I am from Amsterdam.

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Big news in the Netherlands: our Queen will abdicate the thrown and her son and his wife will be our new King and Queen. From next year onwards, we will no longer have our famous and beloved Queen’s Day, but we will celebrate… King’s Day! I’m sure this celebration will be as festive and orange as it has been the previous decades :-P

Since this is a post about the Netherlands, also known as Holland, I will make use of the opportunity to explain the difference between these two names for my small country :-). I am sure that the majority of Dutch people living abroad struggle with this dilemma as well: am I from the Netherlands, or from Holland? I prefer to say: I am from Amsterdam (sounds much cooler hehe).

So… for once and for all: WATCH & LEARN!

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