Hai guys

Some of you has asked me to post a article about the Netherlands and since I have time know I thought why not?
so here are some things about my lovely country, enjoy

fun facts

1. More than a quarter of the Netherlands is below sea level
2. Dutch people are the tallest in the world
3. The Netherlands is the most densely populated nation in Europe
4. Flat as a pancake
5. Amsterdam is built entirely on poles.
6. Turkish Tulips,
here some extra information, the tulip, well-known symbol of The Netherlands, is imported, it originates from Turkey.
7. About 30% of all Dutch babies are born at home
8. Dutchies love their coffee, who doesn't?
9. 86% of Dutchies speak English as a second language. I have been learning since I was 7.
10. The Nederlands is the largest beer exporter in the world.

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places to visit

here are some places that you must visit in the Netherlands, and that is not only Amsterdam of course.

Amsterdam
This city is a must to visit, walk along the canals, visit the "Rijksmuseum" and the Anne Frank House,it's really impressive but it is best to buy a ticket before you go to Amsterdam otherwise you will wait two/three hours to visit this museum. And a tour with a boat trough the canals is also a really good idea.

De Hoge Veluwe
More like a nature person? visit the one of the "national parcs" I prefer one a little closer to my home, but "de hoge veluwe" is the most impressive one according to a lot of people.You can rent a bike, book a safari and go wildlife spotting. This is a walking tour with a duration of four hours. In the summer months their is also a special "childeren safari." Want a museum to end the day? Visit The Kröller-Müller Museum, it lies hidden in the forest, and contains the largest private collection from Van Gogh in Europe and has one of the most beautiful sculpture gardens to.

De Waddenzee
You love the sea? Want to see seals? Or take a walk through the dunes? Book a hotel on one of the islands in the Waddenzee. But don't forget that on some of the islands cars are not permitted and you will go with a ferry. their are 5 islands, Texel, Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland and Schiermonnikoog. And they are all special in their own way. Want to walk a distance. Take part in "het wadlopen" during the low tide you walk from one island to the other across the bottom of the sea but be prepared to end up really muddy.

Efteling
This is the best amusement park in The Netherlands and for young and old. Take a walk through "het Sprookjesbos" and enjoy all the old fairy tales for example Sleeping beauty, snowwhite and Hansel and Gretel. perfect for the little kids. More of a dare devil. Step in the Baron 1898, De Vliegende Hollander or the Python, these rollercoasters will give you a kick. Want to step on the wild water course, luckily their is the Piranha. You visit The Netherlands in the winter, it's open but water attractions are closed. And their are fires on all the squares when you are cold. Don't worry you don't have to carry much, their are a lot of restaurants so when you're hungry just step inside one and enjoy the food, probably you're gonna eat pancakes or "poffertjes" because that's typical dutch.

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wich one is your favourite, I would love to go to The Efteling, it's one of my favourite places in The Netherlands

#typical Food

  • Poffertjes
  • Appeltaart (apple pie)
  • Bitterballen
  • Rookworst
  • Stroopwafels (syrup waffle)
  • koffie verkeerd (the dutch version of caffè latte or café au lait)
  • Hollandse Nieuwe Haring (raw herring, freshly caught in most cases)
  • Goudse Kaas (Cheese!)
  • Chocoladeletters (chocolate letters, eaten during one of the holdidays, Sinterklaas)
  • Drop (licorice)
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OMG I am so in love with Stroopwafels, wich food would you like to taste?

Well you really want to visit The Netherlands? Fly with KLM they have the best food on board. Enjoy!