Culture of the Netherlands
Dutch culture, or the culture of the Netherlands, is diverse, reflecting regional differences as well as the foreign influences thanks to the merchant and exploring spirit of the Dutch and the influx ...
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Languages of the Netherlands
The official national language of the Netherlands is Dutch, spoken by almost all people in the Netherlands. Dutch is also spoken and official in Aruba, Brussels, Curaçao, Flanders, Sint Maarten and S...
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Dutch dialects
Dutch dialects are primarily the dialects that are both cognate with the Dutch language and are spoken in the same language area as the Dutch standard language. Dutch dialects are remarkably diverse a...
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History of religion in the Netherlands
The history of religion in the Netherlands has been characterized by considerable diversity of religious thought and practice. Since 1600 until the second half of the 20th century, the North and West...
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Dutch literature
Dutch-language literature comprises all writings of literary merit written through the ages in the Dutch language, a language which currently has around 23 million native speakers. Dutch-language lite...
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Architecture of the Netherlands
Dutch architecture has played an important role in the international discourse on architecture in three eras. The first of these was during the 17th century, when the Dutch empire was at the height of...
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Dutch Golden Age
The Dutch Golden Age (Dutch: Gouden Eeuw [ˈɣʌu̯də(n) ˈeːu̯]) was a period in Dutch history, roughly spanning the 17th century, in which Dutch trade, science, military, and art were among the most ...
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List of Dutch painters
This is a list of painters who were born and/or were primarily active in the Netherlands. For artists born and active in the Southern Netherlands, see the List of Flemish painters. The artists are sor...
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Movie theaters in the Netherlands
There are 137 movie theaters and 31 arthouse cinemas in the Netherlands, with a total of ca. 675 screens, in addition to 79 small arthouse cinemas and a number of adult movie theaters. The main movie ...
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Cinema of the Netherlands
Cinema of the Netherlands refers to the film industry based in Netherlands. Because the Dutch film industry is relatively small, and there is little or no international market for Dutch films, almost ...
Dutch Comics
Dutch comics are comics made in the Netherlands. In Dutch the most common designation for the whole art form is "strip", while the word "comic" is used for the (usually) soft cover American style comi...
Music of the Netherlands
The Netherlands has multiple musical traditions. Contemporary Dutch popular music (Nederpop) is heavily influenced by music styles that emerged in the 1950s, in the United Kingdom and United States. T...
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Music of Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles
The music of the former Netherlands Antilles is a mixture of native, African and European elements, and is closely connected with trends from neighboring countries such as Venezuela and Colombia and i...
Dance in the Netherlands
There is great variety in dance in the Netherlands. The traditional dance is the Dutch folk dance; however, this is hardly practised anymore. Many Dutch practise ballroom dancing, but also tango has a...
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
The Netherlands has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 55 times since making its debut as one of the seven countries competing in the very first contest in 1956. It has missed only four conte...
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Media of the Netherlands
The media in the Netherlands – television, radio, newspapers, magazines – are characterised by a tradition of "pillarisation" on the one hand and an increasing degree of commercialism on the other.
Dutch cuisine
Dutch cuisine (Dutch: Nederlandse keuken) consists of the cooking traditions and practices from the Netherlands. The country's cuisine is shaped by the practice of fishing and farming, including t...
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Netherlands national football team
The Netherlands national football team (Dutch: Het Nederlands Elftal) represents the Netherlands in international association football. It is controlled by the Royal Netherlands Football Associati...
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Netherlands women's national football team
The Netherlands women's national football team (Dutch: Nederlands vrouwenvoetbalelftal) represents the Netherlands in international women's association football and is directed by the Royal Dutch ...
Netherlands at the FIFA World Cup
This is a record of the Netherlands at the FIFA World Cup. The Netherlands have appeared in 10 World Cups as of 2014. They hold the record of losing the most finals without managing a single triumph ...
Football in the Netherlands
Football is the most popular sport in the Netherlands. Football was introduced to the Netherlands by Pim Mulier in the 19th century when in 1879, at the age of 14, he founded Haarlemsche Football Club...
Sport in the Netherlands
Approximately 4.5 million of the 16 million people in the Netherlands are registered to one of the 35,000 sports clubs in the country. About two thirds of the population older than 15 years participat...
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Gerard Hoet
Gerard Hoet ([ɦut]; 22 August 1648 – 2 December 1733) was a Dutch Golden Age painter and engraver.
Gerard Hoet trained with his father and brother who were glass painters, and Warnard van Ri...
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Nicolaes Boddingius
Nicolaes Boddingius, or Bodding van Laer (2 August 1605 (baptised) – 1669) was a schoolmaster, writer and minister in the Netherlands.
He was born in Haarlem, Netherlands, the fifth child of Jacob...
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A Lady Writing a Letter
A Lady Writing a Letter (also known as A Lady Writing; Dutch: Schrijvend meisje) is an oil painting attributed to 17th century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It is believed to have been completed...
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Johan van Nes
Johan Dircksz. van Nes (-1650, Delft), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.
According to Houbraken he was a pupil of Michiel van Mierevelt, and was able to travel on the proceeds of his own painting ab...
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Wilhelmus Beurs
Wilhelmus Beurs (1656, Dordrecht – 1700, Zwolle), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.
According to Houbraken he was the son of a shoemaker and a quick study who was able to produce a good landsc...
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The Stoning of Saint Stephen
The Stoning of Saint Stephen is the first painting by Dutch artist Rembrandt, painted in 1625 at the age of 19. It is currently kept in the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon.This work is inspired by the ma...
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