Holland is a region and former province on the western coast of the Netherlands. The name Holland is
also frequently used informally to refer to the whole of the country of the Netherlands. This usage is
commonly accepted in other countries, and sometimes employed by the Dutch themselves. However, some in
the Netherlands, particularly those from regions outside Holland, may find it undesirable or
misrepresentative to use the term for the whole country. The area of the former County of Holland
roughly coincides with the two current Dutch provinces of North Holland and South Holland in which
it was divided, which together include the Netherlands' three largest cities: the de jure capital
city of Amsterdam; Rotterdam, home of Europe's largest port; and the seat of government of The Hague.
Why study in Holland
Following seven reasons will convince you that the Netherlands is your perfect study destination too..
- An international and multicultural environment.
- Affordable study costs
- Innovative teaching methods
- Affordable living expenses
- A wide range of degrees taught in English
- Excellent opportunities for travel
- Internationally recognized degrees
The Netherlands have a temperate maritime climate influenced by the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean, with
cool summers and moderate winters. Daytime temperatures varies from 2°C-6°C in the winter and 17°C-20°C
in the summer. Since the country is small there is little variation in climate from region to region,
although the marine influences are less inland. Rainfall is distributed throughout the year with a
dryer period from April to September.
The Netherlands is known as the first non-English speaking country in which universities started to
design higher education study programs in English, to attract students coming from abroad. More than
2,100 English-taught study programs and courses are available in the Netherlands, covering a broad
range of fields, and leading to a bachelor’s, master’s, PhD, diploma or certificate. t certainly
does sound great: high-quality, affordable education offered in many disciplines, in an international,