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Why The Netherlands Isn't Under Water
 
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Lessons from Holland on fighting rising sea levels
 
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Windmills are more than just a traditional part of the Dutch landscape; they have played a key role in the war Holland has waged against the sea for centuries. Today the Dutch are using ever-more innovative methods to combat rising sea levels, strategies that may also benefit other nations confronting the effects of climate change. Martha Teichner reports. Originally broadcast on May 21, 2017. Subscribe to the "CBS Sunday Morning" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20gXwJT Get more of "CBS Sunday Morning" HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlMmAz Follow "CBS Sunday Morning" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/23XunIh Like "CBS Sunday Morning" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1UUe0pY Follow "CBS Sunday Morning" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1RquoQb Follow "CBS Sunday Morning" on Google+ HERE: http://bit.ly/1O3jk4x Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B --- "CBS Sunday Morning" features stories on the arts, music, nature, entertainment, sports, history, science, Americana and highlights unique human accomplishments and achievements. Check local listings for CBS Sunday Morning broadcast times.
Views: 81888 CBS Sunday Morning
Holland's Barriers to The Sea
 
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The Delta Works in the Netherlands (Holland) is the largest flood protection project in the world. This project consists of a number of surge barriers, for examples: 1- The Oosterscheldekering is the largest of the 13 ambitious Delta Works series of dams and storm surge barriers and it is the largest surge barrier in the world, 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) long. The dam is based on 65 concrete pillars with 62 steel doors, each 42 metres wide. It is designed to protect the Netherlands from flooding from the North Sea. 2- The Maeslantkering is a storm barrier with two movable arms; when the arms are open the waterway remains an important shipping route however when the arms close a protective storm barrier is formed for the city of Rotterdam. Closing the arms of the barrier is a completely automated process done without human intervention. The Great Wall of Louisiana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xOWEbq6WRM Levees http://engineers-channel.blogspot.com/p/levees.html Thames Flood Barrier http://engineers-channel.blogspot.com/p/thames-flood-barrier.html MOSE Project http://engineers-channel.blogspot.com/p/mose-project.html
Views: 3834619 Largest Dams
This wall stops Holland from going UNDERWATER...
 
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ANOTHER ONE OFF THE BUCKET LIST! Ever since I heard of its existence I've wanted to check out the Delta Works Facility. With my parents in town and a car at our disposal we finally made it happen! FOLLOW ME ON SOCIAL MEDIAAAAZ: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/levinotjeanshildebrand/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Levi_Hildebrand Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/levi_hildebrand/
Views: 26693 Levi Hildebrand
Water animation Amsterdam Netherlands Holland airport sea level / Wasser Animation Meeresspiegel
 
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Water animation Amsterdam Netherlands Holland airport sea level / Wasser Animation Flughafen click here: http://amzn.to/2H3L5im
Views: 20489 SchwabTV
Netherlands sets model of flood prevention
 
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World leaders and scientists are meeting in Germany for COP23, the annual UN climate change conference. It comes as many parts of the world are feeling the effects of rising sea levels, extreme weather and floods. Cities are looking for ways to strengthen their defences against prospective flooding, and they are turning to the Netherlands for answers. Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Rotterdam. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 26333 Al Jazeera English
How low is The Netherlands really?? Dikes of Holland
 
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You might have heard that the Netherlands is below sealevel. This can sound pretty scary and it is a real risk also. Overall the Netherlands have put a lot of effort in managing the water with dikes, dunes and flood barriers. Check out all the insights about this subject in this video! Make sure to like and subscribe!
The Netherlands , land under sea level
 
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This is the village of Reeuwijk Dorp , in the west of the Netherlands , but under sea level
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The Oosterscheldekering: the largest Delta Works of The Netherlands
 
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By constantly looking ahead, The Netherlands is the safest delta in the world today. Thirty years ago, Rijkswaterstaat built the Oosterscheldekering. Our country's largest Delta Works: no less than nine kilometres long. Protecting hundreds of thousands of people against high water. To keep it this way, the Oosterscheldekering is undergoing a major renovation. Together with expert partners we work on the safety, accessibility and quality of life in The Netherlands. More information: http://www.rijkswaterstaat.nl/theOosterscheldekering
Views: 35718 Rijkswaterstaat
The Eritrea football stars playing soccer in the Netherlands
 
