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That time the Dutch conquered Britain (ja, we’re serious)

You bear in mind studying concerning the Wonderful Revolution in historical past class proper? Us neither. Don’t fear, it’s not a blind spot in your schooling — however it’s how the Dutch seek advice from William of Orange’s ascension to the English throne.  They are saying that historical past is written by the victors, however […]

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A sacred plot of US soil in the Netherlands dedicated to WWII American liberators

In the US, Memorial Day honours its army personnel who’ve died whereas serving within the US Armed Forces on the final Monday in Might. Each that and Dutch Remembrance Day are held in Margraten and on the Netherlands American Cemetery. Every year on Might 4, the Dutch keep in mind the civilians and troopers who’ve […]

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How America came to own a cemetery in the Netherlands

In america, Memorial Day honours its army personnel who’ve died whereas serving within the US Armed Forces on the final Monday in Could. Each that and Dutch Remembrance Day are held in Margraten and on the Netherlands American Cemetery. Annually on Could 4, the Dutch keep in mind the civilians and troopers who’ve died within […]

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Queen Máxima of the Netherlands: how an Argentinian became a Dutch royal

Queen Máxima is each the primary non-European and the primary “commoner” to affix the Dutch Royal Household. However who’s Queen Maxima? And the way did she find yourself turning into a beloved Dutch royal? Right here’s a story of journey, journey, acceptance, and a touch of scandal. Queen Máxima: the primary Argentinian on the Dutch […]

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Lost in translation: a hilarious history of Chinese porcelain in the Netherlands

You understand these tattoo fails the place folks fee tattoo designs written in one other language that end in hilarity resulting from misspelling or misinterpretation? Think about that — however with Chinese language porcelain imported to the Netherlands.  This type of cultural blunder has been occurring all through historical past. The custom-made Chinese language export […]

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The BKR: a short history of when the Dutch government added artists to their payroll

Do not forget that time the Dutch authorities gave artist’s precise salaries in trade for his or her work? No? Permit us to refresh your reminiscence! Are you an aspiring Dutch artist within the 70s rebelling in opposition to the system, utilizing up to date artwork to advertise your progressive beliefs, however struggling for a […]

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Did the Dutch really buy New York for 24 dollars? 

Have you ever ever questioned how New Amsterdam got here to be New York? Why did the Dutch purchase Manhattan within the first place, and did it actually solely value them $24? The Dutch are well-known for being frugal. They’ve mastered the artwork of saving cash and gained’t shrink back from sending you a Tikkie […]

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The Hunger Winter: the Dutch famine of 1944-45

The Starvation Winter came about as World Battle II was in its remaining yr. Following a German blockade, meals provides to the Netherlands dwindled, and folks started to starve. It’s a uncommon occasion of famine in a developed and rich nation in latest historical past. Let’s discuss it. Why was there a Starvation Winter? If […]

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The Atlantic Wall: the remnants of Nazis on the Dutch coast

You might need seen concrete bunkers within the dunes alongside The Hague’s shoreline, ominously stating towards the ocean. What’s up with these bunkers and why are they there within the first place? The fortifications extending by a lot of the Dutch coast are a part of the Atlantic Wall, constructed by Nazi Germany. This huge […]

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Why the Netherlands will never have an ‘Elfstedentocht’ (Eleven Cities Tour) again

An Elfstedentocht in Friesland, the Netherlands is what the Dutch individuals need greater than profitable a World Cup in soccer or limitless free cheese. Nevertheless, the probabilities of an precise Elfstedentocht (‘Eleven Cities Tour’) taking place once more are getting smaller every yr. In the event you’re studying this and considering “properly the canals are […]

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