Houses overlooking the North Sea Channel
As you can clearly sea the houses are built upon a dyke, just in case ...
Water is everywhere in this country. In French Holland is called Les Pays Bas, which means The Low Lands. The sames goes for Spanish: Paeses Bajos. A considerable percentage of Holland is below sea level. We in Holland cannot do without protecting ourselves with an elaborate system of dykes against the water. And furthermore we have along our coast several rows of dunes to keep the North Sea out.