Monday 09 December 2019

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



Urk fishermen prepare for choppy Brexit waters

Urk fishermen prepare for choppy Brexit waters

The fishermen of Urk know that Brexit is going to hurt, but they aren’t going to accept the pain without a fight. The Dutch coastal town is built on fish. Until 1939, and the construction of a dyke to the mainland, it was an island. Its inhabitants were so isolated from the rest of the country that in winter the sick had to be transported across the ice on sledges to reach the nearest hospital. More >