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






How to confront a dark corporate past

How to confront a dark corporate past

'We thought we knew our story, and we knew it wasn’t great,' says Maurice Brenninkmeijer, chairman of COFRA Holding, which owns C&A, a 175-year-old Dutch clothing retailer with over 2,000 stores globally.  More >



Dutch to share their dark masterpiece, 70 years on

Dutch to share their dark masterpiece, 70 years on

It is a novel lauded in the Netherlands as a modern classic, while its author is a literary titan. But British readers are unlikely to have heard of The Evenings or Gerard Reve. Nearly 70 years after the novel’s publication and 10 years after Reve’s death, it has finally been translated into English.  More >






My hardcore adventures in the Dutch Bible belt

My hardcore adventures in the Dutch Bible belt

The international sin-bin of Amsterdam aside, The Netherlands isn't a country particularly associated with extremity. Ask most people to think of an image of the Dutch countryside and they'll no doubt fall readily into cliché: windmills, dyes, rolls of cheese, rosy-faced maidens with dollies on their heads, ham and cheese toasties and tall lads called Ronald and Virgil with Van Persie haircuts.  More >





Amsterdam revisited

Amsterdam revisited

This year we decided to take our summer vacation in Amsterdam. For my family, Amsterdam is not just any destination. I lived in the city for seven years and wrote a book about it.  More >