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Politics, constitution and administrative structure of Netherlands

Vertigo The Netherlands is a united kingdom. The greater part of the territory is in Europe; the country also includes the Antilles and the island of Aruba in the West Indies. Since the middle of the 20th century, the islands have switched to self-government, but they are subjects of the authority of the Dutch monarch and work together on defense issues and jointly develop a strategy for international relations. The official capital of the country is Amsterdam. Here, the monarch, coming to power, swears allegiance, holding his hand on the Constitution. However, the actual capital is still the Hague, because there is the parliament and the government itself, and virtually all foreign embassies. The national flag is three-color, consisting of red, white, and blue horizontal lines.
The Netherlands has a fairly long coastline along the North Sea; it’s about 450 km. Therefore, the centers of the active leisure are located mainly …
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There is a constitutional monarchy in the Netherlands. The first constitution was adopted in 1814; it is regularly amended and supplemented. At the moment, the power in the country belongs the dynasty of the Orange-Nassau. Queen Beatrix rules the state. The heir is the son of Queen, Willem-Alexander. The executive power in the Netherlands is executed through the interaction of the queen and the parliament. Despite the fact that the power of the monarch under the constitution is rather limited, the decisive role in choosing the prime minister is played by the queen. All political and international documentation is compiled on her behalf. The monarch's duty is the annual throne speech on the day of the princes.
The government is formed of 14 ministers who represent their coalition parties. The highest advisory body of the Netherlands is the State Council. It deals with all bills. It includes a chairman, a deputy head, and 28 politicians, whose posts are given for life. The Accounting Chamber is called upon to monitor all public finances. The legislative branch is represented by the monarch and the two figures that form the General Staff. The first chamber is occupied by 75 politicians through provincial elections. The term is 6 years, but more than half of the members are re-elected. Candidates are elected to the second chamber for a four-year term by direct state ballot. It is the second chamber that has the right to work with the constitution, make amendments, and approve laws. Copyright
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The Provincial Executive is the main branch of the regional administration. This Council carries out all legislative functions at the entrusted territory. Each member of the Executive is elected by the general Executive Committee headed by the Supreme Commissioner. The candidature is approved by the queen herself. The political system in the Netherlands is quite stable and functional. In total, sixteen large parties have been formed in the country. Of these, almost half were in the parliament during last 15 years. At the same time, the party majority is not formed. The coalition parties often differ in their political views. However, a mental consensus and the ability to honor other people's interests make it possible to create a functional government.
Broerplein, Groningen The legal system of the Netherlands is something between the Roman old law and Napoleon's code. Here, the great attention is paid to the rights and freedoms of the local population. The country has a Supreme Court, several appellate institutions, as well as district and cantonal institutions. The country does not practice trials with the jury. The foreign policy of the kingdom is focused on trade relations. There is a progressive desire to establish friendly and partnering relations with absolutely all countries. Such a disposable policy allows the country to actively develop global economic ties. The Netherlands is one of the countries of the ancestors of the European Union. The monarch and parliament are in favor of expanding and deepening integration, while the country also helps developing countries. In the economic sphere, the country has shown itself as one of the most active supporters of trade liberalization throughout the world. At the same time, the Netherlands is a member of NATO with the rather large military potential. Such a peaceful policy of the country and a greater concentration on the needs of its own population led to the rapid development of the kingdom and the improvement of the overall economic situation.
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From the series “Unbelievable and Magnificent Bridges and Viaducts”
Many tourists know the Erasmus Bridge, located in Rotterdam under the unofficial name 'Swan Bridge'. The author of the design of the unique bridge on the Meuse river is the architect Ben van Berkel. Its talent and boundless imagination have created the unusual outline and the recognizable exterior shape of the bridge. The bridge, whose extension is 802 meters, was opened in 1996. For more than 15 years it has been the longest drawbridge in the world.

The main feature of the bridge is the high fine support, whose outlines resemble the neck of the graceful swan. The height 'of the neck' is 139 meters. In the evening, the support is decorated with the impressive festive lighting. The longest drawbridge in the world has one more interesting feature - Erasmus Bridge is one of the finest and … Read all
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Electorate - mentality of people in Netherlands regions

As it has been mentioned already, the locals show much respect and care for the environment, so visitors of the city will also need to show respect and in no way disturb the natural harmony of this place. The local people are very hospitable and are always ready to help. Probably, this is one of the reasons why Amsterdam remains a popular tourist destination for so many years. Tulip remains one of the most famous symbols of the Netherlands. Each April the grand opening of Keukenhof Park is held … Read more
March is the time for conducting the world-famous exhibition of antiques. This event attracts collectors from all over the world. This is a very prestigious and important exhibition, so every European city would consider an honor to host such a massive celebration. Another distinguishing feature of the city is an abundance of marijuana. This fact is easily explained by the city’s close proximity to the border. Virtually every resident of Maastricht grows marijuana at home. The so called … Read more
People of Rotterdam like are economical, pragmatic, practical and punctual as Germans. The Dutch are known for their cult of cleanness and order. Throwing out garbage twice a week, they sort and pack it into special plastic bags, which must be put in a strictly defined place not earlier than the evening before the departure and no later than six in the morning. If you make a mistake with the container and, for example, the used batteries are in the glass tank, do not be surprised at the police … Read more
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Local people are open and friendly, but they clearly differentiate questions relating to your personal life and work. It’s not accepted to talk about personal matters, as well as express your emotions in public. It is impolite to ask a new acquaintance questions related to his income and other personal items; there’re no other taboos in dealing with natives. Don’t allow yourself careless phrases in conversation, as all said is likely to be taken literally. So, inviting somebody to visit … Read more
After sunset, local attractions and houses are transformed beyond recognition because of the smart lighting. Lighting installations are varied and some solutions are striking with their simplicity and originality. The light festival lasts for a week; it is one of the dozen of the most interesting holidays held in Eindhoven. In August, the Folkwoods Festival dedicated to national history and culture is celebrated, as well as the Sundance music festival that would please fans of reggae. In … Read more
November 11, the day of St. Martin, and December 6 – the day of St. Nicholas are no less popular holidays. These celebrations are always accompanied by colorful festivals, fairs and street performances. Special food is, without a doubt, an important attribute of holidays. You can try it in numerous outdoor cafes. During the days of celebrations you can easily find noisy processions of mummers who sing songs and light their way with torches. This tradition has appeared many hundred years ago … Read more
Saturday is considered a market day. Tourists and local people go to market to buy fresh fish, vegetables, fruit and cheese. The market attracts farmers and fishermen from all surrounding neighborhoods, so the choice of products is simply amazing. In addition to excellent Dutch cheese herring is considered a popular product. Local people are ready to eat it every day. Travellers also fall in love with amazingly delicious pickled herring. You can buy it not only on a market day. During you walk … Read more

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