History

Van hier tot Tokio: a history of Dutch-Japanese relations

Dutch-Japanese relations have a long and interesting history, determined by commerce, trade, and war. Here's a glimpse...

Keti Koti: the most significant Dutch holiday you’ve probably never heard of

July 1 is a special day in Suriname every year. Tens of thousands of people in Suriname...

Dutch history hacked: 2500 years of Dutch life in 7 minutes (VIDEO INSIDE)

We know the Dutch are a pretty strange bunch and, to be honest, up until now, we...

The history of the Dutch national anthem: the Wilhelmus

The Wilhelmus — the Dutch national anthem (and pride), is a hymn you've probably seen the Dutch men's...

Why are the Dutch called the Dutch?

Have you ever wondered why the Dutch are called 'Dutch'? You might be surprised by the word's...

Why does the Netherlands love orange? The full explainer

Ever wondered why the Dutch wear orange to pretty much any national occasion when the colour is...

Dutch clogs: the traditional wooden shoes of the Netherlands

Visit any Dutch tourist shop and you’ll see this national symbol on keychains, magnets, clothes — you...

The Domino Day Sparrow might be the most ridiculous thing to ever happen in the Netherlands

A world record attempt. Four million dominoes. A lone sparrow. And a chain of events that led...