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Religions and languages in Netherlands

Spui Most of the modern population of the Netherlands has Celtic or Germanic roots. In the Netherlands, two languages ​​are officially recognized. These are Dutch and Frisian. The first language is a mix of traditional German and English. The second, as a rule, is used only by the native inhabitants of Friesland. In different provinces of the Netherlands, they speak unique local dialects related to the Flemish and Brabant norms of language. During the informal communication, a similar language is usually used. Every inhabitant of the country knows the state language and speaks it fluently. Travelers often face the problem of a language barrier. In small towns, it is particularly acute. At the popular tourist destinations, many have mastered English, and you may have a guided tour in tourist-friendly languages.
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The church in the Netherlands exists side-by-side with the state. These two structures absolutely do not intersect, so they coexist without any trouble. In the country, about 40 percent of the total population is represented by atheists. Mainly, this is due to the isolated position of faith in the kingdom. It is not forced to or propagated. About 25 percent of the population are Catholics. They honor and celebrate all Catholic holidays and go to the church on all festive days. Some municipalities even set off weekends for religious holidays, giving the population an opportunity to follow their beliefs. Approximately 17 percent of the population are Protestants. They live in the northern part of the kingdom, as well as in coastal towns.
There are also Muslims in the Netherlands, who live mostly in large cities. Islam appeared due to the large immigration influx that occurred in the 60s. Today, there are at least one million Muslims in the country. The statistics show that the number of atheists increases every year. The Netherlands is a country that is tolerant enough to various non-traditional manifestations, so a clear adherence to the faith of its ancestors is not a priority for young people. The western trends only increase the decline of the religiosity of the kingdom. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Moses Bridge

From the series “The Most Unusual and Strange Bridges on Earth”
In the Netherlands, in the town of Halsteren, the unusual bridge was built during the reconstruction of the old castle, which was later called 'Bridge Moses'. This beautiful wooden bridge does not extend across the river, but literally chipped its water. It is not surprising that the origin of the bridge was associated with the well-known biblical motif. It was decided to call the bridge to the honorary Prophet Moses, who once made the waters of the Red Sea sit before him.

The originality of the bridge, which is not far from Fort Fort de Roover, is that it was built deeper than water level. The designers of the project of the unusual bridge were the architects from known studios RO & AD. They have designed the design of the building so as to minimize the natural harmony in ... Read all
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Travelers also have the opportunity to choose a room on the ground side of the hotel. The top-level rooms provide a wonderful view of the mountains. One of the main features of the quarry is a waterfall; guests can enjoy natural attractions without leaving the hotel territory. Read this

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Traditions in Netherlands cities

Amsterdam
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 … Read more
Maastricht
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 … Read more
Rotterdam
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 … Read more
The Hague
An interesting fact - this old Dutch city has two names. The first name is «'s Gravenhage», which is literally translated as "hunting grounds of count". The modern name of the city - «Den Haag» - was approved only in 1990. This word means “hedge". These names reflect the love that the inhabitants feel for the … Read more
Utrecht
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; … Read more
Eindhoven
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 … Read more

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