There are two recent external studies which confirm that there is truth to this otherwise self-serving claim.
According to the Times Higher Education, the World Reputation Rankings 2012, five Dutch universities won their position among the worlds top education establishments.
The Dutch grow a high quality product, thanks to good climate conditions, suitable soil, strict and high quality inspection standards, backed cultivation expertise and university-level research as well as a comprehensive industry and export system.
All these factors contribute to a success story which has its roots far back in history. Invited by his friend Gerard de Lugt, who had settled in Hamilton, Ontario, Asma went on his first North American tour in December 1959. He was impressed with the numerous organs he had discovered in North America, where he continued his breathtaking pace by giving several concerts a week, sometimes on nearly a daily schedule.
Read Full Article Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill AMSTERDAM - Many foreigners visiting the Netherlands go home with the impression that the Dutch love their bicycles, perhaps the way Americans are passionate about cars. Are they aware of an ongoing battle by Dutch cities to control the "blight" of abandoned, wrecked and inappropriately parked bicycles, which litter city centres and bicycle parking lots at railway stations everywhere across the country?
Read Full Article Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill MADISON/STEENDEREN - The recent World Champion Cheese Contest produced a shock winner in its annual search for the best cheese in the world.
Our online book table Go (a catalogue may be a better description), offers a wide ranging selection of interesting volumes: Read Full Article Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill DE BILT - With a maximum temperature of 11 degrees Celsius, Sunday June 3 was the Netherlands coldest summers day since 1975.
Meteorological service Meteo Consult reports that it was just as warm on Christmas Day.
According to Dutch broadcaster NOS, the famous windmills are trying to cope with a budget shortfall of 900,000.
Why did this elderly Akkerwoude man register the surname Van der Galin as his own?
If he had settled on Sjoerdsma the choice would have been obvious, Siebe, the son of Sjoerd.
Read Full Article Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill LANGLEY, BC - Red ink is hastening the demise of Dutch community newspaper The Windmill Herald, news which still reverberates throughout Canada and the United States as readers react with shock and disbelief.
It is with much regret that we came to the conclusion that we were going to be unable to turn the bleeding around.