Greek start-ups go orange
The Orange Grove initiative is a Dutch-Greek start-up which aims to stem the brain drain and reduce youth unemployment, writes Maria Vasileiou.
Do Dutch lotteries appeal to expats?
Lotteries are and have been a popular form of entertainment for centuries, and especially in times of crisis are welcomed by many as a potential way to 'escape the misery'.
Cycling in the King's footsteps
Cycle along past the most important places in King Willem-Alexander’s life and enjoy some unique Dutch scenery at the same time!
NYT: Countdown to 2014 World Cup in Brazil
To call Guus Hiddink peripatetic would be an understatement. He has coached in his native Netherlands, as well as Turkey, Spain, South Korea, England, Australia, Russia and Chechnya (and do not forget his 28 games as a player in the old North American Soccer League).
The Guardian: The world's weirdest photo albums
From 1980s images of a Chinese woman with her TV to endless shots of a black dog on a black sofa, Dutch publisher Erik Kessels' collections of 'found photographs' are beautiful, surreal – and unsettling.
Guardian: Netherlands cleared over cricket claim
The Netherlands have been cleared of wrongdoing by the International Cricket Council over accusations from their young all-rounder Tim Gruijters that he was "forced and bullied" out of their World Twenty20 squad to make way for Tom Cooper, an Australian all-rounder.
PBS Newshour: What can the Dutch teach the U.S. about selling pot?
As Colorado and Washington begin selling legal marijuana, questions remain about the practical process of changing drug policy. NewsHour travels to the Netherlands -- the one nation that's been openly selling pot for over forty years -- to see what might be in store for the United States. Correspondent Wiliam Brangham and producer Saskia de Melker report.
NYT: Treasure Hunting at a Dutch Fair
MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS — Some art market booms are more equal than others. Back in the 1980s, when the Japanese were spending hundreds of millions on art, Old Masters were often more expensive than the most desirable works by 20th-century artists.
Washington Post: As US states allow pot sales, Dutch reverse course
MAASTRICHT, Netherlands — A young man at a bus stop hisses at a passer-by: “What you looking for ... marijuana?” It’s a scene of street peddling that the Netherlands hoped to stamp out in the 1970s when it launched a policy of tolerating “coffee shops” where people could buy and smoke pot freely.
The Dutch revolution in journalism
Blendle is a small journalism startup from The Netherlands. Recently, we (two 27-year old founders) got all the major newspapers and magazines in the country to start a revolutionary experiment.
The Economist: Dutch skaters on Russian ice
Saturday afternoon presented a typical scene at the local skating rink in Haarlem: a synchronised peloton of long-limbed Dutch Mercuries, aged 15 to 70, whipping around the inner lane of the regulation 400-metre (1,312 feet) circuit, while a couple hundred of us clumsy mortals straggled along the periphery.
AP: Prostitute museum opens in Amsterdam
On any given evening, thousands of tourists stroll down the narrow canal-side streets of Amsterdam's famed Red Light District, gawking at ladies in lingerie who work behind windows, making a living selling sex for money.
An MBA is not a degree
An MBA is an integral part of ongoing personal development, not just a piece of paper, says Christo Nel of Nyenrode Business Universiteit.(Sponsored feature)
NYT: A Dutch Jihadist in Syria Speaks, and Blogs
Last summer, a Dutch public television producer scanning the Internet for information on foreign fighters in Syria stumbled on something he had never seen before: Instagram photos of a man wearing the uniform of the Royal Netherlands Army who appeared to be fighting alongside Islamist rebels against government forces.
Huff Post: A shaggy dog story
Guide dogs aren't only for people who have difficulty seeing, they're also for those "who have seen too much." That's the premise illustrated in a powerful new ad from the Royal Dutch Guide Dog Foundation, a nonprofit in the Netherlands that trains and places assistance dogs where they're needed
10 politicians who made a difference
With both local and European elections taking place this spring, the Netherlands by Numbers has drawn up a list of 10 Dutch politicians who made a difference.
Video: Amsterdammers are happy
Amsterdammers put together their version of Pharrell William's Happy. At 47 minutes, it is not quite as long as the original.
BBC: Amsterdam alcoholics paid in beer for collecting litter
Alcoholics are being paid in beer to clean the streets of Amsterdam as part of a project partly funded by the Dutch government - the organisers think other countries should abandon "old-fashioned political correctness" and adopt the same approach.