After a hasty lunch in the dining hall, the Hollands hit Bowdoin, drop me at the airport, and set off for Williams College.
By the time they are done, the Hollands will have covered 1,529 miles, more than half the width of the continental United States.
"the Netherlands," early 14c., from Dutch Holland, probably Old Dutch holt lant "wood land," describing the district around Dordrecht, the nucleus of Holland. Technically, just one province of the Netherlands, but in English use extended to the whole nation.
A part of The Netherlands. Holland is a common name for the entire country.