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In 2012, the Eritrean soccer team defected during a tournament in Uganda. Two years later, the players turn up in the Dutch city of Gorinchem. The local cop and the soccer team immediately conscript the refugees: they are given a place to stay, clothing and of course soccer training – after all, the local team wouldn’t mind a shot at the Africa Cup. Team members are filmed practicing, in Dutch class and at the apartment they share, while their trainer and others discuss the situation. The players talk about what they think of the Netherlands and what their expectations for the future are. Fear of reprisals at home means they don’t talk about their flight stories, but an Eritrean journalist uses interview excerpts to explain what life in a dictatorship is like. While the soccer team dreams of success, the players have other things on their minds. They are impatient and want to lead their own lives outside the realm of soccer. This provides some wonderful but painful insights into micro-level aid: good intentions can’t compete with high expectations. Will the players make their dreams come true? Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2015. © VPRO Backlight November 2015 On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series. VPRO Documentary publishes one new subtitled documentary about current affairs, finance, sustainability, climate change or politics every week. We research subjects like politics, world economy, society and science with experts and try to grasp the essence of prominent trends and developments. Subscribe to our channel for great, subtitled, recent documentaries. Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast: VPRO Broadcast, all international VPRO programs: https://www.youtube.com/VPRObroadcast VPRO DOK, German only documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBi0VEPANmiT5zOoGvCi8Sg VPRO Metropolis, remarkable stories from all over the world: https://www.youtube.com/user/VPROmetropolis VPRO World Stories, the travel series of VPRO: https://www.youtube.com/VPROworldstories VPRO Extra, additional footage and one off's: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLrhK07g6LP-JtT0VVE56A www.VPRObroadcast.com Credits: Direction: John Appel Camera: Erik van Empel Research: Miek Hehenkamp Editor in chief: BarbaraTruyen English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson. French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.
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Netherlands below sea level
 
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Why the Netherlands are partly situated below the sealevel. A film about peat mining, drainage and windmills.
Views: 10622 Alex Kaat
Artificial floating islands tested in Netherlands in order to expand liveable space - TomoNews
 
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WAGENINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS — The Maritime Research Institute Netherlands is testing a concept of building artificial floating islands to expand the amount liveable space available for the country’s growing population. The island is made up of large floating triangles that connect to each other in a flexible fashion. It could measure 5 km wide. “As sea level rises, cities become overcrowded and more activities are carried out at sea, raising the dikes and reclaiming land from the seas are perhaps no longer an effective solution,” Olaf Waals, project manager of MARIN's floating islands told New Atlas. The floating space could be used for housing and public infrastructures and support renewable energy systems such as wind and solar energy farms. It is still unknown how the floating mega structure could withstand winds and currents and how does living on the island affect the people. Researchers admit the technological challenges to this project are enormous. ----------------------------------------­--------------------- Go to https://www.patreon.com/tomonews and become a Patron now TomoNews is now on Patreon and we've got some cool perks for our hardcore fans. TomoNews is your best source for real news. We cover the funniest, craziest and most talked-about stories on the internet. Our tone is irreverent and unapologetic. If you’re laughing, we’re laughing. If you’re outraged, we’re outraged. We tell it like it is. And because we can animate stories, TomoNews brings you news like you’ve never seen before. Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.com Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Get top stories delivered to your inbox everyday: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletter See a story that should be animated? Tell us about it! Suggest a story here: http://bit.ly/suggest-tomonews Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Crying dog breaks the internet’s heart — but this sad dog story has a happy ending" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4prKTN9bYQc -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Wondrous Veluwemeer Aqueduct Water Bridge, Holland.
 
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"Architectural engineers have created some amazing structures in this world but the Veluwemeer Aqueduct in the Netherlands is truly the best. Most aqueducts are basically bridges that are built above water. But the Veluwemeer Aqueduct is a bridge for the passing ships while those driving in cars go through a tunnel underneath the bridge. In other words, it is an underwater tunnel where the ships sail on the top and the cars travel underneath it. That way traffic jams can be avoided because cars no longer have to wait for boats to pass by anymore." - The Mind Circle
Views: 102159 Sanjary Rahman
View from Above- Netherlands
 
