Study in Netherlands

The Netherlands, or Holland: one of the most popular countries in Europe for international students. No wonder, with some of the world’s finest universities, a modern approach to education and a welcoming environment.
Many people think that “Holland” and “Netherlands” mean the same thing. Even within the country, you may hear locals saying “Holland” when referring to the whole country. Technically, however, that is not correct. The country as a whole is called the Netherlands. It consists of twelve provinces; two of these provinces make up the Holland region, split into North and South Holland (Noord- and Zuid-Holland, respectively).
The widespread colloquial use of “Holland” as a term for the country as a whole originated in the 17th century, when Holland was the most influential of the Dutch provinces. The Holland region still represents a sizeable share of the population; the three largest cities in the Netherlands are located here - Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague (Den Haag). Therefore, “Holland” remains synonymous with “the Netherlands” for many people. And last, but not least: The official organisation that promotes the country as a study destination is also called “Study in Holland”.

Capital :     Amsterdam
Currency :     EUR
Population :     17,418,000
Listed universities :     51
Study programmes :     1,022
Academic Year :     September - May.
Languages :     Dutch .
Call code :     +31.
Time Zone :     UTC+01:00 (CET)UTC−04:00 (AST)[f] • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)UTC−04:00 (AST)