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UEFA Euro 1988 Final

The Netherlands wins UEFA Euro 1988 final

Did you know that today is 25 years ago that the Dutch national football team won the UEFA European Championship in München? The Dutch...
2012 London Olympics

Olympic medals for the Netherlands

Did you know that the Netherlands has won 77 gold medals, 85 silver and 104 bronze medals over the history of the modern Summer...
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...
fierljeppen

Fierljeppen (‘far leaping’) in Friesland

Did you know that 'fierljeppen' (far leaping) originates with farmers who used poles to cross waterways that divided plots of land? Today fierljeppen is...
7 February 2014 - Dutch flag-bearer Jorien ter Mors during the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics

Dutch medal count for the Winter Olympics

Did you know that the Netherlands has won 37 gold medals, 38 silver and 35 bronze medals over the history of the modern Winter...
Enschede Marathon

The oldest marathon of the Netherlands

Did you know that Enschede Marathon is the oldest marathon of the Netherlands and the second oldest marathon of Europe (after Košice Peace Marathon)? Olympic...
Elfstedentocht 1986

The legendary Elfstedentocht skating tour

Did you know that the second to last rarely raced Elfstedentocht took place 30 years ago today? Evert van Benthem was the winner of this edition of...
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...
Hindeloopen

First Frisian Skating Museum in Hindeloopen

Did you know that the First Frisian Skating Museum in Hindeloopen houses the world's largest collection of ice skates? Also on display: memorabilia of all...
1920 Olympics Antwerp

The very first Dutch individual gold medal at the Olympics

Did you know that the first Dutch individual gold medal at the Olympics was earned by Maurice Peeters (1882-1957)? The track cyclist won the gold...

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