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Welcome to the View from Above! A series where we take you on a Journey to some of the most beautiful places on earth! Netherlands can be called the heart of Northern Europe. Flanked by Germany and Belgium, and sharing maritime borders with England, this small state is truly in the middle of European affairs. But, instead of conforming, Netherlands stands out and surprises all visitors with its unique traditions and customs. Its beautiful landscapes and architecture are adequately represented by an equally beautiful people. Transport yourself to the unique confines of Amsterdam, then to the dams and levees of Zeeland, before zooming above the blaze of colourful flowers in the Dutch countryside. View From Above captures Netherlands and its people by using cutting-edge DJI unmanned recreational drones, taking shots of the charming country in ways that have never been seen before. Netherlands, literally meaning “Lower Lands” in reference to the country’s height in relation to sea-level, has been home to a number of cultures and traditions. Ancient Germanic and Roman influence made way for Norman expansion. Norman rule was overthrown by the expanding Holy Roman Empire commandeered by Frankish princes, and the Franks made way for the Burgundian and Hapsburg kings who later became the dukes of Dutch estates. These dukes and princes later formed a union of sorts that was coordinated in The Hague, and thus began the golden age for the Dutch, who controlled a vast sum of wealth thanks to their great banking and trading empires. Netherlands, sometimes known by its historic name ‘Holland’, has its history of wealth and trade invested in its capital of Amsterdam. Amsterdam is a web of canals and little streets of which a multitude of different people call home. The city is a treasure trove of hidden jewels but the travelling enthusiast should definitely tick the more well known attractions like Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum and the Red Light District off their list. If visitors are looking for a more modern Dutch city, then a visit to Rotterdam is recommended, but it’s in The Hague and Utrecht where visitors can be treated to more classical Dutch architecture and lifestyle. The Netherlands has always been known to be vertically challenged. The country does not rise much unless you travel to the far south and west, and for this reason they suffer from frequent flooding. With rising sea levels, Netherlands has needed to implement mechanisms that prevent the seas from completely submerging low lying farmlands and towns. A trip to the world renown Delta Works around Zeeland region will have every visitor marvelling at Netherland’s technical and mechanical expertise. A vast system of levees, locks, sluices, dams and tide-activated barriers stop the oceans slow advance. http://www.deltawerken.com/Deltaworks... Netherland’s lowlands are dotted with little towns and villages making their livelihoods in and amongst the damp waterways and canals. A trip to Engewormer, the marshy area north of Amsterdam, is a favourite walking and cycling destination where visitors can experience the birdlife and appealing Netherlands countryside. These kind of areas are home to Netherlands’ iconic windmills which have been pumping water off the scarce dry fields for generations. Towns closer to the coast, like that of Hellevoetsluis, have their beginnings entrenched in their watery surroundings. These cities in the mouths of canals are popular destinations for sailing and other water-sports. Netherlands is known to be a great exporter of flowers, and the gem of their flower trade is the Keukenhof gardens where flower producers have been allowed to pageant their tulip and bulb blooms for decades. Netherlands is a beauty that is a must-visit for anyone travelling to Europe. View from Above could not have made these astonishing videos without the help of the DJI unmanned recreational drones. Witness these marvellous feats of modern technology on the website: http://www.dji.com/ Can we please have standing ovations for the gallant little drone, the DJI Phantom 3: http://www.dji.com/product/phantom-3 And a courteous bow to the valiant and impressive DJI Inspire UAV: http://www.dji.com/product/inspire-1 This amazing video was shot and edited by: The Flying Mikes http://flyingmikes.com Be sure to check out the other amazing destinations in the View from Above series such as: Panama Sydney Seattle Dubai Rio Sri Lanka New Zealand Poland Japan Germany Norway Seychelles Italy Greece Vietnam Ireland Maldives
Views: 317167 View from Above
HOLLAND: Afsluitdijk / Enclosure Dam [HD]
 
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The Afsluitdijk (English: Enclosure Dam) is a major causeway in the Netherlands. It is damming off the Waddenzee, a salt water inlet of the North Sea, from the fresh water lake of the IJsselmeer. It was constructed between 1927 and 1933 and runs over a length of 32 kilometres (20 miles) and a width of 90 m, at an initial height of 7.25 m above sea-level. The Afsluitdijk is a fundamental part of the larger Zuiderzee Works, a manmade system of dams, land reclamation and water drainage works, the largest hydraulic engineering project undertaken by the Netherlands during the twentieth century. Its main purposes are to improve flood protection and create additional land for agriculture. Beside the dam itself is also the necessary construction of two complexes of shipping locks and discharge sluices at both ends of the dike. The complex at Den Oever includes the Stevin lock and 3 series of 5 sluices for discharging the IJsselmeer into the Wadden Sea. The other complex at Kornwerderzand is composed of the Lorentz locks and 2 series of 5 sluices. In total there are 25 discharge sluices. It is necessary to routinely discharge water from the lake since it is continually fed by rivers and stream and polders draining their water into the IJsselmeer. The Afsluitdijk was Holland's first 130 kph road (1st of March 2011). March 9, 2014
Views: 92187 Stuart's TRAVEL VIDEOS
In Holland!!Netherlands is under sea level?!
 
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Under sea level boat clip!
Animation on the Delta Programme in The Netherlands - English version.
 
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Animatie over deltaplan en deltabeslissingen in het Engels. Animation on the Delta programme in The Netherlands.
Views: 26607 Jasper Luiten
The Insane Plan to Build a Mountain in the Netherlands
 
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Why is the Netherlands flat?
 
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The Dutch Grebbe mountain, the Sint-Pieters mountain and the Vaalser mountain all have one thing in common: they're not mountains. Because geographers think a hump is only a hill until it's at least 500 metres high. The find the reason for Holland's lack of mountains, you need only look beneath your feet, to the earth's crust. It may seem steady, but actually it's always on the move. That's why there are Earthquakes and vulcanic eruptions. All this movement has torn up the earth's surface, and divided it into tectonic plates. When these plates collide, you get mountain ranges. That takes millions of years, so we don't celebrate mountain birthdays. You couldn't afford the candles, mate. These plate tectonics have given us wonderful things as The Alps, but they are also the reason Holland is flat as a pancake. Because where there are ridges, there are also flats. Our low land even used to be under water, but because the ocean was kind enough to leave us some sand and clay, we were able to build dikes. God created the Earth, but the Dutch created Holland. So, no mountains... at all... STOP THE PRESSES! As of 2010 the Caribbean island of Saba is a special municipality of the Netherlands! And that means the Kingdom finally has a proper mountain! Mount Scenery is a dormant volcano of 877 metres. Hip Hip? Saba!
Views: 52827 All things Dutch
Mega Project: Netherlands. The Oosterscheldekering the Largest Dam, and Storm Serge Barrier
 
