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Kop van Noord-Holland

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Kop van Noord-Holland [1] is a region within North-Holland in the West of the Netherlands.

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  • Alkmaar — popular for its cheese market and historic centre
  • Bergen — artist village at the beach, with the Schoorlse Duinen nearby
  • Broek op Langedijk — the Museum Broeker Veiling is notably interesting
  • Castricum — has a nice beach, the lake of Alkmaar-Uitgeest and the dunes
  • Den Helder — home to the country's main naval base and the ferry to Texel
  • Enkhuizen — historic town with the Zuiderzeemuseum, a large open-air museum of the Netherlands in the period 1850-1950
  • Heerhugowaard — modern suburb, but has some historic elements
  • Heiloo — built around a white church, this town expanded rapidly due to an influx of inhabitants from Amsterdam
  • Hoorn — stunning historic centre with a cozy atmosphere
  • Medemblik — small village that has a rich history with many old buildings, castles and monuments
  • Schagen — historic town centre and the Schager Wiel nature area
  • Waarland

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A part of Kop van Noord-Holland is known as West Friesland (or West Frisia). Not to be confused with Friesland, a province in the North of the country. West-Friesland is a distinct area with it's own dialect West-Frisian that is related to the langage of Friesland in the north.

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The Hollandic Dutch dialect of West-Frisian is spoken. Not to be confused with Frisian as spoken in the province of Friesland, even though both languages are related to each other.

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Flower days
  • Flower days, Anna Paulowna, Breezand and Wieringerwaard, [2]. May 3-7, yearly event. During the Flower Days, you can admire many mosaics, that are made up of the individual little flowers of a hyacinth. The makers exhibit them in their own gardens, so you can just drive by and admire them for free.  edit

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