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 - CIA World Fact Book
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The Netherlands begin fleet accessibility programme, in line with other European efforts. - SmartRail World

SmartRail World

The Netherlands begin fleet accessibility programme, in line with other European efforts.
SmartRail World
The Netherlands national rail operator, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), is to upgrade 131 of its Sprint Light Trains to make them more accessible for passengers with reduced mobility and visual impairments. Using a consortium formed between ...



Open job vacancies in Netherlands at record high - NL Times

NL Times

Open job vacancies in Netherlands at record high
NL Times
The number of open vacancies in the Netherlands reached record high in the second quarter of this year. At the end of June there were 251 thousand open vacancies, a growth of 16 thousand in the second quarter. With that the previous record from the end ...
Job seekers have never had it so good as vacancies surpass 10-year recordDutchNews.nl

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Organized Death in the Netherlands - FrontPage Magazine

FrontPage Magazine

Organized Death in the Netherlands
FrontPage Magazine
When I wrote about this topic for Front Page in 2014, active euthanasia was allowed in three countries in the world: Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Now, it's also permitted in Colombia and Canada, with India allowing passive euthanasia.



5 ways to find a bike in the Netherlands - IamExpat.nl

IamExpat.nl

5 ways to find a bike in the Netherlands
IamExpat.nl
So, you've just arrived in the Netherlands, or maybe you have been here a while, and you have noticed that cycling is pretty much the main mode of transport in this small country. But where can you find your own set of wheels? Here are five options to ...



Activists are renaming streets in the Netherlands after famous ... - CNN International

CNN International

Activists are renaming streets in the Netherlands after famous ...
CNN International
The movement began in response to a new study that found that 88% of streets in some major cities are named after men.

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Record number summer days in Netherlands - NL Times

Record number summer days in Netherlands
NL Times
So far this year the Netherlands had 51 summer days - days on which temperatures climbed to 25 degrees or higher in De Bilt, according to Weeronline. 2006 also had 51 summer days, but spread over the entire year. Sunday was the 51st summer day of ...



Japanese defense chief may visit the Netherlands and Italy next month - The Japan Times

The Japan Times

Japanese defense chief may visit the Netherlands and Italy next month
The Japan Times
Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera is considering visiting the Netherlands and Italy in early September, a senior Defense Ministry official said Saturday. Onodera hopes to hold talks with his counterparts in the two countries to seek their support for ...



Netherlands Justice Ministry Issues EUR 8 Million Translation Tender - Slator

Slator

Netherlands Justice Ministry Issues EUR 8 Million Translation Tender
Slator
The Ministry of Justice and Security for the Netherlands (MJenV) has released a contract notice for translation services for the Hague, worth a total of EUR 8m (USD 9.1m) over 24 months. The contract is for translation of documents mainly from Dutch ...



Denmark sets Olympic standard as Netherlands top medal table - International Sailing Federation

International Sailing Federation

Denmark sets Olympic standard as Netherlands top medal table
International Sailing Federation
The Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 drew to a close on Sunday with the Netherlands on top, France on the rise and Denmark basking in accolades from around the world for setting new standards for hosting the biggest sailing event in the ...

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Cato Van Ee's Netherlands address book - VOGUE Paris (press release)

VOGUE Paris (press release)

Cato Van Ee's Netherlands address book
VOGUE Paris (press release)
What are your three beauty essentials while in the Netherlands? SPF 50 sunscreen, which I apply three times per day. I use the one from SkincCuticals. A dry body oil from Marius Fabre, to apply after a day in the sun. I things that hydrate and protect ...