Sitting on the pavement, sunshine beaming down, with neighbors drinking wine and Heineken amidst the hum of multi-lingual conversation and people biking everywhere; that is Holland. This small nation is home to a population of nearly 7million on a land mass (including extensive waterways) which is smaller than Ireland and sits nestled between the North Sea where the Rhine River begins, and Germany and Belgium. Holland’s proximity to the sea and the cultural diversity of Europe gives it a feeling of idyllic historical depth combined with the most contemporary culture and modern convenience.
For a geographically small area the number of dialects of Dutch is astounding, these natural linguists generally speak and understand two or three of the major languages as well as their own and other Dutch dialects. There are three major Dutch centers which are Amsterdam of course, Rotterdam and The Hague.
Welcome to the one stop shop for everything to do in, and know about Holland, the Netherlands. Here we also introduce you to the wonderful people that live in this spectacular part of the world. For those considering moving to the Netherlands, short or long term, you will find everything you need to know about schools, governments, services and lifestyle opportunities. Visitors considering Holland as a holiday destination will find the information regarding festivals, food, music and culture comprehensive and intriguing. We trust you will find everything you need to enjoy and fully savour our beautiful part of the world.
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