There is no such thing as a national dress in the Netherlands. There used to be one centuries ago. But nobody wears that stuff. Some traditional clothing of the Netherlands include the Dutch cap, a woman's bonnet usually made of lace and wooden clogs.
Well a lot. But mostly known is Koninginnedag, translated Queensday. Its the queen moms(Juliana) birthday but most Dutch people don't know that. For the averege Hollander is a tradiotion to sell your old stuff (national fleemarket) of party like there is no tomorrow.
They put a carrot or an apple in their shoes (they have normal shoes like the ones in the US or in the UK). Typical presents are a chocolate letter (your initial in chocolate), pepernoten or a small toy. Children leave bread and milk in their shoes. they may also provide apples.
St. Nick is called 'Sinterklaas' in the Netherlands and he celebrates his birthday on the 6th of December and brings presents and candy on the 5th (evening) and 6th (morning) of December. He arrives about two weeks before from Spain (where he lives), rides on a white horse and is accompagnied by ...
The Dutch remember the victims of the wars their country has been involved in since the beginning of the 20th century on May 4th. In Dutch this day is called 'dodenherdenking'. The Dutch celebrate their freedom (the freedom of the country) on May 5th. In Dutch this day is called 'bevrijdingsdag'.
Children do not fill their shoes on Christmas Eve. They leave their shoes out so that when Santa Claus comes he can fill them with small gifts.
The religious holidays in the Netherlands are: Christmas (kerst or kerstmis), celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas is on December 25 and 26. Good Friday (goede vrijdag), commemorating the crucifiction of Jesus Christ. Good Friday is on the Friday before Easter. Easter (pasen), celebra...