Things to Know
Kingdom of the Netherlands
known as Holland
King Willem-Alexander van Oranje-Nassau
in north-western Europe.
Map of the Netherlands
of the Netherlands
Contains a printable quiz.
Primary language is Dutch,
with Frisian spoken only in Friesland. English is the official
The Netherlands marshes and wetlands are major migration stops for
European birds; birds of the Netherlands pictures. Small animals such as rabbits and muskrats are found in the
countryside. Larger animals are mainly found in the national parks
A variety of fish live in the canals and estuaries. An interesting
species that is common in the canals is the eel.
Dutch explorer who visited the Australian coastline in 1616.
Wet with cool summers and
The Netherlands is
Europe's most densely populated country.
The land is mostly a flat
and soggy bog with reclaimed land (polder) from the sea that is
protected by dykes.
In the southeast you will you find hills.
Much of the non-developed
land is covered by grass, which is used for grazing.
Rembrandt (17th century)
One of the most celebrated artists in history.
van Gogh (19th century)--The Life and History Of Vincent van Gogh
One of modern art's most appreciated artists.
A dutch children's game played with buttons.
Each child will need 10 buttons or any small items that can be held in one hand (dry beans, coins, pebbles). A small bag.
Each player receives 10 small items. You can give each child a bag to hold his game items in.
The first player puts some his game items in one closed hand, then he holds out his fist toward another player who says "Hul Gul." (What’s in your hand?)
The first player answers "Hands full"
The second player guesses how many of the 10 game items the first player is holding in his fist. If the second player guesses to many he must give the first player some of his items to equal his guess. (ex. 1st player has 4 buttons, 2nd player guessed 6 buttons. 2nd player will give the 1st player 2 buttons). If the second player guesses too low he will have to give half of his game items to the first player. When one of the players runs out of game pieces the game ends. The player with the most game items wins.
NGA Kids-Dutch House
An interactive dollhouse that was inspired by 17th-century Dutch paintings by artist such as Johannes Veermeer, Pieter de Hooch, Jan Steen, and Gerard ter Borch.
The Lady of Stavoren
A Dutch Legend
The Flying Dutchman
Read about this legend
Short history of the Netherlands.
of The Netherlands
Room at Arles
Tulips color page
Color by Number
and Flemish Artists color pages
(Van Gogh, Mondrian, Hals, Leyster, Vermeer)
Print the templates to create a Dutch Friend of your