Another capital

Oscar van Vlijmen o.van.vlijmen at
Thu Sep 28 14:37:30 UTC 2000

> Dik Winter:
> Oh, come on.  How many people in the Netherlands know the official name
> of its capital?  How many people not of Dutch origin know what the real
> capital is?  And it would seem strange to use that name in the files in
> conjunction with "Amsterdam time".  I am quite happy with Europe/Amsterdam,
> but that is where I live of course ;-).

Welkom en welkom gefeliciteerd in deez' wonderschone hoofdstad van ons land!
Congratulations! You live in the real and formal capital of the Netherlands.
The Dutch government has its seat in The Hague (Den Haag, 's-Gravenhage).
Many globally accessible sources, e.g. the CIA World Factbook, will tell you
the same.

Oscar van Vlijmen

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