A round up of the best stories about the Netherlands and all things Dutch from leading international publications



Could Dutch indoor farming help address food shortages?

Could Dutch indoor farming help address food shortages?

By 2050, Earth’s population is expected to rise to 10 billion, while the resources on the planet continue to shrink. Researchers in the Netherlands are experimenting with one way to feed more people with less: growing crops indoors.   More >








This 39-year old father of three sold everything he had for bitcoin

This 39-year old father of three sold everything he had for bitcoin

Didi Taihuttu believes in bitcoin, and in a big way. The 39-year-old has put his house up for sale — selling it in part for bitcoin — and now lives with his family on a campsite near Venlo in The Netherlands. All of his other items are for sale, too: the car, the motorbike, electric bikes, the children’s toys, clothing, shoes.  More >



10 must-see Dutch Design Week exhibitions

10 must-see Dutch Design Week exhibitions

Dutch Design Week kicked off in Eindhoven today, and Dezeen is in town hosting debates about whether design can tackle global issues. We've picked out 10 other worthy events and exhibitions, from an embassy exploring the future of food to a plastic recycling workshop.  More >


What nobody told me… …about the Netherlands

What nobody told me… …about the Netherlands

Some years ago, already working in ‘active transport’, and seeking to deepen my understanding around urban design, I took the opportunity to take a family holiday for a week in the Netherlands. Among many many reactions to the experience, one big one I experienced was simply surprise that nobody had told me about most of the amazing things I’d see.  More >


Splitting the difference: Why the new Dutch government isn’t as boring as it seems

Splitting the difference: Why the new Dutch government isn’t as boring as it seems

Like a man in a diving suit trying to complete a marathon, Mark Rutte has finally staggered over the finish line. Nearly seven months after Dutch voters went to the polls, the incumbent Prime Minister has finally managed to negotiate a new coalition agreement with the progressive D66 and the conservative Christian Democrats and Christian Union; an odd collection of allies which the NRC newspaper memorably described as representing both “the cargo bike and the church pew”.  More >



The work of experimental Dutch designer on view In New York

The work of experimental Dutch designer on view In New York

Furniture generated by smart algorithms, a functional 3-D printed steel bridge and a printable chair that can be downloaded from the internet are a few examples of the 'the ingenious oeuvre' of experimental Dutch designer and inventor Joris Laarman 'who works at the intersection of design, art and engineering' that will be on display through January 14, 2018 at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York.  More >




How Dutch biking changed the way I ride

How Dutch biking changed the way I ride

 It took just one bike ride after I returned home from a three-week cycling course in the Netherlands to realize that I have been deeply and forever changed by the experience of Dutch biking.  More >