History

A forgotten hero: how a Philips director saved 6,000+ Jews during WWII

Ever heard of a man called Jan Zwartendijk? We didn't think so, but you should definitely know...

WWII’s forgotten Dutch battle: The Battle of the Scheldt

The Battle of the Scheldt was one of the longest and fiercest battles fought during WWII on...

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

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

The time Dutchies used cheese to defend themselves against the French

The term "cheesehead" or kaaskoppen didn't come out of thin air: it certainly didn't intend to insult,...

The Putten raid: when the Nazis captured almost all the men in this Dutch village

On October 1, the small village of Putten in Gelderland remembers a painful day from its past....

Leidens Ontzet: a day of freedom, fun, and boozing!

Every year, there’s one day that all Leiden residents look forward to, Leidens Ontzet (Relief of Leiden)....

The Dutch gave up New York, but why? (Video inside)!

History buffs gather here! We've dug up this treasure of an informative video, and we're pretty sure...

Heard of Gorinchem? It’s officially the most beautiful fortified town in the Netherlands!

Yep, the city of Gorinchem in South Holland was just voted the most beautiful fortified town in...
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