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The Netherlands has various types of higher education institutions. The two main types are universities of applied sciences and research universities. Both offer high quality bachelor and master programs!
Universities of Applied Sciences in Holland offer programs that focus on the practical application of arts and sciences. These tend to be more practice oriented than programs offered by research universities and they prepare students for specific professions.
Research Universities in Holland are mainly responsible for offering research-oriented programmes in an academic setting.
How to choose? It all depends on your qualities and what you would like to do in the future. Don't hesitate to contact me when you need help!
For a clear explanaition also related to the Italian system we would like to refer you to this article by Enrico Marro published in Il Sole 24 Ore. Even more useful is their "Study Abroad Guide" (pages about the Netherlands). Download it here.