“God Created the World...
But the Dutch Created Holland!”
This is a popular saying among many Dutch people. At one time, more than forty percent of Netherlands was covered by the sea. Over the years, industrious Dutch citizens have built dikes around small areas and pumped the water out. These drained areas, called polders, are home to some of the richest and most densely populated regions in the country. Amsterdam, the capital city of Netherlands, is built on a polder!
Because they’ve had to work so hard for their land, the Dutch people are very proud of their national heritage. This pride shows on their stamps. Add some to your collection today.