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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...
Did you know that the neo-Gothic fountain at Binnenhof in The Hague was originally designed for the World Exhibition in Amsterdam in 1883?

The remarkable story of the Binnenhof Fountain

Did you know that the fountain at the Binnenhof in The Hague was originally designed for the World Exhibition in Amsterdam in 1883? Currently...
Bourtange

Going back in time in Bourtange

Did you know that Bourtange was created during the Eighty Years' War (1568-1648) when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road...
Did you know that you can revive the 19th century of Charles Dickens this weekend in the city center of Deventer? On 16 and 17 December over 950 characters from Dickens' famous novels like Scrooge and Oliver Twist will reenact the romantic stories.

Charles Dickens Festival in Deventer 2017

Did you know that you can relive the 19th century of Charles Dickens this weekend at Bergkwartier in the city center of Deventer? In the...
Did you know that the Dutch miller's craft has been added to the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage?

UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Did you know that the Dutch craft of the miller operating windmills and watermills has been added to the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage?...
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...
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 the wild boar was officially declared extinct in the Netherlands in 1826 until Prince Hendrik introduced them back into a forest near his residence in 1907? This way he could hunt for wild boars without having to go abroad.

Wild boars introduced back by Prince Hendrik

Did you know that the wild boar was officially declared extinct in the Netherlands in 1826 until Prince Hendrik introduced them back into a...
Keep Them Rolling

Keep Them Rolling: army trucks, bikes, armor tanks, boats and planes

Did you know that the members of Keep Them Rolling have a mission: to restore military vehicles from World War II and keep them...
Holambra Brazil

Holambra: Dutch heritage in Brazil’s countryside

After the devastation caused by World War II many Dutch people decided to leave their homeland. Large parts of the Netherlands had to be...

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