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Did you know that due to the shortage of student accommodation in the Netherlands, fully self-contained shipping containers have been installed at several university cities? Each unit has its own kitchenette, toilet and tiny bathroom.

Shipping containers transformed into student homes

Did you know that due to the shortage of student accommodation in the Netherlands, fully self-contained shipping containers have been installed at several university...
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...
Did you know that Dutch winters are almost as unpredictable as the summers? In January the temperature during the day can rise to well over 10°C, but it can also drop to -10°C during the day.

Unpredictable Dutch winters

Did you know that Dutch winters are almost as unpredictable as the summers?In January the temperature during the day can rise to well over...
coffeeshop

Mandatory membership for coffeeshops

Today the Dutch government has decided to introduce a mandatory membership scheme for coffeeshops. Each coffeeshop can accept 1000 to 1500 registered members who...
De Heineken Ontvoering

Movie about the kidnapping of Heineken’s president

Did you know that incarcerated gangster Willem Holleeder (born 1958) tries to stop the release of a movie about the kidnapping of Heineken's president?...
GuessWho

The creator of Guess Who? went to school with Anne Frank

Did you know that the creator of Guess Who? went to highschool with Anne Frank? Theo Costers (born 1932) survived World War II in...
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? 
Wadlopen

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...
windmills Kinderdijk

Many Dutch landmarks are related to water

Did you know that almost all Dutch landmarks on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites are related to water? The Netherlands has a long...
Enschede

Winter and Summer Daylight Savings

Did you know that summer time officially ends this Sunday morning? In the Netherlands and other European countries clocks will be turned back one...

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