Monday 22 July 2019

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





Camels new cash cows for Dutch farmers?

Camels new cash cows for Dutch farmers?

Landscapes don’t get much more typically Dutch than the one just outside the southern city of Den Bosch. Vast farmlands, cows, cornfields, a modern farm here and there and the outline of a small village on the horizon. But there’s one element that doesn’t seem to fit in the picture: a herd of forty camels, quietly grazing in a meadow next to a traditional dairy farm. More >


New York City’s ‘Birth Certificate’: $24 and All That

New York City’s ‘Birth Certificate’: $24 and All That

Beginning Sunday, not far from where the saltwater of the sea and the freshwater of the river bearing Henry Hudson’s name intermingle in an estuary that nestles along the island of Manhattan, the documents that began it all will be on display: meticulously preserved ledgers with ornate scripts, delicately colored maps and drawings, an official government pronouncements that gave birth to New Amsterdam and led ultimately to the creation of the City of New York. More >






Going Dutch, and Saying It Right

Going Dutch, and Saying It Right

These days New York is a (mostly) English-speaking locale, but Dutch influence is all over the city. It pops in the majority of our boroughs (Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx), neighborhoods from north to south (Harlem, Coney Island, Flushing, Bushwick) and in famed street names (Bowery, Broadway). More >



Madrid’s Dutch-detox

Madrid’s Dutch-detox

After Real Madrid plundered the summer transfer market and filled the dressing room with new stars, it’s now time for the Spanish club to prune their squad down. With the season kicking off in a week’s time the Dutch contingent are being pushed out of the door. More >