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The Netherlands (Holland) largest flood protection project in the world. The Oosterscheldekering is the largest dams and storm surge barriers and is the largest surge barrier in the world, 9 kilometers (5.6 mi) long. The dam is based on 65 concrete pillars with 62 steel doors, each 42 meters wide. [YTC] Global Content Delivery Channel: All copyrighted contents on this channel, are used under the fair usage policy of copyright for educational purposes. And are monetized by the copyright owner.
Views: 1913 Cedric Benn CHANNEL
The Netherlands is building houses that float on water
 
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Floating houses are becoming popular in the Netherlands, where more than half of the people live below sea level.
Views: 51354 INSIDER
Future Sea Level Rise: Top 10 Countries In Danger
 
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These are the top 10 countries threatened by the 6 meter sea level rise we are almost guaranteed to see in the not-too-distant future, according to the projected pace of global warming and ice melt in Greenland and Antarctica. Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation/ Sources: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/349/6244/aaa4019 http://www.climatecentral.org/news/nations-megacities-face-20-feet-of-sea-level-rise-19217 http://geology.com/sea-level-rise/ Like our page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thedailyconversation Join us on Google+ https://plus.google.com/100134925804523235350/posts Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/thedailyconvo Music: -- AudioBlocks.com -- "Space Fighter Loop" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Views: 402465 The Daily Conversation
Netherlands: Storm Barrier and Scheveningen
 
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More info about travel to the Netherlands: https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/netherlands Because half of the Netherlands is below sea level, the Dutch must battle the North Sea by creating and maintaining dikes. But at the sea-side resort Scheveningen, the Dutch play in the sea, rather than fight it. At http://www.ricksteves.com, you'll find money-saving travel tips, small-group tours, guidebooks, TV shows, radio programs, podcasts, and more on this destination.
Views: 20600 Rick Steves' Europe
Netherlands: An Island in Nijmegen | European Journal
 
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The Netherlands is sinking steadily. Almost half the country already lies at or below sea level, and the only way people can protect themselves is with flood protection programs. In Nijmegen, near the Dutch border with Germany, dredgers are about to change one of the country's oldest cities drastically. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/european-journal/s-3065-9798
Views: 32280 DW News
Sea-level rise @ Delft, Netherlands
 
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Sea-level rise @ Delft, Netherlands Water Resources Engineering Educational Series George Mason University
Amsterdam: How to Live Underwater | Planet Netherlands
 
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Amsterdam: How to Live Underwater | Planet Netherlands. A 'United States of Europe' segment. So much of life in the Netherlands happens under sea level. Tempting fate every day. Hi, I'm Greg Shapiro. Comedian. American. Dutchman. I came to Amsterdam to work with Boom Chicago comedy theater, and I never left. Along the way, I've hosted 'Comedy Central News,' I've written a book 'How to Be Orange,' and I've worked side by side with Boom Chicago alumni such as Seth Meyers, Jordan Peele and Jason Sudeikis. Yes, I'm the voice of Trump in the 'Netherlands Second' video from 'Zondag Met Lubach,' with 50 million views. I'm now working on a 'Daily Show for the EU' called 'United States of Europe.' And I'm co-host of 'The Amsterdam Comedy Podcast.' It's all free. Please subscribe! It really helps. http://gregoryshapiro.com
Views: 3307 Greg Shapiro
Holland's giant 'Sand Motor' bolsters coastline
 
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With more than a quarter of its territory lying below sea level, the Netherlands places a high priority on protecting its coastline. In the latest example of the country's world-renowned hydro-engineering prowess, a group of Dutch engineers has created a vast artificial sandbar close to The Hague, which is intended to protect the local coast in concert with the forces of nature. Duration: 02:02
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Sea level rise in Norfolk - Netherlands flood prevention presentation
 
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In June of 2012, the City of Norfolk, Virginia hosted a meeting with Planners from the Netherlands to discuss how the country overcame being over 25% below sea level. Recent studies find Norfolk's level of sea rise amongst the greatest on the East Coast. Norfolk leadership is exploring long term ways to preserve her current boundaries with her rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. More info: http://www.norfolk.gov/flooding/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flood_control_in_the_Netherlands http://www.slideshare.net/naoiseomuiri/dutch-flood-defence-presentation
Views: 3844 NorfolkTV
Amsterdam, Netherlands, sea level rise -135 - 65 m
 
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The video shows the area around Amsterdam in Netherlands, on an altitude-colored, relief-shaded map with present coastline outlined, while the sea level rises from 135 m below present, like at the last glacial maximum, to 65 m above present, like if all remaining ice sheets would melt. The map is centered on 52°N 5°E, with a 6° vertical field of vision, meaning a 1186x667 km2 area and 0.9 km/px resolution. CC BY 2018 SeaLevelRise.se, http://sealevelrise.se, rendered using custom PERL script, ImageMagick and FFmpeg, from open geodata, the GEBCO_2014 Grid, version 20150318. The view is also available as an interactive 3D scene at http://sealevelrise.se/en/earth_3d1/map1013.html . The video is part of the collection Post-Glacial Sea Level Rise, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6SgRGKF7pUxGJDaZFX42AD-WThvESlMf
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Why Are People From The Netherlands Called Dutch?
 
