|Reason & Origins
|Represents their fondness of eating cheese; used mostly by Germans.
|Used by Germans during WWII, still very offensive today
|The wooden shoes.
|16th Century term for prostitutes accused of witchcraft.
|The country owes its existence to the many dikes that were used to reclaim land from the sea, also from the story of the Dutch boy who used his finger to plug a leaking dike to save his town. Van Dyk/Dijk/Dyke is also a very distinctive Dutch last name.
|Because of all the dykes in Holland, Dutch farmers used to use long wooden poles to pole-vault from one section of farmland to another.
|"Holland" originally comes from the words "Hollow Land" because it's so flat
|Dutch for "Cheese head". Refers to improvised helmets made of cheesbuckets, as worn by millitant farmers during the 80-year war.
|Flemish for "cheese". Also a very common name in Holland (and possibly also Flanders); it is a shortened form of the name "Cornelis". It is sometimes spelled "Cees".
|The Netherlands are below sea level.
|The Netherlands is a very marshy country
|The national Dutch color is Orange, and they manifest this color everwhere in their country- from soccer season to vehicle paint jobs
|The Dutch live in the Netherlands (Neverland)
|Name is derived from the wooden shoes they would wear.
|They got lots of windmills
|They're known to wear wooden shoes