Daily Mail: Mystery of Vermeer's masterpieces solved
Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer was revered for his strikingly realistic 17th century paintings because they were able to capture light and detail like never before.
Yet in 2006 fellow artist David Hockney stirred up controversy by claiming Vermeer was only able to paint this well because he used a lens and mirror contraption – similar to a camera obscura.
NYT: Wired: Putting a Writer and Readers to a Test
Writers working on new books often complain about the pressure. But on a recent evening, the Dutch novelist Arnon Grunberg was sitting at a cluttered desk in his shoe-box apartment in Midtown Manhattan, with more reason to kvetch than most.
Video: Amsterdam Dance Event, the aftermath
A quick look back at the impact of last month's Amsterdam Dance Event, attended by 300,000 people from 75 countries who enjoyed 450 events at 80 different clubs and venues.
WWD: Dutch Take on Denim a Class Act
The Dutch capital, increasingly viewed as the capital of denim in Europe as well, is now home to what is purportedly the world’s first denim school.
The Netherlands from the air
Public broadcaster VPRO has produced a new television documentary series looking at the Netherlands from the air. Here's a taster.
Guardian: Sounds of the Dutch underground
From Tiësto to Armin van Buuren, Dutch DJs are some of the biggest stars of dance music. But back in Holland an even more vibrant underground scene is pioneering a whole new sound
Washington Post: Finding my voice in a new language
The huge elm lay on its side in front of my house like a capsized ship. It was still alive, still breathing, saturated with enough water to last maybe a few days. But after Hurricane Sandy, there was a hole in the sky where it once stood. I understood about being uprooted. Just a few months earlier, I’d moved from my native Holland to America.
BBC: On the trail of SS accused Siert Bruins
A 92-year-old man is on trial in Germany, accused of murdering a member of the Dutch resistance nearly 70 years ago. The case is one of many ghosts that have yet to be laid to rest in the farming country of the Dutch-German borderland.
NYT: The Things Traders Say, Dutch Bank Edition
Rabobank, which began life as an agriculture cooperative in the Netherlands in the late 19th century, has become the largest Dutch lender and a modest player on the stage of world finance.
On Tuesday, it also joined the ranks of institutions tarnished by the global rate-setting scandal.
Wall Street Journal: Dutch Real Estate Gets New Lease on Life
Nonbank lenders are providing more financing for commercial-real-estate lending in the Netherlands as investors grow more confident in the European recovery and properties that are outside the most favored markets of London, Paris and Germany.
BBC: Phonebloks: the phone you can build like Lego
A new mobile phone concept that would give users a chance to choose from a range of components, and replace or upgrade them when necessary, has generated enormous interest online. But could this sustainable, modular device ever become a reality?
Bleacher report: Ranking the Best Dutch-born Players in MLB
If you weren't swept up in "Honkbal" fever during the 2013 World Baseball Classic, you're officially behind the curve. Team Netherlands made a surprise run through the early rounds of the tournament to the semifinals in San Francisco and proved they can become an international baseball power.
Amsterdam goes minature
Tilt-shift technology turns real life Amsterdam is turned into a minature city peopled by dolls in Mini-Mokum by video maker Pieter Manders.
Dutch Culture for Dummies
Why do some of the Dutch call the Netherlands Holland and sing about being German and supporting the king of Spain? asks Greg Shapiro in his new book.
NYT: A New Dutch Focus on Film
AMSTERDAM — Set against Amsterdam’s industrial northern skyline, the EYE Film Institute Netherlands stands out like an errant iceberg. The €35 million center, which opened last year, is a museum, archive, national film institute, art house and commercial cinema complex. It also represents a new focus on film in this city.
Huff Post: Dutch Art Treat
One of the breakout stars in the twenty-first century art world is back today with a new exhibition, The Collapse of Cohesion, at the Galerie Ron Mandos in Amsterdam.