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Holland beow sea level!!!
 
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Here we climb the hill to go to sea side!! Freaking Holland! Let's gonna stop global warming, otherwise it will disappear underneath the ocean!
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Netherlands protective wall from the sea.
 
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Holandsko ochranný val před mořem. Netherlands protective wall from the sea. Niederlande Schutzwand aus dem Meer.
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History Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue
 
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The Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution (Dutch: Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij, abbreviated: KNRM) is the voluntary organization in the Netherlands tasked with saving lives at sea. For that purpose, it maintains 45 lifeboat stations along the Dutch coast of the North Sea and Wadden Sea and on the IJsselmeer. It maintains 78 boats ranging from small boat to 21 meter long RHIBs. It also provides lifeguard services at some beaches on the Frisian Islands in the waddensea, and the beach of Wassenaar. Its headquarters have been in IJmuiden since 1996. The KNRM was created May 22, 1991 by merging the Koninklijke Noord- en Zuid-Hollandsche Redding-Maatschappij (founded November 11, 1824), called the Noord (North), and the Koninklijke Zuid-Hollandsche Maatschappij tot Redding van Schipbreukelingen (founded November 20, 1824), called the Zuid (South). Between 1824 and 2006, they answered 36358 distress calls and saved 79887 people out of distress situations. Yearly they have about 1700 distress calls with about 3500 people saved (2008). The KNRM also operates the Dutch Radio Medical Service (a task taken over from the Dutch Red Cross on January 1, 1999) and provides medical advice by radio to about 900 ships each year. Like the comparable Royal National Lifeboat Institution, which operates in the UK and Ireland, and German Maritime Search and Rescue Service, the KNRM is entirely financed by private donations. #SeaRescue #KNRM #Organization Don't Forget to Subscribe Us Like Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarineOnlineYoutube Follow Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarineOnlineYou Follow Google+ https://plus.google.com/107450234425940445683 Website: https://marineonlineyou.blogspot.com/
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View on the Delta Works in The Netherlands.flv
 
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The Dutch have an eternal war with water. They have conquered the sea and floods, but it was a hard fight. The Dutch built dikes to protect the country against floods. Windmills were used to pump the water out of the areas below sea level and later to drain lakes into polders, because of the need for more land. The Dutch polders are now famous scenery in Holland. The Dutch also made a large dam (Afsluitdijk) to separate the Southern Sea (Zuiderzee) from the North Sea and turned it into a giant lake, the IJsselmeer. Later on, the province of Flevoland was created as a large polder island in the IJsselmeer. Delta Works The most recent big flood was in 1953 during a giant storm. The province of Sealand (Zeeland) was flooded after the collapse of several dikes and more than 1,800 people drowned. The Dutch government decided that this must never happen again and they initiated the Delta Works, a project that lasted almost 50 years with big dikes, dams and storm surge barriers, which was completed in 1997. Before that time it was already famous worldwide. Now, the American Society of Civil Engineers recognizes it as one of the seven wonders of modern world. Since the Dutch are famous for water management, they are hired for projects all over the world. For more information, please visit www.iStip.com
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Sinking  Holland
 
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"Netherlands" literally means "lower countries", influenced by its low land and flat geography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding one metre above sea level. Most of the areas below sea level are artificial. Since the late 16th century, large areas (polders) have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes, amounting to nearly 17% of the country's current land mass.
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Norfolk Looks To Netherlands For Flood Resiliency
 
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Known as the "Dutch Dialogues" the city of Norfolk, VA hosted a contingent of Dutch urban designers, engineers and architects for a week of in-depth immersion into Norfolk's flooding issues in order to gain new insights into how to solve the sea level rise problem from a country that's mostly below sea level. This visit marks the beginnings of a multi-faceted, multi-agency, multi-resource approach to life at sea level. http://www.lifeatsealevel.org/about-dutch-dialogues/
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The Netherlands -- Meet the Dutch
 
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Bridges, canals, windmills, dykes, tulips and bicycles -- the Netherlands may be one of the smallest countries in Europe, but this maritime nation casts a long shadow. It's a water-dominated country fondly-known the world over as "Holland". Half the country is under sea-level and after spending time in the Capital City of Amsterdam, we cross the 30 km long Afsluitdijk to explore Friesland, and then delve into WW2 history at "A bridge too far" in Arnhem. For more information visit www.ontopoftheworld.net and check out episode 33 in the International Features category.
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The battle against the water - Holland Holiday
 
