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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...
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...
National Park Weerribben-Wieden

Europe’s largest low peat wetland

Did you know that National Park Weerribben-Wieden is Europe's largest low peat wetland? The swampy area is a paradise for nature lovers, bird spotters...
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...
Bloemencorso Lichtenvoorde

Many hands make light work at the flower parade

Did you know that hundreds of volunteers have spent months and months preparing for annual flower parade in Lichtenvoorde? Their tasks vary from designing to...
Leeuwarden

Historical Leeuwarden

Did you know that Leeuwarden has been inhabited since the 10th century? The oldest remains of houses even date back to the 2nd century...
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...
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...
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,...
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...