Holland Officially Changed its Name to the Netherlands

Business » TOURISM | January 2, 2020, Thursday // 13:07| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Holland Officially Changed its Name to the Netherlands www.pixabay.com

Changing the name costs EUR 200,000 to the country's budget.

On 1 January 2020 the name Holland officially ceases to exist as a designation of the Netherlands State. This was reported by local authorities, cited by BGNES.

Institutions, local authorities, universities, private companies and the media have to use the name Netherlands since the beginning of the year. The government believes the measure will allow the country to get rid of its image in a drug and prostitution setting.

Authorities in the country believe that the tourist flow will be redistributed, as today most tourists visit the historically old Netherlands - Amsterdam and The Hague - and these cities cannot cope with the huge influx of visitors.

The reform to change the country's name will cost the kingdom a budget of € 200,000. Earlier, it became clear that the authorities in Amsterdam wanted to eliminate the use of the name "Red Light District". Its name for all city signs will be replaced by its historic name "De Wallen"

Tourism » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Holland, the Netherlands, change, name
Advertisement
Advertisement
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria