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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...
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,...
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...
LEGO church

Life size LEGO church in Enschede

Did you know you can see a life size LEGO church in Enschede until this Sunday? The church is erected from concrete bricks painted in...
Enschede

The first game of football in the Netherlands in 1885

Did you know that the first game of football in the Netherlands was played in Enschede in 1885? Local textile baron Jan Bernard van Heek...
krentenwegge

‘Krentenwegge’ for newborn babies in Twente

Did you know it is customary in the Twente region to celebrate the birth of a newborn baby with a 'krentenwegge'? Krentenwegge is a...
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...