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How many Dutch provinces can you name?

How many Dutch provinces can you name?

Saoirse-on-Thames

N & S Holland, Groningen, Friesland, Zealand ?


thijs1311

That’s 5 correct


Suikerspin_Ei

Zeeland\*


readwriteandlearnit

I know all of them, I've started a quest to learn the provinces/districts/states/regions of every European country. I've got 15/47 done.


thijs1311

Good luck with the rest


readwriteandlearnit

Thank you :)


blasket04

Have you learnt Sweden's provinces yet?


readwriteandlearnit

I'm going to be doing Sweden soon, I'm getting the easiest stuff out of the way first.


RingOfTime

It’s good that your memory permits you to do so. I often forget things I’ve just learned until something makes me remember it.


CF64wasTaken

Good luck with Slovenia lol, the largest official subdivisions are still more than 50 or something like that


Saoirse-on-Thames

The EU divided it into 12 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statistical_regions_of_Slovenia


CF64wasTaken

yeah ok those are statistical regions, I was thinking about official subdivisions


JLAJA

Portugal?


readwriteandlearnit

Saving that one for later haha


EuSouEu_69

CARALHO


Calvert-Grier

How do you plan to keep yourself from forgetting the names? It’s one thing to learn for the first time, quite another to retain this information. And are you doing it with a particular aim in mind or just as a hobby


readwriteandlearnit

It's more of a hobby. I practice every day a couple times for each country that I know so I won't forget. Whether or not that'll go on for a long time, I don't know.


SHGIVECODWW2INFECTED

Good luck with Russia


readwriteandlearnit

Yeah, that and Turkey.


JELLYJACKY29

Do you know Croatia?


readwriteandlearnit

Not yet, no.


press_F13

Slovakia?


readwriteandlearnit

Done, it wasn't too bad to learn.


press_F13

Only 8, right? (From there)


readwriteandlearnit

I believe so, I can't really remember how many, I can just name them if I've got a map in front of me.


Adam_Checkers

damn it, I clicked 0 but I do know Nord and Zuid Holland as well as Drenthe and Groningen because my aunt lives near Drenthe and we would often drive over to Nederland when we visited my aunt and I only know Noord and Zuid Holland because I always got corrected when I called the entire country Holland


thijs1311

Where are you from, if I may ask?


Adam_Checkers

Germany, but the Netherlands is very close to my heart (maybe I should learn the other provinces then) because I spent much of my childhood there and I also live close to the border I only have trouble speaking Dutch but I can understand it almost perfectly (I know that it's not that impressive because German and Dutch are very similar)


thijs1311

Niceee


toxic-person

for someone who instantly thought 0 you know a lot😂


Adam_Checkers

I was tired and for some reason I thought Dutch was Denmark (i still don't know why they say Dutch but at the same time still call the country the Netherlands in English)


toxic-person

um tbf i also thought it was denmark for some reason.


AVeryStupidDecision

☑️ Holland


thijs1311

That’s only 2 provinces though, Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland (Noord=North, and Zuid=South)


AVeryStupidDecision

Oh. I thought it was just one. Sweet. I know two Dutch provinces 😎


thijs1311

The more you know


Squidward759

The more you grow


SHGIVECODWW2INFECTED

Zeeland, Noord brabant, Limburg, Zuid holland, Noord holland, Utrecht, Gelderland, Overijssel, Flevoland, Groningen, Friesland, België, All 12


CapTainNipSac

Fries land 😳 potato


AVeryStupidDecision

Oh shit Gelderland from A Knight’s Tale is real? That’s dope


SHGIVECODWW2INFECTED

Hou je bek ik woon daar


AVeryStupidDecision

[Awesome!](https://y.yarn.co/cc07d9f5-e0b7-48e5-96bd-401b49522382_text.gif)


thijs1311

Eyyyy ik woon ook in Gelderland


ricktafm7

Damn balen voor je gast... Ik hoop dat het gauw beter gaat.


Jr-Tr

Eyyyy. Hebbie ook Gelderland type 2?


