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The Netherlands, well known for it’s capital Amsterdam, has a surface area of 41.543 km² with 17 million people living in a multicultural society. Despite being a small country, Dutch influences can be found all over the world. Think about famous Dutch artists of the past like Rembrandt van Rijn and Vincent van Gogh or today’s music scene, with DJ’s like Armin van Buuren and DJ Tiësto.

What do you know about the Dutch and their contribution in the world we live in? Go to the quiz to have a chance of winning a gift box with typical Dutch items. 3 winners will be selected after the UPU Congress in Istanbul.

Quiz

  • Question 1. VOC & shares
  • Question 2. The Netherlands & tulips
  • Question 3. The Dutch are bridge builders
  • Question 4. Stereotyping of “The Dutch”
  • Question 5. Love cycling, go Dutch

Question 1. VOC & shares

Did you know that... the Dutch were the first to issue shares? The Dutch East India Company (VOC, 1602 - 1798/1799), was a private Dutch trading company with a monopoly on overseas trade. They were the first to start issuing shares. In which year were the first shares issued?

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Question 2. The Netherlands & tulips

Did you know that... one of the most well-known symbols for the Netherlands is the tulip? As country, the Netherlands is one of the most important exporters of tulips and tulip bulbs. However, the tulip originally comes from another country. Which country is this?

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Question 3. The Dutch are bridge builders

The large number of rivers and canals in the Netherlands resulted in the Dutch becoming skilled bridge builders. A Dutch construction company was one of the main contractors in the construction of a 25-kilometre long bridge; one of the 10 longest bridges in the world. Which bridge is it?

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Question 4. Stereotyping of “The Dutch”

How are “The Dutch” seen by others? Which one of the following stereotypes is “typical” for the Dutch?

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Question 5. Love cycling, go Dutch

As number 1 cycling country, the Netherlands is now also trying to promote its cycling culture as a modern, efficient and sustainable means of transport. A group of Dutch people have started a campaign called Love cycling, go Dutch to stimulate cycling in world cities. Where is this campaign taking place?

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