Why is the language of Holland called Dutch?

Answer English speakers began referring to the language and people of the Netherlands as Dutch beginning in the 1600s, as the Netherlands (also commonly called Holland) emerged as an independent nation. T... Read More »

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Do people in Holland wear clogs?

According to a 1999 article titled "Don't Kill Me, Doctor!" in the Dutch newspaper "NRC Handelsblad," only about 5,000 Dutch inhabitants wear clogs in a nation of approximately 16 million people.Re... Read More »

I have heard that the iPad 2 comes out in April in America but i can't find when it comes to Holland. Does anyone knows when it comes out in Holland.?

Do people in Holland wear wooden shoes?

Dutch people generally do not wear wooden shoes. Some farmers still wear them to protect their feet against the cold. However, visitors can still purchase wooden shoes, called clogs, throughout Hol... Read More »

Does the Holland surname come from the counts of Holland?

The House of Names website reports the surname Holland does not come from the counts of Holland. Instead, the surname Holland is of Anglo-Saxon origin coming from the old English word "hough."Refer... Read More »