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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

Tel. +31-26-4952 309
Fax +31-26-4952 309
E-mail bondsbureau@kndb.nl

Postbus 100
6990 AC RHEDEN  
Netherlands

Best rated players Alexander Baliakin, Roel Boomstra, Jan Groenendijk
Best rated women’s players Heike Verheul

 

News

  • EDC Executive Board Meeting 3/2022 – minutes

    07.11.2022

    Dear Friends,here below, attached, in English and French version (soon also Russian and Ukrainian ones), the EDC Executive Board Meeting 2/2022 – minutes, held on 17th September 2022. A friendly draughts embrace to all of you.Carlo A. BordiniFR_EDC EB Meeting 3_2022 …

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  • European Champions Blitz and Rapid 2022

    03.11.2022

    Hijken (Netherlands), 22nd-23rd October, 2022.Wouter Sipma (NED) 🇳🇱 is the European Champion Rapid 2022! On the podium also Artem Ivanov (UKR) 🇺🇦 and Guntis Valneris (LAT) 🇱🇻 . Natalia Sadowska (POL) 🇵🇱  is the European Champion of Women; Silver Medal to …

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  • Natalia Sadowska & Jan Groenendijk European Championship Women & Men 2022

    30.10.2022

    Kortrijk (Belgium), 3rd-9th October.European Draughts Championship 2022 Open and Women (Qualifiers WC 2023). Jan Groenendijk Netherlands 🇳🇱 won EC Men, followed by Jitse Slump 🇳🇱 and Roel Boomstra 🇳🇱. Natalia Sadowska 🇵🇱  won Title Women, followed by Marta Bankowska 🇵🇱  and …

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  • European Championships Veteran and Under 27

    12.10.2022

    European Draughts Championships Under 27 and Veterans 2022. Osio Sotto (BG), Italy – 19th-25th September, 2022 EC Under 27: Alessio Scaggiante (Italy)  is the Champion Under 27; 2nd Paul Robin (France), 3rd Domantas Norkus (Lithuania).  Vira Popruha (Ukraine) won Women …

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  • Deadline for ECs Rapid and Blitz extended till October 15th.

    03.10.2022

    To all the Draughts Federations of EuropeThe last day for the subscriptions of European Championships Rapid and Blitz is extended till October 15th. Please remember that player application have to come (or confirmed) by their National Federation, that is Federations for …

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