This contradiction is at the heart of Dutch drugs policy.
The Dutch have made great contributions to European culture.
The divergence might relate to differences in typical Dutch and American diets – with perhaps less sugar, fat and meat and more raw vegetables in Dutch diets – and possibly lower rates of acculturation by the Dutch immigrants compared with Hmong and Karen refugees, Deschasaux speculates.
It was the Dutch who finally began European settlement, establishing trading posts upriver in about 1580.
The Dutch originally operated through a private trading company, the Dutch East India Company.
…met with opposition from the Dutch in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) and the Portuguese.
DSM, in full DSM Limited Company or Dutch Naamloze Vennootschap DSM, state-owned Dutch chemical company.
In 1629 the sultan’s forces attacked the city in an effort to drive out the Europeans, but superior Dutch naval forces maintained the Dutch position.
The Dutch annexed the northern Balinese states of Buleleng and Jembrana in 1882, and, in the 1894 Dutch invasion of nearby Lombok Island, the Balinese prince, Anak…
After having signed (1670) the secret Treaty of Dover with England against the Dutch, Louis mounted an invasion of the Dutch Republic in May 1672 that was supported by the British navy.
Then, in the Dutch War that followed shortly afterward (1672–78), Louis intended to warn the Dutch that France was a serious commercial competitor and to force the Dutch to give him…
Anglo-Dutch Wars, also called Dutch Wars, Dutch Engelse Oorlogen, (English Wars), the four 17th- and 18th-century naval conflicts between England and the Dutch Republic.
Nearly all school instruction is given in Dutch; all daily newspapers are printed in Dutch (though they contain occasional articles in Frisian); and the majority of television and radio broadcasts are in Dutch.
Dutch ships first visited Java in 1596, and the Dutch East India Company soon established trading posts on the coast, along with a headquarters at the town of Batavia (Jakarta), which came under Dutch control in 1619.
England and the Dutch Republic had been allied for a century when they again went to war (the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War of 1780–84) over secret Dutch trade and negotiations with the American colonies, then in revolt against England.
Dutch rule in Sri Lanka was implemented though the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-indische Compagnie; commonly called VOC), a trading company established in 1602 primarily to protect Dutch trade interests in the Indian Ocean.
The British and Dutch vied for control of the region during the 17th and 18th centuries; the British surrendered their interests in Sumatra to the Dutch in 1871, and by 1903 the Dutch had gained complete control of the northern part of the island.
Dutch War, also called Franco-dutch War, (1672–78), the second war of conquest by Louis XIV of France, whose chief aim in the conflict was to establish French possession of the Spanish Netherlands after having forced the Dutch Republic’s acquiescence.
Dutch East India Company, byname of United East India Company, Dutch Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, trading company founded in the Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands) in 1602 to protect that state’s trade in the Indian Ocean and to assist in the Dutch war of independence from Spain.
Afrikaans language, also called Cape Dutch, West Germanic language of South Africa, developed from 17th-century Dutch, sometimes called Netherlandic, by the descendants of European (Dutch, German, and French) colonists, indigenous Khoisan peoples, and African and Asian slaves in the Dutch colony at the Cape of Good Hope.
- of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or culture
Example: Dutch painting
- the West Germanic language of the Netherlands
- the people of the Netherlands
Example: the Dutch are famous for their tulips
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Afrikaans language also called Cape Dutch West Germanic language of South Africa developed from 17th-century Dutch sometimes called Netherlandic by the descendants of European Dutch German and French colonists indigenous Khoisan peoples and African and Asian slaves in the Dutch colony at the Cape of Good Hope