Top 20 Facts About Holland

Holland is the country to be explored every day. Check some of top facts about Holland in order not to miss anything.

Top 20 Facts About Holland 

  1. Holland and Netherlands is the same country. 
  2. Amsterdam is the capital of Holland, but the government is located in the Hague, as well as the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice.
  3. The Netherlands was one of the six founding members of the European Community.
  4. 3% of the country is occupied by National Parks, there are around 20 of them scattered throughout the country. They are in the list of top 10 attractions in Holland. Among the most famous ones are: Dunes of Texel National Park, Hoge Veluwe National Park, Lauwersmeer National Park and others. 
  5. Holland is the country with the largest amount of museums in the world. 
  6. Van Gogh is one of the most popular museums and one of top 10 museums in Holland hosting the largest collection of Van Gogh’s works.
  7. Dutch people are known to be the tallest nation. 
  8. The majority of native citizens of the country speak not only Dutch, but at least one foreign language as well. 
  9. The Dutch are known for their love to bikes. Every person in Holland has a bike and there are more bikes than cars. There are special bicycle lanes where you may feel absolutely comfortable. There are numerous places where you may rent and explore Holland by bike. 
  10. The country has about 29.000 km of cycle paths. 
  11. The capital of Holland – Amsterdam – was entirely built on piles. 
  12. Amsterdam has more than 1200 bridges over the canals.
  13. When you arrive at Schiphol Airport, you are four meters below sea level and 26% of the whole country is located under the sea level. 
  14. The lowest point in the country is Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel. 
  15. The highest point in Holland is more than 300 meters above sea level and it is located in Vaals.
  16. It is not a secret that windmills are strongly associated with Holland but there are still about a thousand working windmills and a hundred water mills around the country. 
  17. Holland is the third biggest exporter of agricultural produce after the United States of America and France,even though only 4% of Dutch people work in the agricultural sector. 
  18. Holland is one of the largest exporters of chees. The country exports about 500 million kilos per year. Dutch cheese is also a great present to bring home to your friends and family. 
  19. The most popular brands of cheese in the country are Gouda and Edam. There are of course many more kinds of cheese for you to try. When in Holland you will have a chance to see the process of cheese making. The best place for that is Zaanse Schans. It represents the traditional Holland and its culture. 
  20. Average citizen of Holland consumes more than 14 kg of cheese during the year.
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