Friday 29 May 2020

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












Red light art

Red light art

London’s National Gallery, home of the nation’s Old Masters, is about to exhibit its first contemporary art installation, by recreating a street scene from Amsterdam’s Red Light district. More >


Dispatch from Drachten

Dispatch from Drachten

In a nondescript business park on the edge of an obscure Dutch town, a small group of revolutionaries is plotting to change the world. The security agencies have not yet investigated, but the goings-on might be of some interest to the traffic cops More >






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 >