Netherlands - Holland
- The Netherlands, although a small country, has a lot to offer. Amsterdam, the multicultural capital city, is known for its unique architecture and the canals throughout the city centre. The main mode of transportation amongst the Dutch is a bicycle, therefore you can find bicycle lanes everywhere. For historical reasons, the government and parliament are in The Hague. The Netherlands is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system, and its government consists of the King and ministers. King Willem Alexander van Oranje (from Orange) is the head of state. His birthday, on the 27th of April, is extensively celebrated with a national holiday and festivals at which everybody dresses in orange.