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





Dutch banks still invest in arms companies-report

Despite some progress in the last two years, six major Dutch financial institutions still invest their own money or client money in companies that either make controversial weapons or trade arms with a select list of nations, a consortium said on Wednesday. (more…)  More >


Exploring Dutch Legacy 400 Years After Hudson

“Dutch New York: The Roots of Hudson Valley Culture,” an ambitious exhibition at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, reveals how New Yorkers have both embraced and mocked their Dutch heritage since 1609, when Henry Hudson first sailed up the river that now bears his name. (more…)  More >


Traditional Dutch fishermen turn to innovation

Sixth generation Dutch fisherman Louwe de Boer is part of a small group of pioneers abandoning traditional, wasteful methods and embracing innovation as a means of protecting their livelihoods. (more…)  More >



US environment chief praises Dutch water systems

The U.S.' chief environmental official said Tuesday that America can learn much from the way the Dutch manage water — focusing more on living with it than on trying to control it at every turn. (more…)  More >


Polaroid Lovers Try to Revive Its Instant Film

In this small town just across the border from Germany, a small group of Dutch scientists and one irrepressible Austrian salesman have dedicated themselves to the task of reinventing one of the great inventions of the 20th century — Polaroid’s instant film. (more…)  More >


Dutch-Jewish poet masks Israeli roots to win Arab prize

One name sticks out from the list of winners in the prestigious El Hizjra poetry competition intended for Dutch Arabs, which was announced two weeks ago - Tuvit Shlomi, press officer for Holland's largest Zionist group. (more…)  More >





Going Dutch

PICTURE ME, IF YOU WILL, as I settle at my desk to begin my workday, and feel free to use a Vermeer image as your template. (more…)  More >


Looking for Dutch NYC 400 years after Hudson

New York City is constantly being rebuilt, paved over and reinvented, so it's not easy to find remnants of the colony of New Amsterdam 400 years after Henry Hudson sailed up the river that bears his name. (more…)  More >


In “Africa Wax” war, Dutch take on China

A new trade war is unrolling across Africa: a battle between Chinese textile-makers and a colonial-era company from The Netherlands, original maker of the eye-catching "Dutch Wax" fabrics often known as "Africa Wax." (more…)  More >


Dutch Recognize the Limits of Their Afghan Approach

As President Barack Obama tries to change the course of the war in Afghanistan, the Dutch Army's gains there against the Taliban have captured the attention of his advisers. Temper your enthusiasm, say the Dutch. (more…)  More >




Tale of Return, Vividly Illustrated

“Reclaimed: Paintings From the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker” at the Jewish Museum is many exhibitions in one. It’s a portrait of an enormously successful art dealer who shaped tastes and markets between the wars. It’s a marriage of Northern Baroque and Southern Renaissance painting. Most of all, it’s an extraordinary, continuing tale of looting and restitution. (more…)  More >