10 most difficult Netherlands riddles A list of Netherlands related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Geography quiz What nationality was Martin Van Buren?American. Martin Van Buren was the eighth president of the United States. 'Van' suggests Dutch origin of his surname, but the capitalized form indicates anglicised version - like Eddie Van Halen (as opposite to Dutch lower-case Vincent van Gogh).very hard 29% DutchDutch55%AmericanAmerican29%RussianRussian3%GermanGerman11%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5720 answers in 2 languages »presidents of the United States riddles » To which country does the island of Curaçao belong?Netherlands. Curacao is located in the southern Caribbean Sea, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) north of Venezuelan coast.very hard 36% SpainSpain9%NetherlandsNetherlands36%VenezuelaVenezuela29%PortugalPortugal24%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 671 answers in 9 languages »islands riddles » Which airline is the world’s oldest one to still be using its original name?KLM was founded in 1919. Operations stopped during World War II apart from the operations in the Dutch Antilles. The airline is the "Oldest operating airline", but with the 2004 merge with Air France some dispute whether KLM should still hold the crown. QANTAS, founded in 1920, is dubbed "Oldest continuously operating airline".very hard 37% British AirwaysBritish Airways36%Air FranceAir France15%KLMKLM37%SwissairSwissair9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5100 answers in 2 languages »companies riddles » Which country is the top natural gas producer in the European Union?The Netherlands. 50% of the natural gas production in the Netherlands comes from the Groningen Gas Field, being the largest natural gas field in Europe and the tenth largest in the world. The other 50% being supplied by around 300 smaller fields, mostly in the North Sea.hard 42% United KingdomUnited Kingdom25%The NetherlandsThe Netherlands42%ItalyItaly10%FranceFrance21%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 8517 answers in 2 languages »UE riddles » Which of the following is the smallest?Holland is a region in the western part of the Netherlands. Dutch people in the other parts of the Netherlands dislike the term Holland being used to refer to the whole of the country.hard 43% the Netherlandsthe Netherlands12%HollandHolland43%BeneluxBenelux11%they are all the samethey are all the same32%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 14432 answers in 2 languages »country names riddles » In the Middle Ages large areas of the Netherlands were flooded by the sea. What was the reason?Peat extraction. Most of the areas below sea level are man-made, caused by centuries of extensive and poorly controlled peat extraction, lowering the surface by several meters. Even in flooded areas peat extraction continued through turf dredging.hard 47% peat extractionpeat extraction47%tectonic movementstectonic movements11%rise of the ocean levelrise of the ocean level19%building dams over riversbuilding dams over rivers20%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 3713 answers in 2 languages » From which country did the Netherlands gain independence in 1579?Spain. Dutch struggle for independence lasted for 80 years between the Union of Utrecht in 1569 and the Peace of Münster in 1648.hard 51% GermanyGermany15%FranceFrance21%EnglandEngland11%SpainSpain51%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9913 answers in 2 languages »history of Spain riddles » Which country is Flanders a part of?Belgium is divided into two main portions: Flanders - the Dutch-speaking northern part of the country, and Wallonia - the French-speaking southern part.hard 54% NetherlandsNetherlands25%BelgiumBelgium54%FranceFrance14%ItalyItaly5%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 490 answers in 9 languages »Western Europe riddles » Which river flows through Amsterdam?Amstel. The name Amsterdam is derived from “Amstelredamme”, meaning “a dam on the Amstel river”hard 59% River ThamesRiver Thames6%RhineRhine17%MeuseMeuse16%AmstelAmstel59%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 1350 answers in 9 languages »rivers riddles » What is the second largest city in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam?Rotterdam. The four largest cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam (0.7 million), Rotterdam (598,000), The Hague (474,000) and Utrecht (290,000).easy 77% UtrechtUtrecht0%The HagueThe Hague17%RotterdamRotterdam77%EindhovenEindhoven4%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 209 answers in 9 languages »cities riddles » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.