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Culture of Netherlands

People in Netherlands speak the Dutch language. The linguistic diversity of Netherlands is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Netherlands is 0.5143. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 83.2% of Netherlands's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Netherlands. The rate of urbanization in Netherlands is considered to be 0.9. According to data on inbound tourists in Netherlands, 12,783,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Netherlands is called 'Wilhelmus', which in English means 'William'. It was adopted in 1568. The lyrics have been written by Marnix van Sint Aldegonde and the music has been composed by Adrianus Valerius.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Netherlands was opened on 21 August 1971, and it was located in Zaandam. At the moment Netherlands has 236 operating McDonalds restaurants. The number of operating McDonalds restaurants in a country is indicative of the influence of Western culture and globalization in that country. Operating McDonalds restaurants could also have a direct impact on the health of a nation's citizens. Around 19% of the population of Netherlands are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Netherlands consume 0.5 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 46.8% beer, 36.3% wine, 16.9% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Netherlands is stamppot. Other national dishes include hutspot.