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The Dutch pyramid of Austerlitz

Did you know that a 36 meter high man-made pyramid can be found at the highest point of Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park? The Pyramid...
Did you know that given its extreme fragility, the magnificent Japanese Garden in The Hague is only open a few weeks in spring and autumn? The crown jewel of the Clingendael estate can be visited this autumn from 14 to 29 October 10.00-16.00. Free entrance!

Japanse Garden: Autumn splendor in The Hague

Did you know that given its extreme fragility, the magnificent Japanese Garden in The Hague is only open a few weeks in spring and...
Did you know that Amsterdamse Bos is 3 times the size of Central Park in New York?

Amsterdamse Bos larger than New York’s Central Park

Did you know that Amsterdamse Bos is three times the size of Central Park in New York? More info: www.amsterdamsebos.nl/english
Did you know that the Poezenboot in Amsterdam is a floating cat sanctuary with around 50 stray and abandoned cats? About a dozen cats are permanent residents and the others are adoptable. Visitors are free to pet the roaming kitties.

Poezenboot: floating cat sanctuary in Amsterdam

Did you know that the Poezenboot in Amsterdam is a floating cat sanctuary with around 50 stray and abandoned cats? About a dozen cats are...
Did you know that the wild boar was officially declared extinct in the Netherlands in 1826 until Prince Hendrik introduced them back into a forest near his residence in 1907? This way he could hunt for wild boars without having to go abroad.

Wild boars introduced back by Prince Hendrik

Did you know that the wild boar was officially declared extinct in the Netherlands in 1826 until Prince Hendrik introduced them back into a...
koortsboom

The magical properties of fever trees

Did you know that the illness will disappear if you hang a piece of clothing from someone who is ill is on a 'koortsboom'...
Soesterduinen

Natural sand dunes far away from the beach

Did you know that you can hike natural dunes in the middle of the Netherlands, about 60km away from the sea? The open sand flats...
floating cattle

Floating cows

Did you know that even cows are being transported by boat in Giethoorn?
Nijmegen

International Four Day Marches in Nijmegen

Did you know that the International Four Days Marches in Nijmegen is the largest marching event in the world? As of tomorrow 47,000 people from...
braggeltocht Garnwerd

Walking through muddy ditches for fun

Did you know that none of the 1000 walkers of the 'braggeltocht' will cross the finish line with clean clothes? These participants walk through muddy...