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






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 >



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 >