On Monday night, the first official frosts were reported, with temperatures dropping to -5.5 degrees in De Bilt, reports Weerplaza.
Trains were delayed due to problems caused by frost on the tracks, according to NOS, and in the north, east and south, temperatures dropped below freezing.
The last official frosts, when it is less than -5 degrees, were on March 6 and recent years have seen exceptionally mild weather in the Netherlands.
Before frosts on January 31 2020, there were a record 740 days above this temperature, according to NOS.
Tuesday December 21, the winter solstice and shortest day of the year, is considered by many to be the first official day of winter.
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