JazzVacuum

Oh wow, I guess I did know one lol


thijs1311

Ja, gewoon ja


Guardian21346

No België. It is Drenthe


SHGIVECODWW2INFECTED

Whats that


secular_socialdem

I think they mean Zuid-Brabant. And yes, they forgot Drenthe.


Jorian_Weststrate

Drenthe doesn't exist


secular_socialdem

haha. conspiracy confirmed


Jr-Tr

I mean, it were the seven provinces at first but if you looked on a map there were eight. They just ignored Drenthe cuz nobody gave a shit and (almost) no-one lived there


Rachelsyrusch

With capitals as well if you want


thijs1311

Go on then, name them


Rachelsyrusch

Sounds like effort :(


Suikerspin_Ei

Haarlem, Den Haag, Middelburg, Utrecht, 's-Hertogenbosch, Maastricht, Assen, Zwolle, Groningen, Leeuwarden, Arnhem en Lelystad.


Eiim

North and South Holland, I thought Grongigen was also one but I wasn't 100% sure if it was a city or a province so I didn't count it and idk how I forgot Zeeland.


Toast-is-a-vegatable

Both lol


Jorian_Weststrate

Grongigen lmao


Eiim

*shhhhh*


Dr-Itzhak

My Dutch friend taught me how to, and knowledge of German also helped a bit.


ZackAttack51801

North and South Holland, Zeeland, North Brabant, Limburg, Flevoland are the only ones I know from being a map lover.


Kamarovsky

Zeeland (because New Zealand), North and South Holland (because educational video saying Holland=/=Netherlands), Friesland (haha, Land of Fries, gotta remember that one)


Calvert-Grier

Pretty much all of them. I spend most of my work day looking over tax treaties with (largely) European countries, and one of the recurring ones is the Netherlands. So I’m expected to be familiar with the names of the provinces there, in actual Dutch not anglicized.


LoretoYes

The Hollands


Destroy_Hungayry

Zeeland and Holland.


Suikerspin_Ei

Holland = North-Holland and South-Holland.


Brachiozaur

North Holland, South Holland, Friesland, Limburg, Zeeland, Flevoland


primate-lover

North Holland, South Holland, Zeeland


BeryAb

By memory, I only remember the two Hollands, Limburg and Friesland.


IGotHitByAHockeypuck

Well it’s not too hard if you live in Friesland


thijs1311

Ga toch weg joh stomme buitenlander


IGotHitByAHockeypuck

Zou wel leuk zijn als Friesland z’n eigen land zou zijn maar helaas


Doc_ET

Zeeland, North Holland, South Holland, Frisia, North Brabant, Guelderland. 6/12.


theembodimentoffat

North and South Holland


FinQuarZ

I don't see a reason to know any of them...


thijs1311

Because we are supposed to know all the American states


FinQuarZ

But... Im European? I do know most states of the US though


thijs1311

Sorry my bad


FinQuarZ

Np and my original comment was stupid. Of course the more you know the better it is


thijs1311

That’s the spirit


wpm_turtles13

didn't know that


Kamarovsky

Because the US is a very influential country with strong ties to the Netherlands. While the Netherlands are not as important to the US, so they don't need to learn those. If Americans had to learn all the provinces of all the countries that learn the US states, then they'd have to probably learn like half the world if not more... And there's obviously no need for that.


thijs1311

But… but…. The Netherlands is very important though, we invented Wifi and Bluetooth


Kamarovsky

Hate to break it to you, but Bluetooth is Swedish, and Wifi got invented by an Australian guy, that only happened to work at a Dutch radio station at that moment. But hey, I suppose yall still got the dikes at least!


