We had a nice tour guide today, his name is Tom, a British guy. He studied in Germany and Russia so he could speak German and Russian, a trilingual guy. He is humourous & full of energy and told us a lot Dutch history and stories. Before the tour, I think Holland is same as Netherland, just a country has two different names. Actually, North and South Holland are two of Netherland 12 provinces. Kingdom of Netherland is a geographically low-lying country, with about 25% of its area and 21% of its population located below sea level, and 50% of its land lying less than one meter above sea level. This distinct feature contributes to the country's name: in Dutch (Nederland) its name means "(The) Low Countries" or "Low Country". At the late 16th century, Dutch people started land reclamation and large polder areas are now preserved through drainage systems with dikes, canals and pumping stations. Much of the Netherlands is formed by the estuary of three important European rivers.
God created world, but the Dutch created the Netherlands!