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The Van Gogh House in Nieuw-Amsterdam is the only public accessible building in the Netherlands where the master painter has lived and worked. You can visit Van Gogh's room. His bed is still in the same place, his art supplies and paint are ready for use. It looks like Van Gogh left for a walk and may come back any time soon.

Van Gogh House in Drenthe

On 11 September 1883 Vincent van Gogh takes a train from The Hague to Drenthe. His brother Theo sent him money for the train...
Did you know that the Dutch Volksbuurt Museum in Utrecht is dedicated to the (history of) everyday life of folks in working class neighbourhoods? This museum is one of its kind in the Netherlands!

One of its kind: Museum of Working Class Neighbourhoods

In general city exhibitions emphasize on the history of the priviledged. The history of the common folk (around 80% of the population) is showcased...
Did you know that the Egmond Walking Marathon on 27 and 28 January takes you along the North Sea beach and scenic winding roads in the dunes? Last year more than 13,000 walkers contributed to the Dutch rheumatism association.

Egmond Walking Marathon 2018

Did you know that the Egmond Walking Marathon on 27 and 28 January 2018 takes you along the North Sea beach and scenic winding...
Bourtange

Going back in time in Bourtange

Did you know that Bourtange was created during the Eighty Years' War (1568-1648) when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road...
Hindeloopen

First Frisian Skating Museum in Hindeloopen

Did you know that the First Frisian Skating Museum in Hindeloopen houses the world's largest collection of ice skates?Also on display: memorabilia of all...
Did you know that Sloten is the smallest city of Friesland? The fortified city measures just 350 by 350m and is home to historical buildings, water gates and a well preserved windmill.

Friesland’s smallest city measures just 350 by 350 meters

Did you know that Sloten is the smallest city of Friesland?The fortified city measures just 350 by 350m and is home to historical buildings,...
Did you know that Vincent van Gogh made as many as seven sketches of the Roosdonck windmill (built in 1884) in Nuenen while he lived there from 1883 to 1885? However, he refused to paint this windmill as he simply disliked new buildings.

Vincent van Gogh refused to paint windmill

Did you know that Vincent van Gogh made as many as seven sketches of the Roosdonck windmill (built in 1884) in Nuenen while he...

The Dutch pyramid of Austerlitz

Did you know that a 36 meter high man-made pyramid can be found at the highest point of Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park? The Pyramid...
Did you know that given its extreme fragility, the magnificent Japanese Garden in The Hague is only open a few weeks in spring and autumn? The crown jewel of the Clingendael estate can be visited this autumn from 14 to 29 October 10.00-16.00. Free entrance!

Japanse Garden: Autumn splendor in The Hague

Did you know that given its extreme fragility, the magnificent Japanese Garden in The Hague is only open a few weeks in spring and...
Helmond cube houses

The first cube houses in the Netherlands

Did you know that the iconic cube houses in Rotterdam were not the first cube houses in the Netherlands? The first cube houses were...

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