Where is Holland?
Holland is located in the westerly part of the Netherlands. There are two large province in South Holland. One is Rotterdam, which is the largest city in the Netherlands. The other is the Hague, which is the capital city of South Holland. All you have to remember is that Holland, is actually a small area of the Netherlands, and that many people refer to the Netherlands as Holland. Confused? No matter, you’ll get it in no time.
Holland – A Country Full Of Art And Culture.
If you decide to travel to Europe anytime soon, Holland is very highly recommended. It has some of the World fabulous attractions in the Netherlands. Which shares borders with the United Kingdom, Germany and Belgium.
Probably the most visited and one of the most popular cities in Holland. The city of Amsterdam was founded in the 13th century on the river Amstel. It is home to over 16 million people. And the capital city of Holland. It is notably famous for many attractions and events. Including the Red-light district which you can read more about here.
Some Famous Tourist Spots To See In Holland.
Anne Frank House. Prinsengracht 267 Amsterdam, NH. This is the house where young Anne Frank wrote those famous diaries of her own account of Amsterdam’s occupation by the Nazis during World War II. It is now a museum opened in 1960, with an enormous visitors’ centre being added 1980s. Films clips, Anne’s diary, and media information can be seen. It will let you give a good idea of how Anne and the other occupants of the house lived. This historic museum alone, is a great reason to travel Holland.
Heineken Beer Stadhouderskade 78, Amsterdam, Amsterdam-South, NH.
A man called Gerard Adriaan Heineken took over De Hooiberg (the haystack) brewery in 1864. It became one of the largest modern breweries in the world. No longer in use as a brewery, it is now an information center and museum. There you can see the history of Heineken breweries, an old copper brewery house a pub.
Klompenboer (De) St Antoniesbreestraat 51, Amsterdam. For a traditional shopping experience. This amazing store is here you will find a huge selection of wooden shoes. (Clogs). There is a clog factory inside and you can actually see them being made. You will also find a large collection of other handcrafted tradition footwear. Plus the famous hand painted blue pottery. Situated a couple of minutes from Centraal Station, using the tram service from Dam.
Two other great cities in Holland – Rotterdam and The Hague!
Rotterdam is the oldest harbour in Oudehaven. The harbour was redeveloped after being blitzed during World War II. Rotterdam is an exciting city surounded by a maze of rivers. It is one of Europe’s most important ports and the largest. It is famous for it’s diamond trade and has many other tourist spots. Wonderful museums, particularly the Schielandhuis Museum which out lines the history of Rotterdam.
You can take a leisurely tour on a chugging ferryboat, that takes you around the landing docks and wharves. If you visit the 15th-century St. Laurenskerk church, and went to the top of the tower. You will get an amazing view of the city. Rotterdam is truly a jewel of Holland, don’t ignore this fabulous city. Apart from being so very pichuresque, Rotterdam is a great place if you looking for a peaceful and relaxing Holiday.
The Hague The Hague is a sophisticated city that has some exquisite Royal residences. It is known as the administrative capital of the Netherlands, and also the greenest city in Holland. Huis Ten Bosch Palace is the residence of Queen Beatrix and Price Claus. The Queen carries out her official duties at Noordeinde Palace in the centre of the city. It is an annual tradition of the Royal family to travel in “The Golden Coach of Binnenhor,” on the 3rd Tuesday of September.
For a charming sample of everything that is great about Holland. Why not pay a visit to this extremely popular city, and experience The Hague’s royal heritage. You can take a trip to see the Palace where Queen Beatrix works, and the mansion that serves as the residence of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander. It is possible that you may even spot a member of the royal family. Many others have.
Rich with culture, the famous world-class, Mauritshuis museum is situated in Hague. Some of the works of famous artist such as Van de weyan and Rubeuns can be seen. The Haags Historisch Museum displays the history of The Hague from medieval times to the present day.
If you’d like to experience something really unique and charming, go to Madurodam. This very popular tourist spot displays a miniature town. You will see a miniature version of a Dutch town, complete with cheese factory, canals, and a miniature replica of the Royal Palace. The Hague boost more than 694 sq. km (430 sq. miles) of parks and gardens. Take a leisurely troll and enjoy the colourful array of beautiful flowers.
Choose Holland as your next European holiday destination. You will experience a Country full of culture. One that dates as far back as the 12th Century, where it was barely habitual. Full of museums, art galleries, Royal Palaces, Canals, the famous Anne Frank House and Tulip fields. You would be wise to do a tour of all these wonder cities in Holland. Although not mentioned much here, the Country’s nightlife has a buzzing café and bar culture. To find out more on holiday package go to see Holland now.
Rotterdam Habour Photo by Michael Roehrl.
The Hague Night Life Photo by Herman Brinkman.
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