Netherlands‘s flag, language, currency of the Netherlands and the origin of tulips.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands (in Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden; in English: The Kingdom of the Netherlands), referred to as the Netherlands, has its capital in Amsterdam and is located in the northwest of Europe.

The Dutch flag is composed of three parallel and equal horizontal rectangular shapes connected from top to bottom: red, white, and blue. Among them, blue indicates that the country faces the ocean and symbolizes the happiness of the people; white symbolizes this freedom, equality, and democracy, and also represents the simple character traits of the people; red represents the victory of the revolution.

As a developed country, although its land area is very small, all kinds of industries are well developed, and the proportion of high-tech industries is also high. Many industries in the Netherlands even reach the world’s leading standards. The four major groups in the Netherlands – Shell Petroleum Company, Philips, Unilever, and Akzo Nobel are world-famous multinational companies. Not only that, the beautiful country of the Netherlands also has a rich history and culture, attracting millions of tourists every year.

01 A country suitable for cycling
The Netherlands is a flat country, and the vast majority of areas are lowlands and plain areas. Such a topography makes the Netherlands naturally suitable for cycling, and its low-lying wetland natural environment also provides a naturally pollution-free advantage for the use of bicycles.

If you are a cycling enthusiast, cycling in the Netherlands will be the first choice! Whether it is city cycling, rural cycling, forest cycling, flower field cycling, or art cycling, when cycling, you can immerse yourself in the beautiful environment of nature, which is also a way of slow travel!

02 A country known as the “Windmill Kingdom”
The Netherlands has the reputation of being the “Windmill Kingdom”, and the number of windmills once reached more than 9,000, and now there are also more than 1,000 windmills completely preserved. The Kinderdijk windmill, a small town located near Amsterdam with a long history, is also included in the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Among them, the Zaanse Schans, a village with a long history located near Amsterdam, is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Netherlands. This village is famous for its windmills, which are used for grinding spices and sawing wood and other various industries.

03 A country on the water
The Netherlands is located in the Rhine, Maas and Scheldt River deltas, and the whole view is lowlands, which also means that the Netherlands needs to frequently resist floods, and it also means that you can experience unique water leisure here.

The Giethoorn is a place in the Netherlands like a paradise on earth. People here rely on small boats to travel. This village has no noise of the city and no presence of the network, and it is a place that can heal both the body and mind.

It is worth mentioning that the Maaslan Storm Dam in the Netherlands is located on the west side of the Rotterdam port, with a length of about 300 meters, a new waterway with a total width of 360 meters, each gate is 22 meters high, and the reverse rotating shaft arm is 240 meters long. When the water level is normal, both gates are in the fully open state, at this time, the ships can freely enter and exit the Rotterdam port. And when the high tide comes, the two gates will float up and be driven to the river by the chain to intercept the entire river channel, and then open the control valve, and the vertical sluice plate will sink into the water and combine with the foundation at the bottom of the river channel.

04 The birthplace of tulips
Tulips are the national flower of the Netherlands, and the Netherlands is the birthplace of tulips. The mild climate and fertile soil of the Netherlands naturally make the tulips throughout the Netherlands. Every year from March to May, flower fields, river channels, and windmills all attract a large number of tourists.

The amazing garden, Keukenhof, is famous for its beautiful tulips and is located near Lisse. This garden is only open in the spring and attracts millions of visitors every year.

05 One of the countries with the highest density of museums in the world
The countries with the highest density of museums in the world include the United States, Germany, China, and the Netherlands is also among them. If you are an art lover, coming to the Netherlands will definitely not disappoint you. At the Kröller-Müller Museum, you can see the special exhibition “Beautiful Old | Mooi oud”, and you can also see Dubuffet’s “Enamel Garden | Jardin d’émai” in the sculpture garden.

In the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands, you can see the world-famous painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring”, and the town hall treasure of the Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt’s “Night Watch”.

In the Netherlands, there are many must-see attractions, and I believe you will have a different experience when you are in it!

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