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Netherlands Country Quiz

Name these facts about the Netherlands.
Last updated: August 18, 2015
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Biggest cities (city proper)
Amsterdam
Rotterdam
The Hague
Bordering countries
(within Europe)
Belgium
Germany
Embankment to keep the water out
Dyke
Reclaimed land surrounded by ^
Polder
Name for the heir to the throne
Prince of Orange
Official language
Dutch
Wooden shoe
Clog or Klomp
Flower whose prices caused a
"mania" in the 17th century
Tulip
Country that was once called
the Dutch East Indies
Indonesia
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"The Night Watch" painter
Rembrandt
"The Starry Night" painter
Vincent Van Gogh
Major oil company
Royal Dutch Shell
Largest bank
ING
National airline
KLM
National sport
Soccer
Caribbean island shared with France
Saint Martin
Current king
Willem-Alexander
Most famous beer brand
Heineken
Most popular french fry topping
Mayonnaise
Former currency
Guilder
Scientist who was the first to see
single-cell organisms
Antonie van
Leeuwenhoek
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level 83
May 21, 2013
Was surprised that I knew all of these--though took forever to spell van Leeuwenhoek correctly enough to get credit :)
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level 83
May 22, 2013
The Netherlands also borders France… if you want to get technical.
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level 62
Nov 1, 2013
That would be the Kingdom of the Netherlands, rather than the Netherlands, if you want to get really technical
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level 28
Feb 8, 2014
Then also the question 'island shared with france' would be incorrect, if you want to be really really technical ;)
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level ∞
Aug 18, 2015
Added "within Europe" to the clue so we don't have to get technical anymore. :)
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level 64
Mar 14, 2016
:-)
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level 33
Nov 5, 2013
The term Indië was also popularly used for the former Indonesia
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level 60
Nov 7, 2013
Can you accept Den Haag for The Hague?
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level ∞
Aug 18, 2015
Den Haag will work now.
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level 37
Mar 11, 2014
I kept spelling the King's name as William Alexander. Urgh. Anyways, 14/24, not bad for a American.
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level 71
Jun 9, 2014
I chose Amstel for my beer! Can that be an allowed choice too?
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level 54
Aug 14, 2014
I thought that the national sport of netherlands was ice skating.
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level 46
Dec 17, 2015
Stole mayonnaise from the Belgians. Viva La Belgique!
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level 81
Mar 14, 2016
You are mixing Spanish and French there. "Vive la Belgique" if you want to go that route. (I think, didn't check it and it was ages ago I studied French)
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level 46
Mar 14, 2016
glad I scored 24/24 as a Dutchman :) Good questions! I was a bit disappointed that 'Willem' was sufficient for the king. But Antonie van Leeuwenhoek made up for that!
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level 45
Mar 14, 2016
Living here gave me most of the answers. Despite living here for almost a year now, I still can't stand mayonnaise on chips!
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level 72
Mar 14, 2016
I agree : really better with mustard !
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level 38
Dec 30, 2016
Then maybe you should try it on fries instead of "chips".
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level 65
Mar 14, 2016
Couldn't spell Leeuwenhoek to save my life x.X
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level 66
Mar 14, 2016
The word is dike (dijk in Dutch). The word dyke is a slur.
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level 59
Mar 14, 2016
This guy is correct. Dyke is a slang term for "lesbian".
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level ∞
Mar 15, 2016
Simply not true.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyke
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level 78
Mar 15, 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyke_(slang)
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level 59
Mar 14, 2016
This guy is correct. Dyke is a slang term for "lesbian".
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level 38
Dec 14, 2018
^ I tried "Dijk" first, wouldn't accept it.
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level 66
Mar 15, 2016
I THOUGHT SPEED SKATING WAS THEIR NATIONAL SPORT.
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level 51
Mar 15, 2016
More people play football than speed skating. But yes, speed skating is our national "winter sport" so to say..
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level 55
Mar 13, 2017
You could say that korfball is the national sport.
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level 31
Apr 8, 2016
"Voetbal" should be accepted for the national sport.
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level 56
Aug 2, 2016
Why? Football is accepted. Kind reminder that this is an English based website.
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level 29
Jun 13, 2016
dijk is the dutch word for dyke
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level 55
Mar 13, 2017
No, it's the other way around as the English word dyke comes from the Dutch word dijk.
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level 38
Mar 30, 2017
And, your point being? - No one but you discussed origin. All the previous entrant said was that Dijk is the Dutch word for Dyke, which is correct.
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level 70
Apr 6, 2017
Can NOT believe I remembered Leeuwenhoek!!! (though I did miss the "u") I must've learned about him in 8th grade, which is several decades in my rear view mirror. Okay, that made my night.
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level 38
Aug 15, 2017
Two corrections: It's Prince of Oranje-Nassauw and the island shared with France is Sint Maarten in Dutch.
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level 58
Oct 10, 2017
Oranje should be acceptable, it is the Dutch spelling of Orange
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level 78
Aug 6, 2018
Wait, are you telling me that all these years, I could have been calling them "klomps"? Such a missed opportunity!
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level 25
Aug 20, 2018
In Dutch it is Nassau without the -w-. The Dutch plural of "klomp" is "klompen" not "klomps".
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level 50
Dec 6, 2018
somehow I allways assumed we shared a border with luxembourg aswell. Since we have the drielandenpunt (three-countries-point) where... ahum ok while typing I see the flaw in my logic (I never consciously thought about it, that's the problem) I wanted to type the three countries but then thought hey if I type luxembour, belgium and germany, the netherlands isnt there haha. My original point was gonna be something like: " I guess we share a point with luxembourg,not a border" But we dont at all haha. Some things you just never have take a moment to think about. (like I dunno how many letters does the word municipality have... you probably don't know untill you count them. ) If I would ve lived in limburg (provence) I definitely would ve known
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level 38
Dec 14, 2018
^ Perhaps you thought that because of the Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), tripartite of the 20th Century.