Author: Henneke

Hello, my name is Henneke and I am one of the creators/designers of this blog. Always looking for new adventures. I traveled the World and would like to travel some more. Well, that's who I am in a nutshell. Together with some friends and family, we like to show the Netherlands to the World. I hope you will enjoy our blog and persuade you to visit our lovely country. Love to see you soon in Holland.

Santa Nicolas, the one and only real Dutch Santa, sails from Spain to the Netherlands on a sturdy steamer called “Stoomboot”. This powerful boat is filled with gifts and sweets for any Dutch Child. Santa’s “Stoomboot” arrives in mid-November. Gifts and presents on 5 December Sinterklaas gift and presents The…

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The Dutch bake the best fries in the world. We are known as the greatest potato eaters. Vincent van Gogh already painted his “Potato Eaters” during the potato famine of 1885. A masterpiece depicting people looking like potatoes. During the Second World War, the Germans confiscated all potatoes. There were…

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All over the Netherlands, you find ice skating rinks. Where to find the best rinks? Skating is the Dutch national sport. In this blog, I will tell you all you need to know about the Dutch ice skating season. Of course, I will show you where the best ice skating…

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Kite festivals give me a huge WAAUW feeling, do you recognize this feeling? Kite festivals are awesome and so is the Kite festival on Callantsoog Beach. This is a yearly recurring festival in springtime with the most spectacular gigantic colorful breathtaking kites. Once you are on the beach of Callantsoog…

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Street Art, Graffiti, Murals, and 3D paintings and their artists. Street Art and Graffiti Famous and professionalStreet Art and Graffiti artistsStreet Art and Graffiti Material and TermsArt or Vandalism Street Art and Graffiti in the NetherlandsMuseum, expositions, and Street Art events3D Street Art Painting Street Art cycling and walking routes…

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Dutch SkyMusic and the weatherDutch Light Blue or golden hourMaritime ClimateDutch Clouds Cumulus StratusCirrus Dutch sky | amazing sky at sunset and sundown Golden hour at sundown The Netherlands may not be known for its beautiful weather, although the summer of 2022 was unparalleled. But the Netherlands is certainly known…

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Spotting a KingfisherNatural park De Ruige HofPopulation Kingfishers in the NetherlandsPictures of a kingfisherThe Latin name of the KingfisherEuropean protection of the KingfisherWhere to find Nature park De Ruige Hof If fate is kind to you, you will see a Kingfisher Spotting a Kingfisher With a little patience, you can…

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Petting zoos or urban farms are super fun, educational, accessible, and free to visit. These city farms are not only fun for kids but also nice to visit by adults. If you visit the Netherlands with a child make sure you go to one of our petting zoos. You find…

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