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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: 2007-10-12)
The Netherlands is one of the most populated and geographically low-lying countries in the (its name literally means the Low Countries) and is famous for its dikes windmills wooden shoes tulips and perceived social tolerance.
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.
www.freeglossary.com /Netherlands   (1846 words)

 Netherlands Resource Center - the netherlands
The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland; IPA pronunciation: /"ne:dYrlant/) 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 cheap hotels netherlands 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.
The Netherlands is the 15th most densely populated country in the world, with 393 inhabitants per square km (or 482/km² if only the land area is counted, 20% is margraten netherlands water).
www.taxgloss.com /Tax-Banks_L_-_O-/Netherlands.html   (3970 words)

 Netherlands Antilles Summary
Under a 1954 statute, the Netherlands Antilles is a component of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with autonomy in internal affairs.
The island of Aruba was part of the Netherlands Antilles until 1986, when it was granted a "status apart", and became a separate part of the kingdom.
The head of state is the ruling monarch of the Netherlands, who is represented in the Netherlands Antilles by a governor.
www.bookrags.com /Netherlands_Antilles   (3596 words)

 ipedia.com: Netherlands Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Netherlands is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, a constitutional monarchy.
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world (its name literally means the Low Countries) and is famous for its dikess, windmills, wooden shoes, tulips and perceived social tolerance.
After being incorporated in the French empire under Napoleon, the Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815, consisting of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
www.ipedia.com /netherlands.html   (1608 words)

 International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State, Economic Perspectives, October 2000 -- International ...
Since the Netherlands wishes to maintain a large enough airport and airline company to benefit from the strength of our internationally orientated economy, the Dutch government will have to pay even more attention to the creation of the right conditions for such an airport and airline company.
The tension between the economic advantages of the further growth of air transport and the resulting disadvantages in terms of the environment, safety, and spatial planning has become increasingly pronounced in recent years.
It is up to the government to impose limits on the nuisance and overall safety risks caused by the business operations at the airport and to enforce these limits in such a way as to strike a good balance between the economy and the quality of life.
usinfo.state.gov /journals/ites/1000/ijee/trans-netherlands.htm   (2197 words)

 Netherlands - Gurupedia
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world and is famous for its dikes,
Charles V in 1648, the Dutch, as the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands, grew to become one of the major seafaring and economic powers of the
The Netherlands is the country of philosophers Erasmus of Rotterdam and Spinoza, and all of
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 FHWA Freight Management and Operations - European Scan - Executive Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Importantly, transportation policy at the EU level, as well as in the Netherlands (and reportedly in other European countries), is linked to environmental/ sustainability/energy issues.
The EU transportation funding is part of the total EU budget, which comes from customs revenues and value added tax (VAT) revenues (which were in addition to what was raised before the EU was created).
The panel was told that the buy-in on the EU priority projects from member governments and from the private sector has been slower than expected because of a slowdown in the economy, an overestimation of private investment interest, and environmental concerns with some of the projects.
www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov /freight/documents/exec_summary.htm   (2446 words)

 Safety Abroad Handbook -- How to Get There... and Back   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
While health care is generally good in the Netherlands, the quality of dental and medical care might be different in the various countries or regions you may visit.
Transportation: Accidents involving in-country travel, whether by air, bus, train, taxi, car, etc., are a major cause of injury to students abroad.
It is important to understand what the safe modes of travel are in the Netherlands and in the countries to which you plan to travel.
www.lmu.edu /globaled/netherlands/health.html   (1567 words)

 Netherlands Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
The Netherlands manages to be radical, sensible and quaintly staid.
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.
Disclaimer: We've tried to make the information on this web site as accurate as possible, but it is provided 'as is' and we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone resulting from this information.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/netherlands   (273 words)

 Freight Transportation: The European Market   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Given that national transport networks serve as the foundation for the prospective European network, it is not surprising that one of the initial challenges facing the EU in the transport sector was establishing the interoperability of services and infrastructure for trans-European travel.
Transport policy is in the middle of key debates on the economic and environmental future for the EU.
The latest transport plan for the Netherlands, for example, highlights those areas where the Dutch policies are consistent with EU policies, in particular, in the areas of road pricing; deregulation of the road transport market; liberalization of the railways; safety, accessibility, and emission requirements for vehicles and vessels; and electronic vehicle tagging.
international.fhwa.dot.gov /eurofreight.htm   (15602 words)

 Transport in the Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This is the regular transport vehicle the Dutch use.
Public transport in The Netherlands is the most convenient means of transportation.
The public transport network in The Netherlands is divided into zones, each about 4.5 kilometres in diameter.
www.utwente.nl /en/practical_information/getting_there/transport   (1095 words)

 Netherlands, The
To be admitted into The Netherlands, travelers must have a passport with a validity that exceeds their intended stay, a return airline ticket, and enough money to finance the planned stay.
Information on work, residency and immigration requirements in the Netherlands can be found on the web site of the Dutch immigration authorities at www.ind.nl.
U.S. citizens in the Netherlands are encouraged to monitor media reports, and are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.
travel.state.gov /travel/netherlands.html   (2600 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 1954, the islands were promoted from colony to a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The largest part of the Netherlands Antilleans - about 85% - descends from the African slaves that were brought and traded here from the 17th to 19th century.
www.sportsfactbook.com /history/Netherlands_Antilles   (917 words)

 private transportation
Dispite the popularity of bicycles and public transportation in the Netherlands, cars are quite common, especially outside of the dense, urban areas.
The Dutch are quite conservative in their cars, and the typical car would be something like a dark blue, silver or fl sedan from Germany or Japan, less than five years old.
Although they are best known for their big trucks (which they still make) they had a period from the mid-'50s through mid-'70s when they made ideal cars for the Dutch environment.
www.angelfire.com /empire2/anna/private_transport   (992 words)

