Free vacation from Dutch Holiday Bank
As of Saturday, Dutch minimum wage-earners who can't afford a holiday can register with the Vakantiebank Holiday Bank to get a free vacation.
Applicants have to meet a number of strict conditions, including insufficient financial resources to go on holiday in the next few years. Health problems can also qualify the applicant for a Vakantiebank-sponsored holiday.
Holidays offered by the Vakantiebank can vary from a weekend to a longer holiday, either in the Netherlands or abroad. The offer cannot be passed on to another person or exchanged for cash.
The initiative is sponsored by a local camping goods store and a number of travel organisations.
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