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The Netherlands (Holland)


Kingdom of the Netherlands

National name:
Koninkrijk der Nederlanden

Sovereign:
Queen Beatrix (1980)

Premier:
Jan Peter Balkenende (July 2002) ... "Harry Potter look-alike". :-)

Area:
16,036 sq mi
(41,532 sq km)

Population (mid-2005 est.): 16,407,491
(average annual rate of natural increase: 0.3%);
birth rate: 11.9/1000;
infant mortality rate: 4.4/1000;
density per sq mi: 997

Capital and largest city (1994 est.):
Amsterdam (official), 724,096;
The Hague (administrative capital), 445,279

Other large cities (1994 est.):
Rotterdam, 598,521;
Utrecht, 234,106;
Eindhoven, 196,130

Monetary units:
Guilder and euro

Language:
Dutch,
Frisian

Ethnicity/race:
Dutch 96%,
Moroccans, Turks, and other 4% (1988)

Religions:
Roman Catholic 34%,
Protestant 25%,
Muslim 3%,
other 2%,
unaffiliated 36%

Literacy rate:
99% (1979)

Background:
The Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I but suffered a brutal invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EC, and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999.

Coastline:
451 km

Geography - note: located at mouths of three major European rivers (Rhine, Maas or Meuse, and Schelde)


For the Netherlands, you can find a list of LETS groups at
web: http://members.home.nl/letsdb/kaart.htm

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The web-site of LETS in the Netherlands is www.letscontact.nl

All the LETS in Holland are to be found there.

The e-mail is letscontact@mac.com

All other links and sites, except for Stohalm, can be removed because they don't work any more.
Edwin Stomphorst is no longer involved in the LETS in the Netherlands.

Greetings, Remko Trompetter (treasurer LETScontact)


Letsland
A page that will lead you to about all the LETSystems in The Netherlands
web: http://www.letsbureau.nl ("LETSkringen in Nederland")
Letsland is a supporting organisation for all the systems in The Netherlands. Currently there are about a hunderd systems!

Amsterdam Stichting Noppes
M.v.bouwdijk-Bastiaansestraat 60, 1054 SP Amsterdam
Monique de Boer
E-mail: info@noppes.nl
web: http://www.noppes.nl
Tel: 020-4288080

Here is the last update of (a time-Eurosystem) DIENSTENRUILCENTRALE
Over&Weer

Office address: Cliffordstraat 36, 1051GV Amsterdam, Netherlands
phone: 020-6380492 or 020-7775010
email: info@samendoen.nl.org
office hours: Tuesday till Thursday afternoon, from 12-16 hrs.
Social meetings every month on Sundays.
We have twp versions of a new website now:
http://www.samendoen.org
(The experimental version is still in use : http://members.lycos.nl/owsd)
Greetings from the officeteam: Jan, Lenie, Mike, Nienke, Gottfried

Het Sterrenstelsel
(which translated in your language means something like starsystem, but there is probably a better word for it which I cannot find in my dictionary but you are getting the picture I suppose.)
(the LETSystem of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Bonairedreef 6, 3562 SJ Utrecht
Ph: (0)30-2252776
e-mail: sterrenstof@sterrenstelsel.nl (editors)
web: www.sterrenstelsel.nl
We 'pay' each other in sterren, (i.e. stars).
Our magazine is called Sterrenstof, (i.e. stardust)

Lets Ruilwinkel Humanitas Helmond
web: www.ruilwinkelhelmond.nl
Almost a 1000 members

LETS-ruilwinkels Rotterdam, info:
SVR
Sportlaan 75
3078 WR Rotterdam
tel: 010 - 292 36 66
Website: http://www.lets-rotterdam.nl
e-mail: info@lets-rotterdam.nl

LETS Meppel
(Meppel, Drenthe, the Netherlands)
Anita
email: anitakn@hetnet.nl
Riouwstraat 27, 7942 VV Meppel

Lets Nijmegen en omgeving
email: info@letsnijmegen.nl
web: http://www.letsnijmegen.nl
Wim Beermanstraat 19, 6523 RC Nijmegen
Phone: 0031-(0)620121691

Lokale Ruilkring 's-Hertogenbosch
(
's-Hertogenbosch)
email: letsdb@home.nl
web : http://members.home.nl/letsdb

Ruilkring Delft
(Delft)
email: lets@emourik.mbit.nl
web: http://www.ruilkringdelft.org/
Tel: (+31) 15 - 2618212

Ruilkring Enschede
e-mail: info@ruilkringenschede.nl
web: www.ruilkringenschede.nl

Strohalm
email: links@strohalm.nl
web: http://www.strohalm.nl

The Hague LETS
(The Hague)
Pascal Degen
web: http://www.denhaag.org/~lets

... OTHER LINKS ...

More information
about Lets in the Netherlands:
Edwin Stomphorst
e-mail: stompedwin@zonnet.nl

 

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