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Annually 217 days with precipitation

Did you know that the Netherlands receives on average 766mm of precipitation annually? There are 217 days per year on which more than 0.1mm...
Did you know that it is easy peasy for the Dutch police to spot houses where cannabis is cultivated? Snow will melt because of heat lamps used to nurture the plants.

Police busts cannabis growers from the lack of snow on their roofs

Did you know that it is easy peasy for the Dutch police to spot houses where cannabis is cultivated? Snow will melt because of heat...
Zuidlaardermeer by Tom Dijkema

1963: The coldest winter of the century

Did you know that the winter of 1963 was the coldest winter of the century in the Netherlands? During the months December, January and February...
Giethoorn

Ice skating tour in Giethoorn

Did you know that you can take part in an 25km ice skating tour in Giethoorn tomorrow? About 10,000 ice skaters are expected tomorrow. If...
ice skating

Elfstedentocht 1963: ‘The Hell of 1963’

Did you know that only 1% of the ice skaters of the Elfstedentocht ('Eleven Cities Tour') on 18 January 1963 reached the finish due...
Dom Utrecht

Dom Tower in Utrecht

Did you know that you can climb 465 steps to the top of the Dom Tower for an amazing view over the city of...
windmill Zwammerdam

Late January and early February are the coldest time of the year

Did you know that if the Dutch cold spell continues, people will be able to ice skate on flooded fields and small lakes by...
aerial photo of Terschelling in January 2012

January 1987: a layer of 80cm of snow on Terschelling

Did you know that the thickest layer of snow ever reported in the Netherlands was on the island of Terschelling? In January 1987 the beautiful...