The five largest cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht forming the Randstad megalopolis and Eindhoven leading the Brabantse Stedenrij.
Their HoD took Albania instead.
A policy of pillarisation historically segregated society and institutions between Catholics, Calvinists and socialists, but Dutch society is today one of the most cosmopolitan in the world.
Their HoD took Ukraine instead.
Famous Amsterdam residents include the diarist Anne Frank, artists Rembrandt van Rijn and Vincent van Gogh, and philosopher Baruch Spinoza.
Amsterdam's name derives from Amstelredamme, indicative of the city's origin around a dam in the river Amstel.