Holland vs Netherlands, what is the difference?
Many people use “Holland” when talking about the Netherlands, the Netherlands has 12 provinces, while Holland has only two of them: Noord- and Zuid-Holland together are considered Holland. Because Amsterdam and the most well known places in the Netherlands are in the two main provinces, most people say Holland when talking about the country, however the correct is Netherlands.
In addition, did you know part of the Caribbean belongs to Netherlands? Yes, there is the Dutch Caribbean, which refers to three ‘special municipalities’ of the Netherlands: the islands of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. Located in the Caribbean Sea, there are also three islands that belong to the kingdom of the Netherlands: Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. See more details in this video.