Going Dutch

By Christel van der Boom | All about The Netherlands.

Why do we call people from The Netherlands 'Dutch'?

What is the difference between Holland and The Netherlands and why do we call people living there 'Dutch'?<p>English is the only language to refer to …

Europe

Americans think the sexiest languages in the world are…German and Dutch

Stereotypes about languages and the people who speak them abound: French is romantic, Italian lyrical, Spanish passionate. But those languages didn’t come out on top in an analysis of dating behavior in the US that found the ability to speak a second language other than English appears to make …

Linguistics

The Hague Celebrates 100 Years of De Stijl by ‘Mondrianizing’ its Buildings

Art World<p>Its part of a year-long program of events and exhibitions dedicated to the Dutch art movement.<p>,<p>The Hague is celebrating 100 years of De …

Scientists Are Testing a Dating App for Orangutans

Since online dating has helped has helped a lot of people find relationships and hookups, so why not let animals give it a spin?<p>Researchers at Apenheul primate park in the Netherlands are undergoing a “Tinder for orangutans” experiment, which is exactly what it sounds like. Samboja, an 11-year-old …

Online Dating

Amsterdam's 'Brown Cafes' Are the Best Places to Drink Like a Local - Condé Nast Traveler

These neighborhood pubs are the way to meet Dutch locals, but not all brown cafes are created the same.<p>Amsterdam's nightlife scene has never been cooler, thanks to a series of high-end cocktail bars bringing the speakeasy vibe to Holland. But if you're visiting the city and want to take a night off …

Travel

Dutch to hand-count ballots in March vote due to hacking fears

All ballots in the Netherlands' election next month will be counted by hand to prevent hackers from influencing the results. The move follows reports that the software used to tally votes is easy to manipulate.<p>In a letter to the Dutch parliament on Wednesday, Interior Minister Ronald Plasterk wrote …

Europe

The Hip Amsterdam Neighborhood Every Design Lover Should Know

Amsterdam Noord is an industrial-chic artistic haven that locals love<p>Sure, there’s a list of to-dos that anyone will tell you not to miss in Amsterdam, and it’s hard to go wrong with any of them. The cosmopolitan city is known for living up to even the most discerning traveler’s expectations with …

Amsterdam

City breaks with kids: Amsterdam

Continuing our series on family-friendly city holidays, we head to popular Amsterdam for bikes and boats, pancakes and play parks<p>Online now: Berlin | Tomorrow: Paris<p><b>I’m bored!</b><p>Amsterdam East, the “Brooklyn of Amsterdam”, offers a pleasant alternative to the usual tourist jaunts. Its recently …

Travel

Exploring the Amsterdam Light Festival with KLM

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of weekend breaks, but for a short trip I’d usually go for somewhere in the UK and get there by train or car. …

Travel

How melting ice sent GB's speed skaters to Netherlands

Great Britain started long track speed skating outside on the frozen fens in the 1870s and dominated for decades.<p>But as the climate warmed the sport almost died out.<p>BBC reporter Mike Bushell explores how UK athletes are training in the Netherlands - and competes himself!

Netherlands

London-based financial firms in talks with Amsterdam over possible relocation to Dutch capital

Companies may not opt to move to Amsterdam as the Netherlands has a cap on bonuses paid to bosses.<p>Amsterdam's Deputy Mayor Kajsa Ollongren has …

FinTech

Holland is shaping up to be a surprise beneficiary of Brexit

Foto: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Amsterdam.<p>LONDON – Paris, Frankfurt, New York, and Dublin have dominated the conversation about where finance …

Europe

Netherlands Plans to Counter Trump with Abortion Fund | Time.com

(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — The Dutch government says it wants an international fund to finance access to birth control, abortion and education for …

Civil Rights

The Netherlands welcomes Trump in his own words

Living the high life in Amsterdam

Over the past decade, the capital of the Netherlands has undergone a major makeover in an effort to leave behind its racy reputation in favour of five-star hotels, exciting exhibits and a host of homages to its history. <b>Amy Laughinghouse</b> picks the city’s best new attractions<p>Five-star luxury. …

Stopover: Amsterdam

A day in the Dutch capital.<p><b>Stay: Hotel Pulitzer</b><br>Located in the Nine Streets neighborhood, this unique accommodation stands out in a city full of them. …

Largest solar park in The Netherlands opens

A Dutch port has opened what is claimed to be the largest solar farm in The Netherlands.<p>The 30MW site was developed by German firm Wirsol for …

Renewable Energy

Amsterdam Introduces Contactless Payment Jackets for Beggars

It’s getting and harder and harder for beggars to survive on spare change handouts these days. People have become too reliant on alternative payment …

Former squatters are helping Amsterdam repurpose vacant buildings into cheap offices

How do you stop rising rents from killing creativity in a city? In an unusual marriage between counter-culture and bureaucracy, the city of Amsterdam has found its solution in squatters.<p>Amsterdam’s Bureau Broedplaatsen, or “incubator bureau”, helps would-be squatters transform vacant buildings into …

Amsterdam

Amsterdam is over. Here's why Rotterdam is better

<b>Why go now?</b><p>Rotterdam has evolved from a down-at-heel port city into one of Europe’s most exciting urban getaways. The 2014 opening of the <b>Markthal (1)</b> …

Dining Like the Dutch: Everything You Need to Know About Gezellig

The Danes have hygge, and the Dutch have gezellig - it's all about being cosy and a feeling of togetherness in the home.<p>Have you heard of the concept …

Rotterdam's new Parkstad development puts urban parks on every block

Rotterdam just unveiled plans for its new Parkstad residential development, which will consolidate three large city blocks and form parks in the …

Travel Photography Tips from Amsterdam

<i>Note: This article originally appeared, in part, in the September edition of the official Fujifilm X Magazine that publishes on the iPad. I was asked</i> …

Netherlands to remove cartoon characters from junk food packaging

Unhealthy foodwill no longer be able to feature popular children's characters, according to voluntary measures proposed by the Dutch Food Industry Federation (FNLI).<p>On Thursday, the body announced proposals to restrict food advertising on packaging of less healthy products aimed at children up to …

The Dutch Uphold Law on Trumpspeak, Convict Wilders for Preaching Hate

Rarely has a convict been so pleased. Wilders gets to play the victim while building his fan base among bigots in the U.S. as well as the Netherlands.<p>AMSTERDAM—It was a very Trumpian moment years before Donald Trump was PEOTUS, or even close. In fact, he played no direct role in it. But it tells …

Geert Wilders

Dutch companies pioneer 'healing office' to cut staff sick days

In the Netherlands, one in 17 people suffers from burnout. A state of the art office in Amsterdam promises to keep staff happy, healthy and productive<p>If you need a carrot to tempt you to work, there’s a trolley of healthy snacks. Every desk is within seven metres of a window and a flick of your …

Rotterdam: Man held in suspected terror plot

<b>Amsterdam, Netherlands (CNN) —</b> Dutch police have arrested a 30-year-old man in Rotterdam on suspicion of planning a terror attack, the Interior Ministry said Friday.<p>The man was arrested Wednesday when police raided an apartment where he lived in the port city, the ministry said.<p>Officers found an …

Terrorism

Amsterdam’s oldest coffee shop is closing down under new city rules

Amsterdam’s oldest coffee shop is closing down and there are fears that many of the city’s other cannabis-friendly places will soon be joining it.<p>Mellow Yellow would be turning 50 next year but instead, it will cease trading on 1 January. Despite the fact that it’s Amsterdam’s oldest coffee shop – …