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  Netherlands - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland; IPA pronunciation: /"ne:dərlant/) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands that is formed by the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.(Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden).
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world (its name literally means "low country") and is famous for its dikes, windmills, wooden shoes, tulips, bicycles and social tolerance.
Political scientists consider The Netherlands a classic example of a consociational state, at least in part caused by the necessity in the Netherlands since the middle ages for different cities to cooperate in order to fight the water (different cities were at the time like different countries by today's standards, and often at war).
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/n/e/t/Netherlands.html   (3852 words)

 Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The English adjective and noun for "from the Netherlands" or "a from the Netherlands" is "Dutch".
The Netherlands Antilles ("Nederlandse Antillen" consisting of Saba Sint Maarten Sint Eustatius Bonaire and Curaçao capital: Willemstad on Curaçao) and Aruba (Capital: Oranjestad) all in the Caribbean Sea are self-governing parts of the Kingdom the Netherlands.
The Undutchables: An Observation of the Netherlands, Its Culture and Its Inhabitants
www.freeglossary.com /Netherlands   (1846 words)

 Culture of the Netherlands - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Aruba and the five main islands of the Netherlands Antilles are part of the Lesser Antilles island chain.
In the Netherlands it is common to have two cold meals and one hot meal.
For snacks, people of the Netherlands ussually eat fruit, candy bars, liquorice, or other snacks such as cakes, sausage rolls etc. Bread is generally eaten with breakfast and lucnh while sometimes crispbread, crackers, ontbijtkoek, rye bread, cereal flakes or muesli substitute for the bread.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Culture_of_the_Netherlands   (782 words)

 FIRST THINGS: A Journal of Religion, Culture, and Public Life
Article 293 of the Netherlands Penal Code (enacted in 1886) stipulates: "He who robs another of life at his express and serious wish is punished with a prison sentence of at most twelve years or a fine.
In the absence of precise statistics, the evidence on euthanasia in the Netherlands remains anecdotal, which means among other things that the practice cannot be accountable to public scrutiny.
As Gomez points out, the neonate case raises the specter of the medical killing of the vulnerable, the demented, the retarded, the severely handicapped, the indigent, and the elderlyanyone, basically, who is not sufficiently alert or verbal to claim a right against someone else’s inconvenience.
www.firstthings.com /article.php3?id_article=5208   (2214 words)

 Netherlands Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Netherlands' largest national park, Hoge Veluwe would be a fantastic place to visit for its marshlands, forests and sand dunes alone, but its brilliant...
One of the chief pleasures of the place is its lively contrast between pragmatic liberalism and the buttoned-up just-so primness of a culture founded on Calvinist principles.
In the 19th century an Amsterdam canal was filled in by authorities in a bid to put to an end the working-class street carnivals that were common at the time.
www.lonelyplanet.com /destinations/europe/netherlands   (277 words)

 Stay in the Netherlands - Dutch culture
The Netherlands is a country well known to people worldwide, not only because of its beautiful tulips or because of the “Orange Football Club”, offering so many moments of wonderful football during the world cup competitions.
In the eyes of those students the Netherlands is a country with a multi-national culture and they have experience that the tolerance of the Dutch is still the main key for all foreigners who would like to explore this small country.
Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands is famous for its red light district.
www.saxion.edu /stayinthenetherlands/culture   (875 words)

 Culture of the Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dutch culture or culture of the Netherlands is diverse, reflecting regional differences as well as the foreign influences thanks to the merchant and exploring spirit of the Dutch.
The Netherlands and Dutch people have played an important role for centuries as a cultural center, with the Dutch Golden Age regarded as the zenith.
Aruba and the five main islands of the Netherlands Antilles are part of the Lesser Antilles island chain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_the_Netherlands   (1370 words)

 Netherlands: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
The Netherlands, on the coast of the North Sea, is twice the size of New Jersey.
Immigration as a colonial inheritance: post-colonial immigrants in the Netherlands, 1945-2002.
The waxing and waning of a Diaspora: Moluccans in the Netherlands, 1950-2002.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107824.html   (1040 words)

 What's in a name?
However, the centralizing policy of the Lord of the Netherlands (Charles V, later Philip II) was not appreciated by the countries.
The southern provinces, once called the Spanish Netherlands, have become modern Belgium; the northern part was recognized as an independent "Republic of the Seven United Provinces" (Treaty of Nonsuch, 1585).
English-speaking people in the Netherlands have invented the word cloggies to describe the Dutch, whereas the Moroccan minority calls the native population kazen (cheeses); the Belgians call their northern neighbors diknekken (fatnecks); and when a Dutchman wants to insult his compatriots, he calls them kaaskoppen (cheeseheads).
www.livius.org /dutchhistory/names.html   (624 words)

