Why are the Netherlands called the Netherlands?
In Dutch, the language is called Nederlands (literally: Netherlandish), which derives from the name Nederland. The origin of the word Nederlands is Dutch, but not so much the usage of the name itself. Of course, nether ('low') could simply refer to the geographical characteristics of the land, both flat and down river. Then, it merely describes the geographic situation. However, it might be observed that the specification neder- today sounds German rather than Dutch, and is cognate with German nieder as opposed to ober- ('upper'). One may liken this usage to the distinction between "upper" and "lower" in other geographical designations, like Upper and Lower Austria or Upper and Lower Silesia; it has nothing to do with the fact that part of the present-day Netherlands is a low-lying area.
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Answer . The Netherlands is situated in northwest Europe with much of its coastline facing eastern England. Between the Netherlands and England you'll find the Northsea. The Netherlands lies to the west of Germany and to the north of Belgium. It's located at the Northwest of Europe North of Belgi…um and East of Germany. (MORE)
Netherlands is the English translation of 'Nederland'. Nederlandliterally means 'low lying land' ('Neder' is an older word with thedefinition low and 'land' means land). The Netherlands arepartially located below sea level and that is the reason why it iscalled The Netherlands. In English and mult…iple other languages the country has beengiven the plural form, since you could say that The Nederlandsexists of multiple low lying lands. This was also the case till1815. Before that The Netherlands as a whole didn't exist. In other languages you can also see this translation of 'low lyinglands'. For example in French: 'les Pays-Bas', in German: 'dieNiederlande' and in Italian: Paesi Bassi. (MORE)
Santa Claus is called "de kerstman". Though many children don't get presents from him, but from "Sinterklaas". He is a special form of Santa Claus (one of its predecessors). "Sinterklaas" his birthday is celebrated on 5 December each year.
The majority of the land of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg is below sea level, hence these countries are referred to as the 'Low Countries'. These countries are also referred to as the Benelux countries, as this is a supranational organization these three neighbors belong to. The name w…as formed from each countries' spelling: BElgium, the NEtherlands, and LUXembourg. The majority of the land of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg is below sea level, hence these countries are referred to as the 'Low Countries'. These countries are also referred to as the Benelux countries, as this is a supranational organization these three neighbors belong to. The name was formed from each countries' spelling: BElgium, the NEtherlands, and LUXembourg. Because they are so low: a big part of The Netherlands and a smaller part of Belgium is even under sealevel. The highest point of Belgium is at 694 meters above sealevel, in The Netherlands not more than 322 meters. (MORE)
New Netherland was comprised of more than one state. Henry Hudsonclaimed the territory for the Dutch. It encompasses parts of thestates of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland,Connecticut, and Delaware.
Netherlands have distinct percentages of religions, like RomanCatholic (25%), Irreligious (50%), Muslim (5%), Dutch ReformedChurch (7%), Protestant Church in the Netherlands (7%) and otherreligions (6%).
The areas of the Netherlands that were once under water and now are land are called "polders". These are protected from being flooded with seawater by a system of dikes, canals, and windmills.. There is a saying in the Netherlands that "God made the earth, but the Dutch made the Netherlands". Many …people in the Netherlands live on land that is younger than they are. (MORE)
Probably best known for drugs. Though decreasingly so, drugs used to be relatively easily available. Additionally it is known for being very flat (no mountains), tullips (which aren't really from the Netherlands), wooden shoes, mills and prostitution.
Because The Netherlands is an independent monarchy - in other words it has a king or queen as it's head rather than a President. At the moment it has a queen. Go here for loads more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarchy_of_the_Netherlands The armed forces "belong" to the monacrch, even though in r…eality he or she has no control over them. In most cases where there is a monarch (King or Queen), the military has the title Royal. Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and Denmark all have the title Royal in the Militaries. I think it is to denote the presence of a monarchial form of government in that particular country? (MORE)
In the past one of the languages used in the Netherlands was 'Duutsch' also used in Germany. For the English were in that time the Netherlands and the Germans the same so we were all called 'Dutch'. Later on it became different and the Netherlands was in that time more important to the English than …the Germans. So they had to do something and they named the people from Deutschland Germans and they kept using Dutch for people from Nederland. Because the Dutch were more important in that time (for the English) than the Germans they gave the Germans a different name (the most important keeps the name). (MORE)
Comes from the German 'duetsch'. At first the English language used Dutch to refer to any or all of the Germanic speakers on the European mainland. Gradually the meaning shifted to the Germanic people they had most contact with, the people from the Republic of the Netherlands, the Dutch.
