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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...
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...
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...
Bijenkorf Amsterdam

Madness at Bijenkorf department stores

Did you know that department stores chain De Bijenkorf is famous for its annual 'Drie Dwaze Dagen' (3 crazy days) when clothing, jewelry, shoeware...
points

The Dutch love collecting stamps and points

Did you know that the Dutch love collecting stamps and points at groceries, gas stations and other stores? A booklet full of stamps can...
Amsterdam

Dutch proficiency in English language

Did you know that the Netherlands has been named the third best non-anglophone country in the world for its proficiency in English language? According...
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...
helaas pindakaas

Helaas pindakaas

Did you know that "helaas pindakaas" is a Dutch catchphrase which literally translates into "too bad, peanut butter"? It is used to express disappointment...
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...