Approximately 20% of the country is covered in water.
The largest body of water is the Ijsselmeer and this former North Sea bay is embanked by a 29-km-long dike.
Watch as tourists explore the nearby area and visit the many restaurants, bars and shops.
Colloquially, the Netherlands is often called Holland. The very flat land lies less than half a meter above sea level.
Zara is a lovely girl, we understand that this is out of character for her and that she truly regrets her actions; however the decision simply comes down to the fact that she has broken the rules of the competition.
Miss Great Britain works with charities, children & young, impressionable people; our title holder must be an ambassador and this public behaviour does not support the ethos of our brand.
Enjoy the art of world famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh in the newly opened museum in Amsterdam.
Regret: Ahead of Thursday night's show, the 20-year-old beauty queen said: 'You know when you're in the moment and it just happens. An official statement from the organisation confirmed on Thursday that first runner-up Deone Robertson will take over for the rest of the year because they 'can no longer promote Zara as a positive role model.'The official statement said: 'Following recent actions within ITV2 show Love Island it is with deep regret that we, the Miss Great Britain Organisation, have to announce that Zara Holland has formally been de-crowned as Miss Great Britain.'On Zara, he added: 'I have to meet her properly to see what she’s really like. She doesn’t make it easy on herself by saying she’s Miss Great Britain all the time.'Family business: Zara, left, followed mother Cheryl Hakeney into beauty pageants, with Cheryl winning Miss Viking Radio 30 years before Zara won the equivalent Miss Hull competition for the first time in 2014So what are their secrets? 'I think having a healthy lifestyle is so important but I have a massive sweet tooth and love minstrels; everything in moderation! We feel it important to explain that we have no problem at all with sex and our contestants/winners being sexually active and exploring their sexuality with another consensual adult; this has never, and will never be a problem.Large financial institutions and the international ports of play an important economic role.The highly technologized agriculture sector contributes significantly to exports and makes the Netherlands the third largest exporter of agricultural products worldwide. Almost every corner of Holland can be reached by bicycle.We did not take the decision to make this announcement whilst Zara was still in the show lightly, and agonised over it for almost 24 hours.We fully understand people’s feelings regarding this.
Here she is at an event looking flawless in a coral-coloured gown, which features a mesh panel plunge neck and gold crystal embellishment around the waist.