Netherlands

Country Netherlands
Capital Amsterdam
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR) & United States dollar(USD)
Languages Dutch, West Frisian, Papiamento & English

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The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EEC (now the EU), and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999.

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Netherlands issues gender neutral passport for first time in its history - The Independent (blog)

The Independent (blog)

Netherlands issues gender neutral passport for first time in its history
The Independent (blog)
A person in the Netherlands has become the first in the country to receive a gender neutral passport. The news follows a Dutch court ruling earlier this year, which declared that a third gender should be recognised for people who don't identify as male ...
Gender X: Netherlands issues its first gender-neutral passport after govt loses court battleRT
Netherlands issues its first ever gender-neutral passportMetro
Netherlands issues its first gender-neutral passportNL Times
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) -The Koz Times -The Koz Telegram
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A chance to see shooting stars in the Netherlands - IamExpat.nl

IamExpat.nl

A chance to see shooting stars in the Netherlands
IamExpat.nl
The past few days, the Orionid meteor shower has been visible in the Netherlands. But if you really want to make a wish on one of these shooting stars, the best time to go stargazing is during Sunday night / Monday morning, as the meteor shower reaches ...

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Uniastate Bears - Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura

Uniastate Bears
Atlas Obscura
The steel frame, located in the northern province of Friesland in the Netherlands, was built in memory of the stone building that once stood here. The modern frame almost feels like a mirage of the former structure. The stone building the steel ...



No friendly match planned between India and Netherlands, AIFF confirms - FOX Sports Asia

FOX Sports Asia

No friendly match planned between India and Netherlands, AIFF confirms
FOX Sports Asia
These past few days have been full of excitement and uncertainty for the fans of Indian football after it came to light that the Blue Tigers might be facing the Netherlands in an international friendly. The two teams had signed a 'Memorandum of ...



Tata Steel ties up with Netherlands' Nouryon for carbon neutrality - Business Standard

Business Standard

Tata Steel ties up with Netherlands' Nouryon for carbon neutrality
Business Standard
Tata Steel's European business on Friday announced a partnership with the Netherlands' chemicals company Nouryon and the Port of Amsterdam to develop the largest green hydrogen cluster in Europe, which it says is one of a number of initiatives to help ...

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Netherlands qualifies Excalibur precision-guided round - IHS Jane's 360

IHS Jane's 360

Netherlands qualifies Excalibur precision-guided round
IHS Jane's 360
The Netherlands is the first European NATO member to possess Excalibur rounds, joining Australia, Canada, Sweden, and the United States. After it was procured by the Netherlands in 2015, small cracks were found in Excalibur, which took years to ...



How the Dutch became the world's tallest people - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

How the Dutch became the world's tallest people
Telegraph.co.uk
The harbour is dry. Fat Friesian cows graze where fish once swam, and a woman leads a horse across a grassy pasture which once lay underwater. Anywhere else in the world, a former island would be considered extraordinary. In the Netherlands, however,.



The Netherlands votes to remove asbestos from roofs - Chemical Watch

The Netherlands votes to remove asbestos from roofs
Chemical Watch
The Dutch government has voted in favour of the removal of all asbestos from roofing by the end of 2024. The Netherlands has prohibited use of the carcinogen in construction projects since 1993, yet many buildings over 25-years-old still contain it ...



'They give me food, a place to sleep': Netherlands' North Koreans - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

'They give me food, a place to sleep': Netherlands' North Koreans
Aljazeera.com
The names of the North Korean defectors have been changed in this article to protect their identities. Gilze en Rijen and Musselkanaal, The Netherlands - Kyung-Ae Choi*, a North Korean woman in her early fifties, first arrived in Europe on a fake ...

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Going Dutch: Students from Netherlands visit Frontier - The Recorder

The Recorder

Going Dutch: Students from Netherlands visit Frontier
The Recorder
DEERFIELD Relations between the United States and the Netherlands are based on historical ties and the fostering of friendship. The same is true for an international Dutch-American exchange program Frontier Regional School has participated in for 10 ...