Who said sports are always exhilarating? Welcome to the world of Paalzitten, where boredom is taken to new heights – or rather, lengths. Discover the bizarre Dutch sport of pole sitting, where competitors sit on wooden poles for hours until they surrender to numbness or the call of nature. From the unsung ‘heroes’ of pole endurance to the worst film in Dutch cinema history, this is a story you won’t want to ‘sit out.’ Click to delve into the peculiar world of Paalzitten!


In the Netherlands Sitting on a Pole for Hours on End Is a Competitive Sport