Dutch term – Zomer

Zomer means summer.Traditionally, summer was the time for harvesting. Even outside the summer holidays, school attendance was lower in the summer in rural areas, because children were kept home to help bring the harvest in.

Summer is a nice period to visit the Netherlands, although popular tourist destinations can be overcrowded. Opening hours of museums and tourist attractions are great during the summer, but beware that opening hours of archives may be reduced.

Farmers harvesting the hay. Credits: Izaak Jans de Wit, collection Rijksmuseum (public domain)

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