MAIN INFORMATION population: 16,7mln location: North-West Europe area: 41 543 km2 currency: euro capital: Amsterdam political system: constitutional monarchy Traditional Dutch cuisine consists of working class meals. Many traditional dishes are mashed dishes, for instance mashed potatoes with beacon. These dishes are served with greasy, smoked sausage and gravy. The Dutch love sweets. Dessert is an important part of the meal. The Dutch eat ice cream, pancakes and pudding. New year in Netherlands The Dutch don't celebrate new year spectacularly. They watch in TV New Year's stand up, where comedian describes...