The question should be whyis The Netherlands called Holland?. North and South Holland are just two out of twelve provinces of the Netherlands.. The word Netherlands means low lying land. The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg are often refered to as the Low Countries. These all once once formed pa…rt of a larger country called the Netherlands.. Holland has long been an acceptable alternative informal name for The Netherlands including most those who live there and is not considered as incorrect or potentially insulting as refering to Great Britain as "England". Yet care should still be exercised as some Netherlanders, especially among Frisians, may still not appreciate Holland being used as a synonym for their country. (MORE)
Why is it The Netherlands but do we call them Dutch Why not Dutchland or Netherlands as it's people?
The Netherlands was more like a description of the country, "the lowlands" because a lot of the land is under sealevel, anyway the name stayed and became the official name of the country. I don't know why the dutch are called the dutch, because in The Netherlands we call ourselves "nederlanders" s…o Netherlanders. Very long ago, there was a language in todays Netherlands that were called "netherlandic". However, that language disappeared after a while and a new language was introduced, so they had to call it something different. But why they just didn't name that language "netherlandic" as well is beyond my knowledge. So, instead, they named that language "dutch". Where that name comes from I have no idea of though. But I think I've heard Germany and the Netherlands being reffered to as "Dutchlantis". But that is just pure speculations, and I'm not even sure if Germany was counted in there or if it was the Netherlands and Belgium (and Luxemburg maybe). However, that should give it a little more colour. To make it more confusing some people also use Holland instead of The Netherlands. I understand your question but I needed to answer this: We aren't called Dutchland, because that basicly would be the same as Germany, in Dutch: Duitsland and in Germany: Deutschland. That's why we aren't called Dutchland (MORE)
In the seventeenth century, people living in the low countries were called Nederduits or Nederduitsche (low German). English sailors being the excellent linguists they are got the pronunciation wrong and from "Dowtsch" heard "Dutch". The rest is history. That said, in modern Dutch, the word for …Dutch people is actually "Nederlander," a word which WOULD translate easily to "Netherlander." In South Africa where seventeenth century Dutch evolved into Afrikaans, the two principal churches, retain the "Nederduits" title. The Dutch Reformed Church is still called Die Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk whilst in the Transvaal, the Voortrekkers established the even more conservative Nederduitse Hervormde Kerk. (MORE)
one dutchman two dutchmen etc. the dutch (like in the dutch people) or the translation: one "nederlander" two "nederlanders"
I think you mean why you should you an article in front of the countries' name. If not, than this answer is not applicable. The complete Dutch term for their own country is "Koninkrijk der Nederlanden". Koninkrijk means kingdom, der means of and Nederlanden is word which consists of two words. Th…e first word 'neder' is an old-fashioned word for low. 'Landen' means countries. Literally the name means Kingdom of the Low Countries. This name refers to the fact that the Netherlands is located on the lowest part of Northern Europe, some parts of the Netherlands are below sea level. It is obvious that you should use an article if the name would be The Low Countries, but since the English name is derived from the Dutch name the article is used with The Netherlands as well. In that respect it is comparable to The United States and The United Kindom English is not the only language which uses an article in the name. In French it is referred to as 'Les Pays-Bas' and in German it is 'Die Niederlande'. (MORE)
Strictly speaking, no. Holland is a region of the Netherlands, not the whole country. People often incorrectly use Holland to refer to the The Netherlands as they don't know that they are not the same.
Because they are in fact really low lands. Half of the country lies under the sea level. The land is always 'fighting' with the sea, using dikes and dams. It is very important to learn how to swim when living in the Netherlands! And also because it's a very flat country. Only a few 'real' hills and …certainly no mountains..... (MORE)
The Dutch and other colonizing powers called their claims in the New World 'new' parts of their respective countries. For example, to one side of the Dutch colony was the 'New Sweden' settlement of the Swedish colonizers. On another side was the 'New England' settlement of the English colonizers. T…he term 'New Netherlands' didn't just refer to the future state of New York, within the United States of America. It actually referred to the land from the modern day Delmarva Peninsula of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia all the way up to part of modern day Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The word in Dutch was 'Nieuw Nederland' . (MORE)
You can go sightseeing all around the Netherlands. I would recomend the CoBrA Museum. If you want to stay a few days and you have tons of money, you can go to the Softile the Grand hotel..
