CoastWatch 1 Jul 13, 2022 12:36 PM Road work on Mission at 101 The Netherlands is one country made up of provinces. It can be referred to as "Holland" and they speak Dutch. Bikes have played a primary role in transportation in Holland for decades. You can literally bike across the country on designated bike roads and lanes. Bikes in conjunction with a the Dutch NS Rail system provide a means to never have to own a car to get around. The trains go to every town and there are bike parking areas around every train stations. With regard to housing in Holland, it is very expensive to own a home (stand alone homes are about $800k USD, but they have "row houses" and condo/apartment options that are about $200-500k, especially in the Cities. Public housing is more and more prevelant due to the mass immigration that the Syrian , Middle Eastern and now Ukraine conflict produced. These same immigrants are causing huge debt issues for not only The Netherlands, but Germany as well.