The Netherlands is located in North-Western Europe. It is just over half the size ofIreland. It is 41 526 sq km. The capital is Amsterdam.
Their main languages are Dutch and Netherlandic. The population is 16 318 199. This is their flag The seat of government is the Hague. They joined the EU in 1957 so they use the euro.
The Netherlands is a very flat country with many canals. It needs to have dams , dykes and canals to control the water levels because one quarter of it is under water. Germany is to its East. Belgium is to its West. The south and east are called the High Netherlands.
A major port in the Netherlands is Rotterdam. A famous painter that came from the Netherlands was Vincent Van Gogh. A famous book that came from there is the Diary of Anne Frank. It is famous for tulips, cheese (edam) and art.
The tourist attractions in the Netherlands are Museums, Art galleries and canals. Another popular attraction are Windmills. They originated in the Netherlands.
The women’s traditional clothing consists of , a long skirt, a blouse with anapron and sometimes a shawl or a shoulder decorationfor good occasions. The men’s traditional clothing consists of, wide woollen pantswith silver buttons on the frontsquare flap, a shirt , a jacket andsometimes a hat.
Clogs are one of the most well known tradition from the Netherlands. They are wooden shoes. The front part of the shoe is curled upwards. They look like this
This is the Netherlands soccer team. They lost the world cup last year to Spain.