STOP CALLING MY COUNTRY HOLLAND
HOLLAND IS A PART OF THE NETHERLANDS
Not a lot of people live there, the people who do live there are religious nuts who eat a lot of mussels and get drunk often.
The rest of the people work in tourism. Beaches are claimed by Germans who totally destroy them with their hole digging.
If you go there as a Dutchman, in most places, you will first be addressed in German.
We're calling you 'Holandia' in polish language too
>The first european to find NZ was a Dutch sea-captain who was looking for something else. It takes its name from a province of Holland to which it does not bear the remotest likeness, and is usually regarded as the antipodes of England, but is not. Taken possession of by an English navigator, whose action was afterwards reversed by his country's rulers, it was only annexed by the English Government which did not want it, to keep it from the French who did.
Educate yourself idiots.
Eindhoven (Noord-Brabant) is the smartest region in the world.
The Netherlands used to be a couple of smaller regions bonding together to stand against other larger empires such as Great Britain to secure more trade routes and enrich ourselves.
Due to conflicts with Spain and Great Britain we first lost Belgium. Later on when we got our first Queen instead of a King, Luxembourg also left us because they wouldn't serve a female monarch.
My history teacher in high school told me it's very unique country among European civilization.
I'm sorry for the WW2.
Amsterdam is beautiful. But I wouldn't live there. Because your country looks defenseless against tsunami.
Thanks for the knowledge and technology for the modernization. A journalist from your country achieved a great study of modern Japan.
Work sharing looks great and clever.
All in all, Netherlands gives me positive impression. But your culture isn't fully understandable for people of far east. European history and cultures are generally too complicated and too deep. WTF was "Belgian X-File"?
Why is it so unique?
Aren't we quite alike actually?
You also have feudal era in which you had lot of tiny regions and eventually they formed into one country.
The circumstances under which they were unified are just a bit different.
>Amsterdam is beautiful. But I wouldn't live there. Because your country looks defenseless against tsunami.
Because they don't have that problem. Same reason they don't have a defense against gooks.
>Because your country looks defenseless against tsunami.
Once in 1960 we had floods, but now we don't have these trouble anymore because we pump a lot of money into dykes and water control mechanisms.
The Dutch are known for this.
Against tsunami's we have natural protection: Great Britain, pic related, it's Britain.
I forgot the reasons the teacher named. Maybe one of them was brothels. He also mentioned Dutch coffee.
Some Japanese claim that the Meiji revolution was conspiracy of Anglo people. Those winners of the revolutionary war brought a lot of misfortunes and chaos to modern Japan.
I must admit I didn't study European history. But your history throughly looks full of wars, political fights and conspiracies. Also, European countries have classes which divides people. Compared to Europe, the histories of East Asia or Japan look a lot simpler.
>what is the Japanese opinion of us
Historically, your country provided tulip, dutch studies and cute rabbit etc to Japan. Miffy is famous here. Stereo types of the Dutch is fucking tall and stingy with their money by the Brits.
>Naming a country after a cartoon character
Truly a dank meme nation
>I must admit I didn't study European history. But your history throughly looks full of wars, political fights and conspiracies.
But that's Japan as well, tomodachi. Hell, every nation/continent is like this.
Such a pet peeve of mine too.
If people ask me I say The Netherlands.
If they say Holland I deny that I live there. Upon that they get confused and I explain OP's point.
Japanese customs was going on about ollandojin. I wasn't having any of it. It's like calling a scotsman english.
You would be right. Sorry, it was more like my prejudice.
I just remembered one more reason the history teacher named. It was decriminalization of marijuana. It sounded really weird back then.
Have fun being an asspained faggot who literally gives a shit whether people call his country "The Netherlands" or "Holland". They're both fine names, but Holland rolls off the tongue a lot better.
Holland is linked to the image of sex, drugs, tulips, people with retarded accents, low iq's. It is offensive to people who don't live in Holland but do live in the Netherlands. I'm glad all the people who live in Holland like sodom and gomorra, but ya'll don't have to drag the rest of the country down with ya.
You DO live in Holland, the stereotype that people have APPLIES TO US ALL. We're all a bunch of pot smoking clog wearing tullip carrying farmers to foreigners, deal with it or get the fuck out. :^)
t. Mohammed al-Hollandi
>Everyone who loves this country in its entirety calls it Holland
I'm too lazy to say "The Netherlands". Exactly for the same reason i say "England" and not "United Kingdom".
It really is 'Netherland', actually.. Formally the Kindom is called 'Koninkrijk der Nederlanden' which is Kingdom of the Netherlands, but the country itself, where Holland makes up 2/12 provinces is called 'Nederland', which would be 'Netherland' technically.
This desu, as I said earlier in German Niederlande is twice as long as Holland (and as added bonus, the former requires an article while the latter doesn#t). Maybe they should come up with something equally short such as "Tiefland" or so
How about Dietsland? For added fun trying to differantiate Deutschland and Dietsland.
>>Puts "Made in Holland" on their products
Usually only those actually made in Holland though.. Like that stereotypical 'Delft' blue chinaware tourists seem to adore. Isn't 'Made in NL' more common these days? (In so far as we still actually produce things anyway)
>Niet in de Randstad wonen
Ahahahhaha, you primitive savage.
Dietsland and Deutschland mean exactly the same thing: Land of the People or something along those lines.
We don't have a word for dutch, people are either hollanders or netherlanders.
>Ahaha...you primitive savage.
I'm getting sick and tired of your egotistical, egocentric, egomaniacal mindset like you're the cream of the crop, Holland.
You're outclassed, outsmarted, outgunned by every European country at every turn and you still want to pull this shit?
Funny how that made it into Polish, I mean "Alemannic" makes at least some sense in French as they're directly bordering it (or "Saxon" in Finnish, probably from Hanseatic times), but seen from Poland, Swabians live on the opposite side of the country
It's "peasi bassi" in italian but then you can't make it an adjective because it's two words so you have to switch to "olandese" or neerlandese/nederlandese which is kinda messy so everyone just calls you Olanda
Why are non-Hollanders always so angry?
Btw. here's a video that explains completely the names of all the regions and countries in the Kingdom of the Netherlands... I just posted it in another thread as well, but it's fitting here:
The Carribean bit is something most Dutch people don't even fully grasp. I always forgets which ones count as municipalities and which ones have seperate statuses.
Reminder that even the Dutch government calls the country Holland on the tourism site
>mfw autists from the east try to prove their relevance
As an Aruban I feel like they should show this video to everyone at some point in school. I still can't believe how so many people can't gasp this concept. Or even the fact that they don't even know their own country has other islands in their kingdom.
>tfw people get amazed how I speak the language so well when I've only been living here for a few years
>tfw I have to explain this whole shit to them every time
>tfw they notice your Dutch really isn't that good
i lived with 4 dutchies and they always found holland much fucking easier than saying THE NE-THER-LAND-S every single time
why do people call it holland anyway? it's like someone calling ireland "dublin", right?
>Flevoland not last
almere is LITERALLY the shittiest part of the country
but other than that it might pretty accurate
I like Brabant and Overijssel and Gelderland and Utrecht, so the Netherlands shouldn't really rename their country the Kingdom of Holland.
But Holland is just so much nicer sounding and easier to say. And it's just weird to have "The" in your country's name, it just sounds artificial. There's a reason why most Americans just say America and don't insist on referring to it as the United States all the time.
"Nederland" is a nice compromise for the new English name though. It's shorter and rolls off the tongue better than "the Netherlands", which is just clunky.
Shut up Colgate, I will always call you Hollanti (which doesn't really happen often because your country is slightly more interesting to talk about than Belgium).