If you ask an international student to describe the Netherlands, they often say inspiring, relaxed & open minded. But why do over 115,000 international students choose to do their international degree in the Netherlands? Watch the Study in Holland video and find out for yourself!

Is it Holland or The Netherlands?

The country’s official name is the Netherlands, meaning 'low countries', because much of the land is at or below sea level. However, the Netherlands is also often called 'Holland', a name that refers to the area that is nowadays taken up by the two western coastal provinces, North and South Holland. In the 17th century this was the most powerful area of the Dutch Republic and many people still use the name Holland to refer to the country as a whole.