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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...
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 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...
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...
giant turd

4.5 meter tall turd in Hilversum

Did you know you can find a giant poo in Hilversum? This 4.5 meter high turd is made by provocative artist Wim T. Schippers (born...
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...