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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...
2018 IIHF World Championship Division II

Guest blog: 42 goals to gold

Rebeka Zanechalova: "I like living in the Netherlands, however there is a part of my life that I miss here very much. I am...
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...
Did you know that Overijssel's tallest tower hosts the 10th edition of the Dutch Championships Tower Running? Sunday 10 December vertical runners ascend as many as 450 stairs at the Alpha Tower in Enschede. The holder of the track record finished in less than two minutes.

Dutch Championships Tower Running

Did you know that Overijssel's tallest tower hosts the 10th edition of the Dutch Championships Tower Running? Sunday 10 December vertical runners ascend as...
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...
Did you know that Team NL kicks serious ass in speed skating at the Olympics? During the last Winter Olympics in Sochi the Netherlands won 24 medals in total: 23 in long-track speed skating and one in short-track speed skating.

TeamNL kicks ass in Olympic speed skating

Did you know that TeamNL kicks serious ass in speed skating at the Olympics? During the last Winter Olympics in Sochi the Netherlands won 24...
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...
Did you know that the Egmond Walking Marathon on 27 and 28 January takes you along the North Sea beach and scenic winding roads in the dunes? Last year more than 13,000 walkers contributed to the Dutch rheumatism association.

Egmond Walking Marathon 2018

Did you know that the Egmond Walking Marathon on 27 and 28 January 2018 takes you along the North Sea beach and scenic winding...
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...
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...