1. The Netherlands has more bicycles than people, 1.3 per person.
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  2. "Holland" is a province, South and North, in The Netherlands, not the name of the whole country.
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  3. The Queen of the Netherlands is Argentinian.
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  4. The Netherlands close eight prisons in 2013 due to lack of criminals.
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  5. All Dutch electric trains are powered by wind energy, serving 600,000 passengers daily.
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  6. In the Netherlands, there are dozens of public facilities where you can bring recreational drugs including marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy to test if they are safe.
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  7. Prostitutes in the Netherlands pay taxes.
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  8. The Netherlands is the world's largest per capita consumer of coffee, averaging 2.4 cups of coffee per person per day.
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  9. In 1672, an angry mob of Dutchmen killed and ate their prime minister.
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  10. In Netherlands, there's a fake village designed for people who suffer from dementia.
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  11. Research found that Dutch men, at 182.5 centimeters (about 6 feet), and Latvian women, at 170 centimeters (5 feet 7 inches), are the tallest in the world.
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  12. The extraordinary Bourtange star fort in the Netherlands was constructed in 1593 during the time of the Eighty Years' War. It later became a village and now a Museum.
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  13. In France, Germany, Austria, Spain and the Netherlands they serve beer in McDonald's.
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  14. In 2007, there was a reality show on Dutch television were patients competed for a dying woman's kidney.
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  15. Louis Bonaparte, Napoleon's brother, was known as and is still called the "King of Rabbits" because he mispronounced the Dutch phrase "I am your king" and instead said "I am your rabbit" when he took over the Netherlands in 1806.
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  16. 32% of journeys in Amsterdam are by bicycle, while in Copenhagen it's 35%.
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  17. The first recorded speculative economic bubble was the Tulip Mania, in the Dutch Republic. At its peak in 1637, a single tulip bulb sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsworker.
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  18. The Netherlands surrendered to Nazi Germany after just 5 days.
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  19. Switzerland, Sweden and The Netherlands were the most innovative countries in the world in 2017 according to the UN.
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  20. The Netherlands paved a bike path with recycled toilet paper.
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  21. The Netherlands
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    same-sex marriage legal in 2001.
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  22. In 1568, the Catholic Church condemned the entire population of The Netherlands to death for heresy.
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  23. Despite being a small and densely populated country, The Netherlands is the world's second biggest exporter of food.
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  24. The Dutch army had only one tank during WWII.
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