yes but holland is informal, the locals call it holland Europeans often refer to the Kingdom of the Netherlands as Holland. To Dutch people, Holland is the name for just one part of the Netherlands; a low-lying province on the west coast it includes the large cities of Amsterdam and Rotterdam, an…d the Dutch capital Den Haag. (MORE)
011 = international access prefix for calls from Canada +31 = telephone country code for the Netherlands (area code) (Note: you must drop the leading 0 from the Dutch areacode) (subscriber number) # = tells the telephone switch that you've dialed the entire number (The plus sign means "insert you…r international access prefix here." From a GSMmobile phone, you can enter the number in full internationalformat, starting with the plus sign. The most common prefix is 00 , but NorthAmerica (USA, Canada, etc.) uses 011 , Japan uses 010 , Australia uses 0011 , and manyother countries use different prefixes.) (MORE)
New Netherland encompassed parts of what is now New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
The official name of Netherland is "Koninkrijk der Nederlanden" ("Kingdom of the Netherlands"). Dutch people call it shortly "Nederland". "Nederland" consists of two words, "Neder" and "land". "Neder" is an old word for Low. The word "land" requires no further explanation. "Netherlands" thus lite…rally translates to "Low Lands", and that's exactly what it is, as the biggest part of it is below or just above sea level. (MORE)
I don't really know what 'land that was reclaimed' you mean, there are multiple areas where first was water and now is land. But if you mean "de Zuiderzee", there where first was sea and now is land (the biggest area that was reclaimed): The Dutch build a big dike (called "de Afsluitdijk"), making "…de Zuiderzee" a lake and no longer a part of the sea. This lake, which was and still is called "het IJsselmeer" isn't completely made into land however, only some of the southern parts and some other smaller parts around the lake. These southern parts of the former "Zuiderzee" that now lie there are called "Flevoland" and the "Noordoostpolder". And if you simply mean how any reclaimed land would be called in the Netherlands, they usually call it a polder. I hope this answers the question. (MORE)
The people of the Netherlands call themselves: 'Nederlanders' in dutch language. In English we call ourselves: Dutch. Or sometimes we use 'Dutchmen' to refer to dutch people. The word 'Dutch' comes from the word 'Diets' which was how the Netherlands were referred to in ancient times. The Engli…sh then translated 'Diets' to 'Dutch'. Therefore we are called 'Dutch people'. (MORE)
The Netherlands has a large gas field in the North in slochteren, one of the biggest in the world.
Artists, Delft pottery, flatness, windmills, wooden shoes, tullips, Anne Frank, canals, the red light district, pot, cows, bikes, Philips Electronics, Soccer, The Efteling theme park.
At Thuisbezorgd.NL (www.thuisbezorgd.nl) people can order food online at restaurants. The website also offers payment options and is only available in the Netherlands. There are also sister companies present across other nations in Europe.
The Netherlands is one of the most secular countries in Western Europe. The most people are atheÃ¯st. Currently Roman Catholicism is the single largest religion of the Netherlands. The Protestant Church of the Netherlands followed . the Dutch Reformed Church and the Reformed Churches in the Nether…lands and a smaller Lutheran Church. Other Protestant churches, mostly orthodox Calvinist splits, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Netherlands Sikh,and Jewish . and muslum and people who are black (MORE)
nederland is how the dutch people call their land, The Netherlands is how others do.
There's millions of options depending on where you travel from: plane, train, boat, car...even bike I suppose!
The Netherlands is the official name of our country. Foreigners often use the name Holland, which refers to the largest and richest province our country had during the Golden Age (17th century). People from other countries trading with e.g. the VOC (East-Indian trading Company) referred to the Neth…erlands as Holland, because every merchant they encountered came from that region. The name stuck throughout history, but it's not official. (MORE)
By: Worldatlas The Netherlands is a very flat country with almost 25% of its land at, or below sea level. Low rolling hills cover some of the central area, and in the far south, the land rises into the foothills of the Ardennes Mountains. Vaalserberg, the country's highest point is located th…ere, rising to 322 m (1,053 ft). Over many centuries severe floods devastated the Netherlands, killing tens of thousands. Determined to save their homeland and reclaim it from the sea, the Dutch used countless windmills to pump water out of low-lying areas. They constructed man-made hills ( polders ), raising the level of farms and villages. In the early 1930's the damming off the sea efforts continued when the Afsluitdijk ( dike ) was built. In 1953, extremely high water ( once again ) caused nearly 2,000 deaths, mostly in the southern reaches of the country (Zeeland). Subsequently the country needed a major change, and so began the Delta Project. The plan ( project ) was to construct a large series of outer sea-dikes, and inner canal and river dikes to protect this fragile land from disastrous flooding brought on by the constant pressures applied to it by the North Sea. All would be supported by gigantic pumping stations designed to control and protect ground water levels. Today nearly 50% of the land here remains just above sea level. The massive and costly Delta project and other engineering marvels have to date prevented the North Sea from doing any significant ( additional ) damage. However, climate change and rising waters could prove daunting to the Netherlands in the future. Stretched along the northern coastline, the West Frisian Islands continue on to the northeast, becoming the German East Frisian Islands. These barrier islands, separated from the mainland by the Waddenzee, provide a small level of protection from the North Sea. The Netherlands is crossed by hundreds of miles of navigable canals. One of the most important is the North Sea Canal, as it enables ocean-going ships to reach the port of Amsterdam. Satellite picture here! Water, water everywhere, as the central and southern Netherlands are positioned at the delta of four major rivers, including the Rijn, Mass, Scheldt and Waal. The countrys largest lakes, Ijsselmeer and Markermeer are both manmade, created by dikes. (MORE)
Only a little bit. There isn't much terrorism in The Netherlands. Of course there are fights and some thieves who are trying to break into your house or are stealing stuff from stores, but it isn't like everywhere you go you have to be afraid of terrorism.
