Going Dutch

By Christel van der Boom | All about The Netherlands.

Amsterdam Schiphol airport trials Disneyland-inspired time slots to reduce queuing times

Amsterdam Schiphol has been inspired by Disneyland’s time slot system to reduce wait times for security at the popular Dutch airport.<p>The busy …

Europe

The nursery in Amsterdam's red light district

<b>Princess Juliana nursery school is sandwiched between two brothels in the middle of Amsterdam's red light district.</b><p>If you stand outside, you will hear passing tourists expressing disbelief that a school exists in such a location.<p>Manager Sally Fritzsche has heard them all - from the man who scolded …

Europe

Dutch officials debunk Donald Trump's Britain First tweet about 'Muslim migrant'

Dutch officials say that an inflammatory tweet that was shared by Donald Trump was also incorrect.<p>Mr Trump posted a video originally shared by …

Britain First

Dutch police officer 'may wear headscarf with uniform'

Dutch Human Rights Commission rules that Sarah Izat should be allowed to wear a headscarf with her uniform.<p>Police in Netherlands are discriminating against a Muslim female officer by not allowing her to wear a headscarf with a uniform, since her contact with the public is limited, the country's …

Human Rights

Brexit smiles on the Dutch — so far

Brexit isn’t shaping up too badly for the Netherlands.<p>In a nail-biting climax Monday evening — eventually decided by picking a name out of a bowl — …

Brexit

Extreme Makeover Rijksmuseum Edition: How a renovation modernised a national institution

In 1885 — the same year the Art Gallery of New South Wales moved to its current site at Potts Point in Sydney — the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam opened …

New South Wales

Dutch Atmospheres in an Amsterdam Hotel

Londoner design studio Michaelis Boyd conceived the interior decoration of The Kimpton de Witt à Amsterdam hotel. A tribute to traditional Dutch …

Travel

Walking tour of Rotterdam : Netherlands

Back in January 2016 I did my first visit to Rotterdam during newyears with a walking tour of the cold deserted streets. A couple of months ago I …

Europe

10 Design Academy Eindhoven Graduates to Keep an Eye On Photos

Photo: Ronald Smits / Courtesy of Design Academy Eindhoven<p>Every year, nearly 200 graduates of the Netherlands' Design Academy Eindhoven present their senior projects at the end of October during Dutch Design Week. And every year, as curators, buyers, and editors walk the show, a handful are …

Furniture

Dutch courage: alcohol and speech 2017-10-21 | Espresso

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16 Places to Visit in the Netherlands That Aren't Amsterdam

Amsterdam is probably the first stop on anyone's trip to the Netherlands—and for good reason. But there is so much more to this small country (about one-third the size of Pennsylvania) than its capital city. Think rows of windmills, fields of tulips, and cities bursting with culture and charm. …

19 things Americans can learn from the Dutch

MORE THAN AN OCEAN separates Amsterdam, my adopted city, from Newport Beach, the upscale Southern California beach town where I spent most of my …

The Dutch Might Start Paving Roads With Toilet Paper

Two Dutch companies have discovered an ingenious way to repurpose used toilet paper. Find out more with Culture Trip.

How Amsterdam Is Solving Its Overtourism Problem

In a quest to keep visitors and residents happy, the city has turned to technology to help make things more manageable for everyone.<p>Overtourism. It’s become a travel industry buzzword, and most places are tackling the problem in punitive ways: Dubrovnik is cutting visitors to a maximum of 8,000 per …

15 Facts About Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers

Nineteenth century Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh had a unique perspective on the world, which he presented through breathtaking Post-Impressionistic …

Art History

They raise the world's happiest children - so is it time you went Dutch?

Two toddlers have just chased each other to the top of a climbing frame and are jostling to get down the slide first. Their mothers are lost in conversation on a nearby park bench. In the distance, a dog barks and a little boy ambles along on his balance bike, trailed by his grandfather who is …

Parenting

A Tourist's Guide to Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Balloërveld. For Liz.

Living in the Netherlands vs Living in the USA

Brexit: Dutch nationals living in Britain will be allowed dual citizenship

New four-party coalition offers assurance to 100,000 Dutch citizens in UK who were facing uncertain future after March 2019<p>The new Dutch government will allow its citizens living in the UK to take up dual citizenship, according to a coalition agreement announced on Tuesday, which pledges to …

Brexit

MFA Doubles Collection Of 17th Century Dutch And Flemish Paintings With Major Gift

Support the news<p>A still life of a dog at rest, a Dutch flagship navigating rough waters, locals skating through the barren trees in a wintry village. …

The Dutch government confirms plan to ban new petrol and diesel cars by 2030

Today, the new Dutch government presented its detailed plan for the coming years and it includes making all new cars emission-free by 2030 – virtually banning petrol- and diesel-powered cars in favor of battery-powered vehicles.<p>The four coalition parties have been negotiating their plans since the …

Dutch Regulator Warns Banks and Insurers to Factor in Climate Change

Banks, insurers, and other financial institutions must do more to take into account the risks posed by climate change to their business, a Dutch …

Climate

Amsterdam Is Putting a Ban on Tourist Shops

Effective immediately.<p>Curbing tourism has become the status quo in many popular European vacation spots, but Amsterdam made moves this week that are unlike any we've seen before. The city government announced on Thursday that any new shops geared at tourists, including ticket vendors, bike rental …

Europe

The Netherlands Is Paving the Way in Toilet Paper Infrastructure

A parking lot and stretch of highway made from recycled toilet paper help move a portion of the sludge out of the wastewater stream.<p>Maintaining cycling infrastructure is a matter of course in the Netherlands, a country boasting 35,000 kilometers of bicycle paths. Still, the Dutch province of …

KLM just launched a VR marketing ploy to make budget flyers feel bad

Here’s a bad idea: implicitly shaming economy travelers because they had no other choice. Well that’s kind of what KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is doing with its new virtual reality app, intended for people to use while they’re flying with their ol’ run down cheap-o tickets on budget airlines.<p>Called …

Protests planned at Amsterdam urinals over lack of women's toilets

Case of woman caught urinating in public who was told by judge she should have used men’s facilities sparks outrage<p>Protests are being planned at urinals across Amsterdam over the lack of female public toilet facilities after a judge criticised a woman for not using public male toilets after getting …

Rights & Freedoms

An ancient monastery wall slices through this Utrecht house extension

Utrecht-based architecture studio Richèl Lubbers Architecten has added an angular extension to a residence that sits on the site of an old monastery.<p>…

Europe's Largest Port Launches Blockchain Research Lab

The Dutch port of Rotterdam, the biggest shipping hub in Europe, is opening a research lab devoted to blockchain technology.

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