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Serious Request

Serious Request 2014 in Haarlem

Did you know that three popular radio deejays are locked up in a glass house in Haarlem to collect money for charity? For six...
Amsterdam Light Festival

Amsterdam Light Festival 2016-2017

Did you know that from tonight until 22 January 2017 the Dutch capital illuminates for the Amsterdam Light Festival? Take a canal boat along,...

Gay Pride Canal Parade in Amsterdam

Did you know that tomorrow Amsterdam colors pink when tens of thousands are gathering around Amsterdam's canals for the annual parade of boats to...

Zwientje Tikken: cultural tradition or animal abuse?

This Sunday the open Dutch championship 'Zwientje Tikken' (= 'tag the pig') will be held in the town of Luttenberg. Zwientje Tikken is a...

5 May Liberation Day

Did you know that each year on 5 May we celebrate the liberation of the Netherlands after World War II? Happy Liberation Day!

‘Krentenwegge’ for newborn babies in Twente

Did you know it is customary in the Twente region to celebrate the birth of a newborn baby with a 'krentenwegge'? Krentenwegge is a...
tulips Heavenly Holland

Dress Red Day

Did you know that coming Saturday is Dress Red Day? The Dutch Heart Foundation asks all women (men can join too!) in the Netherlands...
Museumnacht Amsterdam

Museum-hop into the wee hours during Museum Night

During the yearly Museum Night (Museumnacht) this Saturday in Amsterdam you can museum-hop into the wee hours (19.00-02.00). Tickets (€17.50) include entrance to 45...

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...

International Pillow Fight Day in Amsterdam

Did you know that International Pillow Fight Day is taking place in many countries all over the world tomorrow? The Amsterdam edition starts at...