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There is an abundance of things to do and several festivals in the Netherlands have been celebrated for decades with strong cultural ties to their local regions. In true Dutch style, every festival in the Netherlands is a reason to celebrate and enjoy.

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Amsterdam light festival

Amsterdam, October 2018… Amsterdam’s winter festival returns from November 29th, 2018 until January 20th, 2019 to illuminate the city’s streets and waterways with bewitching light installations by international artists. About 35 artworks can be spotted all over Amsterdam city center and can best seen from the waterside during a private 2 hours cruise with drinks…

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2019: The Year of Rembrandt and the Golden Age

In 2019 we commemorate that the Dutch master painter Rembrandt passed away 350 years ago. Born on July 15, 1606 in Leiden, the ninth child of Harmen Gerritszoon van Rijn and Neeltgen Willemsdochter van Zuijtbrouckson. Special expositions and activities will take place in Amsterdam, Leiden, The Hague and Hoorn, celebrating Rembrandt and the Golden Age.…

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Direct Eurostar train connection from London to Amsterdam as of April 4,2018

Amsterdam, February 2018… Finally! From the beginning of April the Eurostar highspeed train will bring you without changing in 3 hours and 41 minutes comfortably from the center of London to Amsterdam with a speed of 300 kilometers per hour. Unfortunately travelling from Amsterdam to London will still take 5 hours as a stop and…

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The Dutchman proud partner of Ensemble Travel® Group

In order to differentiate, stand out of the crowd and build personal relationships, I strongly believe in partnerships with member focused networks. Ensemble Travel® Group is one of the oldest networks and delivers unmatched value propositions to its member agencies and preferred partners. The Dutchman is proud to be part of this ‘family’ and is…

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A new DMC: The Dutchman

It is my great pleasure and with pride I introduce my new boutique Destination Management Company for The Netherlands: The Dutchman. After more than 25 years, I decided it was time to change and follow my passion to provide hands on, personal and tailor-made travel arrangements in The Netherlands. The Dutchman reflects my passion and…

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Cheese market Alkmaar, between April and September

The famous cheese market tradition that dates back to 1593. Every Friday between April and September you can watch while costumed cheese traders re-enact a centuries-old practice of weighing more than 2,000 cheeses, stacking them on sled-style carriers and loading them onto trucks. Of course, don’t forget to taste or buy the Dutch cheeses like…

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North Sea Jazz Festival, July 13 – 15

From 12 – 14 July 2019 the largest indoor Jazz-festival in the world will take place in Ahoy Rotterdam, known globally as the event where the past, present and future of jazz are featured within three days. A line up of Top names from around the world mixed with the new favorites and genres reflect…

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Gay Pride, August 3

The unique Canal Parade 2019 will be held on August 3. About 80 lavishly decorated barges aim to get their message on equality across, while many spectators on the banks of the Prinsengracht and Amstel river cheer and celebrate freedom. This year, Pride Amsterdam will pay particular attention to human rights. Boats of, among others,…

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King’s birthday, April 27

The King’s official birthday in the Netherlands is celebrated each year with parties, street markets, concerts and special events for the royal family on April 27. Be aware that streets in Amsterdam will be blocked off and only accessible on foot or over the water.

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