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The Battle Against the Water The Dutch quite have a reputation in their battle against the water. No wonder, because half the country borders on the North Sea and it is the delta of large European rivers, Rhine and Meuse, in Dutch Rijn and Maas. River Rhine rises in Switzerland and flows over a distance of 800 kilometers through Germany to The Netherlands. It transports vast amounts of meltwater from the Alps and rainwater to the North Sea. While the Meuse must discharge lots of water from France and Belgium. So it’s understandable the Dutch have a history with floods. Before 1927 the Zuiderzee was open to the North Sea. This caused many floods. That’s why the Dutch decided to separate these two seas by constructing a 30 km long barrier dam to protect the area from floods. The Zuiderzee became a freshwater lake, renamed IJsselmeer. The population was now better protected from the water, but fishing villages had a problem. The biggest disaster happened in 1953. A combination of storm surge and spring tide flooded almost the entire region of Zeeland. 1836 people died in a horror night. To prevent such a disaster from happening again the Dutch constructed a masterpiece: The Delta Works. These water management constructions protect the whole area against the water. The construction took more than 25 years and cost 5 billion euro’s. The video shows you the map of The Netherlands around 1560. There was much more water than nowadays. The Dutch drained many lakes by pumping out the water with their famous windmills, creating polders. Although many automated pumping stations took over their jobs, these very old mills are still in function. Most of The Netherlands is below sea level. To keep their feet dry the Dutch have to pump 24-7. The video shows you what the country would look like without dikes. Find out more details on our website: http://www.hollandholiday.net Music: Brandenburg Concerto No4-1 BWV1049 - Classical Whimsical van Kevin MacLeod is gelicentieerd onder een Creative Commons Attribution-licentie (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Bron: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100303 Artiest: http://incompetech.com/ Dark Times van Kevin MacLeod is gelicentieerd onder een Creative Commons Attribution-licentie (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Bron: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100747 Artiest: http://incompetech.com/ Prelude No. 16 van Chris Zabriskie is gelicentieerd onder een Creative Commons Attribution-licentie (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Bron: http://chriszabriskie.com/preludes/ Artiest: http://chriszabriskie.com/
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Watermanagement in the Netherlands
 
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De corporate video Watermanagement maakt deel uit van de serie The Delta Approach, een korte algemene introductie van Nederland op de thema's Watermangement, Mobiliteit en Transport. De serie zoomt in op de voordelen die het leven in een delta met zich meebrengt. En natuurlijk op de kunst om ons land goed te beschermen tegen het omringende water.De video is bedoeld voor delegaties die het buitenland bezoeken en derhalve beschikbaar in de talen Engels, Frans, Duits, Chinees, Spaans en Nederlands.
Netherlands farm works to adapt to climate change effects
 
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An experimental farm in the Netherlands is pioneering one way to fight the effects of rising sea levels. An influx of salty ocean water threatens millions of farmers around the world. In this edition of "The Climate Diaries," Mark Phillips introduces us to the potato whisperer: Marc van Rijsselberghe, who's helping to make virtually infertile land thrive.
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DAMEN Yacht Support 67911GEO on sea trials in the Netherlands
 
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Delivered in early 2014 after sea trials near the AMELS yard in Vlissingen, Holland, 6711GEO is a great example of the level of customisation possible with a DAMEN Yacht Support vessel. With accommodation for 21 crew and staff, this 67-metre vessel has been configured with a 70 square-metre dive centre, which even includes a decompression chamber. Deck space is an impressive 275 square metres, not including the LY2 helipad with 5,000 kg take-off weight. With four MTU engines, ‘6711’ is capable of speeds up to 22 knots. The grey hull and white superstructure really shine and are a great example of just how stunning a support vessel can look. http://www.amels-holland.com/amels/news/article/great-looks-and-performance-for-damen-67m-sea-axe-yacht-support/
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The Netherlands in HD
 
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Beelden uit de televisieserie Nederland van Boven, VPRO The Netherlands (i/ˈnɛðərləndz/; Dutch: Nederland [ˈneːdərˌlɑnt] ( listen)) is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in North-West Europe and three islands in the Caribbean. The European part of the Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. It is a parliamentary democracy organised as a unitary state. The country capital is Amsterdam and the seat of government is The Hague. The Netherlands in its entirety is often referred to as "Holland", although North and South Holland are actually only two of its provinces. The Netherlands is a geographically low-lying country, with about 20% of its area and 21% of its population located below sea level, and 50% of its land lying less than one metre above sea level. This distinct feature contributes to the country's name: in Dutch (Nederland), English, and in many other European languages, its name literally means "(The) Low Countries" or "Low Country". Most of the areas below sea level are man-made, caused by centuries of extensive and poorly controlled peat extraction, lowering the surface by several meters. Even in flooded areas peat extraction continued through turf dredging. From the late 16th century land reclamation started and large polder areas are now preserved through elaborate drainage systems with dikes, canals and pumping stations. Much of the Netherlands is formed by the estuary of three important European rivers, which together with their distributaries form the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta. Most of the country is very flat, with the exception of foothills in the far southeast and several low hill ranges in the central parts. The Netherlands was one of the first countries to have an elected parliament, and the country is a founding member of the EU, NATO, OECD and WTO. Together with Belgium and Luxembourg it forms the Benelux economic union. The Netherlands had the tenth-highest per capita income in the world in 2011. The country is host to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and five international courts: the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. The first four are situated in The Hague, as is the EU's criminal intelligence agency Europol and judicial co-operation agency Eurojust. This has led to the city being dubbed "the world's legal capital". The Netherlands has a market-based mixed economy, ranking 13th of 157 countries according to the Index of Economic Freedom. In May 2011, the Netherlands was ranked as the "happiest" country according to results published by the OECD
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Dutch turn to floating homes to confront rising sea levels
 
