My name is Marco and I’m the creator of Explore Holland. On this picture next to me is my girlfriend Emma, she’s a better writer than I am, so she helps me out with the articles. We were both born and raised in the Netherlands and have over 50 years of combined experience with Holland and the Dutch culture. This website came to be due to a lack of comprehensive and personal advice for visitors to my beautiful home country: The Netherlands (a.k.a. Holland). We are both avid travelers and love to immerse ourselves in the culture of the countries that we visit.
In my personal experience, travel tips from locals are often fantastic and genuine pieces of advice that get you off the beaten path and into the local side of things. My goal for this website is to provide you with those kinds of tips. So I hope you find exactly that, and if you don’t hesitate to let me know. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, e-mail me through the form below, the contact page, or on Instagram: @ExploreHollandOfficial. I will read and reply to your message!
P.S. if you’re not sure about the difference between Holland and The Netherlands (and they’re mostly used interchangeably, so that’s totally understandable), check out the following video by CGP Grey: