Here at Travel Gluttons we write about two things – food and travel.
But today we are switching gears a little and talking about juices…yes, juices.
Yesterday was the start of the Glass House in the Netherlands. Every year in the week before Christmas one of the biggest radio stations in the country, 3FM, organises this fundraising campaign. Also known as 3FM Serious Request, the initiative aims to raise money for (the Red Cross for) lesser known world-issues.
How do they raise the money? Three DJs from the station are locked inside the glass house for six days. The days are spent with celebrity guests, auction items, a lot of comical activity, and plenty of donations that people from around the Netherlands deliver in forms great and small. During the six days, the DJs go without food relying only on specially blended and sometimes disgusting juices.
Every year the Glass House is in a different Dutch city. This year you can find it in the historic city of Haarlem. Near Amsterdam, the city is often called “the little Amsterdam” due to its traditional Dutch architecture and village feel.
Last year the Glass House raised over 12 million Euros (EURO) and expectations are high again this year. Whether you want to peer into the Glass House, eat Dutch food, explore the city of Haarlem or just donate some money – now is a great time to be in the Netherlands.