Netherlands Military Tattoo

Netherlands Military Tattoo

September
The Netherlands Military Tattoo takes place every year over five days in September in Ahoy Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It is one of the biggest and best-known displays of military drumming, bag piping, band music, and precision marching in Europe. Drawing on long-standing military tradition, the Netherlands Military Tattoo has been performed for the public since 1978. The ticketed event takes place in an indoor arena.
The word tattoo derives from the Dutch phrase Doe den tap toe (literal translation: 'Turn off the taps'), because drummers used to be sent out into Dutch garrison towns at curfew to remind tavern keepers to turn off the beer taps so soldiers would return to barracks.
CONTACTS:
Stichting Nationale Taptoe
van Brederodekazerne
Postbus 10151
GC Vught 5260 The Netherlands
www.nationaletaptoe.nl
Netherlands Board of Tourism
355 Lexington Ave., 19th Fl.
New York, NY 10017
888-464-6552 or 212-370-7360; fax: 212-370-9507
holland.com
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