WEST MEETS EAST
The Netherlands have a lot to offer. In the West we have the sea, the dunes and the biggest cities. In the North we have islands and lakes and in the South, we even have a “mountain”. So why would people from the West want to visit the eastern part of their country? How do you turn the most wayward region of the Netherlands into an attractive tourist destination?
TIME IS OUR MOST PRECIOUS POSSESSION
People from the Twente region, Twentenaren or ‘Tukkers’ as they like to refer to themselves, have a different perception of time. They have the feeling that there’s always plenty of time to do the things that really matter. Hence the famous Tukker expression: ‘Tijd zat’ (Nuff time). Time is truly relative: in the West of the Netherlands it passes faster than in the East.