the netherlands facts

the netherlands facts:

What do you really know about The Netherlands?:

in the netherland's:

There are 15k kilometers of bike lanes.
Around 40% of all journeys in Amsterdam are made by bikes.
Almost every Dutch person has a bike.
The most common bike type is roadster (Omafiets).
About 100k bikes are stolen every year in Amsterdam.

Water under the bridge:
Amsterdam has 1261 bridges and 165 canals.

She's like the wind:
There are around 1000 functional windmills and 108 water mills in The Netherlands.

How low can you get:
A quarter of The Netherlands is below sea level; -6.7 is the lowest and 323m is the highest.

What's your name:
Amsterdam’s nickname is Mokum derived from the Hebrew word “Makom” – A Place.

How low can you get 2:
Netherlands means low country in Dutch.

The garden of ideas:
The Keukenhof is the largest flower garden in the world.

A boat is safe at harbor:
Rotterdam has the largest port in Europe.

Head over heels:
Statistically the tallest people in the world are Dutch.

Worth a thousand words:
The Netherlands has around 1000 museums, over 50 in Amsterdam alone.

Ghost busters:
The flying Dutchman is a ghost ship doomed to sail in the ocean forever.

Diggin' the dancing queen:
King’s day is celebrated on April 27. In 2013 Queen Beatrix abdicated in favor of her son.

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