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





Giving Artworks a Second Life

Giving Artworks a Second Life

Once upon a time the Dutch government subsidised artists in order to build collections. Times have changed and museums are 'deaccessioning' what they think is, well, not very good. Now OODE art gallery in Amsterdam is selling this orphaned art. It's worth a visit: curators aren't always right after all.  More >




A low-spirited country

A low-spirited country

The Dutch are grumpy in spite of the economic recovery. Broken election promises are one reason, writes the Economist.  More >





Does individual style exist?

Does individual style exist?

According to these Dutch photographers the answer to the question 'Does individual style exist?' the answer is probably 'no, not really'.  More >






Lesbians’ goodbye kiss leads to ‘humiliation’ in Paris

Lesbians’ goodbye kiss leads to ‘humiliation’ in Paris

Thalys, a part Dutch rail consortium which features same-sex couples in its ads, has suspended a train guard for telling a lesbian couple their goodbye kiss 'cannot be tolerated'. And at the Gare du Nord, the smoochiest railway station in Paris.  More >



Boosting Eurostar

The Eurostar brand is not well-established in the Netherlands. A tongue-in-cheek campaign will highlight the drawbacks of travelling by plane, writes The Drum.  More >



Dutch students choose to live in nursing-homes rent-free

Dutch students choose to live in nursing-homes rent-free

Dutch students are often hard put to find affordable living space. A nursing home in Deventer is offering free accommodation but in exchange students have to spend at least 30 hours a month 'hanging out' with the elderly inhabitants, the Journal writes.  More >