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Interesting facts about the Netherlands

In the Netherlands there are over 15 000 km roads for bicycles. Every person in the Netherlands owns a bike. There are twice as much bikes as cars in the country.

The Netherlands is a very liberal country. Liberalism is very important not only in economy, but also in society and culture. The Netherlands has the highest population density (493 inhabitants per square km – water excluded) of any European country with over 1 million inhabitants.

Dutch people are the tallest in the world, with an average height of 184 cm for men and 170 cm for women.

New York City started as Dutch colony called New Amsterdam; the Dutch were the first Europeans to discover Australia and New Zealand in the 17th century. Australia was then named “New Holland”. New Zealand was named after the province of Zeeland.

Koninklijke Nederlandse Dambond

President of federation Johan Haijtink

Tel. +31-26-4952 309
Fax +31-26-4952 309
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Postbus 100
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Netherlands

Best rated players Alexander Baliakin, Roel Boomstra, Pim Meurs
Best rated women’s players Tatyana Chub, Nina Hoekman, Vitalia Doumesh

 

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