Welcome to page 2
we will talk about at this course are: some geography, history, a
bit of culture, art (Rembrandt, van Gogh!), folklore, cooking, the people, and some
elementary knowledge of bit Dutch vocabulary, where necessary.
Here's some info to start off with...
get you orientated:
Holland is a small country in Europe.
Its neighbors are: Germany on the Eastern border,
England at the West (when you cross the North Sea),
Belgium at the South and when you go North, across the sea:
Denmark (and Norway)...
the map of Holland
to see if you can find The Netherlands (Holland)
on the map of Europe...
Mind you, our country is so small, that on the map there's only room for *NETH*....
as it used to be covered with woods after the last Ice Age.
is officially called: The Netherlands, i.e. the Lowlands.
Our country lies below sea level, and is the delta
of three big European rivers,
our country always fought against the water.
We still do.
Have a look at some pictures:
These are of a typical Dutch 'polder' landscape,
quite near where we live.
(click to enlarge)
Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands
The Hague, where the government resides:
has a lot to offer you!
You can hear and learn all about it at our course:
Holland and the Dutch!
See you in class!
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