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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...
Serious Request - Did you know that three popular radio deejays are being locked up tonight in a glass house in Apeldoorn to collect money for charity?

Serious Request 2017 in Apeldoorn

Did you know that popular radio deejays Domien Verschuuren, Angelique Houtveen and Sander Hoogendoorn are being locked up in a glass house studio 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...
Sinterklaas

Stuff a shoe at night for Sinterklaas

Did you know that when Sinterklaas is in the country, it is customary for kids to stuff a shoe with a drawing for the...
Did you know that thousands of dare devils start the new year by plunging into an icy cold North Sea at Scheveningen at exactly midday on 1 January?

1 January 2018: New Year’s Day Dip in Scheveningen

Did you know that thousands of dare devils start the new year by plunging into an icy cold North Sea at Scheveningen at exactly...
Sinterklaas

The arrival of Sinterklaas

Did you know that this weekend Sinterklaas will arrive in the Netherlands on his steamboat, packed to the rim with gifts? According to tradition Sinterklaas...
Did you know that today is the kick off of the annual Kinderpostzegels ('Children Stamps') fundraising? Around 160,000 kids from grades 7 and 8 go door-to-door, selling stamps and postcards. Not only do these kids develop social skills while selling products, the profit goes to projects that support safety and development of vulnerable children in countries like Guatemala, Senegal, India as well as the Netherlands.

Kids selling post stamps from door-to-door for charity

Did you know that today is the kick off of the annual Kinderpostzegels ('Children Stamps') fundraising? Around 160,000 kids from grades 7 and 8...
Did you know that Sinterklaas is not due to arrive in the country for a few weeks, all over the Netherlands pepernoten pop up stores open up already? They stock gingerbread nuts in a wide variety of flavors; from stroopwafel to limoncello and from licorice to pumpkin spice.

Pepernoten pop up stores

Did you know that Sinterklaas is not due to arrive in the country for a few weeks, all over the Netherlands pepernoten pop up...
Prinsjesdag

Prinsjesdag & the King’s Speech

Did you know that every year on the third Tuesday of September is Prinsjesdag (Budget Day) in the Netherlands? This is an important ceremonial day...
Bloemencorso Lichtenvoorde

Many hands make light work at the flower parade

Did you know that hundreds of volunteers have spent months and months preparing for annual flower parade in Lichtenvoorde? Their tasks vary from designing to...

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