Dad essays

The Netherlands

Hello! Today as a dad essay I will be writing about the Netherlands! To start with you need to know where netherlands is. The Little red dot is the Netherlands.

And this is just the NetherLands.

Here is some background on why I decided to do this geography project on the Netherlands. My grandma’s family is is from Holland/NetherLands They were called the Zwep’s pronounced Zwepe. My grandma is noot from Holland but her parents where. I did not get to meet great grandpa Zwep but I was able to meet Great Grandma Zwep when I was a baby. My grandma has three brothers and one sister . 1 Uncle Jerry, 2 Uncle Harry, 3 Uncle George and Aunt Atje . I don’t know their birth order but I’m pretty sure Uncle Jerry was the youngest.

No let’s get back to the actual subject. In Holland they speak Dutch, The three words in Dutch I know are: hallo/hello, licor/delicious, and doei/bye.

Here are their top 5 traditions

Sinterklaas. One traditional festivity in the Netherlands is the feast of Sinterklaas. Sinterklaas (Dutch pronunciation:  or Sint-Nicolaas (Dutch pronunciation:  is a legendary figure based on Saint Nicholas, patron saint of children. Other names for the figure include De Sint (“The Saint”), De Goede Sint (“The Good Saint”), and De Goedheiligman (“The Good Holy Man”) in Dutch; Saint Nicolas in French; Sinteklaas in West Frisian; Sinterklaos in Limburgs; Saint-Nikloi in West Flemish; Kleeschen and Zinniklos in Luxembourgish; Sankt Nikolaus or Nikolaus in German; and Sint Nicholas in Afrikaans.

Christmas. Among the Dutch, Christmas (which lasts two days) is a time of togetherness.

New Year.

And Easter.

If I had to go to 3 Places in Europe I would go to Holland, England and Sweden. I also have family from England but this project is on the Netherland not England and tractors I’ve already got of track enough times.

Mennonites, Mennonites come from the Netherlands. Here is a chart of where they can be found and how many there where in 2019.

North America: 672,000

Latin America and Caribbean: 270,000

Europe: 63,000

Africa: 735,000

Asia and Pacific: 420,000

Africa Has the most Mennonites. All together there is a total of 2160000 all over the world.

All though my number 1 favorite brand is Kubota I have a top five list of my favorite tractor brands.

  1. Kubota
  2. Case IH
  3. Versatile
  4. Challenger
  5. Massey Fergusson

My family has had a great liking with Massey Ferguson almost every farmer family member I can think of had or has a Massey Ferguson. We had two older Masseys. Uncle Jerry’s has one. Grandpa had many over the course of his farming career. Actually one of our Massey’s used to be grandpa’s.