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'''South-Holland''' [http://www.zuid-holland.com/welcome.asp?lang=0] (Dutch: ''Zuid-Holland'') 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 roughly be divided into 5 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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| regionmaptext=Regions of South-Holland |
  
 
| region1name=[[Bulb Region]]
 
| 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. Interesting towns lie around it, such as the historic [[Delft]], famous for it's typical blue-white Delftware ceramics.
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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=[[Rijnmond]]
 
| region4name=[[Rijnmond]]
 
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| region4description=Greater [[Rotterdam]] is an economic and urban giant and had the largest harbor in the world till 2005.
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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-South]]
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| region5name=[[Alblasserwaard-Drechtsteden]]
 
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| region5description=Flat landscapes surrounded by rivers, typical Dutch scenery including the renowned [[Kinderdijk]] windmills.
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| region5description=Flat polders surrounded by rivers, a typical Dutch scenery as shown by the renowned [[Kinderdijk]] windmills.
  
| region6name=[[South-Hollandic Islands]]
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| region6name=[[South Hollandic Islands]]
 
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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 as well.
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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==
  
*[[Alphen aan den Rijn]] — One of the oldest towns of the Netherlands with plenty of remains and museums about prehistory.
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*[[The Hague]] — judicial capital of the world, seat of the government and plenty of attractions
*[[Delft]] — Old city of the Dutch East India Company, famous for it's Delftware pottery.
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*[[Alphen aan den Rijn]] — one of the oldest cities of the Netherlands with prehistoric remains and museums
*[[Dordrecht]] — Historical city with numerous museums.
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*[[Delft]] — old city famous for its Delftware ceramics
*[[Gouda]] — Historical city, most famous for it's Gouda Cheese and cheese market.
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*[[Dordrecht]] — historic city with numerous museums
*[[Leiden]] — Not just a historical city, but a very vibrant one, as it is a university city.
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*[[Gouda]] — historical city famous for its Gouda cheese and the cheese market
*[[Rotterdam]] — Formerly the world's largest harbor. The modern town centre consists of modern architecture built almost completely after World War II.
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*[[Leiden]] vibrant student town with the oldest university of the country
*[[Schiedam]] — Historical city known for it's jenever, a Dutch alcoholic drink, and the five largest windmills of the world.
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*[[Rotterdam]] — Europe's largest port, modern architecture and an impressive skyline
*[[The Hague]] — Seat of the government and numerous attractions like Madurodam.
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* [[Scheveningen]] — largest and most popular beach of the country, officially a district of The Hague
*[[Zoetermeer]] — A typical suburbian city, which exploded from 10.000 inhabitants in 1962 to 120.000 inhabitants currently. Snowworld is one of the few interesting events for tourists.
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*[[Schiedam]] — historical city known for its jenever, a Dutch alcoholic drink, and the five largest windmills of the world
  
 
==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
  
* [[Wassenaar|Duinrell]] — Amusement park, swimming pool with the largest slides and plenty of camping facilities.
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[[Image:KinderdijkMolens02.jpg|350px|thumb|Kinderdijk]]
* [[Kaag|Kaag Lakes]] — A major tourist destination in the summer for it's water sports. Good for walking, fishing, sailing and swimming.
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* [[Keukenhof]] — This park is the main attraction of the [[Bulb Region]] in Spring. Millions of tourists visit the Keukenhof and the enormous flower fields around it each year.
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* [[Lisse|Keukenhof]] — each spring more than 800,000 tourists visit the Keukenhof
* [[Kinderdijk]] — These mills show the typical Dutch landscape in all it's glory.
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* [[Kinderdijk]] — these mills show the typical Dutch landscape in all it's glory
* [[Nieuwkoop|Nieuwkoop Lakes]] — The lakes offer lots of opportunities for water sports.
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* [[Noordwijk]] — Historical city with a nice beach and dunes.
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* [[Noordwijkerhout]] — Heart of the [[Bulb Region]], carnival and close to the North Sea.
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* [[Scheveningen]] — Largest and most popular beach of the country, officially a district of The Hague.
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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
 
==Talk==
 
  
 
==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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[[Dmoz:Europe/Netherlands/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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