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Quiz: Holland (The Netherlands)

Updated on June 15, 2011

Hoe gaat het? Zullen we beginnen?

More new questions March 2011!. The Netherlands, commonly but erroneously also called Holland (esp. by English people) is a country in Western Europe, much of which has been reclaimed from the sea.

This is the land of windmills, of dykes and polders, of dairy production and of bulbs (the floral variety, rather than the electrical variety!).

The language is a little tricky to master, in that there are sounds that are unique to The Netherlands among European languages.

They make wonderful beer. They have a recently established, enthusiastic but small wine-growing industry. Then there's Jenever!

So skilful were the Dutch in draining marshes and wetlands that they were also employed in the English Fenland, for just that purpose. Interestingly, there are architectural and cultural links with The Netherlands in that region of England.

I have two enduring impressions of The Netherlands, apart from the delightful people and culture. One is sky (lots of it) and the other is 'drempels'!

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      pimbels lm 6 years ago

      Yes, thank you.

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      ben186422 6 years ago

      Nicely.

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      @anansigirls lm: My pleasure!

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      anansigirls lm 6 years ago

      Very well, thank you for asking.

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      @akumar46 lm: Well done!

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      akumar46 lm 6 years ago

      great going.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @masunyoananda: Good.

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      masunyoananda 6 years ago

      having fun....

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @KimGiancaterino: Well done! good to see you.

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      Hanging in there ... learning lots!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @BadSoulPhotography: Keep going!

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      BadSoulPhotography 6 years ago

      Hanging in there

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @Titia: Great!

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      Titia Geertman 6 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      Yes of course

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @jolou: Well done.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @mariaamoroso: And me too!

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      jolou 6 years ago

      Yes!

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      I surprice myself. I have had so many correct answers.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @MargoPArrowsmith: going strong then

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      yup

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @norma-holt: Amazing, considering where you live!

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Very good, thank you. More knowledgeable than I thought about this country.

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      @jolou: Thanks so much for your positive input.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @celeBritys4africA: It is!

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      jolou 6 years ago

      Great questions as usual.

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      celeBritys4africA 6 years ago

      Looks interesting!

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      @anonymous: Hah!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Never say nether......

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      @ohcaroline: Thanks for coming along.

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      Very interesting!

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      @anonymous: Yes, you should. Thanks for joining in.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Quite tough for me, enjoyed it nevertheless. Beautiful country and would want to visit n

      Netherlands.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @sousababy: Wow - that's good for someone who's not been!

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      @TheLittleCardShop: I see you did well later on - well done!

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      @sheriangell: Yes, don't give up now!

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      7 correct so far, bit of a pleasant surprise.

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      Malu Couttolenc 6 years ago

      Hmm not doing so good until now, lets see how I do after the next questions

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      sheriangell 6 years ago

      Not doing so great, but I'm hanging in there.

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      @anonymous: Keep going!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      So COOL!! Love to enjoy to move on ;)

    Have you been to The Netherlands?

    What was your experience?

    Great - I'd go again any day

    Great - I'd go again any day

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    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I'd love to visit the Netherlands.

    • DataRet 4 years ago

      Oh, yes, I've been in Amsterdam, Haag and Rotterdam

    • RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

      No, but I have Dutch relations and they of course still visit the Netherlands, so I hear all about it.

    • stargoldteam12 5 years ago

      no not yet

    • Philippians468 6 years ago

      not been there yet!

    • ben186422 6 years ago

      Not yet but I'd like to.

    • anansigirls lm 6 years ago

      Sailing

    • KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      Amsterdam was my first European city experience. I loved it there and want to go back.

    • Titia Geertman 6 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      LOL I live here.

    • irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      Once I was there. Had coffee in a wind mill. Shopped for clogs and listened to the music players on the street.

    • norma-holt 6 years ago

      No, but I have a good feeling about it,.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I'd love to visit!

    • ohcaroline 6 years ago

      I thoroughly enjoyed it and want to go again.

    • Malu Couttolenc 6 years ago

      yes had a great time :)

    • puerdycat lm 6 years ago

      Thanks for the lovely thought! you inspired me to do a lens with lots of Amsterdam bell chimes.

    • Jenn Dixon 6 years ago from PA

      It was a lot of fun!

    • mivvy 6 years ago

      I live there, I am Dutch

    • sheriangell 6 years ago

      I wish I could say I've been, I know I would love it there.

    You can keep it

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    • maryLuu 4 years ago

      I've never been there.

    • BlackSunflowerB 5 years ago

      I never been there.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      no, i'm not thinking of it.

    • pimbels lm 6 years ago

      Nope

    • akumar46 lm 6 years ago

      not yet.

    • MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      no, never made it there

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I love to get tulips for my mom from this great country in one day :)

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    March 2011

    For the lover of The Netherlands, of all things Dutch, for fun, for knowledge or simply for the points!

    About your visit

    Please let us know:

    I'm here for the first time

    I'm here for the first time

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    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Just popped in.

    • maryLuu 4 years ago

      I hope i will return

    • BlackSunflowerB 5 years ago

      first time on this one for me.

    • RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

      Enjoyed the trip!

    • stargoldteam12 5 years ago

      very nice. ..

    • Philippians468 6 years ago

      new to this place! cheers

    • ben186422 6 years ago

      First time.

    • akumar46 lm 6 years ago

      First time here enjoying.

    • Titia Geertman 6 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      First time visitor

    I've popped back for the new questions

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    • jolou 6 years ago

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        I come to know a lot of Netherlands, haven't visited yet.....

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        yes

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        Loved it and learned a lot,. Thank you

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        anonymous 6 years ago

        I had fun giving you a little boost toward level 80. I also learned a few things very quickly. Maybe a post quiz, now that you know the answers quiz?

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        sousababy 6 years ago

        5 correct in second half. Would love to visit the Netherlands, someday. Thanks for all the generous points and the free education Chris!

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        sousababy 6 years ago

        5 correct in second half. Would love to visit the Netherlands, someday. Thanks for all the generous points and the free education Chris!

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        sheriangell 6 years ago

        I didn't do well, but I did enjoy.

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        Malu Couttolenc 6 years ago

        Love it! Your quizzes are so fun, and you can learn lots! I did better on the second part

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        mivvy 6 years ago

        Your Dutch is excellent and even more excellent if you change 'laten we gaan' into 'zullen we beginnen'.' laten we gaan' means let's go meaning let's leave. We don't use 'laten' (english let), in sentences to invite people to do things instead we use 'zullen' we beginnen/ (shall we begin)

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        mivvy 6 years ago

        I am doing fine 100%, but no wonder I am Dutch and live in the Netherlands.

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        Another great quizzes lens .. Chirs. It's so enjoyable here. I think I got about 55%. Thank you so much for giving my new knowledge. 5 stars for you again. Have wonderful lifetime :)

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