The Netherlands, more commonly referred to as Holland, is located in the far west region of Europe, just across the North Sea from the UK. It shares its east and south borders with Germany and Belgium, with an exposed western coastline; which makes the Netherlands a popular destination amongst both city- and beach-seeking tourists. Visitors entering via the capital's airport Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, and who want to explore the regions which make up this country, may want to consider hiring a car. Car hire in the Netherlands will give you a scenic run down to The Hague in just over half an hour. Continue on to Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands, at your leisure.