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From the northern Fisian Isalnds to Zeeland in the South, Netherlands
imbues with contrast. The cosmopolitan surprises of The Hague, Amsterdam
and Rotterdam blend lively with the marveling windmills and tulips.
Divine and heavenly, dark and sinful Netherlands is a place of extreme
action, with fine sandy beaches, colorful bulb blue fields, picturesque
villages and vibrant towns with multilingual, outward-looking people
The mighty river Rhine bisects the country, bringing trade and prosperity
from far and wide.
The intense historic cities such as Haarlem, Delft and Leiden and
the lively city of Rotterdam spell wonder to the sophisticated Amsterdam
and The Hague. Amidst salutary surprises, Netherlands allow you
to experience all that she has to offer. One of the greatest museums
of human history at Den Haag you can enjoy the masterpieces of Rembrandt
and his renaissance contemporaries. Near Arnhem, the then Arnoldi
Villa the real awe unfolds as you discover world's finest collections
of Van Gogh.
Dutch people are welcoming and friendly. Amidst caring social matters,
environment with excellent public transport facility visitors find
it easy to get around.
In the 1st century BC, Romans rule the province and peace and prosperity
prevailed for more than two hundred and fifty years. Later, Charlemagne,
one of the greatest Frankish kings also ruled the territory. The
Scandinavian Vikings ruled the state during 9th and 10th centuries.
The state became an important center for shipping and trade in 12th,
13th, and 14th centuries and wealthy merchants backed by their newly
acquired power dared to challenge the nobles who ruled across the
countryside. In the early 16th century the Netherlands and its nearby
area, known as the Low Countries, went from rules of the dukes of
Bourgogne to the hands of the Habsburg emperor Charles V.
Since the beginning of Middle Ages, the rulers of the Low Countries
had not only established themselves as one of the most affluent
powers of Europe but also, ironically, as one of the rulers who
were most politically unstable.
By the early Sixteenth Century, the imperial influence had gained
lot of importance; the Low Countries had turned out to be immobilized,
to a degree through dynastic ties, annexed to the far-flung empire
of the Hapsburgs. It was up against Hapsburg rule that the Low Countries
(largely protestant from the Northern provinces) rebelled in 1568
under the leadership of William of Orange and Nassau.
The struggle and fight for independence, which continued until 1648,
experienced a remarkable growth in Dutch sea power. The golden age
of 17th century witnessed the emergence of new art and culture in
the Dutch horizon.
In 1810, as Napoleon taken over the Dutch empire, The Netherlands
saw a decline in its strength and was on the wane. Afterward though
in between 1814-30 the whole area of the Low Countries was briefly
In 1848, an amendment in the constitution left the then monarchs
only with limited powers. In the World War I though Netherlands
did not take active part but badly bore the pain of Nazi invasion
in 1940. The plan of a united European Union was mooted by the Dutch
The dream efforts came true in 1957, when a European Community was
born and The Netherlands became one of the six founder members of
the European Community. The second half of 1991 saw the organization
of the crucial summit at Maastricht, which was held to determine
the future of European Union integration in economic, monetary policy
as well as other areas.
Total: 41,526 km
Land: 33,883 km
Water: 7,643 km
Climate: temperate; marine; cool summers and mild winters
Terrain: mostly coastal lowland and reclaimed land (polders); some
hills in southeast
18% of the population is Catholics and 15% Protestant. About 63%
of the Dutch don't go to Church. 5-6% of the population is Muslim
and 1.3% is Hindu. Post Holocaust 30,000 Dutch Jews remain in The
The Netherlands has a history of many great painters like Rembrandt
van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen, Vincent van Gogh, Piet Mondriaan
and likes. The famous astronomer and mathematician Christiaan Huygens
discovered Saturn's moon Titan and invented an accurate clock.
The history of the art began in the Flander region. During the 20th
century Dutch art was influenced by fauvism, cubism, and expressionism.
1 Netherlands guilder, gulden, or florin (f.) = 100 cents
NLG is obsolete now; the currency of Netherlands is Euro.
Euro is available in five denominations; they are €5, €10,
€20, €50, €100 and €500
1 EUR = 1.19575 USD
1 USD = 0.836295 EUR
Note:- International rates may change without notice. Tourists are
requested to check the newest rates before taking any financial
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