Friday 29 May 2020

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


Orange pride and prejudice

Orange pride and prejudice

Any foreigner arriving in Amsterdam on April 30 to be confronted with a sea of orange wigs, beer and loud music would be forgiven for thinking that he had either landed on another planet or that the traditional image of the sober, modest and hardworking Dutchman was a myth. More >













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 >