Netherlands Economic Overview
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Netherlands Economic Overview

The Netherlands represent an extraordinary example of how a country with scarcely natural resources and in perennial struggle to safeguard the territory from the assaults of the sea, manages to achieve some of the most advanced economic and social levels in the world thanks above all to the constant efforts of a community. efficient and […]

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Best Tourist Cities in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a charming country with many charming sights. Here are the main cities that you can not miss. Amsterdam Amsterdam is the famous capital of the Netherlands. You may have seen a lot of bike photos against the background of the famous canals there, right? It is one of the most popular tourist […]

Netherlands Religion
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Netherlands Religion

Religion has traditionally played an important role in Dutch society. By the end of the 1960s, many Dutch political positions were guided by which church they belonged to. There are more Catholics than Protestants, but half the population today does not identify with any religious community at all. Catholics dominate south of the Rhine and […]

Dance in the Netherlands
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Dance in the Netherlands

The Netherlands has long ballet traditions, already in the first half of the 17th century the first regular ballet performances took place in Amsterdam. Besides Amsterdam, The Hague was also a center for the development of classical ballet, and until the end of the 19th century, the dance had a central position in the country. […]

Theater in the Netherlands
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Theater in the Netherlands

In the Middle Ages, Dutch theater was distinctly different from theater elsewhere in Western Europe in that the traditional mystery play was sparsely represented. Typical of the Dutch medieval theater is the profane drama, first at the Hovish knights’ games with subsequent fathers, the oldest in Europe, and then the development of the equally unique […]

Han Bennink
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Music in the Netherlands

The Dutch music history is characterized by the country having experienced major political upheavals over the last 500 years and been part of France, Burgundy, the German-Roman Empire and Spain. Folk music The earliest known folk singers were French troupes of the 11th and 11th centuries and Dutch memory singers. Wanderers played wind and string […]

Eduard Hoornik
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Netherlands Literature

Old Dutch literature has been lost except for some fragments of a translation of the book of Psalms. It is known that Karl the Great had written a pre-Christian quad, but the notes were annihilated under his son Louis the Pious. The Middle Ages Only from the High Middle Ages (11th century) is Dutch literature […]

Young Hearts (1936)
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Movies in the Netherlands

The first film screening in the Netherlands took place on June 6, 1896. A certain production of topical films got underway, and a short fiction film was made in 1902 by brothers Albert and Willy Mullens. The first production companies, i.a. The Hollandia company, established in the pre-World War I era, produced short melodramas and […]

Dutch expressionist architecture
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Modern Architecture in the Netherlands

Modern Dutch architecture begins with HP Berlage, a student of Cuypers. His point of departure was a rational, non-individualistic attitude to the construction task, which focused on the importance of craftsmanship, especially the tradition of brick building. Berlin’s main work, the Amsterdam Stock Exchange (1903), was originally an example of the Dutch neo-Renaissance, but has […]

The Royal Palace in Amsterdam
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Early Architecture in the Netherlands

Medieval One of the oldest preserved buildings in the Netherlands is the western front of Sta. St. Mary’s Church in Maastricht and Valkhof Chapel in Nijmegen (built after the example of Karl the Great’s chapel in Aachen), both dating from the 11th century and held in Carolingian style. Among the best-preserved examples of Romanesque architecture […]