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



Louis van Gaal’s philosophy

Louis van Gaal’s philosophy

Louis van Gaal is thinking up new rules for the beautiful game all the time; meanwhile fans are waiting for Man United to pick up some points.  More >




How should Europe respond on Russia? The Dutch view

How should Europe respond on Russia? The Dutch view

The Dutch have consistently combined excellent economic relations with Russia with a broader critical dialogue, which has included discussions on politically sensitive issues such as human rights, writes Tony van der Togt, a former diplomat and now senior research fellow at the Clingendael Institute in The Hague  More >



Living in a Dutch windwheel

Living in a Dutch windwheel

A giant rotating windwheel is set to be built in Rotterdam and it's promising to revolutionise the way the Dutch harness wind power, writes ZME Science  More >



Arjen Robben talks coaches

Arjen Robben talks coaches

Footballer Arjen Robben is full of praise for Bayern's Pep Guardiola. Meanwhile Louis van Gaal is trying to lure him to Old Trafford.  More >




Don’t grow cannabis in winter

Don’t grow cannabis in winter

Dutch cannabis growers learnt a valuable lesson this winter: pay attention to the weather forecast as police will investigate a snow free roof.  More >


Dutch chimps learn to speak Scottish in Edinburgh zoo

Dutch chimps learn to speak Scottish in Edinburgh zoo

When a group of Dutch chimps were moved to Edinburgh, they changed the grunt they used for 'apples' to sound more like locals, Briitsh paper The Mirror said on Friday. The research sheds light on the origin of human language, according to scientists.  More >



Dutch design duo Viktor & Rolf stop ready to wear for couture

Dutch design duo Viktor & Rolf are stopping producing ready to wear clothing, says Women's Wear Daily.  Instead, the brand intends to focus attentions on its couture and fragrance ranges, with majority shareholder Renzo Rosso calling the move 'a strategic decision to position the Viktor & Rolf brand in the highest luxury segment of fashion'.  More >




After the cat drone the badger submarine

Dutch artist Bart Jansen who surprised the world with his flying cat was offered a dead badger recently, an offer he couldn't refuse. Get ready for the jet-propelled badger submarine, writes the Belfast Telegraph.  More >


Dutch babies trump US peers in laughing, smiling, cuddling

Dutch babies trump US peers in laughing, smiling, cuddling

Rest, regulation and not too much stimulation make for happy Dutch babies, research shows. American babies aren't that lucky. 'A cultural emphasis on cognitive stimulation may lead U.S. infants to be more active and aroused than their Dutch counterparts,' writes science news site EurekAlert, but they also 'demonstrated higher levels of fear, frustration, and sadness.'.  More >