Top 10 Netherlands facts Selected as the most interesting among Netherlands related questions in Netherlands quiz Which airline is the world’s oldest one to still be using its original name?KLM was founded in 1919. Operations stopped during World War II apart from the operations in the Dutch Antilles. The airline is the "Oldest operating airline", but with the 2004 merge with Air France some dispute whether KLM should still hold the crown. QANTAS, founded in 1920, is dubbed "Oldest continuously operating airline".Created by: globalquiz.orgairlines facts » How New York was named in the past?New Amsterdam. In 1625 the Dutch established the Nieuw Amsterdam housing estate in Manhattan. The English won it in 1664 and renamed it New York. In 1673, the Dutch again regained the city, but gave the English a year later in exchange for the recognition of the rights to Suriname.Created by: Katarzyna Dąbrowskathe Netherlands facts » Why were 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam strongly criticised by Vatican?Women were allowed to participate in athletic competitions. The decision to include women in athletic competitions was widely criticised not only by the majority of the sport community, but also by Vatican.Created by: Ninjaisports facts » In the Middle Ages large areas of the Netherlands were flooded by the sea. What was the reason?Peat extraction. 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.Created by: Kasia What nationality was Martin Van Buren?American. Martin Van Buren was the eighth president of the United States. 'Van' suggests Dutch origin of his surname, but the capitalized form indicates anglicised version - like Eddie Van Halen (as opposite to Dutch lower-case Vincent van Gogh).Created by: globalquiz.orgpresidents of the United States facts » What nationality do these participants of the New York Marathon demonstrate?Dutch bonnet is a style of woman's hat that is sometimes characterized by triangular flaps or wings that turn up on either side.Created by: globalquiz.orgtraditional clothing facts » From which country did the Netherlands gain independence in 1579?Spain. Dutch struggle for independence lasted for 80 years between the Union of Utrecht in 1569 and the Peace of Münster in 1648.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of Spain facts » Which river flows through Amsterdam?Amstel. The name Amsterdam is derived from “Amstelredamme”, meaning “a dam on the Amstel river”Created by: globalquiz.orgrivers facts » Where was the Dutch colony New Holland located?In North America. The main port of New Holland was New Amsterdam. The colony had existed since 1616 till 1664, when it was occupied by Englishmen, and New Amsterdam became New York.Created by: smyruhistory facts » Which country is the top natural gas producer in the European Union?The Netherlands. 50% of the natural gas production in the Netherlands comes from the Groningen Gas Field, being the largest natural gas field in Europe and the tenth largest in the world. The other 50% being supplied by around 300 smaller fields, mostly in the North Sea.Created by: KasiaUE facts » Play Netherlands quiz and see all the questions.