.You copying this may be subjected to copyright