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Published on May 28th, 2013 | by Alyssa Daniells


Tourism Holland Approaches a Cool Million Hits

A very cool advertisement for Holland is fast approaching one million YouTube hits since its posting just over a week ago.

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Holland’s latest tourism campaign, entitled “The Original Cool” promotes Holland by playing upon its stereotypes of tulips, cheese, Flemish paintings, canals, windmills and wooden shoes. Each one is highlighted then juxtaposed with a “cool” connection that’s exclusively Dutch.

For example, a windmill image is accompanied by the narrator saying, “You call it ‘green energy.’ We call it tradition.”

The video’s successful execution lies in its tongue-in cheek approach and humour as sharp as Dutch cheese—without it being cheesy. The clever campaign also highlights Holland’s welcoming culture and how Dutch speak English well, which are key elements for tourism.


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Alyssa Daniells

Equipped with good grammar, a laptop and sense of humour, Alyssa curiously explores the world, whether it involves traversing oceans to anything historic, artistic or beautiful, or crossing the street for a dark roasted coffee refuel. Curating and creating compelling content (and the occasional alliteration!) is something she loves. Her phone storage is almost at capacity due to countless photos of Toronto, her toddler and other people's pets.

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