Day 18: Kellerberg to Netherlands

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March 22nd 2011
Published: March 23rd 2011
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Departing Kellerberg we decided to head straight for a larger town for an internet connection as Pam had to work so we decided on Enshede on the German Holland border. I have to say now after a couple of days the Autobahns are not so intimidating as earlier, I figured when in Germany do as the Germans do so I just put the foot down and drove like a crazy German driver. It was kind of cool making our first border crossing but all you see now is a small sign that you are now in the Netherlands, why they call it this instead of Holland I don’t know. What a drama it seems that much of Holland is closed for motor homes until the end of April and after visiting 2 camp grounds that were closed we found one in a place called Vaassen they even had internet WiFi so Pam had a good connection and worked until 2am.

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25th March 2011

Want to know more of Netherlands
Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium and Austria are just a few names that have raised my curiosity. The sole reason for it is that I do not have any idea about them and have not read much about them. I hope through your blog, I can get to know about Netherlands and its capital Amsterdam, which is I believe is famous for canals. Waiting to see more blogs on European destinations from you. Thanks, Christine
28th March 2011

the netherlands
Hi, nice blog! The reason why they call it the Netherlands, (simply Nederland in dutch) is because that's the official name of the country. Holland is just the name of the governing province, and i guess visitors to the country (especially english speakers) found it easier to use, and the name stuck. Nederland literally means 'low-land'. :)

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