Provincie Overijssel Local Customs

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Provincie Overijssel Local Customs

  • Easter...painting the eggs !

    A local custom in my family but also in lots of other Dutch families is painting the eggs at Easter.You have to use nice colours...but you can also make faces of the eggs.After you've painted the Easterday ....we do a compition.Throwing the eggs in the air...and than you have to catch the egg of your partner.What a mess !!

  • dialect

    The local dialect is known as Twents, a dialect of Low German, which together with Limburgs is one of the two regional languages of the Netherlands. Twents is spoken in all parts of Twente, but varies in each village.The Van Deinse Instituut is involved in researching the past and present of Twente. It is located in Enschede and studies the...

  • Folklore

    Many traditional cultural practices have been preserved in Twente, such as blowing the mid-winter horn and the stoking of Easter fires. The Twents anthem praises these practices, together with the textile industriousness and the society. An extravagant carnival is celebrated in Oldenzaal, which like the most of Twente is Roman-catholic

  • Singing a song in the dialect Twents

    Twents VolksleedDôar lig tuss'n Déénkel en Regge 'n laandoons mooie en neerige Twèènte't Laand van katoen en 't laand van d'n esden greun is in wéénter en lèènte.Doar ruust de rouw op d'n kaamp in de wééndgeet 't rad van de möl in de bekke gezwééndDôar steet nöast d'n eek'n d'n beuk en de danDat is oons zo leeve land Twèènte (2x)Woar Twickel zien'...

  • Ballooning in Oldenzaal

    Every year in August there is a ballooning festival in Oldenzaal. This event is held in park 'The Hulsbeek'. 35 balloons are present on this event. Lots of ordinary ones, but also some beautiful special shape balloons.It is not the biggest ballooning festival in the world, but it is fun! I have heard about festivals where there are 700 balloons!...

  • Easter fires

    Many small villages have a traditional Easter fire on Easter sunday or Easter monday evening.Most villages start building the stake of wood and branches on saturday. And depending on the tradition the stake is lit just after sunset on Easter sunday or monday. Some villages have special happening around the fire others only have the fire.

  • Carnival in Oldenzaal

    Carnival : Wow, the whole town turns into one big party during the carnival. And that is not for just one day, it starts on a Thursday and goes on until the next Tuesday. Everyone wears silly clothes, and goes to the pub or anywhere else where there is a party.In Oldenzaal there is a big parade on the Sunday. About a 100.000 people visit our little...

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    Besides being a hotel, De Jonge also provides food for the hungry. Although it was a bit of a long...

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    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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  • Erve Bruggert

    Scholtenhagenweg 46, Haaksbergen, 7481 VP, nl

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

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