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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...
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...
mustard soup

Mustard Factory in Doesburg

Did you know that it is a must(ard) to visit the Mustard Factory when you are in Doesburg? The preparation of its mustard has...
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...
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...
windmill Zeddam

The oldest existing windmill in the Netherlands

Did you know that the tower mill in Zeddam is the oldest existing windmill in the Netherlands? The windmill is most likely built before the...
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...
Windmill at Fort Bourtange (Groningen)

Windmill at Fort Bourtange (Groningen)

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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...
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...