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Global warming worries the Netherlands, much of which is below sea level. Of course, the Dutch strengthen their dikes in anticipation of rising water. But in recent years, another solution is making its way: floating homes. … READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2018/12/20/dutch-turn-to-floating-homes-to-confront-rising-sea-levels What are the top stories today? Click to watch: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSyY1udCyYqBeDOz400FlseNGNqReKkFd euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=euronews euronews is available in 13 languages: https://www.youtube.com/user/euronewsnetwork/channels In English: Website: http://www.euronews.com/news Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/euronews Twitter: http://twitter.com/euronews Google+: http://google.com/+euronews VKontakte: http://vk.com/en.euronews
Netherlands: Polders and Windmills
 
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More info about travel to the Netherlands: https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/netherlands Holland's polder land was once covered by the sea, but it was eventually encircled by dikes and dams, then drained. To pump out all that water, the Dutch used one of their leading natural resources: the wind. At http://www.ricksteves.com, you'll find money-saving travel tips, small-group tours, guidebooks, TV shows, radio programs, podcasts, and more on this destination.
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Basic Topography Holland - Holland Holiday
 
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Basic Topografie In this video we ask you to locate The Netherlands on the map of Europe. Are you able to? The Netherlands are better known as Holland. It is a very small country. Most foreiners don’t know where to find it. In this video we will show you where it is located. Holland is surrounded by the countries Germany, Belgium, France and Great Britain. Nearest capitals: London, Berlin, Paris and Brussels, headquarters of The European Union. We show you flashes of the best known Dutch cities: Amsterdam, capital of The Netherlands, famous for its canals lined with 17th century houses. Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port, and well known for its modern architecture. The Hague, where the Dutch gouvernement has it’s residence, as well as the ’International Court of Justice’, located in ‘Het Vredespaleis’ which means ‘the Peace Palace’. About the Dutch waters: The Netherlands borders the North Sea. In the north there are 5 inhabitant wadden islands. The Wadden Sea is UNESCO world heritage. Before 1927 there was a large sea in the middle of the country, the Zuiderzee. After the construction of a 30 kilometer barrier dam, the 'Afsluitdijk’, it became a freshwater lake. The name was changed to IJsselmeer. Major rivers Rhine and Meuse flow through the Netherlands to the North Sea. All this water together and the fact that the most of The Netherlands is below sea level, is a serious threat to the Dutch population. See how the Dutch defend themselves against the water in our interesting video ‘The battle against the water’. Find out all about the Netherlands at www.hollandholiday.net
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Which Countries Will Be Underwater Due To Climate Change?
 
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Climate change is a hot topic, and sea levels are expected to rise significantly. Which countries are most at risk? Tara is here to discuss which countries are suffer from regular coastal flooding. Check out the action at http://www.revision3.com/subaru Read More: New Analysis Shows Global Exposure to Sea Level Rise http://www.climatecentral.org/news/new-analysis-global-exposure-to-sea-level-rise-flooding-18066 “Climate Central just completed a novel analysis of worldwide exposure to sea level rise and coastal flooding. We found that 147 to 216 million people live on land that will be below sea level or regular flood levels by the end of the century, assuming emissions of heat-trapping gases continue on their current trend.” Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/24/upshot/flooding-risk-from-climate-change-country-by-country.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpSum&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&abt=0002&abg=1&_r=0 “More than a quarter of Vietnam’s residents live in areas likely to be subject to regular floods by the end of the century.” ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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Nederland. NETHERLANDS  PART ONE
 
