Friday favorites: Get to know the Netherlands (or Holland)

As many of you know, I live in the Netherlands. What you may not know is that I don’t live in Holland.

The lovely @_ClaudiaGC tweeted me this video which is the probably the funnest geography lesson I’ve ever had. I learned that I was a lot more ignorant of the country I live in than I ever realized.

Watch it for the knowledge, so you can explain why people are wrong when they refer to the whole of the Netherlands as “Holland”. Or just watch it for its lovely photos of canals, windmills and tulips. (Yes, we’re surrounded by all three of those here. It’s a cliche, but it’s true.)

This video’s so fun that I’m going to explore the rest of that YouTube channel. If you do too, I’d love to know which videos you like best.

Did you learn something new about the Netherlands? Did you find any other videos you like on that channel?

Next week I’m taking a blogging break. With seven weeks till the baby’s due, I’m working on four different to-do lists and need to focus on getting some boring stuff done (like taxes and cleaning out my closet to make room for baby clothes). But I’ll be back on March 18th with an interview and giveaway from Ruthie Knox, so stick around!

By Kat

Kat Latham writes sexy contemporary romance, including the London Legends rugby series. With degrees in English lit and human rights, she loves stories that reflect the depth, humor and emotion of real life. She's a California girl living in the Netherlands with her baby girl and British husband.


  1. Cute video, my only criticism is that Curacao was pronounced incorrectly, and Bonaire was spelled incorrectly. I only know this because I’m an avid scuba diver and they, along with Saba (also mentioned in the video, and part of Sint Maarten) have the some of the best diving in the Caribbean. I’ve been to Curacao 4 times, Bonaire once, and Saba once. If you go to any of those islands, you’ll find tons of Dutch vacationers and ex-pats, and generally all around great people. We are going back to Curacao in July to dive and I can’t wait.

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