pets

Cats and dogs in the Netherlands

Did you know there are around 3.6 million cats and 2.1 million dogs in the Netherlands? Statics show that one out of two households in...
panda

Two giant pandas are coming to the Netherlands

Did you know that two giant pandas are coming to Ouwehands Zoo in the Netherlands? Worldwide there are only 17 zoos outside China that...
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Lion cub born in Artis Zoo in Amsterdam

Did you know that last Saturday lioness Ti-Cuna gave birth to the first lion cub in Artis Zoo in Amsterdam since 6 years? Ti-Cuna...
Hoge Veluwe

Spot wildlife at National Park De Hoge Veluwe

Did you know you can spot several species of wildlife at National Park De Hoge Veluwe? This 55km² nature reserve consists of woodlands, heathlands...
floating cattle

Floating cows

Did you know that even cows are being transported by boat in Giethoorn?
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...
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...
From mid-May to July you may find oak trees all over the Netherlands wrapped in red-white warning tape. This is because of the oak processionary moth (OPM, or 'eikenprocessierups' in Dutch). The poisonous bristles of these critters cause a lot of discomfort to both humans and animals; severe itching is the most well-known consequence.

Watch out for oak processionary caterpillars

From mid-May to July you may find oak trees all over the Netherlands wrapped in red-white warning tape. This is because of the oak...