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Holland: Experience the holt land




Holland; small in size, big in events, attractions and activities! From exciting exhibitions to invigorating cycle routes. From deluxe hotel accommodations to wonderful flower shows. We trust this article will inspire you to come and explore the many surprising and versatile aspects of Holland.




Holland – also known as The Netherlands - holded the presidency of the European Union from 1 July to 31 December 2004.The circumstances under which Holland holded the EU presidency were unique. Holland is the first president of the recently expanded EU, which now counts 25 member states.



Quick facts:



  • Holland is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system

  • Head of state: Queen Beatrix

  • Seat of government: The Hague

  • Capital: Amsterdam

  • Approximately 16 million inhabitants (459 per square km of land)

  • Land below sea level 24%, inhabited by nearly 60% of the population

  • Water management crucial to safeguard against flooding

  • Involves drainage, irrigation of low-lying land, construction of storm surge barriers (Delta project), dikes and dams (Zuiderzee Barrier Dam)


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