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Dutch people you certainly heard of
Anne Frank, writer of the most famous diary in Dutch literature Johan Cruyff, soccer genius Vincent van Gogh, painter of the sunflowers Freddy Heineken, the name says enough DJ Tiësto, very popular in the dance scene Anton Corbijn, photographer of the rock ’n’ roll stars Kolonel Parker, manager of Elvis Presley Erasmus, humanist in the 16th century Mata Hari, double-agent during the First World War Viktor & Rolf, extravagant couture duo Rembrandt, another famous painter Paul Verhoeven, director of the movie Basic Instinct Rem Koolhaas, famous architect
Fun Facts about Holland
The Dutch are statistically the tallest people in the world The Netherlands was one of the European Union’s founding nations There are 16 million bicycles in Holland, which is about one for every inhabitant The highest point in Holland is 323 metres high and is called a ‘mountain’ You’ll find a bunch of flowers in almost every living room People of 200 nationalities live in Amsterdam When your plane arrives at Schiphol, it lands 4.5 metres below sea level The Netherlands has one of the youngest populations in the EU The International Court of Justice sits at the Peace Palace in The Hague New York was once Dutch One in every three Dutch people belong to a sports club With almost 1,000 museums, Holland has the highest museum density in the world The first World Press Photo Exhibition was held in Holland
Some typical Dutch expressions
We’re all equal One thing at a time It’s a Dutch treat (everybody pays for himself) All individual opinions are important Act normal and you be acting crazy enough