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Statues in Amsterdam by unknown artist

Did you know this iron sculpture of a man sawing a tree is one of the many anonymous statues scattered about Amsterdam? All of...
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...
Hoge Veluwe

Spot wildlife at National Park De Hoge Veluwe

Did you know you can spot several species of wildlife at National Park De Hoge Veluwe? This 55km² nature reserve consists of woodlands, heathlands...
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...
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...
Soesterduinen

Natural sand dunes far away from the beach

Did you know that you can hike natural dunes in the middle of the Netherlands, about 60km away from the sea? The open sand flats...
Did you know that the Wadden Islands are not the only place in the Netherlands where you can go mudflat walking? The Sophia Polder is a relatively new nature reserve near Dordrecht in South Holland. At low tide the polder is dry and is perfect for rugged mudflat hiking trips.

Mudflat walking in South Holland

Did you know that the Wadden Islands are not the only place in the Netherlands where you can go mudflat walking? The Sophia Polder is...
koortsboom

The magical properties of fever trees

Did you know that the illness will disappear if you hang a piece of clothing from someone who is ill is on a 'koortsboom'...
Did you know that Windmill 'De Wachter' in Zuidlaren is more than a windmill? The Windmill Museum comprises also a clog workshop, bakery and grocery shop, smithy and you can take a cruise on a steam-powered boat.

Windmill Museum ‘De Wachter’ in Zuidlaren

Did you know that Windmill Museum 'De Wachter' in Zuidlaren is more than a windmill? The Windmill Museum comprises also a clog workshop, bakery...