Historical Facts | Interesting and fun facts about Netherlands

Historical Facts | Interesting and fun facts about Netherlands

Amazing, History, Famous Facts About Netherlands For Tourists  and Kids

Here is a list of Interesting and Unknown facts about Netherlands as well as In this article, you can also read some historical facts and general information about the Netherlands such as facts about culture, history, total population, highest mountain, biggest lake, government rule, famous cities, biggest lake, biggest island, etc.

The Netherlands is a country of continental Europe. It is located in the northeast Europe. The sea is located on its northern and western borders, Belgium in the south and Germany in the east. The Netherlands is also often called the Holland. The term ‘dutch’ is used for the inhabitants of the Netherlands and its language. Let’s know some interesting facts about this country.


  1. It is not necessary for a soldier to salute his superior officer in the Netherlands.
  2. The total area of ​​the Netherlands is 41,543 square kilometers, which is ranked 131 in the world because the large part of the Netherlands is below sea level, it has built 1400 kilometers long walls on its seafront so that the sea water does not enter into the country. If these walls are destroyed then 40% of Netherlands will be submerged in water.
  3. The average length of people in the Netherlands is the highest in the world. Here the average height of men is five feet eleven inch, but in the southern Netherlands this is an average of five feet ten inch.
  4. The Netherlands is the first country to allow the marriage of people of the same sex as legal. This law was made in 2001 and a month after that, two men had married in the Netherlands.
  5. The Netherlands export the mass of pigs and other materials made from it in other countries.
  6. Holland is called the western part of the Netherlands. But the official name of the country is ‘Netherlands’ only.
  7. Prostitution is legalized, but the condition is that girls should be 18 years of age and more than that, the age of boys should be more than 16 years.
  8. The 8 jails in the Netherlands had to be closed because they had a lack of criminals.
  9. There is a ‘Christmas tree’ on the main Cross-road of every city in the Netherlands.
  10. On average, a Dutchman drank 74 lit of alcohol in one year. Not only men but also women are involved in drinking.
  11. In the history of this country, the year 1672 is called ‘disaster year’ because on this year many states, including England and France, had completely destroyed it by attacking it. It is also said that a crowd of angry Dutch people had killed and ate their own Prime Minister due to the defeat of the Netherlands.
  12. 13. 86% of the people in the Netherlands use English as a second language.
  13. Dutch people are making cheese from 400 AD Apart from this, it exports  € 7 billion of cheese every year, which is the highest in the world.
  14. The weather in the Netherlands is rainy, people here use ‘raincoat’ instead of umbrella, because when it rains, there is a high speed wind
  15. People here run bicycles too much. Almost every person has a bicycle.
  16. Only 3% of the people here do farming.
  17. The international court is in the ‘Hague’ city of the Netherlands.
  18. There are 1,281 bridges in the capital(Amsterdam) of the country.
  19. In Dutch, the Netherlands means “low country”. A quarter of it’s part is below than one meter from sea level.
  20. According to a 2007 report, the Netherlands is the best country for children.
  21. Dutch was the first European who searched Australia and New Zealand. They named Australia ‘New Holland’.
  22. When Hitler’s Nazi army attacked the Netherlands on 10 May 1940, the Netherlands surrendered on the 5th day.
  23. Microscope, telescope, pendulum clock was invented in the Netherlands in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  24. In 2010, most people have Broadband  connection according to the percentage of people in the Netherlands. (Nearly 38% of the people).
  25. There are 20 national parks in the Netherlands, as well as hundreds of forests and lakes.
  26. According to the 2014 Oxfam report, the Netherlands is the topmost country for nutritious and affordable food products.
  27. According to the United Nations World Report 2013, the Netherlands was the fourth most prosperous country in the world.
  28. 70% of Bacon in the world produce in the Netherlands.
  29. One of the longest wars in history, between the Netherlands and Isles of Scilly, lasted from 1651 to 1986. There was no casualties in it.
  30. Capital and largest city of the Netherland-Amsterdam.
  31. The Netherlands also exports food items, machinery and equipment, chemicals and fuels.
  32. The national anthem of the Netherlands the most seasoned. It was written in 1568, but it was authoritatively recognized in 1932.
  33. The Dutch village of  Description Giethoorn has almost no roads, but there are many canals, which is why it is also called “Venice of the Netherlands”.

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