Holland or the Netherlands attract many tourists each year. With this report, we present the history of some Dutch cities. Holland or the Netherlands holds many interesting and beautiful places for you. With photos, maps, and clues we provide such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Leiden, Haarlem, Alkmaar, Groningen, Makkum, the Hague etc. before. You can print like this map of Holland or the Netherlands is to better prepare your Holland trip. You can send free this card card to so many friends and family as you like.
Map Holland – country map Netherlands Holland map print (click here!) A little history to some of the most famous cities in the Netherlands. For many visitors to Holland, Amsterdam Amsterdam is the flagship of the Netherlands. Already before the 13th century, settlements were very swampy area. Before the 13th century A.d. a large dam on the site of today’s old town “built, which provide the Amstel River with a lock” by other waters separated. “The name of Amsterdam was born.
The first buildings of Amsterdam could be built in the Moor land only because of many poles. “Historians here see the old Amsterdam song founded: Amsterdam, the beautiful city is built on stilts.” 1369 ad, Amsterdam was a member of the Hanseatic League. Thus emerging trade replaced the previous main source of income of the city, the fishing. Around 1580 A.d. Holland became the naval power and sent to India very successfully more and more ships to trade. 1602 was then with the “established Oost-Indisiche Compagnie” a trade organization founded which made Amsterdam a wolhabenen town at the end of the seventeenth century. In 1672 A.d., the Netherlands led a war against France and England. This war ended in 1679, all important trade routes were cut off to Amsterdam. Amsterdam turned in the following years by a trade to a financial center.