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The Netherlands is so small

Did you know that the Netherlands is so small that you can wake up in the morning on the IJsselmeer coast, then go hiking...
Dutch courage

Dutch courage

Did you know that the expression "Dutch courage" comes from the calming effects of Dutch gin by English soldiers in the Eighty Years War (1568–1648)?It...
climate

2011 was one of the hottest years around the Netherlands

Did you know that 2011 was one of the hottest years around the Netherlands according KNMI, the Dutch national weather service? The coldest day...
flowers

Two subsequent bank holidays for Easter and Christmas

Did you know that in the Netherlands Christmas, Easter and Pentecost are all celebrated 2 subsequent days each? In past times these used to...
ISS

The Netherlands as seen from space

Did you know that astronaut Jeff Williams took an awesome photo of the Netherlands all the way from the International Space Station? 
community service

Community service for young first offenders

Did you know that in the Netherlands young first offenders of minor crimes such as shoplifting or fireworks nuisance are often referred to Bureau...
Dutch girl

The Netherlands & the Dutch…

... you can get arrested for growing plants, but not for smoking them... ... you can make jokes about the Belgians and still drink their...
Time Out tegel

Time Out pavement tiles against bullying

Did you know that the first Dutch pavement tile against bullying has been laid today? The Time Out tile has been installed at Tim...
study in the Netherlands

More and more international students in the Netherlands

Did you know that 7000 foreign students are entering a study in the Netherlands this academic year? That's a growth of more than 38%...
The Netherlands

The Netherlands is a small country

The Netherlands is a small country with a size of 41,848 km2. The distance from north to south measures 300km and from east to...

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