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New Year’s Eve (Oudejaarsavond)

December 31, 2023


The Dutch like to bring the New Year in with a bang — literally. Throughout the day, you can hear fireworks being set off left, right and centre. People also flock to The Hague to light bonfires on the Scheveningen shores. Dutch traditions also include eating sweet treats such as oliebollen and apple flap.

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December 31, 2023