Holland is a region and former province on the western coast of the Netherlands. The name Holland is also frequently used to informally refer to the whole of the country of the Netherlands. This usage is commonly accepted in other countries, but in the Netherlands and particularly in other regions of the country it could be found undesirable or even insulting.
From the 10th to the 16th century, Holland proper was a unified political region within the Holy Roman Empire as a county ruled by the Counts of Holland. By the 17th century, Holland had risen to become a maritime and economic power, dominating the other provinces of the newly independent Dutch Republic.
Holland is a toponomical surname indicative of ancestral origin in the Dutch region of Holland, the Netherlands, or the English region of Holland (Lincolnshire), or the English towns of Upholland (Lancashire) and Holland-on-Sea (Essex). It is also an Anglicized version of Ó hUallacháin (or Houlihan or Holohan) and is a common surname on the [Beara Peninsula]] in southwestern County Cork, Ireland. It is also found in places where Beara immigrants settled, such as Butte, Montana, and southeastern Massachusetts.
Holland is the 19th studio album by the American rock group The Beach Boys, released in January 1973. It was recorded in Baambrugge, Netherlands over the summer of 1972 using a reconstructed studio sent from California, and with two Brian Wilson tracks rush-recorded in Los Angeles and added to the album at the last minute. The photograph on the album's front cover is an upside down image of the Kromme Waal, a canal that runs through the center of Amsterdam.
Just as Carl and the Passions – "So Tough" was coming to print, the Beach Boys, at manager Jack Rieley's urging, decided to pack up and record their next album in the Netherlands. They felt the change of scenery would make for some inspirational sessions, and perhaps even snap former leader Brian Wilson out of his deep depression.
The HollandChristian boys basketball team overcame a slow start out of the blocks to blow out Fruitport 60-34 Friday night ... “Fruitport, they’re gritty,” said Holland Christian coach Brad Jansen ... Holland Christian moves to 5-5, 5-3 in the conference, and the Maroons play at Spring Lake on Saturday.
ZEELAND — Last year, when the Zeeland and HollandChristian boys swim teams faced off with a share of the conference title on the line, the rivals ended in a stunning tie ... “Our seniors have lost one dual meet in conference in four years, and it was to Holland Christian ... I expect the conference meet to feel like this.”.
Nate Claerbaut had 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocked shots as ZeelandEast beat Holland 50-36 on Tuesday night in an OK GreenConference matchup ... Holland, one of the hotter teams entering game, falls to 2-5 in the OK Green and 3-5 overall. “Holland, in their last four games (before Tuesday), they’re 3-1,” Carlson said.
The Lady Dux of ZeelandWest held off Holland to earn their first conference win of the season Saturday afternoon by a score of 42-31 ... For Holland, Ellie Zomer led the team with 10 ... Holland Christian 62, Coopersville 26 ... Coopersville 58, Holland Christian 50 ... Holland Christian played ...
The Holland boys wrestling team took home the OK GreenConference title Wednesday night after defeating ZeelandWest and Reeths Puffer. The Dutch and Reeths Puffer battled back and forth all evening, but Holland came out on top after a 39-39 tie based on criteria ... Zeeland East finished the competition and took home third place in the conference.
The Holland wrestling squad traveled to Paw Paw to compete in a very competitive quad. Holland went 2-1 today with an interesting three-way round robin tie between Holland, Paw Paw and South Haven. Holland defeated Mattawan 54-18 and Paw Paw 45-36 and was edged 39-36 by South Haven ... Holland improved to 4-5 on the season.