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


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 >




The Dutch pension system is something to be proud of

The Dutch pension system is something to be proud of

We moan in the Netherlands about pension cuts and having to work longer before we can retire. But David Pitt-Watson (60), a leading UK authority on socially responsible investments and pensions, says the Dutch pension system is 'possibly the best pension system in the world'.  More >


Can Netherlands’ ground-shifting plan prevent flooding?

Can Netherlands’ ground-shifting plan prevent flooding?

The Netherlands has been the champion of water management for centuries, battling to keep its low-lying landmass dry. But as extreme weather events — such as Houston’s catastrophic flooding in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey — and high temperatures outstrip even the most pessimistic predictions, some argue that even the most sophisticated dikes won’t be enough.  More >


The Netherlands: this tiny country feeds the world

The Netherlands: this tiny country feeds the world

In a potato field near the Netherlands’ border with Belgium, Dutch farmer Jacob van den Borne is seated in the cabin of an immense harvester before an instrument panel worthy of the Starship Enterprise.  More >










Made in Amsterdam: discussing Dutch creativity

Made in Amsterdam: discussing Dutch creativity

What does it mean to be ‘made in Amsterdam’ in 2017? As part of The Drum's Amsterdam installment of our Creative Cities series, we speak to seasoned creative leaders and up-and-coming talent as we dissect ‘Dutch’ creativity.  More >



Refugees confront the past through art, at a pop-up museum

Refugees confront the past through art, at a pop-up museum

In 2010, Latif Mukasa, an artist and gay rights activist from Uganda, was forced into hiding after his name and photograph were printed in a newspaper’s list of 'Uganda’s 100 Top Homos' with the words 'Hang Them'. When the police issued a warrant for his arrest, he escaped.  More >