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Eighty Year War

Reenactment of the Eighty Year War

Did you know that each year on 1 April the people of Brielle reenact the capture of the fortification from the Spanish troops during...
Dodenherdenking

4 May: Remembrance Day

Did you know that today is Remembrance Day in the Netherlands? Each year on 4 May we remember all civilians and members of the armed...
Nijmegen

Via Gladiola in Nijmegen (International Four Day Marches)

Did you know that the participants of the Four Days Marches in Nijmegen receive a glorious entry on the last day near the finish? As...
Serious Request

Serious Request 2012 in Enschede

Did you know that tonight three popular radio deejays are being locked up in a glass house in Enschede to collect money for charity? The...
Urk

Vlaggetjesdag in Urk

Did you know that coming Saturday is 'Vlaggetjesdag' (Flag Day) in Urk? The fishing village in Flevoland celebrates the arrival of the first harvest...

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...
SummerCarnival

Summer Carnival in Rotterdam

Did you know that a huge tropical party takes place this weekend in Rotterdam? Nearly 1 million visitors will go see the extravagant Summer...
Queen's Day

Queen’s Day 2011

Today Queen's Day is celebrated in the Netherlands. From Amsterdam to even the smallest village, the entire country and its population colors orange. Thousands...
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...
Dauwtrappen

Treading the dew on Ascension Day

Did you know that today on Ascension Day it is a tradition to get up very early to make a bicycle tour? This is...