The Dutch take a great pride in their cultural heritage and traditions, with the government heavily subsidizing the arts, which can be attributed to the significant arts industry.
Dutch cuisine includes many individual dishes such as filled pancakes, bankets (an almond paste filled treat), oliebollen (a deep friend pastry dusted with sugar) and a variety of cheeses such as Edam and Gouda.
Tourism is an important part of the economy for the Netherlands, with visitors attracted by Dutch art, architecture and flowers. Tulips are a major industry, with the nation producing billions of bulbs annually, a considerably larger amount than any other country. The historic Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum, Markthal shopping mall, Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Van Gogh Museum are some drawcards for tourists and visitors to the country.