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Towns with names ending in ‘lo(o)’, ‘(h)em’ and ‘um’

Did you know that many Dutch towns and cities with names ending in 'lo(o)', '(h)em' and 'um' often date back more than 1000 years? Towns...
Anne Frank

Anne Frank: “I’ll make my voice heard”

"I'll make my voice heard, I'll go out into the world" ~Anne Frank (9 April 1944) Did you know that Anne Frank wanted to be a...
Elfstedentocht 1986

The legendary Elfstedentocht skating tour

Did you know that the second to last rarely raced Elfstedentocht took place 30 years ago today? Evert van Benthem was the winner of this edition of...
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...
ice skating

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...
Meppel

Mosquitos from Meppel

Did you know that according to an old myth the dome of Meppel's church tower was on fire but by the time the fire brigade...
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...
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 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...