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'''South-Holland''' [http://www.zuid-holland.com/welcome.asp?lang=0] is a province in the [[Netherlands]].
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'''South Holland''' [http://www.zuid-holland.com/welcome.asp?lang=0] (Dutch: ''Zuid-Holland'') is a province in the [[Netherlands]].
  
 
==Regions==
 
==Regions==
  
South-Holland consists of the southern half of the historic County of Holland. It can be divided into 6 regions:
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South-Holland consists of the southern half of the historic County of Holland. It can roughly be divided into 6 regions:
  
 
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{{Regionlist
  
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| regionmaptext=Regions of South-Holland |
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| region1name=[[Bulb Region]]
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| region1description=This area is famous for it's enormous flower fields, considered a typical landscape for the country. The [[Keukenhof]] is visited by millions of tourists each year.
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| region1description=This area's landscape is renowned for it's enormous flower fields, considered typical for the country. The [[Keukenhof]] is visited by millions of travelers each year.
  
 
| region2name=[[Green Heart]]
 
| region2name=[[Green Heart]]
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| region2description=In the middle of the Randstad conurbation lies the Green Heart, a green agricultural zone between the four biggest cities of the country. The flat polders and canals, considered typical for the country, can be explored by hiking or cycling.
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| region2description=In the middle of the Randstad conurbation lies the Green Heart, a green agricultural zone between the four big cities. The countryside offers flat polders, canals and lakes, which can be explored on foot, by bicycle or by boat.
  
 
| region3name=[[Haaglanden]]
 
| region3name=[[Haaglanden]]
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| region3description=[[The Hague]] is the political heart of the country, with numerous attractions like Madurodam and the Binnenhof. The historic town of [[Delft]] is famous for it's typical Delftware pottery.
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| region3description=[[The Hague]] is the political heart of the country with numerous attractions like the Binnenhof, the Royal Palace and Madurodam. Interesting towns lie around it, such as the historic [[Delft]] with it's blue-white ceramics and [[Scheveningen]] with it's beach.
  
| region4name=[[South-Holland Coastline]]
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| region4name=[[Rijnmond]]
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| region4description=The most important North Sea coastline in the country. You can find popular bathing towns like [[Scheveningen]] and [[Noordwijk]] here, as well as obscure family-oriented destinations like [[Katwijk]] and [[Kijkduin]].
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| region4description=Greater [[Rotterdam]] is an economic and urban giant with the largest port of Europe. Plenty of modern architecture awaits you, as well as good restaurants and nightlife.
  
| region5name=[[South-Holland Islands]]
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| region5name=[[Alblasserwaard-Drechtsteden]]
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| region5description=The islands Voorne-Putten and Goeree-Overflakkee are a good destination for water sports, but also for hikers and cyclists. Historic towns like [[Brielle]], [[Hellevoetsluis]] and [[Middelharnis]] can be found here as well.
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| region5description=Flat polders surrounded by rivers, a typical Dutch scenery as shown by the renowned [[Kinderdijk]] windmills.
  
| region6name=[[Rijnland]]
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| region6name=[[South Hollandic Islands]]
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| region6description=[[Rotterdam]], with formerly the largest harbor in the world, is an economic and urban giant. Around it, plenty of towns can be found, like [[Dordrecht]], [[Schiedam]] and [[Vlaardingen]].
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| region6description=The islands Voorne-Putten and Goeree-Overflakkee are a good destination for water sports, but also for hikers and cyclists. Historic towns like [[Brielle (Netherlands)|Brielle]], [[Hellevoetsluis]] and [[Middelharnis]] can be found here.
 
