The province of South Holland (Zuid-Holland) is located in the west part of the Netherlands, on the coast of the North Sea. Bordering North Holland (north), Utrecht and Gelderland (east), as well as North Brabant and Zeeland (south), it covers an area of 3,403 km2. This is one of the country’s most populated and industrialised provinces.

Population: Approximately 3,600,000 inhabitants

Capital: The Hague

Other major cities: Rotterdam (the province’s largest city), Zoetermeer, Leiden, Dordrecht, Alphen aan den Rijn, Westland, Delft, Nissewaard

Main attractions: Kinderdijk (Molenwaard), Binnenhof (The Hague), Euromast (Rotterdam), Peace Palace (The Hague), Keukenhof (Lisse), Stadhuis (Gouda), New Church (Delft), Morspoort (Leiden), Erasmus Bridge (Rotterdam), Groothoofdspoort (Dordrecht)

Nearest Airports: Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM — Rotterdam Airport, Vliegveld Zestienhoven), situated 5.6 km northwest of Rotterdam, is the country’s 3rd largest airport.

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