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Independent: Dutch designer creates lamp powered by octopus bacteria

Teresa van Dongen said she was influenced by bioluminese found in the sea and wanted to harness it to explore new forms of energy.

Scotsman: The Scot who liberated a Dutch town on a bicycle

A SECOND World War veteran has relived the moment he liberated a Dutch town from Nazis – on his bicycle.

It's time to get drinking bok beer: here are six not to miss

It is officially bok beer season in the Netherlands. And there are official rules about these things.

Telegraph: The Dutch garden where tulip bulbs live forever

Hortus Bulborum, a volunteer-run Dutch garden, is dedicated to conserving historic varieties before the vanish for good.

PRI: With the waters rising, the Dutch find eco-friendly ways to keep them at bay

A patch of lowland near the Dutch city of Dordrecht is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Or, as Dutch ecologist and dike designer Mindert de Vries puts it, “between a wet and a wetter place” — the Rhine River delta on one side and the North Sea on the other.

NYT: A Dutch Town Honors U.S. Soldiers' Wartime Bravery at Germany's Edge

NIJMEGEN, the Netherlands — When Henny Meijer was 2 years old, his hometown was liberated by American soldiers. Hearing the commotion on the street, his 8-year-old brother ran to greet them with a neighbor — a woman who was handing the Americans orange flowers — when a soldier threw himself on the boy.

Reuters: Startups go Dutch for new era in manufacturing

(Reuters) - Beneath the low beams of a converted warehouse in Amsterdam lives a company with many of the attributes of a Silicon Valley startup, except that at less than a year old it has zero venture capital and says it is already making enough money to sustain itself.

Guardian: Cruyff interview

The Dutch legend, who once tried to block the appointment of Louis van Gaal at Ajax, says Manchester United manager must get the players to develop their games for the sake of the team

NYT: The Dutch Are Back in Town

On Sept. 24, in an avant-garde condo tower that butts up against the High Line, an unusual gallery called Chamber will open in Chelsea. Like a 17th-century cabinet of curiosities, it will be filled with the eclectic treasures of intrepid explorers.

New York Times: The Source of New York's Greatness

Monday is New York’s birthday: 350 years ago, on Sept. 8, 1664, English soldiers took control of the Dutch city of New Amsterdam, on Manhattan Island.

Improving Your Life Through Language

Speaking more than one language fluently is a great addition your skill set, and it is never too late to get started. Sponsored feature

Arnhem's bitcoin boulevard

Bitcoin merchants in Arnhem, the Netherlands have recently become popular as many of the local cafes and shops now accept Bitcoin.

The Return on Investment of my MBA in the Netherlands

Studying for an MBA abroad takes all sorts of investments but the returns are definitely worth it, says Yoony Kim. (sponsored feature)

Video: A drone flight through Amsterdam's new metro

It might be years from opening, but you can check out progress on Amsterdam's new metro in this video. 

Huff Post: Four things you should know about The Hague

"The Hague" conjures up myriad and often mysterious images for people. Some envision international judges in long robes, presiding over somber criminal trials.

Wallpaper: Letter from the Netherlands

When architectural historian Bart Lootsma coined the term Superdutch in 2000 he was highlighting a common thread among the work of 1990s Dutch architects, who achieved great global success and influence through simple yet expressive forms that didn't sacrifice their native spirit of realism. 

NRC: An overview of some of Heineken's finest ads

Heineken turns 150 this year. The Amsterdam based brewery claims to be the world’s most international brewery; its beers are available in 178 countries around the world.

The Economist: Polder and wiser

Dutch farmers add sustainability to their enviable productivity.

Variety: Dutch DJ Tiesto Traffics in Hits on 'Paradise'

A consistent presence near the top of Forbes’ rankings of the most fiscally successful DJs, and a tireless performer at fests and residencies, Dutch veteran Tiesto released “A Town called Paradis” this summer, his first proper album since 2009’s “Kaleidoscope.”

Daily Mail: Tulips from Amsterdam

They may look like an abstract painting, or even microscope slides, but these coloured straight lines are made of tulips. A nature photographer has captured bright aerials of tulip fields in the outskirts of Amsterdam to reveal their geometric perfection.  

Guardian: Frans Br├╝ggen key figure in Holland's early music scene

Frans Brüggen, a conductor and key figure in Holland’s early music scene, has died at the age of 79.

Video: Bicycle anecdotes from Amsterdam

A 10-minute film featuring the city of bikes, including cycling tips and an answer to the question 'is there a method in the madness'.

Guardian: The urbanist's guide to Amsterdam: 'It can be wild, so public urinals abound.'

