Noorderkwartier

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Noorderkwartier (a Dutch word meaning "North Quarter") is a historical term referring to the part of the former Dutch province of Holland north of the river IJ, covering the regions Kennemerland, Zaanstreek, Waterland and West-Friesland and now part of the modern province of North Holland. Other historical terms for this area were "North Holland", "Noordeland" and "Noorderland".