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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 4/2022 – minutes

    04.02.2023

    Dear Friends,here below, attached, in English, French, Ukrainian and Russian version, the EDC Executive Board Meeting 4/2022 – minutes, held on 6th December, 2022. A friendly draughts embrace to all of you.Carlo A. BordiniEDC EB Meeting 4_2022 Minutes v1_ENG EDC EB …

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  • European Championships 2023 – Calendar

    21.01.2023

    Dear National Federations,Dear Friends,Here attached the letter with the Calendar of European Championship 2023.Best Regards.2023_013 EDC 2023 CalendarCarlo A. Bordini

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  • EDC annual fee 2023 (Deadline 28th February)

    13.12.2022

    Dear Friends,during the recent EDC Executive Board Meeting, it’s been set the deadline to pay the EDC annual fee of 50,00 €, as Ordinary Member. Federations have to pay that amount by the 28th February 2023, using the following EDC bank …

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  • 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 3/2022 – 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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