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



Dutch leadership: the end of mere pragmatism?

Dutch leadership: the end of mere pragmatism?

In managing its relationship with the European Union, the Dutch government is engaged in an increasingly delicate balancing act. The Netherlands is a founding member of the EU and has long had a substantial majority of voters who favour European integration.  More >


I felt like it was a betrayal, and we had raised funds on false pretense

I felt like it was a betrayal, and we had raised funds on false pretense

“I felt like it was a betrayal, and we had raised funds on false pretense”: The Correspondent’s first U.S. employee speaks out. “They’re really good at the PR thing, and it really feels like gaslighting. They were like, ‘Well, we never promised a U.S. newsroom.’ I was like: Wait, did I just imagine all this?”  More >




The revolt against virtue

The revolt against virtue

The assumption of virtue among those who count themselves as progressive may help to explain the popularity of right-wing agitators, as well as the link between anti-immigrant sentiment and denial of climate change. Anything, it seems, is better than admitting that the experts are right.  More >


The new face of the Dutch far-right

The new face of the Dutch far-right

Thierry Baudet once called politicians brain-dead. Now his upstart white nationalist movement has eclipsed Geert Wilders and won more senate seats than the prime minister’s party.  More >






Dutch drugs: ‘Breaking Bad’ in Tilburg

Dutch drugs: ‘Breaking Bad’ in Tilburg

The Tilburg region in the southern Netherlands has earned a reputation as the ecstasy capital of the world. Can the authorities find a way to curb the area's enormous production of MDMA?  More >



Picture clue: cops turn to amateur web sleuths to help crack cases

Picture clue: cops turn to amateur web sleuths to help crack cases

It looks like a normal bathroom tile. But when amateur internet sleuths managed to locate it, they found the missing piece in an international child abuse investigation. This was one of the clues that led to the arrest of a suspect and the identification of nine child abuse victims.  More >






Outrage: Dutch architecture no longer shows social imagination

Outrage: Dutch architecture no longer shows social imagination

While their cities’ once-exemplary housing system is dismantled and the national social-housing stock plummets, Dutch architects remain silent Compared with countries such as Germany and France, the Netherlands has produced few great thinkers, but a huge number of famous painters, designers and other image producers.   More >