Friday 29 May 2020

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







Goin Dutch

Goin Dutch

IT IS 11am on a cold but sunny Tuesday in the Dutch city of Eindhoven. Queues of people are lining up to enter the Witte Dame exhibition centre. From the outside, it looks rather drab and functional – all concrete, glass and steel. However, inside the building lies a veritable treasure-trove of spectacularly colourful items. More >











NATO promises just enough to keep Dutch on Afghan mission: former commander

NATO promises just enough to keep Dutch on Afghan mission: former commander

AMSTERDAM – NATO defence ministers seem to have done just enough with meagre offers of additional troops to convince the Dutch to carry on the fight in southern Afghanistan, a former military commander said Friday. Retired Dutch Maj.-Gen Frank van Kappen’s observation appeared supported by remarks from a senior member of the ruling party in the Netherlands. More >


Senior US Democratic lawmaker offends Dutch counterparts with historical remarks

Senior US Democratic lawmaker offends Dutch counterparts with historical remarks

Dutch lawmakers who visited the Guantanamo Bay military prison this week said they were offended by a testy exchange in Washington with a senior congressional Democrat. The lawmakers said that Tom Lantos, chairman of the House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee, told them that “Europe was not as outraged by Auschwitz as by Guantanamo Bay.” More >