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 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.
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.
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.
What was the previous name of New York city?
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.
Who was Mata Hari?
dancer and courtesan
Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod , better known by the stage name Mata Hari was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy for Germany during World War I and executed by firing squad in France