Monday 27 January 2020

Opinion pieces, columns and insights into Dutch news and current affairs from key commentators. The views expressed in these columns are the writers’ own. To contribute or request our guidelines, contact editor@dutchnews.nl.

NS: Off the rails

NS: Off the rails

NS workers should do whatever they can to help NS customers in case of a delay or cancelled train. Instead they are invited to take out an insurance. NS have gone completely off the rails, writes Annemarie van Gaal. More >




‘The Netherlands has become my second homeland’

‘The Netherlands has become my second homeland’

Pejman Akbarzadeh, who runs the PersianDutch.com website and would spend his last 24 hours in Amsterdam on the Dam. How did you end up in the Netherlands? I was invited by a Persian-language radio station in Amsterdam to join them as a senior producer. Everything happened so suddenly and within a month I moved here. Before that I was planning to go to the United States. Now I am quite happy that I did not go there. When I visited... More >





Climate: all change!

Climate: all change!

We are in living in the Anthropocene, the geological period in which human beings are influencing climate development. Soon a simple thing like stepping outside for a breath of fresh air could be a thing of the past, writes Farid Tabarki.   More >












CEOs unite!

CEOs unite!

Now that the socialists have given up on solidarity it’s up to businesses to promote the blessings of the European Union, says Farid Tabarki. More >