Netherlands

Amsterdam has a new solution for overtourism

While some places struggle to attract holidaymakers, others have to contend with the opposite problem – too many tourists.<p>A number of attractions and …

Van Gogh Museum

Police hunt man targeting women in Amsterdam with filthy substance

Police are hunting a man who has attacked at least four women in Amsterdam’s Vondelpark by smearing them with a...

European News

MVRDV's Tetris-Like Modular Housing Concept Pushes the Boundaries of Shared Spaces

(W)ego aims to introduce collaboration and creativity to the shared spaces of the future<p>Whether due to shifting migratory patterns, urban real estate conditions, or the threat of climate change, many architects this year have sought to devise new and novel methods for housing as many people as …

Architecture

earth kitchen by yuiko shigeta at the eindhoven design academy graduation show

oct 20, 2017<p>'thong jeans' are the most recent in a line of denim disasters and the latest love-to-hate topic on the internet.<p>'thong jeans' are the …

Goodwin scores late equaliser for Sparta Rotterdam

Goodwin curled home a 25-yard free kick on 86 minutes to earn a point that could prove valuable in the long term.<p>Goodwin's second goal of the season …

Soccer

Goodwin strikes to spare Sparta defeat in the Netherlands

<b>Caltex Socceroo Craig Goodwin has come off the bench and scored a late equaliser to salvage a draw for Sparta Rotterdam in the Eredivisie …

Australian Soccer

Schiphol airport boss announces his resignation

The chief executive of Schiphol Airport, Jos Nijhuis, will resign at the beginning of 2018 after nine years in charge....

European News

CAF Sprinter New Generation EMU unveiled

NETHERLANDS: The first four-car CAF Sprinter electric multiple-unit for NS was unveiled at NedTrain’s Zaanstraat depot in Amsterdam on October 19. In …

Kromowidjojo Keeps The Fast Times Rolling W/ Dutch Fly Record

By Loretta Race on SwimSwam 2017 SWIM CUP AMSTERDAM• Friday, October 20th – Sunday, October 22nd<br>• Optisport Sloterparkbad, Amsterdam, Netherlands<br>• 25m<br>• Meet …

Olympics

New investigation into police brutality in Geldermalsen asylum riots

The court in Arnhem ordered the judiciary to do another investigation into a police officer hitting a woman on the head with a baton during riots in …

Policing

Ride now, pay later: NS launches new travel card

Photo: Depositphotos.com<p>Public transport travellers will soon be able to ride and pay later, according to the NS transport operator.<p>It is testing a …

European News

Should international parents consider a Dutch education for their children?

Photo: Depositphotos.com<p><b>With international schools in short supply and long waiting lists becoming the norm, more expatriate parents are considering</b> …

Education

30 month jail term for violence against gay couple

Photo: Despositphotos.com<p>A 24-year old man has been sentenced to 30 months in jail for abusing two gay men last October, reports RTL Nieuws on …

European News

Rotterdam man faces eight years in jail for planning terrorist attack

A 31-year-old man from Rotterdam should be jailed for eight years for preparing to carry out a terrorist attack in...

European News

Airport noise miscalculation means Schiphol effects to be reanalysed

The government has acknowledged that noise levels estimated from air traffic have been miscalculated, broadcaster NOS reports. Sharon Dijksma, …

European News

First hydrogen wind turbine for sustainable fuel to be sited in the Netherlands

The world’s first hydrogen wind turbine is to become a reality in the Wieringermeer area at the start of 2019. This is the objective of a partnership …

Energy

Betting on a shore thing: Four megaship veterans try cruising on a smaller scale

Some people like hosting relatives at their homes. We prefer cruising with family because it gives us time together (and apart), plus interesting …

Canadian News

New residents to get official warnings about aircraft noise

People moving into new homes close to Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport will be warned about aircraft noise before they move in,...

European News

Fewer family members join refugees with Dutch residency permits

Fewer family members have come to join refugees with a residency permit over the past three months, national statistics office...

European News

Amsterdam electric scooter start-up raises €3m via crowdfunding

An Amsterdam-based start-up developing electric city scooters, has managed to attract €3.1m in crowdfunding, the Financieele Dagblad reported on …

European News

3 takeaways from Tuesday's Champions League action

Andrew Couldridge / Reuters<p>The Champions League returned on Tuesday, and a slate of eight games was highlighted by a 'keeper who shut down the …

Sports

Feyenoord coach bullish despite Champions League setbacks

ROTTERDAM (Reuters) - Feyenoord might have lost a third Champions League group match but their performance in their 2-1 home defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk has encouraged coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst ahead of Sunday's Dutch league clash against Ajax Amsterdam.<p>"Morale is good...really," he told …

Soccer

Local councils sabotage freebie marriage ceremony: Volkskrant

Photo: Jovannig via Depositphotos.com<p>Local councils are overwhelmed by the number of people taking advantage of the right to a free wedding ceremony …

European News

The Dutch Might Start Paving Roads With Toilet Paper

The bike lane in question runs between Friesland’s provincial capital Leeuwarden and another smaller town called Stiens. This one-kilometre long …

Culture

Bernard brace leads Shakhtar over Feyenoord 2-1 in CL

Bernard scored twice in leading 10-man Shakhtar Donetsk past Feyenoord 2-1 and solidifying the Ukrainian team's grip on second place in Group F of …

Soccer

Amsterdam: Picture-perfect city full of surprises

GETTYAmsterdam’s canals are bathed in autumn sunlight<p>A curious jumble of the old and new, there is a quaint, almost kitsch-Gothic feel to a lot of …

Europe

Amsterdam City Guide | Travel | Wondering & Wandering

Hey friends! I’m FINALLY writing about my favorite city in the entire world – Amsterdam! I’ve been wanting to for the longest time but I honestly …

Europe

Amazing Rotterdam | Stuck in Customs

Less than 3 days left!<p>The so-called 5 Day Deal now only has 3 days left. If you’re just getting started with photography, or even been at it for a …

Photography

Rare five-legged cat found wandering the streets of Rotterdam

This five-legged cat has baffled animal rescuers.<p>Quin was discovered limping around on the streets of Rotterdam, in Holland, by passers-by who then …

Johnson & Johnson

Travel: The best museums on Amsterdam's art trail

Too much <b></b>great art can damage your health. In the 19th century, French writer Stendhal staggered out of the Santa Croce in Florence (architecture by …

Europe