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


Will Sun shine for PSV?

PSV Eindhoven has become the first football club in the Netherlands to sign a player from China. A commercial masterstroke, because when Sun Xiang appears on the field as a left-back, some 100 million extra pairs of eyes will be watching the match. (more…)  More >



Dark Secrets

Ayaan Hirsi Ali blames Islam for the miseries of the Muslim world. Her new autobiography shows that life is too complex for that. (more…)  More >


Tea and talk tactics to charm the Taliban

They are being called The Lucky Dutch. They haven't lost a single soldier in combat. Their tactics are said to include tea for the Taliban and Talking to the Dark Side. (more…)  More >


Dutch directness boosts BT

Ben Verwaayen’s high-energy approach has transformed the stodgy BT into a modern, confident company, with its focus on the future. (more…)  More >