In the gallery a random selection of my most favorite Holland shots.
Late sunrise on a mid-winter morning.
The name Holland is frequently used to informally refer to the whole of the country of the Netherlands. It is a small, densely populated country lying in Western Europe. Amsterdam is the the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of the governement and parliament.
The Netherlands' name literally means 'Low Country', inspired by its low and flat geography, with only 50% of its land exceeding one meter above sea level. Most areas below sea level are man-made. Since the late 16th century, large areas (called polders) have been reclaimed from the sea and from lakes, amounting to nearly 17% of the country's current land mass.
The Dutch waterways are the densest network of inland waterways in Europe, with many fed by the Rhine as it crosses the border from Germany into the Netherlands. They work their way across the Netherlands before reaching the North Sea.
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Reed, water, swamp, rough grassland and wildlife. National Park Oostvaardersplassen are unique to The Netherlands and Europe.