History of Amsterdam
in the 1400s the national art muesem has everal famous paintings and there are several other atractions in amsterdam like its home to ann frank one of the most famous captives of the nazis who were held at internment camps and she didnt survive the holocaust but her diary did(nc wise owl)
marijuana use in the netherlands
for example they have smoke shops available for safe use(wikimedia)
and it has been named a national world heritage site and its still one of the buisiest in the world
with 3.5 million visitors a year(Pounds, Norman J. G. "Amsterdam." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Grolier Online, 2015. Web. 2 Nov. 2015.)
climate in the netherlands
The warmest weather is from June to August, with temperatures between 21 - 26 degrees Celsius. There are rarely extreme temperatures. The air is relatively humid and fog is common in autumn and spring. There are stronger winds from October to March. Click for weather forecast .
Location: North Western Europe, West and North-West coastline the North Sea, borders with Belgium from the South and Germany from the East and Northeast.
Geographic coordinates: 52 30 N, 5 45 E
Seacoast: 451 km, territorial waters: 12 nautical miles, exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm.
Land borders: 1,027 km; borders with Belgium - 450 km long, with Germany - 577 km long.
Area of the Netherlands: 41,526 sq km. A large part of the Netherlands is covered with water: 7,643 sq km, land: 33,883 sq km.
Main rivers: Maas, Rhine
Biggest lake: Ijsselmeer (artificial lake created as a result of closing of a Zuidermeer bay).
Biggest Island: Texel ( Frisian Islands).
Highest point: Vaalserberg 321 m. The highest point in the whole Kingdom is overseas: Mount Scenery (862 m) on the small island of Saba, Netherlands Antilles.
Lowest point: Zuidplaspolder -6,7 m below NAP (Normal Amsterdam Level - the accepted constant sea level).
Landscape: Mostly coastal lowland and the land reclaimed from sea (polders); low and flat; about half of the surface of the Netherlands is less than 1 m above sea level, and large parts of it (ca 24%) are actually below sea level.
Some hills are only in southeast of the country. (nc wise owl)
Amsterdam is a constitutional monarchy the king is Willem-Alexander van Oranje-Nassau
he makes most decison but they do have a type of council that assist in all decisions also .
Economy (what is its main production item?):amsterdams main exports are agriculturla food and cothes shoes and petrolium and other fuels chemicals and machinery and equipment but theyre one of the highest producers of food on earth(https://www.iamsterdam.com/en/)
Major Issues/Problems acid rain acidification and erosion also green house gass emissions and rapid increase in population and taxes rising and endangered animals and theyre economy is not doing to good