While a number of public holidays still reflect the Christian roots of the country -- such as Christmas, Easter, Ascension Day (Hemelvaartsdag) and Pentecost (Pinksteren) -- some days are uniquely Dutch. Here you can read all ...
Last modified: 16 August 2012 - Overview
The country pays homage to veterans who served the Netherlands in wars or international peacekeeping operations on the last Saturday of June closest to 29 June. The date was symbolically chosen because it was the birthday of ...
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An annual tradition in The Hague is the New Year’s Dive (Nieuwjaarsduik) taken by some 10,000 people into the icy cold waters of the North Sea by the Pier at Scheveningen Beach. The event features a sea of people wearing oran ...
Last modified: 26 November 2012
Every third Tuesday in September is Prinsjesdag (Prince’s Day), the opening of Dutch parliament. A festive day, children in The Hague are free from school so they may watch the procession of the Gouden Koets (Golden Coach). T ...
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