Liberation Day

Liberation Day is celebrated by the Dutch on May 5. Also known as Freedom Day, this historic day commemorates the end of WWII in the Netherlands. Even though the war wasn’t over in the rest of Europe, the Germans surrendered here on May 5, 1945 in Wageningen at the Hotel …

Remembrance Day

May 4 in the Netherlands is Remembrance Day. It began right after World War II as a day to remember Dutch soldiers. It now is a day to remember those who have served in any war, conflict or peace making mission. National and local ceremonies are held throughout the country. …

Queen’s Day!

I know, I know… it’s now King’s Day. No hard feelings King Willem, but my first visit to Nederland I was there on April 30, 2012 – Queen’s Day! It was a glorious spring day in Barneveld, after all a Queen wouldn’t dare let it rain on her parade! And …

My Dutch Cow

I know…you all wish you had your own Dutch Cow! Ok…technically I don’t own her (I didn’t win a cow ski racing like Lindsey Vonn) but since my first visit to the Netherlands I claimed her as mine. I grew up in Iowa, so it’s not like I haven’t seen …

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