Netherlands

This category covers questions about the Netherlands, also known as Holland, and its 12 provinces. The word "Dutch" is used to refer to the people, language, and anything related to the Netherlands. The country itself operates under a parliamentary democratic constitutional monarchy.

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Organizational structure of finbank Nigeria plc?

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The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of FinBank Nigeria Plc. is Mr. Suzzane Iroche, updated in 15 Sep. 2009. Mr. Okey Nwosu is the former Managing Director.
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Who was Joop Westerweel?

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Joop Westerweel was a Dutch schoolteacher who, during WWII, guided many Jews into France to escape death at the hands of the Nazi Germans that had invaded Holland. He was eventually caught and shot to death by the Nazis. Today there is a grove of trees in Dalia, Israel planted in his name by the survivors that he saved.
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What is the nickname for the Netherlands national football team?

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Oranje (named after the shirt colour, orange, which is derived from the royal family name, Oranje-Nassau, named after the principality of Orange, nowadays a city in southern France.
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Why are the houses in Amsterdam so narrow?

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Amsterdam is really old and when Amsterdam was build it was build as a village for storage and to house people that worked in the port. To get as much houses and storage buildings into the city they where build long but narrow. If you look at some old pictures you can see little canals running through the city and next to these canals are houses with a piece of wood extanding from the house with a pully on the end. This was so you could easily get your stuff off a boat and in your storage. In other cities in the Netherlands the houses aren't so narrow.
Asked in Animal Life, Netherlands, Nigeria

What animal causes power failures in Nigeria?

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Animals that cause power failures in Nigeria are those such as eagles, hawks, falcons, and lots of large prey birds who build their nests on power lines.
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What does Russia export to the Netherlands?

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Russia and the Netherlands have a strong import/export relationship, with the Netherlands helping to develope Russia's oil refineries and petro-chemical industry. As it seems to have come up as an issue, one should note that sex workers in the Netherlands are paid, not slaves. Slavery was outlawed there long before the United States outlawed it, and any cases of it happening are criminal cases - not the norm. The importation of sex workers - while having nothing to do with the question - is a problem that every Western nation is experiencing.
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Two breeds of cattle found in Nigeria?

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The White Fulani, and the Rahaji are two of the three main breeds of Nigeria.
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What is a major festival in the Netherlands?

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We know a few major festivals. I will sum some up for you: Carnaval, is a festive season which occurs immediately before http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Lent; the main events are usually during February. Carnival typically involves a public http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Celebration_(party) or http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Parade combining some elements of a http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Circus_(performing_art), mask and public street party. People often dress up or http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Masquerade_ball during the celebrations, which mark an overturning of daily life Carnival is a festival traditionally held in http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Roman_Catholic and, to a lesser extent, http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Eastern_Orthodox societies. http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Protestantism areas usually do not have carnival celebrations or have modified traditions, such as the http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Carnival_in_Denmark or other http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Shrove_Tuesday events. The http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Brazilian_Carnaval is one of the best-known celebrations today, but many cities and regions worldwide celebrate with large, popular, and days-long events. (WikiPedia) Pinkpop, Is a very populair 3 day music festival, with big names giving appearance. Lots of people try to get a place to stay the night on campings etc. to be sure to stay for three days. Drinking, drugs, music, sex and good harmony between the people are a trademark for this festival. Sinterklaas, More or less an analogue of Santa Claus. His name is Saint Nicolas. Long ago he was the bishop of Mira, and played a very important role in forming the christian church, in th early days. We still celebrate his Birthday on the 5th of December. In the period before his birthday, say 2 weeks or so before, children are allowed to set their shoe near the chimney, with a carrot or a lumb of sugar for Sinterklaas's horse. In return they will get a small present. It is obligatory for the children to sing a song of praise for Sinterklaas. Traditionally the children will get all kinds of presents. Chocolatemilk will be drunk, Chocolate letters will be eaten, also special pastery will be served. To be continued......
Asked in Netherlands, ZIP Code, Postal Codes

Toon hermanssingel 54 6132 bz sittard netherland's post code?

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what are you asking? the address you're putting down already has a postcode: Toon hermanssingel 54 (address and housenumber) 6132 BZ Sittard (postcode and city) The Netherlands (Country) does that help?
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How many mink fur farms are in the Netherlands?

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In June 2010 a new law was passed in the Netherlands that will ban farming mink for their fur. The nearly 170 mink farms in the country will have to cease their operations by 2024. Fur farming was already banned for other animals, such as foxes and chinchillas. (Source - Wikipedia)
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What languages are spoken in the Netherlands?

