I welcome you to my report about drugs. First of all, I would like to explain what drugs are. I’m sure that some of you will be amazed. Drugs are divided into two groups: legal drugs and illegal drugs To the group of legal drugs belong nicotine, alcohol and caffeine.Yes, you heard right, caffeine that is in coffee belongs to the group of drugs. The illegal drugs include heroin, cocaine, cannabis as well as chemical drugs such as crack, ecstasy or LSD. Drugs have been consumed for centuries. In the past, however, they were only taken for medical…
(Good morning,) Welcome to my presentation about the Netherlands!
Let me give you a short overview about what I talk today:
I start with some facts and figures and then I explain where the Netherlands are located and something about their provinces. Then you’ll be introduced into the means of transport and kinds of accommodation. I end with some festivals end events and give you some useful tips about Dutch drug policy.
If you have still any questions then, don’t hesitate to ask afterwards.
facts and figures
The capital and largest city of the Netherlands is Amsterdam, but the seat of government is The Hague. The official language is Dutch and head of state is Queen Beatrix. They are about 41 thousand square kilometres large and have about 17 million inhabitants.
The official currency is the Euro. The Netherlands are a geographically low-lying country, with about 20 % of its area located below sea level and 50 % of its land lying less than one metre above sea level.
They are located mainly in North-West Europe and with some islands in the Caribbean. They border the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east.
The Netherlands are divided into twelve administrative regions, called provinces. In its entirety the Netherlands are often referred to as Holland, although North and South Holland are actually only two of its twelve provinces. North Holland has the most inhabitants, namely 2.7 million.
With 5 thousand square kilometres Gelderland is the largest province.
means of transport
I recommend getting into the Netherlands by plane or train.
Schiphol Airport, near Amsterdam, is the fourth largest airport of Europe after London, Paris, and Frankfurt. It is a point of interest in itself, being 4 metres below sea level.
High speed trains may be the most comfortable mode of transport between major European cities. For example, you could take the express train from Leoben to Salzburg, change to the railjet heading for Munich and change again to the nig.....[read full text]