Friday 29 May 2020

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


Not-so-brilliant Orange: Part 1

Not-so-brilliant Orange: Part 1

Just before the Great Depression of the 20th century, Nikolai Kondratieff became famous for his theory on economic cycles. The Russian economist had noticed how the world economy behaved in long and repeated waves of expansion, stagnation and recession. Two Dutch scientists had published this idea in 1913, but their articles were only recently translated to English. That is why Kondratieff ended up providing the name for the economic cycles and not Amsterdammers Jacob van Gelderen and Sam de Wolff. More >


















Dutch clubs still facing financial peril

Dutch clubs still facing financial peril

Last month the Bundesliga was in awe after the arrival of Ruud van Nistelrooy. When he scored twice in five minutes as a substitute for Hamburg in Stuttgart, the whole country seemed to come to a halt and, along with Arjen Robben, Eljero Elia, and Rafael van der Vaart – who scored against Sevilla at the weekend – the Dutch stars plying their trade in the foreign leagues are shining brightly, even if the national side continue to be named... More >