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Haarlem hofjes

Almshouses in Haarlem

Did you know that Haarlem is famous for its many charming 'hofjes'? These are almshouses set around a central courtyard build by the rich,...
mysterious megalithic stone graves in Drenthe

The oldest monuments in the Netherlands

Did you know that 'hunebedden' are not only the oldest monuments in the Netherlands but also among Europe's oldest landmarks? These mysterious megalithic stone graves...
Wadden

Island hopping in the Netherlands

Did you know that you can go island hopping in the Netherlands? From May to September all 5 Dutch islands of the Wadden Sea...
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...
Bronkhorst

Bronkhorst: one of the smallest cities in the Netherlands

Did you know that Bronkhorst is one of the smallest cities in the Netherlands? It is home to around 155 inhabitants, 37 listed national...
Dinxperlo

The smallest church of the Netherlands

Did you know that the Netherlands' smallest church can be found in the town of Dinxperlo in Gelderland? The church was built in 1911 and...
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...
Jisp

Jisp: an old whaling village

Did you know that Jisp near Purmerend is an old whaling village? During the 17th century this small community used to have its own...
Anne Frank

Larger than life mural of Anne Frank

Did you know that Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra is currently finishing a large mural of Anne Frank at NDSM shipyards in Amsterdam? One of Kobra's...
Amsterdam

Violinist suddenly bursting through the floor

Did you know this statue of a violin player bursting through the tiles floor of Amsterdam's city hall and opera house Stopera is made...

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