South Holland

South Holland (Dutch: Zuid-Holland) is a province in the Netherlands.

Regions

South Holland consists of the southern half of the historic county of Holland. It can roughly be divided into six regions:

Regions of South Holland
Bollenstreek
This area's landscape is renowned for its enormous flower fields, considered typical for the country. The Keukenhof flower garden is visited by millions of travelers each year.
Groene Hart
In the middle of the Randstad conurbation lies the Groene Hart, a green agricultural zone between the four big cities. The countryside offers flat polders, canals and lakes, which can be explored on foot, by bicycle or by boat.
Haaglanden
The Hague is the political heart of the country with numerous attractions like the Binnenhof, the Royal Palace and Madurodam. Interesting towns lie around it, such as historic Delft with its famous blue-white ceramics, and the beach resort of Scheveningen.
Rijnmond
Greater Rotterdam is an economic and urban giant with the largest port of Europe. The only Dutch city with an impressive skyline, expect modern architecture with good restaurants and nightlife.
Alblasserwaard-Drechtsteden
Flat polders surrounded by rivers, typical Dutch scenery best shown by the picturesque Kinderdijk windmills.
Zuid-Hollandse Eilanden
The former islands Voorne-Putten and Goeree-Overflakkee are good destinations for water sports, but also for hikers and cyclists. Historic towns like Brielle, Hellevoetsluis and Middelharnis can also be found here.

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Other destinations

Kinderdijk

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