What are the four treasures of the Netherlands
The Netherlands is a European country. Although the land area is not very large, the scenery is very beautiful. Traveling to the Netherlands has to mention the four local treasures. The four Dutch treasures are wooden shoes, cheese, tulips and windmills.
1. Wooden shoes
The four treasures of the Netherlands, and wooden shoes are at the top of the four treasures, its status is evident. Wooden shoes have become a specialty of the Netherlands, which is related to the short light period and low-lying terrain. Because the land in the Netherlands is too humid, wooden shoes are the most damp-proof and durable for a long time, so they have become the favorite of the Dutch. At the same time, it has become a characteristic product and a tourist memorial.
Wooden shoes are special boat-shaped wooden shoes in the Netherlands, originally worn by poor farmers and fishermen in ancient times. Later, after the Dutch economy developed, the wooden shoes gradually transformed into a variety of lovely painted souvenirs, which were loved by tourists from all over the world. I heard that when young Dutch men are in love, they will quietly measure the size of his girlfriend’s shoes and give her a pair of wooden shoes. His girlfriend’s name is engraved on the shoes. When they got married, they gave wooden shoes as a token of love to his wife and put them on for her personally. Wooden shoes are also gifts for relatives and friends in the daily life of the Dutch. If someone goes to the Netherlands and gives you a pair of wooden shoes, it means you are his precious person!
Cheese is a daily necessity for the Dutch, no matter breakfast or sandwiches, this fragrant cheese is indispensable, so you must try it when you come to Holland. The Netherlands is a true kingdom of cheese, with an annual output of more than 400,000 tons of cheese, ranking first in the world. In addition to being a daily staple food for the Netherlands, it is also an excellent way to understand traditional Holland.
Tulip, the most abundant flower in the country of flowers, has become a symbol of Holland, so it is known as the national flower of Holland. The Dutch are famous all over the world for their love of flowers and their ability to grow flowers, so the Netherlands is known as the “European Garden”. Spring is the most vibrant season in the Netherlands, and beautiful tulips are blooming freely. In the endless flower field, you will feel yourself wandering in the sea of flowers. Millions of tulips and other flowers fill various gardens and pavilions. You can stroll in the flower fields, or ride a bicycle along the winding path, crossing the sea of blooming tulips, and the scenery along the way is beautiful.
The windmill was originally created by the Dutch to meet the needs of water power utilization and the mill industry. Although it is still the “national trademark” of the Netherlands, it is rarely seen in actual use.
People often refer to the Netherlands as the “land of windmills”. The Netherlands is a country in western Europe with a population of only over 10 million. Its real country name is “Netherlands”. “Need” means low, and “lan” means land, which together are called “low-lying country”. One-third of the area of the Netherlands is only 1 meter above the North Sea, and nearly a quarter is below sea level. It is truly the “Netherlands”.
The Netherlands is located in the prevailing westerly belt of the earth, with westerly winds blowing throughout the year. At the same time, it is close to the Atlantic Ocean, and it is also a country with a typical oceanic climate, with constant sea and land breeze. This provides the Netherlands, which lacks water and power resources, with generous compensation for the use of wind power.
Windmills in the Netherlands were first introduced from Germany. In the beginning, the windmill was only used for grinding powder and the like. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, windmills were of great significance to the Dutch economy. They played a role in papermaking and were known as the “land of windmills.” The Netherlands has always been famous for its windmills. The place where there are more windmills is “Kinderdijk.” Today, 19 windmills remain in this place, and Dutch women in traditional costumes can be seen.