- Title: Dutch revellers brave icy sea for a New Year dip
- Date: 1st January 2020
- Summary: VARIOUS OF WOMEN IN COSTUMES DANCING ON THE BEACH DURING WARMING UP SLIPPER SHAPED LIKE A CLOG AND DECORATED WITH A DUTCH WINDMILL AND TULIP VARIOUS OF PARTICIPANTS CHEERING AND DANCING DURING WARMING UP TWO PEOPLE DANCING WITH THE DUTCH FLAG TWO MEN DRESSED AS WOMEN DANCING DURING WARMING UP CROWD IN FRONT OF STAGE WARMING UP WOMEN DRESSED IN DUTCH COSTUMES DANCING ON THE BEACH TWO SINGERS ON STAGE AS PEOPLE DANCE AND WAVE THEIR HATS VARIOUS OF WOMAN WEARING PYJAMAS AND WOMAN WEARING BIKINI AND BIG HAT DANCING ON THE BEACH MORE OF PEOPLE DANCING ON THE BEACH THREE MEN DOING PUSH UPS ON BEACH PEOPLE WAITING BEHIND CORDON BEFORE THEY CAN RUN TO THE SEA
- Embargoed: 15th January 2020 14:06
- Keywords: Holland Netherlands New Year swim New Years Day North Sea celebrations tradition
- Location: SCHEVENINGEN, PROVINCE SOUTH-HOLLAND, THE NETHERLANDS
- City: SCHEVENINGEN, PROVINCE SOUTH-HOLLAND, THE NETHERLANDS
- Country: Netherlands
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA002BUCCF9J
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Thousands of Dutch swimmers braved near-freezing temperatures on Wednesday (January 1) to mark the start of the new year.
The traditional North Sea swim has been held in the seaside town of Scheveningen since the 1960s, when it began with just a handful of participants.
Italy, France, Germany and Sweden are among several countries among others that host traditional New Year swims.
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