Polder landscape near Zoetermeer

In this section you will find introductory information about the twelve provinces Holland has. The provinces for a thin government layer between the national government and the local communities. From the point of view of a landscape it is a bit an arbitrary choice. It is just an aid to provide some structure.The map below gives an overview. Select a province from the menu. For each province some general information is given, as well as an overview of NS Hiking tours and Nature camping sites.

Map Netherlands with provinces indicated