Even though the Eleven Cities Skating Tour has been cancelled - or at least postponed - the Dutch have already been out skating on a massive scale. Some people have even taken time off from work, school or college to hit the ice.
Over the past few days, several skating tours were organised. RNW took its cameras to the town of Kortenhoef where people could set out on 10 and 25 kilometre circuits. Over the weekend the weather will be ideal for skating: just a few degrees of frost and plenty of sunshine. Huge crowds are expected on the ice.