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The Dutch province of South Holland is home to Den Haag (The Hague), the heart of the government—although the official capital is Amsterdam—and seat of the International Court of Justice of the United Nations (UN).
In the sub-region of Rijnmond, literally meaning “Rhine mouth” where the Rhine River flows into the North Sea, the modern metropolis of Rotterdam holds the 2nd largest port in the world.
Cities and Region
modern architecture, restaurants, nightlife, large port
♦ The Hague (Den Haag)
Scheveningen beaches, government headquarters, royal palace
Lisse and Keukenhof flower garden, bulb fields
Kinderdijk windmill network, polder area (land reclaimed from the sea and lakes)
cheese market, lakes and water sports
♦ South Holland
Historic towns and islands for water sports, cycling, and hiking