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Provinces of the Netherlands

Name the twelve provinces of the Netherlands.
Quiz by Cwej
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Last updated: December 8, 2015
First submittedMay 3, 2012
Times taken8,674
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Province
Drenthe
Flevoland
Friesland
Gelderland
Groningen
Limburg
North Brabant
North Holland
Overijssel
South Holland
Utrecht
Zeeland
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level 71
Dec 9, 2015
Oh no, having read thousands of times that Holland is just a province I thought that would be an easy guess... didn't think of adding North and South!
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level 52
Jan 27, 2019
Welcome to the Great nation of Holland: where the tulips grow, the windmills turn, the breakfast is chocolatey, the people industrious, and the sea tries to drown it all.
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level 68
Oct 12, 2019
Except....
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level 67
Feb 7, 2020
This country isn't Holland.
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level 63
Mar 29, 2020
r/unexpectedcgpgrey
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level 61
Mar 26, 2016
Thanks EU4! :)
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level 35
Apr 27, 2016
My thoughts exactly
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level 52
Mar 30, 2016
Very happy that you put the Limburgish flag in the image! :)
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level 48
Apr 27, 2016
King's day today! Apparently I was born in the second least guessed and now live in the least guessed province...They should send more tourists our way :)
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level 67
Apr 27, 2016
How thoughtful to show this quiz on the front page today. :) Happy King's Day everyone! Fijne Koningsdag!
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level 83
Apr 27, 2016
So weird to move that holiday 3 days and then change the name. It's never even been called King's Day before, Princess's Day or Queen's Day. Beatrix didn't move it even if it wasn't her birthday. I got 8/12 and feel a bit ashamed. I lived 4 years in Limburg after all.
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level 37
Apr 28, 2016
It sort of makes sense to call it Kingsday when its celebrating the King's birthday. It also makes sense to have it on the King's actual birthday instead of 3 days later.
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level 55
Apr 28, 2016
Well, I believe the reason why Beatrix didn't change the date of Queen's day when she got on the throne is because of the fact that her birthday is somewhere in january. The weather is (generally) much nicer in april and since there are so much outdoor activities on Queen's day she chose not to change it. For Willem-Alexander the situation is different because his birthday is in april as well. I wonder what his eldest child Amalia will choose to do for Queen's day when she'll be queen, since her birthday is in december.
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level 37
Oct 4, 2016
It could also be that Beatrix left it as April 30th out of love and respect for her Mother, Queen Juliana. How sad that the younger generation suffers such a dearth of appreciation for their elders.
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level 52
Apr 28, 2016
Me being an American and knowing only very basic Dutch geography (if that), I literally got zero on my first try! I did try Holland, although I didn't realize there was a North and South.
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level 62
Jun 21, 2016
100%
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level 37
Feb 11, 2018
I saw in a video that Holland refers to North Holland and South Holland, so I got those two, but other than that.............
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level 68
Oct 6, 2019
Was it CGPGrey? It was probably CGPGrey.
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level 60
Aug 28, 2016
really surprised that Fryslân is 4th most guessed! would've thought Utrecht and Limburg would be higher...
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level 68
May 31, 2017
Actually Fryslân is the correct name for the province. "Friesland" is a translation, but not the offical version. Fryslân should be the name which shows up (even though both should be acceptable answers).
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level 23
Feb 21, 2018
Fryslân is just the Frisian spelling of the province's name, while Friesland is the Dutch spelling. Frisian is officially a dialect of the Dutch language
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level 68
Jun 13, 2018
@Daan. Without going into the dialect/language question, the name of the province is really Fryslân, whether another name is more common or not. A little like Ivory Coast, we can all call it that, still doesn't mean it's the name of the country (which is Cote D'Ivoire). The offical website will only show the Frisian name, even if you display the site in Dutch rather than Frisian: https://www.fryslan.frl/
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level 25
May 9, 2018
In the UK, Friesian cows possibly contribute partly to name recognition, for my part, it's one of four northern provinces I have yet to visit/drive through. Once you have visited a few times it gets fairly easy to remember which you have and haven't visited and as such one of the easier (for me at least), geography quizzes.
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level 45
Aug 7, 2018
@Daan: Frisian is not a dialect. It's a language. And it's actually more closely related to English than to Dutch. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frisians#Language
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level 64
Dec 28, 2017
My ancestors immigrated to the US from Groningen and Zeeland.
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level 73
Dec 1, 2018
South Holland is out of alphabetical order.
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level 81
Dec 14, 2018
if in dutch like the rest north and south in the answers should be noord and zuid and would be in the right place.
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level 68
Oct 6, 2019
What happened to South Brabant? Did it become part of Belgium?
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level 68
Oct 12, 2019
Yes. Although that one is called "Brabant" and split another time into Flemish and Walloon Brabant. There's also a double Limburg (both sides of the border) and Belgium has a Luxembourg within their own borders, just to make things easy.