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Noord- Holland

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The most famous province of The Netherlands is Noord- Holland, North Holland in English. Noord- Holland is also the province that also houses Amsterdam. While Amsterdam is the capital of The Netherlands, the capital of Noord- Holland is Haarlem. And I’m glad to report that there are so many things to do and see in Noord (North)- Holland.

Noord-Holland is mostly known for it’s beautiful, long beaches and tulipfields. But also for the Wadden Island of Texel and old cities as Alkmaar, Enkhuizen and Hoorn. And from the dunes of Schoorl to cute villages as Zunderdorp.

The Netherlands is known to be one of the most densely populated countries of the world and Noord- Holland is a very densely populated province. More than 2.7 million people live in this province, most in the area of Amsterdam.

However, as soon as you leave Amsterdam by public transport you’ll see a change. The more up North you are, the fewer houses catch your eye. You will notice that every now and then there is a bigger city or town. But besides that, there are many villages and endless views.

Look below to see which places I have covered so far and explore places to visit in Noord (North)- Holland. 
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Find all the best tulip fields in The Netherlands. From tulip fields in the top of North Holland, to tulip fields in the province of Zeeland. And from a tulip route in South - Holland, to discovering tulip fields in Flevoland and Drenthe. Discover the best places to visit tulip fields in The Netherlands, Holland and Amsterdam with this article to finding free tulip fields.
Small towns & Villages
national parks to visit Netherlands, Noord Holland Schoorl
National parks and forests
Tulip fields to see visit in Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Wadden Island Texel
Best beaches to see visit in Noord-Holland, Netherlands

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