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Dutch Skaters and the 2018 Winter Olympics Posted by on Feb 21, 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea have started and the Dutch have been on alert! The Netherlands sent 33 competitors to this year’s games and the results have been fabulous! As of today, the Netherlands has won 13 medals including 7 gold, 6 silver, and 4 bronze. All of these medals have…

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“Een nieuw jasje” for speed skating! Posted by on Nov 16, 2015

Thialf blijft Thialf. Voor de rest wordt alles nieuw. With this slogan, the re-make of the most famous schaatsbaan (speed skating rink) of the Netherlands has begun. Before we go more into this slogan more deeply, you probably want to know what Thialf is! The old Thialf Thialf is an speed skating rink in Heerenveen in Friesland. It was opened by…

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The Dutch and Ice Skating Posted by on Feb 3, 2010

Besides soccer, one of Holland’s favorites sports is ice skating. As soon as the canals, rivers, and lakes freeze up during the coldest winters, the Dutch take out their ice skates to the frozen waters. Kids practice by putting on ice skates with double blades next to each other for better balance. Usually the parents…

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