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==Cities==
 
==Cities==
*[[Noordwijk aan Zee]] - Go to this little city. Historical center, and nice beach.
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*[[Rotterdam]] - Formerly the world's largest port. Modern town centre built almost completely after WWII.
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*[[The Hague]] — judicial capital of the world, seat of the government and plenty of attractions
*[[The Hague]] - Government city. Has also a beach side neigbourhood called Scheveningen.
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*[[Alphen aan den Rijn]] — one of the oldest cities of the Netherlands with prehistoric remains and museums
*[[Gouda]] - Historical city.
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*[[Delft]] — old city famous for its Delftware ceramics
*[[Leiden]] - Another historical city, also very vibrant as it is a university city. Also a good gateway to some beach towns.
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*[[Dordrecht]] — historic city with numerous museums
*[[Lisse]] - Gateway to the [[Keukenhof]].
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*[[Gouda]] historical city famous for its Gouda cheese and the cheese market
*[[Dordrecht]] - Historical city, near the Biesbosch.
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*[[Leiden]] — vibrant student town with the oldest university of the country
*[[Delft]] - Old V.O.C. city. Very close to The Hague.
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*[[Rotterdam]] — Europe's largest port, modern architecture and an impressive skyline
*[[Alphen aan den Rijn]]
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* [[Scheveningen]] — largest and most popular beach of the country, officially a district of The Hague
*[[Zoetermeer]]
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*[[Schiedam]] — historical city known for its jenever, a Dutch alcoholic drink, and the five largest windmills of the world
*[[Schiedam]] Historical city known for it's jenever, 5 largest windmills of the world.
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==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
*The [[Kaag]] - Nice area with lots of opportunities for waterfun. Good for walking, fishing, sailing and swimming.
 
*[[Nieuwkoop]] - Another nice place to have fun on the water.
 
  
==Understand==
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[[Image:KinderdijkMolens02.jpg|350px|thumb|Kinderdijk]]
  
==Talk==
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* [[Lisse|Keukenhof]] — each spring more than 800,000 tourists visit the Keukenhof
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* [[Kinderdijk]] — these mills show the typical Dutch landscape in all it's glory
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==Understand==
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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==See==
 
==See==
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* The windmills of [[Kinderdijk]] (on the Unesco heritage list)
 
* The windmills of [[Kinderdijk]] (on the Unesco heritage list)
  
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[[WikiPedia:South Holland]]
 
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Revision as of 16:41, 15 October 2011

South Holland [1] (Dutch: Zuid-Holland) is a province in the Netherlands.

Contents

Regions

South-Holland consists of the southern half of the historic County of Holland. It can roughly be divided into 6 regions:

Regions of South-Holland
Bulb Region
This area's landscape is renowned for it's enormous flower fields, considered typical for the country. The Keukenhof is visited by millions of travelers each year.
Green Heart
In the middle of the Randstad conurbation lies the Green Heart, a green agricultural zone between the four big cities. The countryside offers flat polders, canals and lakes, which can be explored on foot, by bicycle or by boat.
Haaglanden
The Hague is the political heart of the country with numerous attractions like the Binnenhof, the Royal Palace and Madurodam. Interesting towns lie around it, such as the historic Delft with it's blue-white ceramics and Scheveningen with it's beach.
Rijnmond
Greater Rotterdam is an economic and urban giant with the largest port of Europe. Plenty of modern architecture awaits you, as well as good restaurants and nightlife.
Alblasserwaard-Drechtsteden
Flat polders surrounded by rivers, a typical Dutch scenery as shown by the renowned Kinderdijk windmills.
South Hollandic Islands
The islands Voorne-Putten and Goeree-Overflakkee are a good destination for water sports, but also for hikers and cyclists. Historic towns like Brielle, Hellevoetsluis and Middelharnis can be found here.

Cities

  • The Hague — judicial capital of the world, seat of the government and plenty of attractions
  • Alphen aan den Rijn — one of the oldest cities of the Netherlands with prehistoric remains and museums
  • Delft — old city famous for its Delftware ceramics
  • Dordrecht — historic city with numerous museums
  • Gouda — historical city famous for its Gouda cheese and the cheese market
  • Leiden — vibrant student town with the oldest university of the country
  • Rotterdam — Europe's largest port, modern architecture and an impressive skyline
  • Scheveningen — largest and most popular beach of the country, officially a district of The Hague
  • Schiedam — historical city known for its jenever, a Dutch alcoholic drink, and the five largest windmills of the world

Other destinations

Kinderdijk
  • Keukenhof — each spring more than 800,000 tourists visit the Keukenhof
  • Kinderdijk — these mills show the typical Dutch landscape in all it's glory

Understand

Get in

Get around

See

  • The windmills of Kinderdijk (on the Unesco heritage list)

Itineraries

Do

  • Go sailing on the Kager Plassen.
  • Go cycling through the polders or the coastal dunes or from historic town to historic town.

Eat

Drink

Stay safe

Get out


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