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Holland

Windmill in Holland

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Holland

Holland is a pretty place to venture, especially if you enjoy cycling. With over 10,000 miles of bike routes, even the novice can find a path to suit them. It is also the land of famous artists such as Van Gogh and Rembrandt, not to mention the lively city of Amsterdam. A honeymoon here will enliven the senses and take a couple on a whirlwind adventure around the country.

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Highlights

Windmills are protected landmarks in Holland and many are open to the public.

You can visit the home of Anne Frank where she wrote her diary and lived in hiding from the Nazi's.

The Rijksmuseum holds some of the worlds best and rare art. Holland actually has more museums per square meter than the rest of the world. So, put on your clogs and spend a day enjoying all the country has to offer!

Geography/Environment

The Netherlands is located Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between Belgium and Germany. The terrain of The Netherlands mostly coastal lowland and reclaimed land (polders); some hills in southeast.

Holland, the low-lying northwest region of the Netherlands comprises the provinces of North Holland and South Holland. Though the whole country is commonly called Holland, the official name is actually the Netherlands.

Situated on the North Sea, Holland is almost completely flat except for some small hills in the southeast, and considerable areas of land have been reclaimed from the sea. Rivers including the Scheldt, Maas and Rhine, together with many canals form an efficient system of inland waterways.

Activities
Holland has more museums per square meter than any other country in the world! Here you find a selection of the most beautiful museums in Amsterdam and the rest of the country. Time to marvel at the 17th century masters and their work. Bicycle riding is also very popular here with over 10,000 kilometers of trails.
Climate and Weather

The climate in Holland is temperate and similar to that of the United Kingdom with summer temperatures ranging from 20-25ºC in July-August and winter temperatures in December and January ranging from 0-10 ºC.

The Netherlands receives a fairly steady flow of rainfall throughout the year with April and May on average being the driest months.

Destination Wedding Information
Local authorities only perform marriages if one of the parties is a legal resident of the Netherlands. The Dutch Immigration Service does not grant resident status solely for the purpose of getting married.