Everyone knows that Holland is famous for its cheese, windmills and wooden shoes. But did you know that Holland also has the world’s highest museum density? Or that as much as 26 percent of Holland is below sea level and the Dutch are the world’s tallest people? We have collected the most fun and surprising facts about Holland for you.
Did you know…
· The Netherlands and Holland are one and the same place?
· Holland is the third biggest exporter of agricultural produce, preceded only by the US and France, even though only 4% of the Dutch population works in the agriculture sector?
· The Netherlands has approximately 1,5 million cows, which together produce 10 billion liters of milk?
· 500 million kilos of cheese are exported per year?
· When you arrive at Schiphol Airport, you are four meters below sea level?
· The highest point in Holland is in Vaals and is 323 meters above sea level, and is also the point where the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium meet?
· 3% of the Netherlands consists of National Parks?
· The canals of Amsterdam, the former island of Schokland, the fortifications around Amsterdam, the windmills of Kinderdijk-Elshout, the Beemster Polder, the Wadden Islands, D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station and the Rietveld-Schröderhuis are all on UNESCO’s World Heritage List?
· Flevoland, the twelfth province, was reclaimed from the Zuiderzee (‘Southern Sea’) in 1986?
For more information go to: https://www.holland.com/global/tourism/information/did-you-know.htm