WARNING: Seeing these photos is like seeing The Netherlands in the flesh! Have fun!
Fast Facts About the Dutch
>The average height for all adults for the Netherlands is 6′ 1″ (1.85 m). WiseGeek.
>In the last 150 years, the Dutch have become the tallest people on Earth. USA Today, 2006.
>The president of the Dutch Tall People’s Club is 6′ 11″, Paul van Sprundel. ABC News.
>The current minimum required height for doorways to homes and businesses is 7′ 8″. WiseGeek.
>A Dutch guy, Berger, stayed with us in Gent, Belgium for a couple of days and he was taller than Yoann who is already 6′ 1″ in height. Once Berger and I were walking and I realized how tall he really was because I couldn’t hear what he was saying and his voice sounded so faraway!
>The Dutch loves the color orange. Don’t ask why!
Be a Giant for a Day!
So wouldn’t it be nice to be a giant in the land of giants for a change? If you think so, too, visit Madurodam. It holds miniature versions of places around The Netherlands (NL), such as the Schiphol airport, the International Peace Palace, the Cube building in Rotterdam, Royal palaces, castles, the wonderful Dutch bridges and canals, iconic windmills, old buildings, theatres, museums, churches, and a lot more. The replicas look SO real and so beautiful. NL is truly a wonderful mix of the old and the new. I went and was treated by my cousin Mark back in 2011 (some good experiences in great places last!). It was a mere 20-minute tram ride from my student dormitory and had no idea the place existed. Thanks for taking me to this wonderful place and for these wonderful photos, kuya!