Only 50% of the Netherlands has land exceeding one meter above sea level, with most of the areas below being man-made. Almost 17% of Netherlands land area is reclaimed from lakes and sea.
Because the land is so flat, the country's highest point, which is 323 meters high, is actually referred to as a mountain. It's located in Vaalserberg.
The Dutch people are the tallest in Europe with an average height of 1.81-1.84 meters for adult males and 1.67-1.70 (depending on the source) meters for women.
Amsterdam is one of the most popular cities in the Netherlands and home to at least 200 different nationalities. With over 4.2 million international visitors, Amsterdam is now Europe's 5th-busiest tourist destination.
Using "Holland" to talk about the Netherlands is wrong. Holland comprises the Dutch provinces of North and South Holland. It used to be the economically strongest region of the country, which is why it's so known.
用 Holland 这个词来指代荷兰其实是错的。Holland 指的是荷兰的北荷兰省跟南荷兰省。这个地方曾经是全国经济最强盛的地区，所以这个名字的知名度才这么高。
The Netherlands has been a constitutional monarchy since 1815 and, since 1848, a parliamentary democracy. It has always had a coalition government.
Thick Dutch fries. You might see these thick cut fries called patat or frites on menus, and traditionally they come served in a piping hot paper cone slathered with any manner of tasty toppings. Ask for 'patatje oorlog' for a dollop of peanut satay sauce, mayo and onions, or a 'patat speciaal' for a mix of curry ketchup, mayonnaise and onions.
荷兰的薯条非常粗大，菜单上一般写成 patat，也可能直接写 fries，按照传统是放在滚烫的锥状纸筒里，上面可以加上各种各样的浇头。
Stamppot is an old-style Dutch dish. It is made of mashed potatoes mixed with one or more vegetables like kale, carrots, endive or sauerkraut.
Electronic Music is embraced in the Netherlands. It has had a vibrant club, rave and festival scene for over 20 years. People start to party at a very young age. There are plenty of places where people can practice their DJ skills and of course all these activities are concentrated in a very small piece of land so everyone connects and learns from each other at a much higher pace than when people are divided from each other by a lot of distance.
Amsterdam is entirely built on wooden poles 11 meters deep. This is due to its soil which consists of thick layers of clay and fen. The Royal Palace situated at Dam Square is built on at least 13,659 wooden poles.