In the overall civ and UA threads, the Netherlands didn't fare too well, because their UA was blasted for being a worse version of the bazaar. I'm playing a game as them now though, and want to point out a nice advantage the Netherlands has over the bazaar. You can trade luxury resources from the very start of the game, and the Netherlands has a distinct advantage over Arabia before you meet many civs. In pangea maps you'll meet the other civs relatively early, but on continents or small continents, you may only have 2 or 3 trading partners for a long while. As Arabia, you get a ridiculous number of luxury resources, but you need to have enough partners to trade with to make getting this amount worthwhile. The Netherlands is really good for the early game, where you'll never need to worry about gold shortages, and can get a really good economy up and running super fast! I don't think that the Netherlands UA is necessarily better than the Bazaar, but it certainly has its advantages that I think people overlook. Once again, Civ proves to be an awesome game in terms of civ balance, as even the lesser played civs are really cool!