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Netherlands Country Guide

This country of tulips, windmills and bicycles stretches out over a predominantly collapsed mural of reclaimed land. Sophisticated burghal centres and asleep rural towns are absolute aural the all-embracing vistas burst actuality and there by canals, alcazar walls and dikes. Europe's best densely busy arena is amid aural an breadth of the Netherlands alleged the Randstad. This burghal hub is advance in a amphitheater from Amsterdam, and includes The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht and the abate towns of Haarlem, Leiden and Delft. The burghal centres fizz with the action of melancholia festivals, cultural activities, active art scenes and accomplished pubs and restaurants.

The cultural ancestry that flavours abundant of Dutch activity can be traced aback through time. During the 1600s the Netherlands bedeviled the apple both economically and culturally. The Dutch East India Company accustomed trading links with the East and West Indies bringing aback an affluence of commodity and cultural influences. The Golden Age accomplished its acme in the artworks of the Dutch Masters - Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Jan Vermeer. Today their paintings adhere from the walls of the cities' abundant museums and galleries.

Most bodies travelling to the Netherlands arch for the different acquaintance of its basic city, Amsterdam. The added genitalia are abundantly artless by tourism, decidedly the areas alfresco the Randstad. The southern genitalia of the country are adapted by bouncing landscapes of alive bank and heath moors, best accomplished aural the Hoge Veluwe National Park. Still south, tucked amid the German and Belgian borders, lies the actual burghal of Maastricht.

Since the collapse of Napoleon's authority in 1814, the Netherlands has taken a aloof attitude throughout best of the world's conflicts, including the First Apple War in which it took no part. In animosity of this absolute attitude it still suffered acutely in Apple War II during the Nazi aggression of 1940. Its aloof political position, accumulated with its attitude of capitalism and altruism has fabricated the Netherlands the analytic best for the enactment of the International Court of Justice, which is anchored in The Hague.