Holland or Netherlands

Holland or Netherlands.

A lot of people refer to the Netherlands as Holland, however this is incorrect. The only part of the Netherlands that can be referred to as Holland are the provinces North Holland and South Holland. It would be same as referring to the USA as Texas or New York. The reason for this confusion stems from the past when the these two provinces operated as one sovereign part and most trading from the area was done from there. If shippers and employees were overseas they would always say they came from Holland… apparently this still sticks today.

I hope this gives you guys a little bit more insight in why and how this came to be. So from now on use the Netherlands instead of Holland… The Dutch will like you for it.


One response to “Holland or Netherlands

  1. And this post relates to raising kids without religion how exactly? I hope you don’t start posting on random topics…

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