Dating culture in netherlands
These four cities together with a string of interconnected towns, form the Randstad, which has a population of 6,100,000. The Netherlands had a population of 15,898,331 in 2000.
It is the most densely populated country in Europe (1,196 inhabitants per square mile [462 per square kilometer] in 1996). The majority, approximately 780,000, originate from the European Union, including 432,000 Germans.
Friesian is the second official language of the Netherlands; it is spoken by a half million Friesians.
Dutch closely resembles German in both syntax and spelling.
Most Dutch people reject the notion and consider it to be tainted with an unacceptable form of nationalism.
Instead, they emphasize the country's cultural diversity, tolerance of difference, and receptiveness to foreign influences.
Another source of national pride that sets aside regional and religious differences is sports, especially soccer and speed skating.
Whenever the national team engages in international competitions, orangemania reigns.
Nevertheless, the Randstad culture has been hegemonic in the Netherlands because of the concentration of political, economic, and cultural power in that densely populated region. The Netherlands is situated in northwestern Europe and borders on Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North sea to the west and north.