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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 9/2023 – minutes (updated 25.01.2024)

    24.01.2024

    Dear Friends,here below, attached, in English and French the Minutes of the EDC Executive Board Meeting 9/2023 (the fourth one of the Executive Board elected on 05.08.2023), met online, on 14th December 2023.A friendly draughts embrace to all of you.Carlo …

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  • EDC Executive Board Meeting 8/2023 – minutes

    05.01.2024

    Dear Friends,here below, attached, in English, French, Ukrainian and Russian the Minutes of the EDC Executive Board Meeting 8/2023 (the second one of the Executive Board elected on 05.08.2023), met online, on 9th November 2023.A friendly draughts embrace to all …

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  • EDC Executive Board Meeting 7/2023 – minutes

    14.11.2023

    Dear Friends,here below, attached, in English, French, Ukrainian and Russian the Minutes of the EDC Executive Board Meeting 7/2023 (the second one of the Executive Board elected on 05.08.2023), met online, on 10th October 2023.A friendly draughts embrace to all …

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  • European Blitz & Rapid Championships 2023

    02.11.2023

    The European Blitz & Rapid Championships took place in Beilen (Netherlands) on 28 and 29 October.In the Rapid Jan Groenendijk (NED) won; 2nd Jos Stokkel (NED)  and 3rd Aleksej Domchev (LTU). Among the women, Darya Tkachenko (NED) won, followed by …

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  • EC Rapid and Blitz streaming broadcast

    27.10.2023

    EC Rapid and Blitz are broadcast by RTV Drenthe. Link:EC Rapid and Blitz Broadcast by RTV DrentheThis link will be open on Saturday from 09:00 till 18:00 (EC Rapid) and Sunday from 11:00 till 15:30 (EC Blitz). Roel Boomstra will …

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Ladies and gentleman, let the games begin!