Eiim

From a quick skim of the Wikipedia articles, as with all things, it's more complicated. Bluetooth is the product of a a few people, at least one of which was Dutch and one of which was Swedish, working at a Swedish company. It first entered the consumer space in Swedish phones. WiFi evolved from an American protocol, was researched by Australian and Dutch researchers, then was branded under the name WiFi it by American and Finnish companies and popularized by an American company. Who "invented" WiFi or Bluetooth really just depends on where you draw the line. Some people draw the line for WiFi at WaveLan, which is solidly Dutch, but there are other reasonable places you could draw it. Similar for Bluetooth.


thijs1311

Come on, we’re Dutchies, we like to KOLONISEER stuff


DemeterLemon

And we are supposed to know Dutch states because of that? lol


The9ofU

Cute


thijs1311

Ye


totezhi64

geography goated


lndw20

If I really thunk hard I would’ve gotten Zeeland but I didn’t so 0


-TheManInTheChair

Tahiti


MmMmmhTAAaatsy

Holland and zeeland


Mollof2

Zealand, North Holland and South Holland


fluorescentboi

I can name Zeeland, Holland, and South Holland


Melnyx

Alright, but in which is Maaskantje located?


sjimrob11

Noord brabant


cbrad1713

Damn, I just thought Holland was a big one or I would've had multiple. Only got Utrecht.


jofloberyl

holland isnt a province, its north holland and south holland so then its 2


cbrad1713

"Damn, I just thought Holland was a big one..." Yes I know, that's what I got wrong. Chuffed that didn't slip past you.


jofloberyl

which is a clue that im dutch xd


GemmaKujo

I'm Dutch so I probably should be able to name them all but I can only think of 9 haha... It's been a while since I last had to name all of them


thijs1311

Maakt niet uit, hebben we allemaal wel eens


RadiatedMonkey

Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe, Overijssel, North Holland, South Holland, Zeeland, North Brabant, Limburg, Utrecht, Gelderland


thijs1311

Almost, just forgot Flevoland


Aseem747-8

I've been to Netherlands thrice yet I can't name a single place I know is a province lol.


hold-my-balls-i-cant

there are two types of people i hate in this world: people are intolerant of other people's cultures and the dutch.


thijs1311

Well thanks


LieutenantJosephi

Holland, Friesland, and Brabant HOI4 is a useful learning tool


Lloyd_lyle

I love going through random subs and finding other people who play these kinds of games.


yoloy67

jokes on you, i'm dutch


thijs1311

Same


JLAJA

North Holland, South Holland and Zeeland, I know one more that is also big but I cant remember its name so 3


XP_Studios

I can do North Holland, South Holland, Zeeland, and Overijessel (terribly misspelled)


thijs1311

Overijssel You were pretty close


Chance_Programmer_54

North Holland, South Holland, Zeeland


paranoid8870958

Two Hollands and Zeeland


Breath_Virtual

I mean I can name as many as there are. I'm great at coming up with names. Biggest one I'd call Little John, then another one would be Bob. And so on.


thijs1311

You aren’t just a clown, you are the entire circus


VideoBurrito

Holland! I'm proud of my 1.


STIJNCJ

Holland is devided by 2. South and north-holland


VideoBurrito

Wait so does that mean that i know two or zero now?


STIJNCJ

I'm a optimistic person, I would say 2


jofloberyl

well now its 2, but before this comment it was 0


The9ofU

How do people not know HOLLAND? I know Zeeland but I forgot I knew it before I voted lol I know 3-5


SpermaSpons

"Holland" Isn't one. It's Noord Holland and Zuid Holland


The9ofU

Fuck, wait does that count as 2 or 0?


bruhitsjack

Does Dutch Van Der Linde count


thijs1311

Haha No.


bruhitsjack

But he is Dutch


A_Nerd__

Holland and Zealand. And Curacao, if it is one.


thijs1311

Curaçao is a constituent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, just like Aruba, Sint-Maarten and The European Netherlands


A_Nerd__

Ah, okay. I also forgot about Frisia, than that'd be three.


Duckyeeter7

Flanders? Also n/s Holland and Amsterdam


thijs1311

Flanders is Belgium, n/s Holland are correct, Amsterdam is a city located in North Holland


Duckyeeter7

#fuck Yeah well how many states can you name in Germany Hmm? Beeindruck mich mal


MrKomics

I only know Holland lol


marinemashup

Is Holland a Dutch province? I hope so, otherwise subtract 1 from the 1 slot


Alone-Monk

If Amsterdam is a province than two, but if it isn't then just Holland.


thijs1311

Well Holland is actually 2, North and South Holland, but Amsterdam is part of North Holland, you still had 2 though


bruhm0m3ntum

answered 0, should have answered 1 because Holland


Cryptiqua

How are there so many 0? Have these people never even heard of Holland?


