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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...
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...
box bed

Sleeping in a box bed

Did you know that back in the days entire families slept in one and the same box bed? They were also sleeping in sitting...
Willem van Oranje

Original bullet holes from Prince William of Orange’s assassination

Did you know that the bullet holes in the wall of Prinsenhof in Delft are the actual holes from Prince William of Orange's assassination...
Pauline Musters

The shortest woman of all times

Did you know that the shortest woman ever is Pauline Musters from the Netherlands? She was born in 1876 and measured 30cm at birth. When...
left to right: Queen Wilhelmina, Princess Juliana, Prince Bernhard and Armgard von Cramm (Bernard's mother) on their wedding day 7 January 1937

Three months honeymoon for Juliana and Bernhard

Did you know that Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard went on a 3-months lasting honeymoon? After they went skiing in Poland, the newlyweds continued to...
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...
Canada

Maple Leaf and Tulip Day

Did you know there are plans to introduce the 'Maple Leaf and Tulip Day' on 5 May as a public holiday in Canada to...
painting: The Feast of Saint Nicholas by Jan Steen (c. 1668)

Sinterklaas treats in Jan Steen’s 17th century painting

Did you know that the famous Dutch painter Jan Steen already shows 'kruidnoten' (ginger nuts) in one of his paintings from 1668?

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