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Holland information

Read more about the history of Holland here: the love-hate relationship between its people and its waters, its monarchy, its Royal Family and more facts, figures and did-you-knows about Holland.
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The History of Holland

A brief overview of Holland’s history.

House of Representatives

The Constitutional Monarchy

How does the Dutch political system function?

Facts & Figures

The most important facts and figures

The Royal Family

Holland is a fairly young monarchy. The Kingdom of the Netherlands was established in 1815, and King William I was its first ruler.

Food & Drink

Traditional Dutch Food

Discover Dutch cuisine and prepare the tastiest and most popular Dutch dishes at home.

Koen Smilde - Amsterdam & Partners

Holland Football Nation

Especially during championships tension rises and the orange fever takes hold over the country.

Koen Smilde - Amsterdam & Partners

King's Day

Read all about King’s Day and visit the best parties, markets and music shows.

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