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Shooting carbide on New Year’s Eve

Did you know that it is a popular New Year's Eve ritual to shoot carbide in some rural parts of the Netherlands? Calcium carbide and...
wooden shoe

The world’s largest wooden shoe has gone missing

Did you know the world's largest wooden shoes (4 meter in length and 2 tons in weight) was stolen from the Clog Museum in...
Did you know that you can revive the 19th century of Charles Dickens this weekend in the city center of Deventer? On 16 and 17 December over 950 characters from Dickens' famous novels like Scrooge and Oliver Twist will reenact the romantic stories.

Charles Dickens Festival in Deventer 2017

Did you know that you can relive the 19th century of Charles Dickens this weekend at Bergkwartier in the city center of Deventer? In the...
University of Twente

University of Twente

Did you know that the University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands? The international community of students and staff live,...
Deventer

Medieval punishment for money forgers

Did you know that this copper kettle in Deventer was used for cooking money forgers alive in hot oil during the late Middle Ages?...
koekhappen

Guinness World Record for most people dry bobbing

Did you know that this Sunday koekcity Deventer attempts to break the Guinness World Record for most people dry bobbing ('koekhappen' in Dutch)? Sign up...
bicycle

The world’s first heated bicycle lane in Enschede

Did you know that the world's first heated bicycle lane may likely be installed in Enschede? Geo-thermal energy will be used to prevent ice...
Kroezeboom Fleringen

Kroezeboom in Twente

Did you know that the Kroezeboom near Fleringen (Overijssel) is one of the oldest oak trees in the Netherlands? Once upon a time holy...
Ootmarsum

Mysterious Easter tradition in Ootmarsum

Did you know that 'Vlöggeln' is a mysterious Easter tradition in picturesque Ootmarsum? Eight local bachelors called 'Poaskearls' ('Easter Lads') dressed in trenchcoats and fedora...
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...

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