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The famous Elfstedentocht ice skating rally

Did you know that 20 years ago today the most recent Elfstedentocht took place? The famous ice skating rally is only held when the natural...
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Elfstedentocht 1963: ‘The Hell of 1963’

Did you know that only 1% of the ice skaters of the Elfstedentocht ('Eleven Cities Tour') on 18 January 1963 reached the finish due...
Did you know that back in the days in Hindeloopen you could recognize a married woman by the knot of their kerchief on their left side, close to her heart? If her husband was at sea and you tried to mess around with her, they would place you in the pillory.

How to recognize married women in Hindeloopen

Did you know that back in the days in Hindeloopen (Friesland) you could recognize a married woman by the knot of their kerchief on...
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,...