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N.A.P. Den Bosch

Big Friendly Giants – why the Dutch are so tall

The Dutch are the tallest people in the world. Women stand almost 1.71 metres (5.6 feet) tall, men 1.84 metres. But what’s the explanation? A few years ago,…

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Dutch black candy

If you really want to try some Dutch specialty you have to try ‘drop’. A lot of shelves in any supermarket in the Netherlands are devoted to drop…

How to keep your feet dry (1)

As you may know, the western part of our country lies below sea level. At some places more than 5 metres. Fortunately, there are the dikes that protect…

The unknown city: Dordrecht

On my last birthday my wife asked me where I wanted to go. The big issue was Amsterdam or Dordrecht. Should we go to Amsterdam, the city with…

Follow the green sign

As a father of twins I thought it was a good idea to go with one of them on a bike trip. Have a talk with him without…

Capture of Brielle

April 1 jokes

Like many other countries, we in the Netherlands would like to believe that April 1 jokes originate in our country. The capture of Den Briel On April 1,…

Stained Glasses, St. Jan Gouda

1755 m² of stained glass windows in Gouda

Nowhere else in the Netherland you’ll find as many stained glass windows as in the St. Jan church in Gouda. Together, they are more than 50% of all…

Take a walk on the bottom of the sea

Last summer, we were on holiday in Friesland and Groningen. From our basecamp,  camping It dreamlân in Kollumerpomp, near Dokkum, we visited Schiermonnikoog, canoed between the meadows and…