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The national language of the Netherlands is Dutch or Netherlandish (Nederlands) but in the North there is a regional language, West Frisian, which is more closely related to English, being one of the Ingvaeonic languages, along with East Frisian, North Frisian and Mecklenburgische. Dutch being the main language, English as a 2nd, the Dutch people are extremely versatile, many will also speak German and French The official language of the special municipality Bonaire is Papiamento. Answer Most Dutch people speak multiple languages. About 90% of the population speaks English, 71% German, 29% French and 5% Spanish. But there are more languages are spoken in the Netherlands. There are various dialects and large groups of immigrants who speak their own languages as well. Answer The Dutch speak Dutch, although there are many dialects, of which most sound more or less the same as 'regular' Dutch and have the same (overall) grammatical structures. Depending on the region these dialects sound 'German' (in the east) or 'Flemish' (in the south) to an outsider. The 'real' Dutch language is thought of as originally being an Hollandic dialect (South and North Holland being the most west situated provinces of the Netherlands). In the province of Friesland, in the northern part of the Netherlands, people speak (West) Frisian. This is also a Germanic language (as is Dutch itself), although it differs significantly from 'regular' Dutch. Most Dutch people can't fully understand this language without additional training If that is not what you meant: high-school children are being taught German, English, French (and Greek/Latin (classical languages) when in grammar school) and Dutch (and Frisian in Friesland). In some schools, children can also choose from Spanish, Turkish, Arabic and I think even Chinese. Depending on the level of education, these courses can range from 2 to 6 years. Answer In terms of native languages, yes. The Frisian language, which is the closest relative of English, is spoken in the northwestern corner of the Netherlands. Frisian is spoken by about 2% of the population. In terms of foreign languages, again yes. Actually the Dutch are very good at learning foreign languages. Almost all the Dutch (90%) can speak English, about half of them can speak German and a third can speak French. The most commonly spoken language in the Netherlands is Dutch. The official 'national' language of the Netherlands is Dutch, but many other languages are also spoken. In some regions of the Netherlands, Frisian is also an official language Over 90% of the population use Dutch as their first language. Other native languages include Limburgish Frisian Dutch Low Saxon ... but these languages are more localised and confined to specific geographic areas. The majority of Dutch people also speak English as a second language. German, French and Spanish are also spoken as second languages. About 5% of the population speak languages such as Arabic, Turkish or Berber, being immigrants from countries that speak these languages. For more information see Sources and Related links below. Dutch. Dutch. Dutch (Nederlands) and Frisian (Fries) are official. dutch and Persian Dutch (Nederlands in Dutch). The official language of the Netherlands is Dutch. Dutch and Frisian are the 2 official languages. The most commonly spoken language in the Netherlands is Dutch. In The Netherlands (Nederland), the primary language is Dutch (in Dutch: Nederlands). In every school, children will also be taught English. People in Holland speak Dutch. they also have English as a 2nd language, many Dutch people also speak French and German. there are about 5 dialects spoken, especially in the north and the south. Dutch ('Nederlands') and Frisian ('Fries') are the 2 official languages. Dutch and Frisian are official, but most of the people speak at least English or German (or even French). The co-official language of the Netherlands is Frisian. Dutch. Holland and the rest of the Netherlands speak Dutch but most people speak additional languages such as English, German, and French. Dutch The main and original language spoken in Holland is Dutch It's Dutch, or 'Nederlands'. dutch Dutch The people from the Netherlands speak Dutch. The also speak (a form of) Dutch in South Africa, the Antilles, Surinam and parts of Belgium. It sounds a little different because its a dialect. All though South Africa has its own language, you can here the Dutch influence very clearly. In Friesland, a region in the Netherlands, they speak Fries. Which is just like they speak a different language/dialect in Wales. Dutch Dutch is the most prominent language in Holland. Frisian is also official. The people of the Netherlands (Holland) speak Dutch. When I went there recently most people seemed to speak English, too. Frisian is the only other official language, and the Netherlands recognize several dialects of Low Saxon as languages (Limburgish and Tweants). English and German are widely spoken as second languages. Dutch duch Dutch Dutch
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Is there a Dutch vogue?

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Yes, there is. A friend of my wife and I (who was a exchange student we met in HS) works as a "lifestyle-type" writer for the Netherlands version of Vogue. However, we do not know of any links to see anything from it on the net.
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How far away is the Netherlands from France?

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From Amsterdam to Paris is about 500 kilometres. At the closest point it is about 65 kilometres. At the island Saint-Martin (Sint-Maarten, in the Carribean) the two nations border each other.
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Why were the Dutch people called boeren?

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They were called 'boeren' because 'boer' in Dutch means farmer and 'boeren' is the plural form. In the Netherlands there were a lot of farmers, that's why they were called like that.
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How do you pronounce the Dutch name Hendrickje?

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There is not really a way to pronounce it in English because we Dutch have an entire different way of pronouncing letters. Hendrickje is an old name no young people in the Netherlands will have this name. But some people might be called Hendrik. What is still an old name. Hendrik (pronounced the same as Hendrick) Hen - like in the bird ''hen'' dr - pronounced like the ''dr'' from ''drowning''. ik - like ''ick'' in ''stick''. Hen - drik
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What countries make up the Netherlands?

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The Netherlands is one country and is made up of 12 provinces includeing North Holland and South Hollland. The Netherlands is often incorrectly referred to as Holland. It's part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the rest of which consists of Aruba, Curacao, and Sint Maarten.
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Hoe lank is die oranjerivier?

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Lengte van die Oranjerivier? = Van waar dit begin, tot waar dit in die Atlantiese see eindig.
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What is the capital of the Netherlands?

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Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands.
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Where in Friesland is the town pronounced Nia-modem?

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I can't think of any town pronounced like that - and certainly not written in a similar way. You may be thinking of Nijemirdum (Friesian spelling: Nijemardum), which is a small village (just 555 inhabitants) in Friesland. It lies close to the north-east coast of the IJsselmeer, about 12 km west of the town of Lemmer.
Asked in Netherlands, International Shipping, United States Postal Service (USPS)

How long does USPS first class mail international take from us to Netherlands?

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USPS first class mail international from the United States to the Netherlands takes approximately one week.

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