|Holland Photo Map Card - NETHERLANDS|
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Holland Map Card - NETHERLANDS
It's true that Holland is only one of the regions of the Netherlands, but it's common to use this name to designate the whole country (probably not the best feeling for the inhabitants of the other regions). In this little 5 day journey I've visited mostly Holland and Zealand and I saw amazing places and met very nice people - thank you Netherlands!
Holland is a region and former province located on the western coast of the Netherlands. 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, Holland had risen to become a maritime and economic power, dominating the other provinces of the newly independent Dutch Republic.