A normal, christian Dutchie Celebrates This: Sinterklaas Kerst (Christmas) Pinksteren(Pentecost) Pasen (Easter) Verjaardagen (Birthdays) Witte donderdag (Maundy Thursday) Dodenherdenking (Death Acknowledging) Koninginnedag (Dutch queens day) Bevrijdingsdag (To celebrate the day we …where rescued From Germany) Oud&nieuw (New years Eve) Moederdag(Mothersday) Vaderdag (Fathers day) Prinsjesdag (Prince day) Carnaval aswoensdag (Ash Wednesday) Goede vrijdag (Good Friday) That was About it. (MORE)
No, France and Netherlands both are different countries.Netherlands and France was the eighth largest trading partner in2016. I like to travel mostly to Netherlands during my vacations.
In 1609, Henry Hudson sailed his ship the Half Moon toNewfoundland, Cape Cod, Chesapeake Bay, and finally up the HudsonRiver, in search of westward passages across North America. TheDutch established New Netherland (now New York) before losing it tothe British. However, the Italian explorer Giovanni… da Verrazzano, sailing forFrance in 1524, was likely the first European to visit New York Bay(New York) and Narragansett Bay (Rhode Island), excluding possibleunrecorded visits by the Vikings. (MORE)
Nobody silly! :P PS:This is the Second question about it, Where did u get these ideas?
The Netherlands has 12 provinces. Noord Holland, Zuid Holland, Zeeland, Noord-Brabant, Utrecht, Flevoland, Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe, Gelderland, Overijssel and Limburg.
The area is called the Netherlands or Holland, in English, but Holland is an old name that is not used much anymore.
New York mainly, which then was called Nieuw Amsterdam (New Amsterdam) Other settlements of New Netherland were in what is now New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut. New York's Brooklyn comes from the New Netherland's name Breuckelen for that area.
The Romans called the Netherlands, Batavia. The Romans called the Netherlands, Batavia. The Romans called the Netherlands, Batavia. The Romans called the Netherlands, Batavia. The Romans called the Netherlands, Batavia. The Romans called the Netherlands, Batavia. The Romans called the Netherla…nds, Batavia. The Romans called the Netherlands, Batavia. The Romans called the Netherlands, Batavia. (MORE)
They are called the Low Countries because their elevations are low. Many areas of the Netherlands are actually previous sea floor that was reclaimed by pumping water out using dikes. A smaller part of Belgium is similarly reclaimed territory. The highest point of Belgium is at 694 meters above seale…vel, and the Netherlands does not rise not more than 322 meters. Note: Die Nederlanden (the Dutch name for the Netherlands) literally means the Low-Countries. (MORE)
The language of the Netherlands is Dutch. An inhabitant of The Netherlands is called a Dutchman (Nederlander in Dutch). All inhabitans of the country (as a group) are called The Dutch (Nederlanders in Dutch). The Netherlands is also refered to as Holland (although this is only the west of The …Netherlands). The name 'The Netherlands' is an alternative to 'The low countries', in some languages this is also reflected in their name foor The Netherlands. The French use 'Pays-Bas'. Some older towns, especially towns that had a port, or some importance in the past have their specific names in other languages. Examples of these are: Den Haag -> The Hague Vlissingen -> Flushing Hoek van Holland -> Hook of Holland (MORE)
'Nederland' is an archaic Dutch word for 'low country'. 'The LowCountries' is an old term for the Netherlands and part ofBelgium. . Low Countries might refer to how low the Netherlands actuallyare: more than 50% of the Netherlands are below sea-level. The namecould also refer to the countries being… down-river: the river Rhineand some others have their delta in the Netherlands. It could alsohave been a geographical term to distinguish it from certain'upper' countries. (MORE)
The Dutch do celebrate Christmas and they also call it Christmas. They also have Christmas trees, exchange gifts and tell tales of Santa to their children. The Dutch word for Christmas is Kerstmis, or Kerst in short.
The most used name to describe people that live in the Netherlands is 'Dutch(man)'. Other names are: Hollander, Netherlander and mynheer.
He will be named King Willem-Alexander (of the Netherlands). Under the related link section you'll find a link to a list with all the titles he'll get in Dutch..
The natives of the Netherlands are referred to as the Dutch, as is the language that they speak. The Dutch refer to themselves as Nederlanders, which is their name in their native tongue.