Re: If he had been in the UK
@Guus Leeuw:"Just wanted to make sure you know about the local geography..."
Well, we do love our mindless pedantry here at The Register but I will direct your attention to the following:
"Holland is a region and former province on the western coast of the Netherlands. The name Holland is also frequently used informally to refer to the whole of the country of the Netherlands."
You will notice I also referred to Britain as "Blighty" in an equally informal fashion.