Holland vs Netherlands

Online sightseeing of The Netherlands.

Category Archives: History

Amsterdam 400 years of canals

HISTORY Before 1613 Amsterdam was a humble 13th-century fishing village on a river bed. The last 400 years it changed into its current role as a major hub for business, … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Kinderdijk – 19 windmills together

Kinderdijk is the name of a town in the province of South-Holland. Two rivers, the ‘Noord’ and the ‘Lek’ come together here. Nowhere in the world you can find so … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

4 min video Holland vs Netherlands

I just encountered this 4 minute video explaining the difference between Holland, The Netherlands and Dutch. Are you ready? Get set…. play! Want to explore The Netherlands for yourself? Contact … Continue reading

December 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

Why walk on wooden shoes?

Have you ever wondered why someone would intentionally want to walk around in shoes that could give you a splinter? Nowadays wooden clogs are largely sold in the Netherlands as tourist … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Sinterklaas arrived today! Who he is?

Sinterklaas is one of the sources of the holiday figure of Santa Claus in North America. Sinterklaas is the name of a character and a holiday named for Saint Nicholas, … Continue reading

November 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Queen’s day 2013 @ De Rijp and Amstelveen

Just announced today, on Queensday 2013 the Royal Family will visit province Noord-Holland, town of De Rijp and Amstelveen. Join us! History of Queen’s day  Queen’s day (Dutch: Koninginnedag) is a national holiday in the Kingdom … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

The difference between Holland and The Netherlands.

To find this answer we have to go back in history. The area where the Dutch people live in now has been fought over for centuries, by different groups, changing … Continue reading

October 27, 2012 · 2 Comments