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By Frits van Oostrom

many folks comprehend the tales in the back of the tulip mania within the seventeenth century and the legacy of the Dutch East India corporation, yet what simple wisdom of Dutch background and tradition may be handed directly to destiny generations? A Key to Dutch heritage and its ensuing evaluation of historic highlights, assembled by way of a couple of experts in session with the Dutch common public, offers a thought-provoking and well timed solution. The democratic strategy in the back of the amount is equivalent to the way the Netherlands has succeeded for hundreds of years at collective craftsmanship, and says as a lot concerning the Netherlands as does the end result of the evaluations voiced.
The Cultural Canon of the Netherlands includes an inventory of 50 subject matters from Dutch tradition and background, various from the megalithic tombs within the province of Drenthe and Willem of Orange to the Dutch structure and the tremendous normal fuel box within the province of Groningen. those fifty themes act as a framework for knowing or even learning Dutch tradition and background. The canon should still result in extra realizing and deepening of our wisdom of our earlier and act as an inspirational resource for students, scholars and the general public at large.

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