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How the Dutch Dip Into the New Year under COVID Rules Posted by on Jan 11, 2021

Everybody starts the new year differently. A common way for the Dutch is the nieuwjaarsduik (New Year’s Dip). Dutch maniacs (that’s what I call them) all over the country dip into freezing January water in nothing but their swimwear. And, at least at the largest event, an orange unoxmutsje (Unox hat). With the sausage maker’s sponsorship, the…

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How the Dutch Cool Off After Those New Year Fireworks Posted by on Jan 3, 2014

What’s a Dutchie to do after a night of lighting up the sky with vuurwerken to ring in the New Year? Jump into the ocean, of course! On January 1, 2014 – just like every other year since 1960 (with the exception of 2007, when bad weather forced organizers to cancel) – the people of the…

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Things to Do in December Posted by on Dec 6, 2011

If you haven’t realised it already, it is December – one of my favourite months in the year.  And just what Dutch goodies can you look forward to for the month?  Here’s a small selection. Dickens Festival – Visiting Deventer from the 17th of December until the 18th of December might make you think you…

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