2008 in the Netherlands

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This article lists some of the events that took place in the Netherlands in 2008.

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January[edit]

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May[edit]

  • 9: During a huge fire on a shipyard in De Punt (Drenthe) 3 firemen of the Eelde corps perish.

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • 1: Most exceptions on the smoking ban are dropped.
  • 10: The movie Hoe overleef ik mezelf? (How to survive myself?) gets a Gouden Film for getting 100.000 visitors.

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October[edit]

November[edit]

Sports[edit]

March 30: Ellen van Dijk becomes World Champion at the 2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in the Women's scratch
Ellen van Dijk won the gold medal in the Women's time trial, the only Dutch medal at the championships.
The Netherlands won 6 medals: 2 gold, silver and 2 bronze medals. Ellen van Dijk won four of them including the two gold medals. She won gold in the Women's under-23 points race and the Women's under-23 scratch and silver in the Women's omnium and Women's under-23 individual pursuit.

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August[edit]

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