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Dutch synchrone swimming coach Nadine Struijk carrying the Olympic Flame during the torch relay through Wales - May 2012

The Olympic Flame reintroduced in Amsterdam

Did you know that the Olympic Flame was reintroduced at the Olympics in Amsterdam in 1928? The tradition comes from the ancient Greeks who kept...
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Swimming in Amsterdam’s canals to raise awareness for ALS

Did you know that over 1000 brave people took a swim today in Amsterdam's canals to raise awareness and funds for the incurable motor-neuron...
Did you know that from 30 November 2017 until 21 January 2018 the Dutch capital illuminates for the annual Amsterdam Light Festival? Take a canal boat along, under and through spectacular light artworks. There is also a walking route from 14 December to 7 January.

Amsterdam Light Festival 2017-2018

Did you know that from 30 November 2017 until 21 January 2018 the Dutch capital illuminates for the annual Amsterdam Light Festival? Take a...
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Cherry blossom trees in Amsterdamse Bos

Did you know that Amsterdamse Bos is home to an orchard with 400 beautiful cherry blossom trees? Half of the trees have a Dutch...
Amsterdam Kalverstraat

Kalverstraat: Amsterdam’s busiest shopping street

Did you know that Amsterdam's busiest shopping street Kalverstraat is named after the cattle market that was held there until 1629? Not only is...
Anne Frank

Restoration of Anne Frank’s appartment

Did you know that the apartment in which Anne Frank and her family lived from 1933 until they went into hiding in 1942 has...
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Canals in Amsterdam

Did you know there are no less than 165 canals in Amsterdam?
Claude Monet

French painter Monet in the Netherlands

Did you know that French painter Claude Monet and his family spent a few months in Amsterdam and Zaandam in 1871? In this period...
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Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of Amsterdam

Did you know that Saint Nicholas is also known as the patron saint of Amsterdam?
Doutzen Kroes

Doutzen Kroes at Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam

Did you know that Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes (L'Oréal and Victoria's Secret) has her own wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam?