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Bokito

Bokito: The most famous primate of the Netherlands

Did you know that silverback gorilla Bokito is celebrating his 20th birthday today? This 180kg alpha male made headlines worldwide in 2007 when he jumped...
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...
Stayokay Dordrecht Biesbosch

Stayokay Dordrecht: a great night’s sleep in freshwater tidal wetlands

The recently renovated Stayokay Dordrecht is located on the outskirts of the oldest city of the Netherlands, and on the edge of The Biesbosch...
Betuwe

Blossoming fruit trees in the Betuwe

Did you know that the Betuwe (Gelderland) has many colorful orchards with fruit trees? The area is at its most beautiful during the springtime...
dog tax

Dog tax

Did you know that all dog owners in the Netherlands have to pay dog tax? The amount is set by the municipality and additional...
Heavenly Hamster

Skydiving hamster in Hengelo

Did you know that yesterday 3 kids playing in the streets of Hengelo (Overijssel) were flabbergasted when a hamster wrapped in a plastic ball...
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...
ZwientjeTikken

Zwientje Tikken: cultural tradition or animal abuse?

This Sunday the open Dutch championship 'Zwientje Tikken' (= 'tag the pig') will be held in the town of Luttenberg. Zwientje Tikken is a...
cow crossing

Beware! Another cow may cross over!

Did you know that cows in Voorst (near Apeldoorn) have their very own cow crossing so they can roam safely and without the farmer's assistance between...
giant pandas

Panda mania

Did you know that giant pandas Wu Wen and Xing Ya will be arriving at Schiphol Airport tonight? After 16 years of negotiations and...