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Tourist Guide Holland
Art,history and museum
Art like Dutch painting and Dutch architecture belong to the Netherlands. Lost of these paintings are made in what the Dutch call their golden age "De Gouden Eeuw"(the 17th century)
Bij famous painterslike Rembrandt, Vermeer and Hals. Famous are the canalhouses. As modern painters we would like to mention Van Gogh and Mondriaan
The Dutch language is seen as Dutch culture. Like manifestations which have to do with World War II such als Liberation day at May 5. Anne Frank and the hiding of the Jews. Festivities as "Koningsdag". Scating and Soccer are also seen as typical Dutch culture.
The battle against water is an equivalent for the Netherlands. 1/3 vof the country consits of water. That is why it is called Waterland. 1/3 of the land surface is below sea level. Land that disappears when no action is taken.
The craft of Coopery has to do with the making of a barrel. One for putting wine or gin in. Coopering is about putting metal staves around a wooden barrel/tub to hold it together. "Jan Huigen in de Ton" is a Dutch child song which refers to this craft. That coopery can be seen at Zaanse schans.
Cities in The Netherlands
The Netherlands has al large number of beautiful cities and little cities. Next to the three big cities Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Den Haag there are a whole lot of other cities all with their own charm. Most Dutch live near or in a city from about 100.000 inhabitants.