Holland, weird facts ….τα παραξενα της Ολλανδίας

Photo posted by Flickr user thrillwnc.
This is the Browersgracht, which is a canal in Amsterdam. It is in the Jordaan district, which is my favorite area in Amsterdam.

 
The Netherlands and Holland are the same place?
One-quarter of Holland is below sealevel?
The International Court of Justice (at the Peace Palace) and the International Criminal Court are both in The Hague?
Holland still has around a thousand old-fashioned working windmills?
Holland is the third biggest exporter of agricultural produce, trailing only the US and France, even though only 3% of the Dutch population works in the agriculture sector?
Holland has no less than 15,000 km of cycle paths?
Flevoland, the twelfth province, was reclaimed from the Zuider Zee in 1986?
The Dutch are the tallest people in Europe?
Amsterdam is built entirely on piles?
Holland always has a coalition government, so it is a land of compromise?
Every Dutch person has a bike and there are twice as many bikes as cars?
The Van Gogh collections in the Van Gogh Museum and the Kröller-Müller Museum are the largest in the world?
Holland has the highest concentration of museums in the world, with 42 in Amsterdam alone?
Holland was one of the six founding members of the European Community?
The former island of Schokland, the fortifications around Amsterdam, the windmills of Kinderdijk-Elshout, Willemstad (in the Netherlands Antilles) and the Rietveld-Schröderhuis are all on UNESCO’s World Heritage List?
The highest point in Holland is 323 metres above sea level, and is referred to as a ‘mountain’?
Amsterdam is the capital, but the government is in The Hague?
Most Dutch people speak a foreign language as well as Dutch?
Rotterdam is the second largest port in the world?
Holland is 6.7 metres below sea level at its lowest point?
Amsterdam has 1,281 bridges?
Prince Willem-Alexander, the heir to the Dutch throne, takes personal interest in water management?
When you arrive at Schiphol Airport, you are four metres below sealevel?
Holland has more than 4,400 km of navigable rivers, canals and lakes?
At Neeltje Jans in Zeeland, you can see how Holland waged war against the sea?

Photo posted by Flickr user Quentin Drèze.

 
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Demetrios Georgalas (A Surviving Globalization Consultant) was born in 1961 in Bern and grew up in Athens. In1985, graduated from Surrey University with a Tourism Management BSc (Hons). In 1998, graduated from LMTB under Freie Universitat Berlin, with a Diploma Lasers in Medicine. His professional career was started in the private sector and at the same time he created his first consulting company D+G Consultants Inc. Worked for major multinationals in Greece and abroad (FMCGs / Pharmaceuticals / Tourism). Demetrios Georgalas, having established also Travelling 2 Greece a destination management company, while with the D+G Consultants working in the areas of BTL and special marketing projects. He is activated except from Greece in the Balkans and in Turkey, consulting his clientele with new innovative proposals. Apart from his enterprising activities, he dabbles at blogging, travelling and cooking while he is married and has two children. In conclusion Demetrios Georgalas is an Athenian, Greek, Agnostic, Traveller, & Liberal he likes sci-fi, photography, blogging, travelling and cooking and if you like fascism or any kind of dogma, keep out! Δημήτρης Κ. Γεωργαλάς Γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα το 1961, σπούδασε Τουριστική Διαχείριση στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο και κατέχει μεταπτυχιακό τίτλο στην Βιοτεχνολογία. Έχει εργαστεί σε μεγάλα τουριστικά γραφεία του εσωτερικού, και σε πολυεθνικές σε Ελλάδα και Εξωτερικό, στο χώρο των φαρμάκων, των ιατρικών μηχανημάτων και των FMCG’s. Από το 2001 είναι ελεύθερος επαγγελματίας, με δραστηριότητα στην διαχείριση προορισμού, τον θεματικό τουρισμό και τις ειδικές ενέργειες marketing. Είναι παντρεμένος και πατέρας δυο παιδιών, διδάσκει ειδικά θέματα εξωτερικού εμπορίου και κοινωνικής δικτύωσης, σε επιχειρήσεις και οργανισμούς. Ασχολείται ενεργά με το διαδίκτυο από το 1993 με άμεση εμπλοκή στα κοινωνικά δίκτυα και στο «ιστολογείν». Φανατικός ταξιδευτής, ερασιτέχνης φωτογράφος, μαχόμενος αγνωστικός και φιλελεύθερος. Όραμά του μια Ευρωπαϊκή Ελλάδα. https://brexians.wordpress.com
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2 Responses to Holland, weird facts ….τα παραξενα της Ολλανδίας

  1. Ο/Η giein λέει:

    Hi, Demetrios~!It’s beautiful.It looks like that a poem or a song will flow.Giein

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  2. Ο/Η iWalk λέει:

    hi brexians!I just back from a short trip to YunNan. The terrible thing was I found your site was blocked again! I have to visit it though a Proxy Server.Your post let me know more about Holland, I never think it can be so beautiful! I only know it from movies and novels.iWalk

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