AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

THE LAND BELOW

anne frank

She hid for 2 years from the Nazis during WWII. She was captured by the Nazis. She died of Typhus right before her camp's liberation. Anne Frank had a world famous diary, one that has touched millions. Here are some of the most famous notes.


"Mr. Bolkestein, the Cabinet Minister, speaking on the Dutch broadcast from London, said that after the war a collection would be made of diaries and letters dealing with the war. Of course, everyone pounced on my diary."

- March 29, 1944


"When I write, I can shake off all my cares."

- April 5, 1944



"Have you ever heard the term 'hostages'? That's the latest punishment for saboteurs. It's the most horrible thing you can imagine. Leading citizens--innocent people--are taken prisoner to await their execution. If the Gestapo can't find the saboteur, they simply grab five hostages and line them up against the wall. You read the announcements of their death in the paper, where they're referred to as 'fatal accidents'."

- October 9, 1942


"All college students are being asked to sign an official statement to the effect that they 'sympathize with the Germans and approve of the New Order." Eighty percent have decided to obey the dictates of their conscience, but the penalty will be severe. Any student refusing to sign will be sent to a German labor camp."

- May 18, 1943

"Mr. Bolkestein, the Cabinet Minister, speaking on the Dutch broadcast from London, said that after the war a collection would be made of diaries and letters dealing with the war. Of course, everyone pounced on my diary."

- March 29, 1944

"When I write, I can shake off all my cares."

- April 5, 1944




Food the great

One of all foods are Bitterballen, deep fried snacks that are made with beef, vegetables, and great with mustard dipping.

Also one is Koffie Verkeerd, which is basically coffee with a bunch of warm milk in it.


Another is Stamppot, a food with Vegetables mixed with gravy and a piece of sausage on top.



Religion and U.S similarities

Amsterdam is very much like the U.S.A. They eat almost the exact same foods, they have the same alphabet (but with different words), and have a lot of unique technology.


The religions go like this:


60% atheist

17% Christian

14% Islam

The rest is Hindu, Buddhist, Indigenous, etc. etc. etc. etc.

Netherlands flag

Culture and stuff

Amsterdam - 10 Things You Need To Know
Amsterdam, Impressions - Netherlands HD Travel Channel

Opinions and Concept Grasping

Amsterdam, like all places, has its own ring to it. It is a very cultural, historical, and much more. Amsterdam is like Austin, Except it is way bigger. Amsterdam is a very fascinating place. I hope that everyone gets a chance to go.

Gay and Lesbian

Amsterdam has the highest gay honor in the world. They have their own hotels, parades, clubs, bars, vacation places, and countless more. Gays are treated very well there.

Map of amsterdam and netherlands

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