The Netherlands – Some General Reflections

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Netherlands is a small country of 17 million people. It is famous for tulip gardens, wooden windmills, cheese, canals, millions of bicycles and fields below sea level. Here are my reflections on this remarkable country and people.

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Netherlands is largely a secular country. About forty percent of  the population say that they haveno religion. Thirty percent are catholic and 20% are Protestant. …

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Keukenhof Gardens – Biggest Tulip Gardens

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Keukenhof Gardens is the world’s tulip flower gardens and contains seven million tulips with a total of 800 varieties. The garden has an area of 32 hectares or 79 acres. It is also known as the Garden of Europe. It is open everyyear from mid-March to mid-May. In 2023, it will be open from 23 March to 14 May. …

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Zaanse Schans – Old Windmills in Netherlands

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Zaanse Schans is one of the best-loved tourist destinations in Netherlands. Nearly a million people visit the place each year. The village presents a picture of what life was in Netherlands in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It has old houses, traditional windmills and workshops. There were 600 windmills in the Zaan region in the old days. Now there are ten well-preserved historic windmills in the typical Dutch wooden architectural style. They date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Dutch started building windmills as early as 1,200 AD to use them for grinding grains.

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