Holland – Tulip country

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These days, the living standard of people is higher than ten years ago. People start to have many kinds of demands, for example the needs of vogue, cuisine and especially the needs of travel. In recent years, many people like travelling to discovery the oversea culture, food and a lot of famous scenery over the world. One of the famous country where people enjoy coming to, is the USA. However, according to the Immigration agency in Europe, every year, a large amount of tourist immigrate into European countries, especially into the Netherlands with the rate of over 40 percent.

Holland is a region and former province in the western part of the Netherlands. The term Holland is also frequently used as a pars pro toto to refer to the whole of the Netherlands. This usage is generally accepted, but disliked by part of the Dutch population, especially in the other parts of the Netherlands. From the 10th to the 16th century, Holland proper was a unified political region within the Holy Roman Empire, a country ruled by the Counts of Holland. By the 17th century, Holland had risen to become a maritime and economic power, dominating the other provinces of the newly independent Dutch Republic. Today, the former Country of Holland consists of the two Dutch provinces of North Holland and South Holland, which together include the Netherlands’ three largest cities: the capital city of Amsterdam; the seat of government of The Hague; and Rotterdam, home of Europe’s largest port.

One the the reasons to explain why tourist love to come to Holland is that its fresh atmosphere, cuisine and Holland is the flower country.  Holland, with its long North Sea coast, has a typically moderate marine climate. The sea’s influence ensures that we are not too cold during winter, not too hot during summer, and there is always sufficient moisture in the air for a shower. So if you plan to visit Holland, it would be wise to keep this in mind. Put the right clothing in your suitcase so you are covered if there’s an afternoon rainfall and make sure you always have a critical opinion about the weather… Just like the Dutch do!

 

Holland is famous about food made from dairy such as many kinds of cheese, butter, yogurt which are nutrient. Hence, most of people meet the higher height rather than others in other countries. Moreover, these food help Hollanders look like more beautiful with white and soft skin. The cuisine in Holland is divided into 3 basic types: western cuisine (seafood, dairy products), southern cuisine ( renowned for its many rich pastries, soups, stews and vegetable dishes) and northwestern cuisine (known for its many kinds of meat, sausages). In addition, Dutch agriculture roughly consists of five sectors: tillage-based, greenhouse-based, and fruit agriculture, animal husbandry and fishery.

Tulip, a kind of famous flower in Holland that everybody has known. The striking colors of the flowering tulip bulbs are a typical sight in Holland during the spring. The bright red, pink and yellow colors are overwhelmingly beautiful and are a must see, or should we say, a must experience!  From the end of March until the second  week of May the flowers in the bulb fields bloom. It goes without saying that the exact period depends on the weather. Generally speaking, the best time is the second half of April. At the end of March the crocus season starts. The daffodils and early and small tulips are next, from the beginning of April. From mid-April the daffodils and the hyacinths bloom. Finally, from mid April until the first week in May the tulips show off their glorious colors. Furthermore, Holland is also renowned by Keukenhof which  is an unforgettable experience for people of all ages and it attract mass tourist to visit. The historic park with more than 2700 trees covers an area of thirty-two hectares, full of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and all the other spring bulbs. The floral displays in the park and the unique flower shows in the various pavilions are a glorious visual feast. The world famous Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse are opened from mid-March until mid-May.

 

Not only those, many buildings in a thousand years with unique architecture, museums, churches attract many flows of tourist per year. Let’s come and discovery the Netherlands, the one of the most famous country in Europe.

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