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The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with some islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlandsborders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders[ with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. It is a parliamentary democracy organised as a unitary state. The country capital is Amsterdam and the seat of government is The Hague.The Netherlands in its entirety is often referred to as "Holland", although North and South Holland are actually only two of its twelve provinces. The Netherlands is a geographically low-lying country, with about 20% of its area and 21% of its population located below sea level, and 50% of its land lying less than one metre above sea level. This distinct feature contributes to the country's name: in Dutch (Nederland), English, and in many other European languages, its name literally means "(The) Low Countries" or "Low Country". Most of the areas below sea level are man-made, caused by centuries of extensive and poorly controlled peat extraction, lowering the surface by several meters. Even in flooded areas peat extraction continued through turf dredging. From the late 16th century land reclamation started and large polder areas are now preserved through elaborate drainage systems with dikes, canals and pumping stations. Much of the Netherlands is formed by the estuary of three important European rivers, which together with their distributaries form the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta. Most of the country is very flat, with the exception of foothills in the far southeast and several low hill ranges in the central parts. The Netherlands was one of the first countries to have an elected parliament. Among other affiliations, the country is a founding member of the EU, NATO, OECD and WTO. Together with Belgium and Luxembourg it forms the Beneluxeconomic union. The Netherlands had the tenth-highest per capita income in the world in 2011. The country is host to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and five international courts: the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. The first four are situated in The Hague, as is the EU's criminal intelligence agency Europol and judicial co-operation agency Eurojust. This has led to the city being dubbed "the world's legal capital".The Netherlands has a market-based mixed economy, ranking 13th of 157 countries according to the Index of Economic Freedom. In May 2011, the Netherlands was ranked as the "happiest" country according to results published by the OECD. The nation is well known for its progressive stance on many issues, with a long tradition of social tolerance.
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17 Interesting Facts About The Netherlands
 
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Click Here To Subscribe: https://goo.gl/kzZBKg Like us on Facebook: https://goo.gl/uyd5FK Follow us on Twitter: https://goo.gl/oLCPNr Thanks for watching! Like, Share and Comment if You like! theFACTory -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- FACTS ABOUT THE NETHERLANDS 1. Holland and Netherlands are not the same. Holland is an area of 2 provinces, namely North Holland and South Holland, in the Netherlands. - Source 2. In Dutch, the 'Netherlands' means "Low Country" and it is a low country: 26% of the Netherlands’ area is below sea level. Schiphol Airport, where most foreign visitors first land in, is three meters below sea level. - Source 3. Tulip is considered national symbol (flower) of the Netherlands with over 1,500 varieties, accounting for nearly 80 percent of the world's tulips. Tulip, however, is not native to the Netherlands: it was imported from Turkey in the 16th century. During 'Tulip Mania' in the 1630s, the price of a single tulip bulb had been raised as much as a house before the economy collapsed, leaving huge crisis afterward. - Source 4. The national color is orange, taken from the House of Orange, who led the Dutch revolt against Spain and then became the Dutch royal family. The King of the Netherlands now is King Willem-Alexander ascended the throne in April 2013. He is the first Dutch king in 123 years, following three queens. - Source 5. The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize gay marriage in 2001. - Source 6. Prostitution is also legal in the Netherlands. However, prostitutes must not be younger than 18, and clients must not be under 16. - Source 7. Keukenhof, which means "Kitchen garden” in Dutch, also known as the Garden of Europe, is one of the largest flower gardens in the world. About 7 million flower bulbs are grown annually in the park, covering an area of 32 hectares. - Source 8. The Netherlands’ anthem, Wilhelmus, is the world’s oldest anthem with both the music and lyrics dated from the 16th century. - Source 9. The windmill is also an unofficial national symbol of the Netherlands. Together with a complicated system of draining, the windmills help keep the low land dry for habitation and cultivation. The windmills built the country – without them, Holland (the lowest but most important part of the Netherlands) would be very different today. - Source 10. The term “Go Dutch” is a joke about the practice of splitting bill when dating in Netherlands. The Dutch have two reasons for that. First is gender equality. The Dutch appreciate the gender equality very much, and they think males and females should play an equal role in a relationship. Secondly, the Dutch have a notable reputation for their thrift. However, to be clear, many visitors to the Netherlands do not think the Dutch are scrimpy at all. - Source 11. The traditional Dutch toilet has the hole situated toward the edge of the seat for 2 reasons: (1) the observation deck allows you to inspect your “deposits” for health reasons, and (2) it uses less water, which matches the Dutch style as they always care about energy efficient ideas - Source 12. The Dutch are the biggest eater of licorice in the world. 32 million kilos of licorice are consumed in the Netherlands every year. - Source 13. Bikes outnumber people in the Netherlands. There are more than 18 million bikes while there are about 17 million people. A Dutch person cycles 2.5 km a day on average, and the Netherlands has about 15,000km of bike lane with high priority for the cyclers. - Source 14. The Dutch discovered both Australia and New Zealand. They named Australia “New Holland” after the province of Holland and named New Zealand after the province of Zeeland. - Source 15. In the Netherlands, the average height of men is 184 cm, and that of women is 170 cm, making Dutch the tallest people in the world. Some believe it results from both DNA and dairy. - Source 16. A Dutch person drinks 74 liters of beer per year on average. And according to The Brewers of Europe, the Netherlands exports approximately 50% of its beer production, which is a bigger proportion than that one of any other country in the world. - Source 17. Clogs or "Klompen" are Dutch wooden shoes which have been used in the Netherlands as industrial footwear for factory workers, farmers, fishermen, artisans, etc. to protect their feet. - Source
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