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May is the Month of Dutch Holidays Posted by on May 16, 2018

For those of us that work in the Netherlands, May is a super fun month! Three of the seven national holidays take place this month and the weather has been quite enjoyable, but which days are considered national holidays? First and foremost, the Netherlands is one of the countries with the least national holidays. For…

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You are cordially invited to celebrate the King’s Birthday Posted by on Apr 21, 2017

For over 130 years, the Dutch have been happily celebrating Queen’s/King’s Day with big parties, lots of orange and parades. The monarch’s birthday is not only a day to celebrate but also one of the few national holidays the country observes. So what can you do at this year’s Koningsdag? This year, King Willem-Alexander turns 50…

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Remembrance and Liberation Day 2016 Posted by on May 4, 2016

May 4th and 5th mark a very important time in Dutch history. May 4th is Dodenherdenking or remembrance of the dead when the thousands who died during World War II and the Nazi invasion in the Netherlands are remembered. Since 1961, the day also commemorates those who died in other military conflicts. There are several ceremonies throughout…

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