Unique from the Netherlands

The Netherlands is one of the most populous country in the world and most of the land is below sea level. The Netherlands is also famous for its Dijk (embankments), windmills, wooden terompa, tulips and open nature of society. Here uniknya.com featuring five unique facts related to this Windmills State:

1. Bicycle Population 22 Million Units 
Another popular term for the Netherlands is a land of bicycles. This title is very closely because only the Netherlands having the largest number of bicycles in the world. Compared with a population that numbered only 16.6 million inhabitants, the population of Dutch bikes in the country reached 22 million units. That is, some residents have more than one bike.

Bicycle Population 22 Million Units (source: flickr.com)

Similarly, population size bike in the Netherlands, making the vehicle without the fuel pedal is really a street king. All the cycling, the minister, the blue blood of the citizens, mayors, businessmen, civil servants, the bus driver, until the street sweeper.

2. Highest Mountain 323 m
One of the unique soil of Holland is very flat surface. Nearly half of the Dutch state was less than 1 meter above sea level. Nevertheless, the province of Limburg, which is at the landmark Netherlands, slightly hilly. The highest plateau in the Netherlands only as high as 323 m and it has been called the "Mount". The highest surface is Vaalserberg, located in the province of Limburg, has a height of 323 m. The lowest surface is Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, which was 6.76 below the sea surface.

Highest mountain 323 m (source: radionetherlands.nl)

3. Schiphol is located 4.5 m DPL 
Schiphol International Airport is the main airport in the Netherlands, located 4.5 m below sea level (DPL), precisely in the south of Amsterdam, precisely at gemeente Haarlemmermeer. In 2004, Schiphol won fourth place in Europe for the number of passengers at 42.541 million people. Schiphol was built as a large terminal which is then divided into three sections, the latter completed in 1994. Schiphol Airport is the operations center KLM, Martinair and Transavia. Because the density of traffic and high costs, some airlines move to other smaller airports such as Groningen, Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Maastricht.

Schiphol is located 4.5 m DPL (Source: guim.co.uk)
4. New York and Nutmeg Fruit 
New York was founded as a commercial trading post by the Dutch in 1624. This settlement was named New Amsterdam until 1664 when the colony under British rule. According to the story, the handover of Dutch rule over New York in the UK occurred in the town of Breda (Netherlands). This event is known as the Breda Treaty (Treaty of Breda) on July 31, 1667. Two of the most important points the agreement are:

1. England had a claim for the Dutch colony in North America called New Amsterdam, later renamed the New York exchange;
2. Instead, the Dutch have full authority over the island of Run in the Moluccas (Indonesia) are very rich with nutmeg plant.

Breda Treaty (Treaty of Breda) (Source: raremapsandbooks.com)

5. Museum that Reached Number 1000 
Many historical objects of wealth Indonesia, collected in the National museums in the Netherlands. They get the collection when the Dutch colonized Indonesia in the long reach 3.5 century. The existence of very significant museums in the Netherlands. With a number of museums are almost 1000, making the Netherlands has the highest density of museums in the world. This is certainly an asset for tourism and scientific study of the Netherlands itself.

Museum that Reached Number 1000 
(source: khanevadehmagazine.com)


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