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Netherlands at a glance

International dialing code
31
Good to know
Netherlands, country located in northwestern Europe, also known as Holland. “Netherlands” means low-lying country; the name Holland (from Houtland, or “Wooded Land”) was originally given to one of the medieval cores of what later became the modern state and is still used for 2 of its 12 provinces (Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland). A parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarch, the kingdom includes its former colonies in the Lesser Antilles: Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten. The capital is Amsterdam and the seat of government The Hague.
Time zone
GMT+2
Spoken language
Dutch
Cost to avg. transport ticket
Test$

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These are the holidays celebrated in Netherlands:

  • 2nd Day of Christmas
  • Ascension Day
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Good Friday
  • New Year's
  • Pentecost
  • Whit Monday

hello Holland 

Holland is a region[2] and former province on the western coast of the Netherlands.[2] The name Holland is also frequently used informally to refer to the whole of the country of the Netherlands.[2] This usage is commonly accepted in other countries,[3] and sometimes employed by the Dutch themselves.[3] However, some in the Netherlands, particularly those from regions outside Holland, may find it undesirable[3] or misrepresentative to use the term for the whole country.

From the 10th to the 16th century, Holland proper was a unified political region within the Holy Roman Empire as a county ruled by the Counts of Holland. By the 17th century, the province of Holland had risen to become a maritime and economic power, dominating the other provinces of the newly independent Dutch Republic.