Zuid – Holland and Noord – Holland are two provinces in the Netherlands. It is a common misconception to call the Netherlands just Holland.
kaidenmcgreat: Then why do we do it? Is it because they’re the most influential, or important?
TexasKornDawg: I know that people outside the Netherlands speak Dutch, but are all “Netherlanders” Dutch? Or is Dutch a term for people from a particular region?
-lq_pl-: It’s like how we call Great Britain England, and for the same reasons.
earrebarre: THANK YOU
Kilmir: [The difference between Holland, the Netherlands and a whole lot more.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE_IUPInEuc)
GruntProjectile: Dutch people call the whole place Holland and Nederland.
hardonchairs: > 2) Within your post you must include “WHY” we should know this and promote discussion of the YSK.
> YSKs are about self-improvement on how to do things, not for facts and figures, which is what /r/TodayILearned is for.
> YSK should be restricted to active comments. You should know X, where X is how to change a tire, deal with small claims court, find out if you have money in a defunct bank account, search better with google, etc.
lufecaep: What I want to know is why people from the Netherlands speak Dutch but people from Deutschland speak German?
munkijunk: YSAK, most Dutch people think you’re a pretentious twat if you bring this up.
BlutNacht: I already knew this. But maybe others didn’t.