Amsterdam Quiz! Fun Facts about the Dutch Capital

Have fun taking the Global Sherpa quiz on interesting facts about Amsterdam and the Netherlands.  The quiz has 10 multiple-choice questions. Your score, correct answers, and explanations appear at the end.  Enjoy!

1. What are the approximate populations of the Netherlands and the city proper of Amsterdam?

2. Which of these cities is closest in population size to the city of Amsterdam (comparing the populations of each city proper rather than their more populous urban or metro areas)?

3. How far is Amsterdam from Berlin, Germany? 

4. What percentage of Amsterdam residents rode their bikes at least once a week in 2003?

5. Roughly how many bridges does it take to help people in Amsterdam get around the city’s more than 100km of canals and 90 islands?

6. Which of the following does Amsterdam have more of per square foot than any other city?

7. Why has Amsterdam been called an “inverted forest?”

8. The Netherlands accounts for more than 70 percent of the world’s supply of which two goods?

9. Which of the following is an accurate description of the Dutch people (please choose the best answer)?

10.  Which is the correct order of countries by gender equality from most equality to least equality (as determined by each country’s Gender Inequality Index (GII) from the UNDP’s 2010 Human Development Report (HDR))?

To learn more about Amsterdam and why locals there ride bikes everywhere, check out the companion article Amsterdam: Bike Riding Capital of the World.

For more fun quizzes, try Global Sherpa’s Norway Quiz, French Labor and Leisure Quiz, South Africa 2010 World Cup Quiz, and 2010 UNDP Human Development Report Quiz!

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