Nederlanders) are a Germanic ethnic group and nation native to the Netherlands. They share a common ancestry and culture and speak the Dutch language.
What country is Dutch from?
Dutch is spoken not only in the Netherlands, but it is also the official language of Flanders, the neighbouring northern provinces of Belgium. Worldwide, Dutch is a national language in Suriname (South America), Aruba and the Dutch Antilles (Caribbean). In total Dutch has 23 million mother tongue speakers.
When did the Dutch culture start?
Emergence of the Nation. Dutch national identity emerged during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, especially in the struggle for independence from Catholic Spain during the Eighty Year War (1568–1648). The Dutch people received independence from the House of Habsburg in the Treaty of Munster in 1648.
Why were the Dutch so rich?
The Dutch rake in billions of euros (94.5 billion euro or 116 billion dollar in 2019) in revenue by exporting agricultural goods. It is the number one exporter of agricultural products in Europe. The humid climate and fertile flat land of the Netherlands make it perfect for agriculture.
Why did the Dutch decline?
Overall, the role of the English in the Anglo-Dutch Wars, their alliance with the French, and their ineffective alliance with the Dutch all contributed to the decline of the Dutch Republic. While the English had chosen to attack the Dutch Republic by sea, France decided to attack by land.