Hotels in Holland/The Netherlands
 Hotels in Holland

- Hotels in Amsterdam
- Hotels in Alkmaar
- Hotels in Arnhem
- Hotels in Delft
- Hotels in Groningen
- Hotels in Haarlem
- Hotels in Leiden
- Hotels in Maastricht
- Hotels in Nijmegen
- Hotels in The Hague
- Hotels in Zwolle

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Hotels in Holland/The Netherlands
The Netherlands is better known by the name Holland, named after the provinces of North and South Holland in the western part of the country. The provinces of North and South Holland are only two of the Netherlands' twelve provinces. The official name of the country is the Netherlands.

The country is a densely populated and low-lying country (hence the name "Nederland, Netherlands" meaning "low lands"). Holland is in the rest of the world especially known for its windmills, Gouda and Edam cheese, tulips and other flowers, wooden shoes, dikes and flat lands, cows and its seventeenth century painters.

The city of Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands, and The Hague (Den Haag or 's-Gravenhage) is the official seat of government and the home of the Queen.

The Netherlands has a rich history. After a major struggle in the 16th century against the Spanish ruler, the country gained independence from the Spanish Empire.

After the independence Holland became one of the major seafaring and economic powers of the seventeenth century. This period is called the Dutch Golden Age.

In this period ships were sent all over the world and colonies and trading posts were founded. Science and art also flourished. Painters like Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals are still very known today.

Read: history of Holland

Hotels in Amsterdam - Holland
Hotels in Amsterdam in the Netherlands
Amsterdam is the official capital of The Netherlands.
Hotels in The Netherlands / Holland
Search & Find Hotels in the Netherlands/Holland
Search for hotels in the entire country of the Netherlands.
Hotels in Alkmaar - Holland
Hotels in Alkmaar in the Netherlands
Alkmaar is a typical Dutch city known for it's cheesemarket.
Hotels in Arnhem - Holland
Hotels in Arnhem in the Netherlands
Arnhem is the official capital of the province of Gelderland in The Netherlands.
Delft - Holland
Hotels in Delft in the Netherlands
Delft is situated in the province of Zuid-Holland (South-Holland).
Groningen - Holland
Hotels in Groningen in the Netherlands
Groningen is the official capital of the province of Groningen in the North of The Netherlands.
Haarlem - Holland
Hotels in Haarlem in the Netherlands
Haarlem is the official capital of the province of Noord-Holland (North-Holland).
Leiden - Holland
Hotels in Leiden in the Netherlands
Leiden is situated in the province of South-Holland (South-Holland).
Maastricht - Holland
Hotels in Maastricht in the Netherlands
Maastricht is the official capital of the province of Limburg in the south of The Netherlands.
Nijmegen - Holland
Hotels in Nijmegen in the Netherlands
The city of Nijmegen is located in the eastern part of The Netherlands.
The Hague - Holland
Hotels in The Hague in the Netherlands
The Hague is located in the province of South-Holland and is The Netherlands' seat of government.
Zwolle - Holland
Hotels in Zwolle in the Netherlands
Zwolle is the capital of the province of Overijssel and is situated in the eastern part of the country.
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Johannes Vermeer
Vermeer, the painter
Vermeer (1632-1675) was born in Delft. He is original in the manner in his paintings.
Frans Hals
Frans Hals, the painter
Frans Hals (1584-1666) was born in Haarlem. Rembrandt surpassed Hals only in 1 respect.
Rembrandt van Ryn
Rembrandt, the painter
Rembrandt (1606-1669) was born in Leiden. His famous paintings show strong contrasts of light and shade.

The weather in Holland
The weather in Holland is moderate, the country has a maritime climate because of its location at the North Sea.

Pictures of the Netherlands
See photos and pictures of The Netherlands.

Map of the Netherlands
The Netherlands (Nederland) is also known as Holland. Holland is not the official name, but is widely used after the two provinces of "Holland" in The Netherlands.

Hugo Grotius
Hugo Grotius
Huig de Groot, known as Grotius, was a scholar, lawyer & statesman. He was one of the master minds of the age.
Rene Descartes
Rene Descartes
Descartes was born in France. He went to Holland in 1629, and spent 20 years of his life in The Netherlands.
Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam
Desiderius Erasmus
Erasmus was born in the Dutch city of Rotterdam and became one of the great authors in Europe.

Things to do in Amsterdam
Find out what's going on in cosmopolitan Amsterdam, Holland's city of culture.

Official website of The Netherlands Board of Tourism
Visit the official website of the Holland tourism promotion organisation.

Holland Forum

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