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


Zwarte Piet, as seen through the eyes of an American film maker

Zwarte Piet, as seen through the eyes of an American film maker

A week before the Sinterklaas festivities on December 5, global news channel CNN is digging into the Zwarte Piet controversy with a short documentary. Blackface was made by Oscar-winning documentary maker Roger Ross Williams who said his friends in America had been shocked the first time they saw a photograph of Sinterklaas’ helper.  More >




The fly Dutchman

The fly Dutchman

According to the Economist rapper Ali B is the 'hopeful side of the Dutch integration story', but is it enough to stop Wilders from gaining a majority in the next elections?  More >




Enough to make Her Majesty blush!

Enough to make Her Majesty blush!

Royal Collection Trust conservators find that a painting titled A Village Fair with a Church Behind, painted by Isack van Ostade in 1643 has been hiding from view something too rude for delicate royal eyes.   More >





Dutch museum achieves the impossible with new Hieronymus Bosch show

Dutch museum achieves the impossible with new Hieronymus Bosch show

It's not only the likes of Wim Pijbes who can mount a major exhibition. In Den Bosch Charles de Mooij, director of the small Noordbrabants Museum, has been preparing one of his own. He set about securing the loan of all the works of Hieronymous Bosch that are scattered around the world. The exhibition, which celebrates the 500th anniversary of his death, opens in February.  More >