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"4 May Dodenherdenking" Netherlands Local Custom Tip by a5floor

Netherlands Local Customs: 288 reviews and 290 photos

  4 May Dodenherdenking
by a5floor

On 4 May we remember the people who died during a war. It is mainly for 2nd World War. A lot of soldiers and civilians were killed.
The Dutch flag will go half on a pole during the whole day. At 8pm we are quite for 2 minutes to remember all the people who died.

There is a foundation for this day. It is called 'Stichting 4 en 5 mei'. They have a website (, but it is only in Dutch. Haven't found an Eglish section at this site. The address of this foundation is:

Nationaal Comite 4 en 5 mei
Rapenburgerstraat 109
1011 VL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Phone: +31-(0)20-6209688
Fax: +31-(0)20-6205620


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  • Written May 5, 2006
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