10 most difficult the Netherlands riddlesNetherlands quiz
Which Dutch painter is known for his distinctive paintings of whitewashed church interiors?
Pieter Jansz. Saenredam
George Hendrik Breitner
Barend Cornelis Koekkoek
Jacob van Ruisdael
Pieter Jansz. Saenredam was a painter of the Dutch Golden Age. His paintings frequently show medieval churches, usually Gothic, but sometimes late Romanesque, which had been stripped bare of their original decorations after the iconoclasm of the Protestant Reformation. He wanted to record this time of change by documenting the country’s buildings.
The historical weight in the Dutch city of Oudewater was used for weighing
merchandise before it was sold
of people sentenced to hang
of people sentenced to galleys
of people who were accused of practicing witchcraft.
Between 1550 and about 1690 people accused of witchcraft were at times brought to a weigh house in order to be subjected to a "witch test" to "prove" their innocence for payment (as nobody was deemed to be a witch after this test). If a person was found to be lighter than a set weight, he or she was deemed guilty. This is similar to the use of a ducking stool.
What country has the shortest border with France?
France has the shortest border with ... Holland. The border is 13 km (8.08 mi) long. Saint Martin is an island in the Caribbean Sea, is divided between the French Republic and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, but the two parts are roughly equal in population. The division dates to 1648.
What country does the dish hutspot come from?
Hutspot is a dish of boiled and mashed potatoes, carrots and onions with a long history in traditional Dutch cuisine. It is a very popular dish during the cold winter days, usually served with klapstuk, a piece of braised beef.
How old was Max Verstappen when he won his first Formula One Grand Prix?
Max Verstappen won the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix in his debut race for Red Bull Racing at the age of 18, becoming the youngest-ever winner of a Grand Prix in the Formula One history.
The Erasmus Bridge is the symbol of which city?
The Erasmus Bridge is a reflection of the industrial character of Rotterdam and helps in organizing traffic flows, operating as a last crossing point between the Northern and Southern parts of the city. It was used in several recognizable events such as Tour de France or Red Bull Air Race.
What cheese is that?
Gouda is one of the most popular cheeses worldwide. The term "Gouda" is not restricted to cheese of Dutch origin and is used as a general term for numerous similar cheeses produced in the traditional Dutch manner.
Why were the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam strongly criticised by Vatican?
islamic countries were allowed to participate
women were allowed to participate in athletic competitions
Pope had a dispute with the King of Netherlands
Vatican wasn't invited to the games
The decision to include women in athletic competitions was widely criticised not only by the majority of the sport community, but also by Vatican.
Where is the village of Baarle, in which the "front door rule" decides about belonging to a given country?
in the USA and Canada
in Spain and Morocco
in Germany and Switzerland
in the Netherlands and Belgium
Baarle is a village whose territory is divided into a patchwork of Belgian and Dutch territories. The Belgian part includes 16 exclaves within Dutch territory. The borders of these enclaves, however, do not run straight, they cut houses in half, divide buildings, gardens and shops with borders, marked by white crosses on the ground, that often cut through the middle of buildings and homes. For these properties, the voordeurregel (literally: "front door rule") policy applies: their address lies in the country that contains their front door.