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Did you know that Aletta Jacobs (1854-1929) was the first Dutch woman to complete a university degree? Not only did she fight for women's rights to vote, she was also the Netherlands' first female physician and promoted birth control as a way of fighting poverty among the poor.

Inspirational Dutch woman: Aletta Jacobs

Did you know that Aletta Jacobs (1854-1929) was the first Dutch woman to complete a university degree? Not only did she fight for women's rights...
Did you know that Dutch racing driver Max Verstappen was the youngest driver ever to compete in Formula 1? Today is Max's 20th birthday. Happy birthday Max and good luck at the Grand Prix in Malaysia tomorrow!

Happy birthday, Max Verstappen

Did you know that Dutch racing driver Max Verstappen was the youngest driver ever to compete in Formula 1? Today is Max's 20th birthday. Happy...

Complaining about the weather

Did you know that the Dutch love to complain about the weather? It is either too hot, too cold, too windy or it rains...
rusk with chocolate sprinkles

Strange habit of Dutch holidaymakers

Did you know that Dutch holidaymakers are notorious for bringing Dutch groceries when traveling abroad? Some cannot survive without Dutch peanut butter, liquorice, hagelslag,...
Martine Balster

The tallest woman in the Netherlands

Did you know that Martine Balster is the tallest woman (2.05m) in the Netherlands? Although she outgrew her father (1.98m) she is still shorter...
Johan Cruijff

Football legend Johan Cruijff passes away at the age 68

Did you know that today football legend Johan Cruijff passed away at the age of 68 after losing the battle with cancer? Cruijff is considered...
tall Dutch people

Dutch people are tall

Did you know that Dutch people are among the tallest in the world with an average height of 184cm for men and 172cm for...
rollercoaster

90-year old daredevil tries out every single roller coaster in the Netherlands

Did you know that 90-year old Jan tried out every single roller coasters in the Netherlands? Until 5 years ago this dare devil had...
Sjaak Rijke

Dutch hostage liberated after 3.5 years in Mali

Did you know that Dutchman Sjaak Rijke (54) will be reunited with his wife tonight after being held hostage by Al-Qaeda in Mali for...
Amsterdam

The Netherlands is a very densely populated country

Did you know that only Bangladesh, South Korea and Taiwan have a higher population density than the Netherlands? The Netherlands is a very densely...

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