Some facts and figures about The Netherlands!
Amsterdam has 1261 bridges and 165 canals.
There are around 1000 functional windmills and 108 water mills in The Netherlands.
A quarter of The Netherlands is below sea level; -6.7 is the lowest point and 323m is the highest.
Amsterdam’s nickname is Mokum derived from the Hebrew word “Makom” – A Place.
Netherlands means low country in Dutch.
The Keukenhof is the largest flower garden in the world.
Rotterdam has the largest port in Europe.
Statistically the tallest people in the world are Dutch.
The Netherlands has around 1000 museums, over 50 in Amsterdam alone.
The flying Dutchman is a ghost ship doomed to sail in the ocean forever without ever returning home.
The Netherlands is one of the founding countries of the European Union.
Queen’s day is celebrated each year on April 30. On January 2013 Queen Beatrix abdicated in favor of her son.
The Dutch golden age was a period in the 17th century in which science, trade, military and art were amongst the most acclaimed in the world.