Dutch Fun Facts – Holland/Netherlands

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DINOLINGO The Dutch national soccer has played three finals in the world cup soccer; in 1974 (against Germany), 1978 (against Argentina) and 2010 (against Spain), but unfortunately never won the cup. It is found to be quite remarkable that such a small nation plays a rather large role on the international soccer stage. Soccer is national number one sport: cycling number two and speed skating number three.

Amsterdam is the capitol of The Netherlands. This city is known for is tolerant ambiance. There is a historic reason for this rather loose and tolerant attitude; During the seventeen hundreds, Amsterdam was a safe haven for many refugees and other thinkers, fleeing dictator regimes throughout Europe. When these people all came together in Amsterdam, they discovered that the town accepted other perspectives. As long as you paid your tax on time, you where welcome in Amsterdam.

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