Koffie Kletz: Dutchmen on Skates

January 13, 2018
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January 13, 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am
1 Lincoln Avenue
Holland - Ottawa, MI 49423
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Koffie Kletz: Dutchmen on Skates
Koffie Kletz: Dutchmen on Skates
The Dutch are generally a rational bunch. However, when the temperature drops below zero they go crazy! In extra-cold winters thousands of them (including the King) take to the ice to skate 200km (the equivalent of a drive from Holland to Cadillac!) in sub-zero temperatures – and pay 100 Euros to do so! The grueling event is known as the Elfstedentocht or Eleven-cities tour and has occurred 15 times in the last 125 years. When it is held, the entire nation shuts down to watch skaters brave the Frisian canals for an entire day. On Saturday, January 13 at 10am, we’ll discover the story of this mind-boggling race while staying warm with JP’s coffee. Please let us know you’re coming by registering at Eventbrite or calling 355-1030. For those of you regulars, Kletzes this year are planned for January 13, February 10 and March 17. As always, Koffie Kletzes are free for Friends of Windmill Island Gardens with a suggested donation of $5 for visitors. (Friends sign-ups available at the Kletz.)