Specialist: Netherlands

From the quiz on 9/8/16.

  1. Lodewijk I and II, who ruled as King of Holland between 1806 and 1810, were respectively brother and nephew of which other European ruler? Napoléon Bonaparte

  2. In the Dutch language, which two letters are often, albeit unofficially, treated as a ligature and separate letter that comes either immediately before or immediately after y in the alphabet? IJ

  3. What is the name of the village on the border of Belgium (suffixed -Hertog) and the Netherlands (suffixed -Nassau) that is infamous for its system of exclaves and extremely complicated borders, many of which run straight through buildings? Baarle

  4. Rijsttafel, literally meaning “rice table”, is a popular Dutch meal consisting of a wide variety of dishes from which Asian country? Indonesia

  5. Although Amsterdam is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands as a whole, which smaller city is the capital of North Holland, the province in which Amsterdam is situated? Haarlem

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