 Wikinfo | Netherlands Antilles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Netherlands Antilles (Dutch: Nederlandse Antillen), previously known as the Netherlands West Indies, are part of the Lesser Antilles and consist of two groups of islands in the Caribbean Sea that form an autonomous part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The island of Aruba was part of the Netherlands Antilles until 1986, when it was granted a "status aparte", and became a separate part of the kingdom.
Head of state is the ruling monarch of the Netherlands, who is represented in the Netherlands Antilles by a governor.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Netherlands_Antilles   (819 words)

 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Netherlands
The great Jewish presence in the Netherlands began and ended in tragedy: The first Jews came after being expelled from Spain, and the huge community was decimated 350 years later by the Holocaust.
The history of Jews in the Netherlands was different than their experience in any other country, and, while today's Jewish community is only a fraction of what it once was, it is rapidly becoming more in touch with the eras that preceded it.
A significant portion of the surviving literature and poetry from that era is rife with anti-Semitic references, and the contemporary Christian legends emphasize the perfidy of the Jews, and their role in the death of Jesus.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/netherlands.html   (3159 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Heineken
The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden).
Zoeterwoude (population: 8,526 in 2004) is a town in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland.
Mass media is a term used to denote, as a class, that section of the media specifically conceived and designed to reach a very large audience (typically at least as large as the whole population of a nation state).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Heineken   (2845 words)

 Netherlands HQ : Netherlands Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Cultuurbeleid in Europa:: Nederland / The Netherlands - Cultural...
The Linear Pottery Culture in the Netherlands (5300 BCE- 4900 BCE)
Netherlands HQ excludes all liability of any kind (including negligence) in respect of any third party information or other material made available on, or which can be accessed using, this Website.
www.netherlandshq.com /netherlandsculture/index.php   (914 words)

 FIRST THINGS: A Journal of Religion, Culture, and Public Life
As bad as that is, the 2.7 percent statistic undercounts significantly the number of people in the Netherlands who actually die at their doctors’ hands.
In the Netherlands, there are many documented cases of assisted suicides and euthanasia for nonterminal conditions, including depression over the death of children, fear of giving in to anorexia, haunted memories of the Holocaust, infants born with birth defects, anguish over skin cancer scars, and asymptomatic HIV infection.
While there is an indirect financial incentive in favor of euthanasia in the Netherlands as a method of health care cost control, Dutch doctors are essentially employees of the government and so have little direct financial incentive to kill.
www.firstthings.com /article.php3?id_article=3169   (1680 words)

 Research Magazine | Universiteit Maastricht
The influence of migrant streams in the past century on Dutch culture is indelible.
Cultures, the Dutch as well, are influenced by people who come from outside and leave their traces.
And finally, the last movement is the absorption of the Dutch culture in a transnational culture where there is room for international influences and where these influences are also recognized.
www.unimaas.nl /rESEArChmaGazIne/default.asp?id=76&thema=6&template=thema.html&taal=en   (906 words)

 Languages of the Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The official language of the Netherlands is Dutch.
Frisian is spoken widely in and is the official language of the province of Friesland.
There is a tradition of learning foreign languages in the Netherlands: about 85% of the total population has basic knowledge of English, 55–60% of German and 25% of French.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Languages_of_the_Netherlands   (241 words)

 WebMuseum: La Renaissance
The consciousness of cultural rebirth was itself a characteristic of the Renaissance.
In the 20th century the term was broadened to include other revivals of classical culture, such as the Carolingian Renaissance of the 9th century or the Renaissance of the 12th Century.
In general, the 15th century saw a modest recovery with the construction of palaces for the urban elites, a boom in the decorative arts, and renewed long-distance trade headed by Venice in the Mediterranean and the HANSEATIC LEAGUE in the north of Europe.
www.ibiblio.org /wm/paint/glo/renaissance   (1448 words)

 Legislation works for women but culture runs deep, Employment, The Netherlands, Holland, Expatica
Another trend, most pronounced in the Netherlands, was the proportion of foreign-born female business leaders; as many as 71 percent of the women in the boardrooms of leading Dutch companies are expatriates.
The Netherlands, for instance, hasn't felt the same economic pinch as the Nordic countries, whose success can be put down to their concerted effort to make a change, driven by financial need.
Scheltema also mentions another widely held opinion; that because the Netherlands was neutral during the first world war, Dutch women didn't need to take control in the same way as women in countries such as Britain and France, who took over in the factories and businesses while the men and boys went to the trenches.
www.expatica.com /actual/article.asp?subchannel_id=75&story_id=30978   (1103 words)

 Netherlands - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Netherlands (also popularly, though inaccurately, called Holland in English, in Dutch Nederland) is a Benelux country in Western Europe, facing onto the North Sea and the United Kingdom and bordered on land by Germany and Belgium.
The southern Netherlands have a distinct cultural identity because the population is (or was) largely Catholic.
Quite a few travellers visit the Netherlands to enjoy its famously tolerant attitude: prostitution is legalized and licensed and the sale, possession and consumption of small quantities of cannabis or magic mushrooms, while technically still illegal, is officially tolerated by the authorities under a policy of gedogen (tolerance).
wikitravel.org /en/The_Netherlands   (7179 words)

