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Ghent, Belgium

Land of Tulips, Cheese, Wooden Shoes and Windmills

March 31st 2011
Off to Rome------Hmmm maybe not!! Before we start this adventure I must make sure I correct some facts that I included in the last blog about Holland. I stated it had 11 provinces and thanks to one of the blog readers I now know it actually has 12 provinces. The other correction I need to make is that Frisian is not a dialect of Dutch, rather it is Holland's only other official language. Tha ... read more
Europe » Netherlands » South Holland

Dutch Flag The Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized natio... ... read more
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