Jason Wang Period 1

Netherlands

Netherlands is awesome!

Netherlands is a very interesting place, it is perfect for people from big buff athletes, to crafty and cunning artists. Netherlands is the birthplace of Europe's most famous artists, like Vincent van Gogh, and you could go visit their Van Gogh museum if you're really obsessed with art galleries, you could go see the Mona Lisa, wait, sorry, that was Leonardo da Vinci, I meant, you could go see the Starry Night! Now that is interesting! They also have a Naturalis Museum, it's great for all you animal lovers, and biology geeks, it's all about natural history! A cool place to go to if you're bring your kids, is the amazing Artis Zoo! It's full of animals that your children will love! There's also a few cool holidays you sure wouldn't want to miss, like Easter, Saint Nicholas day, Queen's day, etc. But that's not it, it's also the home country for the Netherlands soccer team, who won 2nd place in the World Cup! You could go to their Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Rooms, if you like cheese that is, and most importantly, you don't want to forget, it's not only the home country for soccer players, but Dutch Chocolate too! Yum!

Currency

The Netherlands currency is the euro, which is commonly used throughout Europe since the European Union started the euro. 1 euro is around 1.35 USD (US dollars), so if you want to go to Netherlands, be sure to have enough money!
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Netherlands Government

Netherlands government is a constitutional monarchy, which means that their monarch is limited by a constitution. Like the US, the Netherlands still has 3 different branches, the legislative, executive, and the judicial branch.

Netherlands Religion

30% of the Netherlands people are Roman Catholic, 20% are Protestant, 5.8% is Muslim, 2.2% is other, and 42% is no religion, which is kind of weird that the dominant religion is no religion.  

Netherlands language

Netherlands dominant language is Dutch, but they also speak German and English. Here are a few words in Dutch. Hello is groet, hallo, or dag, thank you is dank u or dank je, goodbye is dag or tot zeins, eat is eten, vernielen, or knauwen.

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