Holland, can you locate it on the map? Basic Topography
In this video we askyoutolocate The Netherlands on the map of Europe. Are youableto? The Netherlands are betterknown as Holland. It is a very small country. Most foreignersdon’tknowwheretofind it. In this video we will show youwhereit is located. Holland is surroundedby the countries Germany, Belgium, France and Great Britain.
Nearestcapitals: London, Berlin, Parisand Brussels, headquarters of The European Union. Holland is dividedinto 12 provincesand We show you flashes of the best knownDutch cities: Amsterdam, capital of The Netherlands, famousforitscanals linedwith 17th centuryhouses.
Rotterdam, Europe’slargest port, and well knownforits modern architecture. The Hague, where the Dutch gouvernement has it’sresidence, as well as the ’International Court of Justice’, located in ‘Het Vredespaleis’ which means ‘the PeacePalace’.
About the Dutch waters: The Netherlands borders the North Sea. In the norththere are 5 inhabitant wadden islands. The Wadden Sea is UNESCO worldheritage. Before 1927 there was a large sea in the middle of the country, the Zuiderzee. After the construction of a 30 kilometer dam, the ‘Afsluitdijk’, itbecame a freshwaterlake. The name was changedto IJsselmeer. Major riversRhineandMeuse flow through the Netherlands to the North Sea. Allthis water togetherand the factthat the most of The Netherlands is below sea level, is a seriousthreatto the Dutch population. See how the Dutch defendthemselvesagainst the water in our interesting video ‘The battleagainst the water’.