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


Steve McClaren goes Dutch in TV interview

New FC Twente manager Steve McClaren has been mocked, maligned, ribbed and ridiculed more than any other England manager. But nowhere near as much as he deserves. (more…)  More >



Srebrenica: Worst European atrocity since WWII

It is now remembered as the worst atrocity in Europe since World War II. In a five-day orgy of slaughter at Srebrenica in July 1995, up to 8,000 Muslims were systematically exterminated in what was described at the U.N. war crimes tribunal as "the triumph of evil." (more…)  More >





Remkes adds name to Dutch dominance of Scottish events

Scotland has become a remarkably happy hunting ground for golfers from the Netherlands. After Reinier Saxton won the 113th staging of the Amateur at Turnberry nine days ago, Taco Remkes completed a Dutch double in the Scottish Challenge at the MacDonald Cardrona near Peebles yesterday. (more…)  More >


Dutch marijuana coffee shops brace for smoking ban

This city's famed marijuana bars have weathered many challenges over the years and are still smoking. But now they face an unwelcome blast of fresh air: On July 1, the Netherlands will be one of the last European countries to ban smoking in bars and restaurants in compliance with EU law. (more…)  More >




Dutch art forger proudly exhibits his works

Notorious Dutch art forger Geert Jan Jansen's fortunes have turned around. Once rebuked for his fakes of Picasso, Matisse and other masters, this copy-cat is now making an honest living. (more…)  More >



Dutch get a kick out of baseball, too

Robert Eenhoorn's cellphone rang to the tinny tune of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," interrupting a discussion of the vigorous state of honkbal in his native land. "Honkbal" is the Dutch word for baseball, and Eenhoorn, 40, the coach of the Dutch national baseball team, should know something about it. (more…)  More >





Dutch Q1 growth at slowest rate in three years

Dutch economic growth cooled in the first quarter of 2008 to the slowest rate in three years, expanding just 0.2 percent compared with the previous three months as the global downturn weighed, data showed on Thursday. (more…)  More >


Fanny Blankers Koen, Dutch Olympic champion

I'm pretty sure that in the immediate aftermath of giving birth to our two sons, my wife wasn't thinking of nipping to the local park for one of her regular 5km jogs. (more…)  More >