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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dutch Students To Build Gaudí's Sagrada Familia From Ice
A team of students from Eindhoven University are to build a forty metre high model ofAntonio Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia. The project, which follows the completion of the world’s biggest ice dome last year, will be constructed from pykrete and reinforced with wood fibres.
Dutch Beatlemania 50 years on
On June 6, 1964, in an auction hall in the Dutch village of Blokker, four musicans played two concerts – each lasting only about 25 minutes – and caused a national sensation, writes Tracy Brown Hamilton.
The New York Times: Building 'Conflict-Free' Smartphones
Founded in Amsterdam early last year, Fairphone is a smartphone maker with a difference. Its handset incorporates some technological advances — for example a dual SIM card option that allows it to work simultaneously with two providers and two numbers — but the company has no ambition to rival Apple or Samsung.