 The Netherlands :: Study Abroad :: University of Denver
Founded in 1575, Leiden University is the Netherlands’ oldest and one of its most outstanding universities, known internationally for its academic distinction as well as its history and location.
Leiden, with 117,000 inhabitants, is situated in the western part of the Netherlands near Amsterdam and the sea.
Founded in approximately 50 B.C., Maastricht is the oldest and certainly one of the most attractive cities in the Netherlands.
www.du.edu /intl/abroad/programs/netherlands.html   (627 words)

 Netherlands - Exportinfo.org Country Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Netherlands is a small country with 15.8 million people and 41,864 square kilometers.
The Netherlands transportation infrastructure is conducive to a successful distribution hub.
When entering into the Netherlands, one must be willing to play a "fair game."  With a good mix of honesty and straightforward business practices, you will be successful in the Netherlands.
www.exportinfo.org /region/countries/netherlands.htm   (380 words)

 The Netherlands Judicial Assistance
A request for service by the Central Authority can be made by an attorney by submitting the documents to be served under cover of form USM-94, in duplicate to the foreign Central Authority.
In addition, if a consular officer is required to be present for the taking of a deposition, the fee is $200 per hour plus transportation costs.
The Netherlands is a party to a bilateral MLAT treaty.
travel.state.gov /law/netherlands_legal.html   (1687 words)

 Netherlands Getting Around
Hitchhiking always has its own risks and the rules are the same in the Netherlands.
You'll notice though that the Netherlands is a very densely populated country, which makes the average distance a car travels much shorter than, say, in Germany.
Car hire is a reasonably cheap mode of transportation in the Netherlands.
www.world66.com /europe/netherlands/gettingaround   (413 words)

 Geography of the Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Geography of the Netherlands makes the Netherlands one of the most unique countries on Earth.
This is due to the fact that much of its land was reclaimed from the sea and is below sea level, protected by dikes.
Locate town or village; find municipality it is part of, range of postal codes, and some other basic data
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geography_of_the_Netherlands   (1125 words)

 goDutch.com :: The Netherlands emerges as EU leader in rail transport growth
Growth in rail cargo transportation in the Netherlands has occurred primarily between Rotterdam and the German border.
Reasons for the strong growth in rail transport on the route to Germany is a combination of factors.
The significant increase in container transportation and the transport of coal to Germany only tell part of the story.
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 NBCOlympics.com - Countries - Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Located in northwestern Europe on the North Sea, the Netherlands is bordered to the south by Belgium and to the east by Germany.
Canals are important to transportation in the Netherlands, where there are 3,478 miles worth.
The first Olympic skating gold medal for the Netherlands came from Carolina Geijssen in the women's 1000m in 1968.
www.nbcolympics.com /countries/5056780/detail.html   (722 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - The Netherlands - A627194
The Netherlands is a small West European country.
The Netherlands and its inhabitants are strange and wonderful.
The Netherlands is also famous for its Polders and dykes.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/alabaster/A627194   (364 words)

 Transport in the Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Schiphol, the Amsterdam airport, is the main airport in the Netherlands, and the fourth largest in Europe.
Public transport to beaches (zip-file) - from Den Helder to Hoek van Holland, with map showing railways and bus lines, and showing km-pole numbers, used for defining beach locations.
If you specify "Public transport" as means of pre or post transport, you will be redirected to http://www.ovr.nl with the corresponding map.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Transportation_in_the_Netherlands   (2280 words)

 About The Netherlands - Location, Flag, Map, Weather, Transportation
There are 27 airports in The Netherlands, 20 of which are paved.
There are 134,000 Km of highways in The Netherlands.
There are 6,183 Km of waterways in The Netherlands.
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Public sector—European Union: The EU was established to form a common economic market and to deal with history of conflict on the continent.
Public sector—Member EU nations: The panel did not meet with representatives of national governments, except for those of the Netherlands.
Some specific studies are: Collaboration with research center, e.g., the Intermodal Transport Research Center in Hamburg, to monitor the response of intermodal freight to national and EU policies.
www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov /freight/documents/exec_summary.doc   (2462 words)

 The Netherlands: Transportation
UTi has an array of import airfreight services that range from the fastest way to getting your shipment from A to B, to pre-clearance and documentation, to tracking and tracing, and time definite services.
Our Export Ocean services utilise the services of all the main Shipping Lines to provide us with both LCL and FCL services to ports around the world.
UTi offers importers a wide range of both LCL and FCL services from each of The Netherlands’ key trading markets.
www.go2uti.com /country/netherlands/country_transportation.html   (265 words)

 GIN2005-1 Travel Information
The campus of the university is located just outside the city borders of Enschede (4 km from the city center).
The weather in the Netherlands is rather unpredictable.
The seasons vary considerably, and it rains frequently throughout the year.
www.greeningofindustry.org /gin2005-1_Travel.htm   (577 words)

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