JELLYJACKY29

Isn't there north and south Holland?


thijs1311

Apparently not


The_Elmo_Cult

1- Holland


meesseem

That’s 2. (North and south)


DouglastheDuckboy

Thought I could name 3- Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Ajax - read the comments and it turns out I know 0


thijs1311

Haha Amsterdam and Eindhoven are cities, and Ajax is the football (or soccer) club of Amsterdam


DouglastheDuckboy

Yeah I think I'll stick to naming cities from now on


reda84100

North Holland, South Holland and Zealand


D0wnVoteMe_PLZ

All of them multiplied by zero.


MysteriousChest8

north and south holland are the only ones i know. But how is majority 0? Sureely people have heard of Holland before??


WeaponH_

Zeeland.


Throwaway18737337

0 provinces but quite a few cities, feyenoord, rotterdam, amsterdam, Eindhoven, alkmaar, utrecht, groningen, zwolle. (I watch dutch soccer)


thijs1311

Hate to break it to ya, but Feyenoord is a neighborhood in Rotterdam (so the football club Feyenoord is also from Rotterdam)


Throwaway18737337

Well that only means that i know more that i thought about netherlands, i also know neighborhoods 😂😂


AddyCod

North Holland and South Holland


GameCreeper

The 2 hollands


jofloberyl

well that makes sense i only know them cause im dutch


Fucking_Hivemind

Fuck. Flanders is in Belgium. Still, three. N, S Holland obviously, and Friesland because they have one of the coolest flags on the planet.


Koen1999

All those voting 10-12 must be Dutch


Golden_Thorn

Zeeland is one right?


candynomad

Z E G M A K K E R


AbstractBettaFish

Old Zealand is Dutch right?


PingopingOW

Hmm I can only name 10 of them which 2 am I missing ​ edit: ah flevoland en gelderland vergeten


DisastrousRutabaga76

I know the Holland’s and Friesland, but I only pressed 2. From Texas btw


hupa14

North and South Holland, Groningen and Utrecht


Dog_in_Hat

I can name them all but they will probably be incorrect


equinecm

If Holland counts than 1


Squidward759

12 lol, I’m Dutch


SkyeBeacon

none is holland a province


DShitposter69420

I know like 4 since I usually have a yearly trip there because I got family there.


the-fall-of-hernande

Zeeland Holland


AlarmmClock

Zeeland, Drenthe, Utrecht, both Hollands.


LarryQ2

north Holland south Holland Zeeland


totezhi64

2 ​ north holland and south holland


blufferfish089

Holland.


MS_125

New Amsterdam.


zainecooking123450

North Holland and south Holland nvm I know Zealand too


SnowyOranges

North Holland, South Holland, and Zealand I think


Thatssomefreakyshit

East and West, bruh make it harder next time 😎


Parsecer

I only could come up with Zeeland and Friesland


CJPsalm139

Holland and Friesland


Tatm24

Zeeland, north holland, holland, frisia? That's 4


EuSouEu_69

N and S Holland, Friesland, zeeland, uh... Another One that i forgor and Im not even sure its a provínce and thats kinda it


Finn-boi

North Holland South Holland Zealand (American)


JayPlaysStuff

Holland


eclaessy

Do you count Flanders?


freebirdls

Holland


Grzechoooo

The two Hollands, Flevoland, Friesland, Zeeland, and I guess Amsterdam?


PoorMichaelCollins

Holland and Zeeland


CalendarDue5855

Hiefy shlifen


AustinGill1998

Achterhoek, thank you Heidevolk


ts_13_

Ngl I thought Dutch was a language, not a country. Oops


NazbazOG

Holland is a province! North Holland and South Holland. Netherlands ≠ Holland


Chaos31509

N & S holland