Quick tip: Holland vs. Netherlands

The country of the Netherlands is often called “Holland.” Did you know that Holland is actually just a part of the country and a former province? Calling the Netherlands “Holland” is like calling the United Kingdom “England” (or the United States “New York”). To make it even more confusing, the Kingdom of the Netherlands includes more than just the country of the Netherlands. Watch the video below to find out the specifics. 

About Yvette Hoitink

Yvette Hoitink, CG®, QG™ is a professional genealogist in the Netherlands. She holds the Certified Genealogist credential from the Board for Certification of Genealogists and has a post-graduate diploma in Family and Local History from the University of Dundee. She has been doing genealogy for over 30 years and helps people from across the world find their ancestors in the Netherlands. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.

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