These sites are about the Netherlands (commonly known as Holland). Movies, photographs, audio files, and maps are found on several sites. Included are eThemes Resources on Anne Frank, windmills, and Vincent Van Gogh.
CIA World Factbook: Netherlands
This extensive information on the Kingdom of the Netherlands has a "Print-Friendly Page" option.
This site has population numbers and the area for each of the provinces.
BBC: Country Profile
Read facts about governmental leadership and media sources in the Netherlands. There is also a timeline of key events. NOTE: This site includes ads.
PBS: Al Qaeda's New Front: Netherlands
This article discusses the Muslim population in Holland. There are links to other articles such as "Terror's Unforeseen Consequences."
FactMonster: Kingdom of the Netherlands
This encyclopedia entry shows a map and the flag of the Netherlands. Click on "US State Dept. Country Notes" for additional information. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This encyclopedia entry contains detailed information about the country. Scroll down to see pictures and watch videos about the Netherlands. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Students can print out a high quality PDF map of the Netherlands. The links to the printable maps are under the map.
National Geographic: Netherlands
This site has an interactive map, click on the map to access. Scroll down for "Netherlands Features." NOTE: This site includes ads.
Vermeer: Master of Light
Students can read a short piece on Johannes Vermeer, an artist from the Dutch Golden Age. View images of some of his famous paintings including "The Girl with a Pearl Earring."
Dutch for Beginners
Students can learn some basic Dutch words. NOTE: This site includes ads.
eThemes Resource: Literature: "The Diary of Anne Frank"
These sites focus on Anne Frank and her famous diary. Learn more about her life story, her family, friends, and the secret annex where she hid during World War II. There are also many historic photos, online quizzes, lesson plans, and suggested activities.
eThemes Resource: Famous People: Vincent Van Gogh
These sites are about Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh. Learn about his impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. View many examples of his artwork and learn about his life.
eThemes Resource: Windmills
These websites are about windmills and wind energy. Students can learn about the history of windmills, their construction, and uses such as grinding grain, pumping water, and generating electricity. There are pictures of windmills, animations, videos to watch, and several designs for building model windmills or other simple wind machines.