There is often confusion about the name Holland. Some people call the Netherlands Holland, but it is not the same. Holland is only a small part of the Netherlands.
Alkmaar is typical for a small historic town in Holland. It has a pretty city center with canals and gable-topped houses, and is surrounded by water. At the world famous cheese market you can witness the traditional weighing of cheeses and the colorful cheese carriers.
The Mills at Kinderdijk: Kinderdijk is located 60 miles south of Amsterdam. Here nineteen glorious masterpieces, all dating from 1740, compete for the visitors' attention. In 1997, the Kinderdijk mills were placed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Deltaplan: In 1953 the Netherlands was confronted with the worst natural disaster in its history. During an extremely strong storm, the North Sea flooded the river-delta of the southern part of Holland. No less than 1835 people were killed, 47000 houses were destroyed, 48 km's of dikes were burst, 139 kilometers of dikes were damaged. The dutch government decided "this should never happen again" and started later that year the
Lelystad, only dozens of years old, is the capital of the reclaimed province of
Flevoland. In 1967, the first inhabitants arrived and the city has grown to well over 60,000 inhabitants. This city, located on the water, is ideal for water sport activities. The many tourist and cultural-historical attractions ensure that you will have a whale of time in this unique part of Holland.