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



NYT: Awakening the ‘Dutch Gene’ of Water Survival

NOORDWIJK, the Netherlands — Along a rugged, wide North Sea beach here on a recent day, children formed teams of eight to 10, taking their places beside mounds of sand carefully cordoned by candy-cane striped tape. They had one hour for their sand castle competition. (more…)  More >







TBI Vision: What next in the Netherlands?

From Big Brother to The Voice via Deal or No Deal and Splash! Dutch producers have proved time and again that they know how to construct an international television hit. (more…)  More >




WSJ: EU to Investigate Corporate Tax Codes in Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands

European Union regulators are preparing to open a formal investigation into corporate-tax regimes in Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands on Wednesday, according to a person familiar with the matter, amid concerns that multinational companies such as Apple Inc. enjoy sweeter tax deals than are permitted under EU law. (more…)  More >







Dutch Students To Build Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia From Ice

A team of students from Eindhoven University are to build a forty metre high model ofAntonio Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia. The project, which follows the completion of the world’s biggest ice dome last year, will be constructed from pykrete and reinforced with wood fibres.  (more…)  More >