Jennifer Lenhart of the Urban Observer imparts the joys of Amsterdam and explains why there's more to the capital of the Netherlands than bicycles, boats and booze

10 things you didn't know about renting an apartment in Amsterdam

You are bound to have lots of questions when it comes to renting an apartment. Here is a top 10 of things you might not think about, but that you really need to know, compiled by the experts at Perfect Housing. (Sponsored feature)

Word Sauce: MH17 & Gaza; A Note To The Internet

Let me start by saying I'm Dutch. We as a nation faced a severe loss this week, a loss that will leave its traces in our society.

Global memories: an expat archive

The Expatriate Archive Centre in The Hague is preserving a global memory of expat lives, writes Molly Quell.

Economist: The MH17 crisis: a wake-up call

Like most of Europe, the Netherlands went along half-heartedly with efforts to impose retaliatory sanctions on Moscow, and among the Dutch public there was a tendency to treat the Ukrainian conflict as an ethnolinguistic clash or a Russian-American power contest.

I Slept Next to the Wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

Journalist Olaf Koens' experiences on the crash site in Ukraine

NYT: The Problem With Collective Grief

The Dutch mourn flight 17's victims in their own sober way.

Independent: The Golden Age of Dutch art has inpired writers from Marcel Proust to Donna Tartt

Just as Tracy Chevalier pilfered Vermeer's 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' and Proust purloined the artist's 'View of Delft', so Donna Tartt appropriated Fabritius's 'The Goldfinch' – set to be Booker-longlisted this week – as her inspiration.

Social Europe Journal: Did the Dutch start the end of social Europe?

The Dutch government’s recent announcement that the welfare state will be substituted by an undefined “participative society” may be the news story of the year — or at least deserves to be. No doubt the headlines oversimplify as usual. But the alarm is sounding.

10 Dutch theme parks

The Efteling is the eighth best amusement park in Europe, according to Tripadvisor travellers. Here is the Netherlands by Numbers list of 10 Dutch theme parks.

NYT: Dutch Higher Education Policy Refocuses on Quality

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — When the Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, was deputy minister of education, from 2004 to 2006, the government was committed to the so-called Lisbon Strategy, which aimed to make the European Union a competitive knowledge economy.

Guardian: How Louis van Gaal made the Dutch believe

The Manchester United-bound coach has made his nation, dismissed as no-hopers before the tournament, confident they can lose their bridesmaids’ tag and win the World Cup

Six tips to unveil your leadership potential

Up for a challenge? Here are six tips to unlease your leadership potential, by Nyenrode's Christo Nel. (Sponsored feature)

Wall Street Journal: Why the USA should support the Netherlands

Historic bonds between the two countries should have the Jankes - er, Yankees - supporting the Netherlands.

The Netherlands' hidden holiday gems

If an exotic foreign holiday is a bit beyond your budget this year and you’re still digging around for something closer to home, then look no further: Esther O’Toole has dug up some hidden treasures for you.

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.

Guardian: Louis van Gaal unites Holland by putting winning first

Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben have embraced their coach’s counterattacking style but Holland must reach the semi-finals to keep Johan Cruyff and the other critics at bay.

Video: House of Cards Amsterdam

Ernstjan van Doorn took three weeks in his spare time to make this 'House of Cards Amsterdam' time-lapse opening sequence.

Guardian: Pearl of a museum: Vermeer shines among Dutch icons in new Mauritshuis

A dramatic yet tasteful refurbishment allows The Hague's fine collection of golden age Dutch art – including Girl with a Pearl Earring and Fabritius's Goldfinch – to seduce and intrigue.

Daily Mail: Anne Frank's diary brought to life

  Anne Frank's diary has been brought to life in a multimillion pound theatrical production.      

Fortune: Why the Dutch government is courting Brooklyn hipsters

New York City’s most populous borough is also emerging as a desirable place to do business.

ABC News: Ultimate selfie? Dutch F-16 pilot snaps pics on 787 escort

A Dutch F-16 pilot with a GoPro captured some incredible selfies as the team of F-16s escorted the country's first Dreamliner into Dutch airspace.

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.

Al Jazeera America: Team profile: Netherlands

The Oranje, 2010's runner-up, is aging and declining, but coach Louis van Gaal could devise a surprise

The Bleacher Report: Predicting a Route to World Cup Glory for the Netherlands

After beating Brazil in the quarter-final and Uruguay in the semi-final, the Netherlands reached the final of the World Cup in 2010. There, they lost against Spain, but nonetheless, the Dutch look back at their effort in 2010 with pride. 

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.

Al Jazeera America: Orange, black and the complicated legacy of Dutch soccer

They were an intimidating bunch of men. About 40 of them, loudly singing unintelligible chants, convinced that nobody and nothing could stand in their way.

Bloomberg News: Dutch Seek Safeguard Law Against Telecoms Acquisitions

The Dutch government plans to create a law that will safeguard national security if a local telecommunications operator such as Royal KPN NV receives a takeover approach, Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp told parliament.

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