Today another anniversary: Wikipedia in Dutch


Den Bosch: some participants meet a journalist from Brabants Dagblad who had written about the tenth anniversary of Wikipedia in Dutch
Den Bosch: some participants meet a journalist from Brabants Dagblad who had written about the tenth anniversary of Wikipedia in Dutch

As far as we can tell, the first edit to Wikipedia in Dutch was made on June 19th, 2001. We also don’t no exactly know which was the first article, but we all can see the following result: the largest and greatest encyclopedia in the history of the Dutch language.

Yesterday we celebrated this tenth anniversary in Den Bosch. It was great to see some of the earliest contributors, such as André Engels, and meet some of our fans who are reading Wikipedia for hours a day. We were also stunned by the huge covering in the news.

Our guest of honour was Ting Chen, the recently re-elected chairman of the Wikimedia Foundation. He held a warm speech for one of the most succesful language versions of which Wikipedia is rich.

Thanks to all who came, and thanks to Ciell who made the event possible. Photos are uploaded to a Wikimedia Commons category.

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