Fun Facts of Holland



The Dutch build the windmills for corn milling, saw milling, and land drainage. Dutch windmills are quite primitive; they use canvas sails and were adjusted with a hand crank. Nowadays the windmills are used mainly for tourist attractions.



Before the Euro was instated, Dutch money (known as the guilder) had its own style. It was very colorful and also almost all the pictures depicted on the notes were of things and not people. The only note to have a person on it was the 1000 guilder note.



Madurodam is one of the famous tourist sites located in the Hague. It is basically a miniature Holland. If the tourists missed anything while sightseeing, they can make up for it by going to Madurodam and seeing all the places they missed. It is a great place for kids and adults, because it is very entertaining. It does not take more than 2 and half hours to go around Madurodam. I have provided a link so you can find more information on it. Madurodam



The final fun fact is related to Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe. It is the world's largest flower garden, located in South Holland, in a small town called Lisse. This park plants approximately 7,000,000 flower blubs annually. This park is open annually from the last week of March to mid-May.