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oliebollen

Traditional New Year’s Eve snack

Did you know that 'oliebollen' are traditionally eaten by the Dutch on New Year's Eve? Oliebollen are fried dough balls, sometimes filled with raisins...
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...
Pinkpop

Pinkpop

Did you know that the Pinkpop Festival in Limburg is held annually over the Pentecost weekend since 1970? Every year the 3-day festival is...
Sail Den Helder

Sail 2017 Den Helder

Did you know that some of the world's most beautiful tall ships will moor in the port of Den Helder from today till Sunday...
windmill

National Windmill Days

Did you know that this Saturday and Sunday over 700 participating (wind)mills open their doors throughout the Netherlands for National Mills Day? Besides turning...
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...
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...
Did you know that the historic Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam hosts a two day chocolate festival on 24 and 25 February? Sample fine chocolate, discover new flavors and learn about the process from cocoa bean to chocolate bar.

Chocolate festival in the heart of Amsterdam

Did you know that the taste of chocolate varies depends on where the cocoa comes from, just like cheese and wine? You can learn...
Serious Request

Serious Request 2011 in Leiden

Henk writes: "For the eight time the 3FM Serious Request 'Glazen Huis' takes place. Three DJ's are locked up by Gary Lightbody (Snowpatrol) in...
geslaagd

Backpacks and school books on flagpoles

Did you know it is a tradition to hang your backpack and school books on a flagpole outside your home when you graduate from...