March 22, 2017

Vote for your favourite ugly public art

Filed under: Art by Orangemaster @ 9:46 am
Photo by Peter Cox

Photo by Peter Cox

Dutch radio station 538 is asking their listeners to vote on the ‘Ugliest artwork of the Netherlands’. The nine nominees include a ‘pooping skater’ in Pijnacker, the awkward arch in Amstelveen and something I actually like, the ‘Big Funnelman’ (their spelling, not mine) in Breda.

Click here to vote!

(Link:, Photo of ‘Big Funnelman’ by Peter Cox)

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January 29, 2014

Man wins bike from coloring contest after 50 years

Filed under: Bicycles by Orangemaster @ 10:15 am

Here’s a nice publicity stunt from Calvé, the makers of Dutch peanut butter (called ‘pindakaas’ in Dutch, literally ‘peanut cheese’).

A 66-year-old man from Den Helder decided to look for a colored drawing he never sent in for a contest that expired more than 50 years ago on February 1963. “Finish what you’ve started” had been ringing in his head for a while. He dug up the drawing from his attic and finally sent it in to get that feeling of completeness I imagine. And lucky him Calvé decided to give him the contest prize, a new bike albeit a very modern one (see the video).


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January 16, 2013

Enter the Amsterdam Dungeon ticket giveaway!

Filed under: History by Orangemaster @ 10:05 am

Holland’s horrible history comes to life in a dark dungeon of the city centre, complete with actors and rides depicting death, torture, illness and all kinds of creepy things dwelling beneath Amsterdam’s pretty canals.

Scary yet educational, experience it for yourself in English or Dutch with our 24oranges ticket giveaway!

How to enter: E-mail 24oranges at submissions (at) and we will randomly pick a winner before 31 January 2013. The winning tickets (2) will be sent to you by The Amsterdam Dungeon shortly after and are valid until January 2014.

Tell us why you like 24oranges in a few words and will we post the winning praise on our site as confirmation of the winner. We will also send the winner an e-mail to confirm that they have won.

To find out more about The Amsterdam Dungeon visit

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