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How Did The GP In Zandvoort Host So Many People? Posted by on Sep 10, 2021

Zandvoort F1 Formula 1 Grand Prix

This summer saw barely any slowdown of the coronavirus in the Netherlands. With continuously high infection rates, the summer was not a sunny time of festivals and other large events like the Dutch are normally used to. Instead, large festivals had to cancel, as the government decided that they could not be organized because of COVID…

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Euro 2020 – Dutch Referees Whistling The Finals! Posted by on Jul 13, 2021

Jumbo Kuipers Oldenzaal Supermarket Euro 2020

Last week, I wrote about how the Dutch are still in the tournament in some way, as the music is made by Dutch DJ Martin Garrix. But there’s more! The splendid finale (final) on Sunday was played between Italy and England in the Wembley Stadium in London. But guess what? The scheidsrechter (referee) was Dutch! So today…

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Euro 2020 – How The Dutch Are Still Represented Posted by on Jul 5, 2021

DJ Martin Garrix Dutch Electronic Music

Every time you watch a Euro game, or generally around this time, you’ve probably heard its jingle more than you wanted. The jingle that plays every time before and after the commercial breaks comes from the official Euro 2020 song: We Are The People by U2 legends Bono and The Edge and… Martin Garrix. A…

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Euro 2020: Oranje is Out :-( Posted by on Jun 28, 2021

Nederland is eruit! After a teleurstellende avond (disappointing evening) from the Nederlands elftal (Dutch national team), the Czechs continue and the Dutch are out of the Euro football championship. Here’s a little summary of the game in Dutch with an English translation, and some reactions from the Netherlands of the game. All posts in this series Euro 2020: Oranje…

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Euro 2020: How Brussels lost their spot to host the games Posted by on Jun 22, 2021

Brussels Eurostadion

With Euro 2020 being hosted all over Europe, many countries tried to find ways to get some games hosted in their country – including Belgium. The Eurostadion (Eurostadium) was supposed to be Belgium’s point of pride in the European Cup. But yeah, it was supposed to be… What happened, and how did it go from…

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Euro 2020: Oranje is Back! Posted by on Jun 14, 2021

Oranje Back Euro 2020

Oranje is back! After missing out on the EK 2016 and the WK 2018, the Dutch national football team qualified again for a big championship. Yesterday they played their first game of the tournament. What happened? To celebrate this, and to celebrate the 60th birthday of the European Football championship, we’ll do a series of…

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