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Celebrating Liberation Day in the Netherlands

Celebrating Liberation Day in the Netherlands

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Every 5 May, the Netherlands marks the end of Nazi Germany occupation during World War II with a range of events on this Dutch public holiday.

King's Day festival

King's Day festival – in 15 facts and numbers

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King's Day festival is perhaps the world's biggest monarch party and certainly the craziest. Learn more about the unique King's Day festival – in 15 facts and numbers.

King's Day

Koningsdag guide: How to survive the 'orange craze' of Dutch King's Day

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How can you get ready for the 'Koningsdag' wave of 'oranjegekte' that hits the Netherlands on King's Day on 27 April? Long live Koningsdag!

Stay in a castle

Stay in a castle: 25 of the best castles to stay in Europe

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Staying in a castle gets you closer to royalty, celebrities, legends – and ghosts? Here are 25 of best castles to stay in Europe for a romantic, royal or spooky adventure.

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

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From May to late September every year, the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre presents a five-month programme packed with dance, cabaret, jazz, children's theatre, stand-up comedy and all genres of music.

Blue Boat tops Amsterdam’s best canal cruises: top 10

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One of the first must-dos during a trip to Amsterdam is a tour of the world-famous canals. There’s plenty of opportunity, too, as you’re surrounded by dozens of options once you step into the city. But there is one that stands out: Blue Boat. [Contributed by Blue Boat]

Top 7 reasons to take an Amsterdam canal cruise

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Yes, going on a canal cruise in Amsterdam is something that all the tourists do, but it’s for a very good reason—or several of them.

Things to do in Antwerp

Antwerp, more than just diamonds and chocolates

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There's more to do in Antwerp than just chocolate and diamonds; here are five things to do in Antwerp that will make you fall in love with the city.

Keukenhof Holland

Keukenhof celebrates Dutch design in blooming gardens

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For just a few short weeks, the Netherlands comes alive with vibrant colour. Tulipomaniacs flock each spring to Keukenhof to catch a glimpse of the legendary Dutch tulips, a symbol that has endured far longer than the flower’s bloom. [Contributed by Keukenhof]

Carnival in the Netherlands

The best places to celebrate Dutch carnival

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Dutch carnival is celebrated with colour, frivolity – and reckless abandon. Join the Dutch as they let loose at the best carnival events in the Netherlands in 2017.

Technology exhibition

New at NEMO Science Museum: Technium, an exhibition floor for the makers an...

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Visitors to NEMO discover how technology enables them to shape their own world. At NEMO Science Museum you can discover how science and technology make everyday things special.

Maritime Museum Rotterdam

'Offshore Experience' at the Maritime Museum, Rotterdam

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In the 'Offshore Experience' you will go on a challenging search for energy from oil, gas and wind. You can experience what it is like at sea and at a depth of three kilometres underwater, where you can see for yourselves how offshore employees manage to do their spectacular jobs on the open sea. The...

Rick Steves: History behind Christmas trees and manger scenes in Europe

Rick Steves: History behind Christmas trees and manger scenes in Europe

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Christmas trees and mangers are now in homes, squares, and streets all over Europe. But they are more than just decorations — there is a rich history behind them.

Ice skating amsterdam

Ice-skating in Amsterdam and the Netherlands

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It's not everyday you can go ice skating in Amsterdam's canals but when the Lowlands freeze, there’s only one thing everyone wants to do — go natural ice skating!

Dutch winter events

A guide to Dutch winter events

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Keep your spirits warm during the cold weather with our guide to the best Dutch winter events, from Dutch Christmas markets, fairs and winter wonderland festivals.



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