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Started by TheVoiceOfReason on Oct 4, 2019 3:59:53 PM
Bemusement as Holland to REBRAND itself...as the Netherlands!

The Dutch government has decided to stop describing itself as Holland and will instead use only its real name – the Netherlands – as part of an attempted update of its global image.

A spokeswoman for the ministry of foreign affairs said the Netherlands needed a more uniform and coordinated national branding. She said: “We want to present the Netherlands as an open, inventive and inclusive country. We’ve modernised our approach. We need to shift focus away from prostitution and drug addiction, for which our country is justifiably world-famous, and move back to tulips and windmills.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/04/holl
and-the-netherlands-dutch-government-rebrand

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Jacob_Richter - 04 Oct 2019 16:05:29 (#1 of 414)

And so ends the confusion with south Lincolnshire.

Sad.

browserbutton - 04 Oct 2019 16:08:36 (#2 of 414)

What about Hollandaise sauce? Will it become Netherlandish?

FrankieTeardrop - 04 Oct 2019 16:10:56 (#3 of 414)

The Beach Boys have already renamed their underrated 1970s classic album The Netherlands

solomongursky - 04 Oct 2019 16:12:18 (#4 of 414)

As part of the new strategy, the Netherlands will be the official brand at the Eurovision song contest, which takes place in Rotterdam next May

I thought they were already called NL in Eurovision.

TRaney - 04 Oct 2019 16:13:13 (#5 of 414)

Yeah, but they might be referring to the marketing material produced around the event to welcome the thousands of flamboyant visitors.

thisonehasalittlehat - 04 Oct 2019 16:13:52 (#6 of 414)

Why do they have three names? Dutchland, Holland, and Neverland?

Tadagee - 04 Oct 2019 16:14:16 (#7 of 414)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRfluaMKoOY

InternationalVicar - 04 Oct 2019 16:15:02 (#8 of 414)

The football is still Holland though?

solomongursky - 04 Oct 2019 16:16:13 (#9 of 414)

What if the footballers enter Eurovision?

DesEsseintes - 04 Oct 2019 16:17:23 (#10 of 414)

Balls to that. Hup Nederland hup. I think not.

YorenInTheNorth - 04 Oct 2019 16:21:22 (#11 of 414)

I thought Holland as the name was shitcanned years ago.

IIRC Holland is actually the name of one the old provinces that made up the United Provinces/Netherlands.

Agaliarept - 04 Oct 2019 16:22:09 (#12 of 414)

IIRC Holland is actually the name of one the old provinces that made up the United Provinces/Netherlands.

This has just been confirmed by my boss who married a Netherlander.

TheVoiceOfReason - 04 Oct 2019 16:23:33 (#13 of 414)

And there is a map in the article showing the Holland provinces.

Arjuna - 04 Oct 2019 16:24:50 (#14 of 414)

It's the name of two of them

GyratingTrampoline - 04 Oct 2019 16:25:01 (#15 of 414)

- Holland provinces

+ Nether Regions.

HerrWalrus - 04 Oct 2019 16:25:44 (#16 of 414)

Are they likely to be affected by a rise in sea-levels or are they happy with bigger dykes?

RosyLovelady - 04 Oct 2019 16:25:56 (#17 of 414)

< I thought Holland as the name was shitcanned years ago. >

So did I. It's what we were taught in primary school.

NotACloggie - 04 Oct 2019 16:26:25 (#18 of 414)

About bloody time!

TRaney - 04 Oct 2019 16:33:53 (#19 of 414)

Hou je bek Brabander!

NotACloggie - 04 Oct 2019 16:34:54 (#20 of 414)

Opzouten, Hollander!

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