 FairVote - Netherlands
As John Prescott announces referendums on the creation of three new regional assemblies for England - with powers to be specified at a later date - for the north-east, the north-west and Yorkshire and Humber, here is how some of our European neighbours and transatlantic friends govern themselves.
The communities exercise power over "individual" policy - health, culture, education, media, welfare - while the regions govern economic issues and housing, transport, planning, foreign trade and the enviñronment.
Landers have their own judicial systems, their own powers of primary legislation and tax raising powers, are responsible for education, culture, safety, law and order and ultimately control nearly 40% of public expenditure.
www.fairvote.org /president/?page=615&articlemode=showspecific&showarticle=296   (711 words)

 Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Main Page
English Culture in the 17th and 18th Centuries
Cultural Nationalism: The Nation as Positive Focus of Identity
Although the history of social and cultural elite groups remains important to historians, the lives of non-elite women, people of color, lesbians and gays are also well represented here.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/modsbook.html   (951 words)

 Food and Culture of The Netherlands
The 400th anniversary of the planting of the first tulip bulbs in the Netherlands was celebrated in 1994.
Even the briefest glimpse into history reveals the Netherlands ("Holland" is the unofficial but popular name) as an important seafaring nation which once had global possessions: from the Arctic Ocean to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and even Staten Island in the United States.
Although the Dutch Sinterklaas is the antithesis of the western world's commercially exploited Santa, he arrives annually in the Netherlands on December 6.
www.food-links.com /countries/netherlands/netherlands.php   (645 words)

 The Power of Culture - Cultural exchange between India and the Netherlands increasing
Western influence on the Indian culture is rapidly and forcefully increasing.
However, attention for the Indian culture in the Netherlands is also steadily increasing.
The biggest obstacle for cultural organizations in the Netherlands is the controlling bureaucratic culture that is typified by a lack of direction from above, many small-scale activities and a lack of interaction.
kvc.minbuza.nl /uk/current/2006/may/india.html   (330 words)

 Linear ceramics in the Netherlands #2
The culture originates probably from the eastern part of Europe, near the Black Sea.
But its culture is also known as "LPC" or Linear Pottery Culture, after the decorations on its pottery.
In the Netherlands they only live on the yellow "löss soil" in Limburg because that's the most fertile part and therefore good for farmers with simple wooden tools.
www.angelfire.com /me/ij/page2.html   (365 words)

 Living Abroad : Articles : The Netherlands
Windmills, wooden shoes and tulips are a few of the things that characterize the Netherlands, but the image that the Dutch prefer is one of international business savvy, hard work, tolerance and fairness.
As Hunt Janin writes Culture Shock, Netherlands, the Dutch strive for an egalitarian society, where no one is anyone's servant, and everyone, regardless of job or income, expects to be treated with respect.
The Netherlands is number seven among exporting nations of the world.
www.liveabroad.com /articles/netherlands.html   (1214 words)

 John Locke, Toleration and Early Enlightenment Culture - Cambridge University Press
This book is a major new intellectual and cultural history of intolerance and toleration in early modern and early Enlightenment Europe.
This study is a significant contribution to the history of the ‘republic of letters’ of the 1680s and the development of early Enlightenment culture and will be essential reading for scholars of early modern European history, religion, political science, and philosophy.
Catholic intolerance and the significance of its representations in England, Ireland, and the Netherlands c.1687–92; 3.
www.cambridge.org /aus/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=052165114X   (475 words)

 Attractions and Culture of the Netherlands
The recorded history of the Netherlands starts with the Roman invasion halfway the first century A.D. but it had its heydays in the 17th century when it disputed hegemony of the Seven Seas with the English and the Spanish empires.
The city is situated on both sides of the Meuse river in the south-eastern part of the Netherlands between Belgium and Germany.
The city has the largest port in Europe and was until recently the world's busiest port; it is found on the banks of the river the Nieuwe Maas, one of the streams in the delta formed by the Rhine and Meuse rivers...
www.magicaljourneys.com /Netherlands/netherlands-interest.html   (718 words)

 sports history - Netherlands Antilles
The Netherlands Antilles (Dutch: Nederlandse Antillen), previously known as the Netherlands West Indies, are part of the Lesser Antilles and consist of two groups of islands in the Caribbean Sea that form an autonomous part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (none of the other Antilles use this term in their name).
In 2004 a commission of the governments of the Netherlands Antilles and the Netherlands reported on a future status for the Netherlands Antilles.
Both the land area and population of the Netherlands Antilles are just more than half that of Zeeland, a mainland province.
www.sportsfactbook.com /history/Netherlands_Antilles   (917 words)

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