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midwinterhorn

Blowing mid-winter horns to ward off evil spirits

Did you know that it is a long time tradition in parts of the rural east of the Netherlands to blow mid-winter horns between...
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...

Ootmarsum

Did you know that the tiny city of Ootmarsum is known for its high concentration of outdoor sculptures, galleries and museums? The narrow cobblestone...

The people of Overijssel cycle more than other Dutchies

Did you know that the inhabitants of Overijssel cycle more than people in other provinces of the Netherlands? In 2016 they covered a distance of...
Konijnenbelt Ommen

Climb down the stairs backwards

Did you know that the stairs inside some windmills are so steep, you have to climb down by turning to face the steps and...
Boekelo

Salt village Boekelo

Did you know that in Boekelo and surroundings there is a 50m thick crust of salt deep down below the ground? The first salt...
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?...
Brandweer Twente

Modern-day Nightwatch with Twente’s fire brigade

Did you know that part of Twente's fire brigade is portrayed as Rembrandt's Nightwatch? The commander is depicted as the central figure Captain Frans...
Wissink's Möl in Usselo

Windmills in the Netherlands

Did you know that there are nearly 1200 windmills in the Netherlands?