Monday 09 December 2019

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

Adyen’s IPO success spurs hopes European tech scene has turned a corner

Adyen’s IPO success spurs hopes European tech scene has turned a corner

The rousing recent listing of Dutch payments company Adyen ADYEN 2.60% NV is offering investors hope that Europe’s tech scene is finally fertile enough to generate a stream of successful startups. Adyen, which handles payment-processing for blue chips including Netflix Inc., Facebook Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc., has sparked excitement following its initial public offering in June—one of Europe’s largest this year. Its shares are up 156% since the IPO, valuing the company at more than $25 billion. More >







Bees are dying at an alarming rate. Amsterdam may have the answer

Bees are dying at an alarming rate. Amsterdam may have the answer

An unkempt stretch of tall grass, wildflowers and weeds in front of a train station doesn’t look like much — but it may be crucial to solving one of the world’s biggest environmental puzzles. While scientists around the globe have been sounding alarm bells over the decline of bees and pollinators crucial to the growth of crops, the diversity of wild bee and honeybee species in the Dutch capital has increased by 45 percent since 2000. More >







The Van Gogh museum and Vans collaborate on a wearable collection of masterworks

The Van Gogh museum and Vans collaborate on a wearable collection of masterworks

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has partnered with footwear and apparel brand Vans for a collaborative collection based on Vincent van Gogh’s iconic paintings. Drawing from his famed Almond Tree, Sunflowers, and Skull paintings, the collection includes sneakers in Vans’ classic silhouettes as well as shirts, bomber jackets, hats, and a backpack. More >




To plan its smart cities, the Dutch first looked at years of data

To plan its smart cities, the Dutch first looked at years of data

If you want to understand how far-reaching the effects of smart city technologies can stretch, look no further than the Netherlands. As a country with roughly 26 percent of its land below sea level, the Netherlands is used to supporting and maintaining major technical engineering projects. Today, it’s learning how to use data to take the country into a sustainable future. More >