Sunday 22 September 2019

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




Under the Knife

Under the Knife

At the ABN Amro head office in Zuidas – Amsterdam’s futuristic new business hub on the southern outskirts – lights burn long into the night. The area was planned in the 1990s around this monument to Dutch financial power. That centrepiece has now fallen. The building is now field headquarters to a Scottish-led invasion force. More >







In the land of the Dutch Black, the cyclist is king of the road

In the land of the Dutch Black, the cyclist is king of the road

The Age (Australia): I’d heard the stories about the Dutch Black, but nothing prepared me for the alternative universe that is Amsterdam. It was clear from the moment I stepped off the train that my wildest fantasies were about to become reality. I’m not talking about the sex and drugs; heaps of cities have that. It was the bikes — they were everywhere and in every shape and size imaginable: bikes for cruising, bikes for shopping, bikes for couples, bikes... More >


Dutch-American conference set

Dutch-American conference set

The Sheboygan County Historical Research Center will be hosting a conference titled “The Dutch-American Experience in Wisconsin: 1840-Present” Sept. 25-27. Experts from the Netherlands and the U.S. will work side-by-side with local historical groups and historians to present a picture of the vibrant Dutch-American culture which thrives in Wisconsin. More >




When having a baby, it pays to go Dutch

When having a baby, it pays to go Dutch

‘The Dutch approach to childbirth has proved relaxed and liberating,’ says a Times Online journalist. ‘Two years ago I gave birth in Amsterdam. Pelham, my son, was born in hospital at 4:25am. By 7am my husband, Paul, had got us back to our flat. I rang a nursing agency that I had chosen, and our state-subsidised maternity nurse was at our door within the hour….’ More >