Windmills, tulips, canals, bicycles in the streets and the characteristic and beautiful houses facing gables towards the street is a very significant feature of Holland - well, and so the special Dutch clogs. Until the 16th century Holland was closely associated with Belgium and Luxemburg and known as the Netherlands. The Netherlands is a very flat country. About half of the country lies at or below sea level.
Therefore, there is an extensive system of dikes to protect against flooding. Large parts of the country is dammed and drained sea. The highest point is Vaalserberg which is 321 meters above sea level. Since the Netherlands has a very high population density there is not so much wild nature. But there are many dunes and pristine sandy beaches.
There are many international companies, and the international court in The Hague. If you walk along the canals and bridges in Amsterdam you see beautiful and characteristic buildings and you will find impressive art museums. Are you interested in art, then you will even be able to take a high school stay where you can choose study focusing on art. You can get a stay that combines your interest with focused teaching.