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Wadlopen

Mudflat hiking

Did you know you can hike through mudflats and gullies from the mainland to the islands in the Wadden Sea and vice versa during...
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...
Did you know that the Wadden Islands are not the only place in the Netherlands where you can go mudflat walking? The Sophia Polder is a relatively new nature reserve near Dordrecht in South Holland. At low tide the polder is dry and is perfect for rugged mudflat hiking trips.

Mudflat walking in South Holland

Did you know that the Wadden Islands are not the only place in the Netherlands where you can go mudflat walking? The Sophia Polder is...
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...
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...
water

20% of the Netherlands consists of water

Did you know that 20% of the Netherlands consists of water? One fifth of the country has been reclaimed from the water.

More than 600 wildlife crossings in the Netherlands

Did you know that wildlife bridges ('ecoduct' in Dutch) are designed to help animals like deers and wild boars safely cross busy highways? There...
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...
Did you know that the Egmond Walking Marathon on 27 and 28 January takes you along the North Sea beach and scenic winding roads in the dunes? Last year more than 13,000 walkers contributed to the Dutch rheumatism association.

Egmond Walking Marathon 2018

Did you know that the Egmond Walking Marathon on 27 and 28 January 2018 takes you along the North Sea beach and scenic winding...
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'...