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European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Seven: Amsterdam

Kai Humphries | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

I'm feeling positively charged already at the prospect of being in a city that allows you to be sovereign of your own consciousness without risk of incarceration. This in my opinion shouldn't be a luxury afforded to you in a very specific geographical location, but a worldwide liberty as an individual...

A Look at the Architecture of Rotterdam

Stuart Forster | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

For many travellers the Netherlands is all about Amsterdam, although plenty of other places in the country warrant a visit. Rotterdam, the nation's second city, is a viable destination for a weekend break and has much to offer, particularly if you're an architecture aficionado.

Planet Appetite: The Surprising Shock of the New in Rotterdam, Holland

Rupert Parker | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The skyline is not the only thing that's changing in Rotterdam - an experimental restaurant, a colossal market hall, a floating forest and a UNESCO World Heritage 20's tobacco factory, are just some of the new kids on the block.

Planet Appetite: North Sea Jazz Festival 2014, Rotterdam, Holland

Rupert Parker | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Now in its 38th Year, North Sea Jazz never fails to please and, this year, with Stevie Wonder and Pharrell Williams topping the bill, it was better than ever... It's a marvel of good organisation, as the sound is impeccable, everything starts on time, there's never really any crush and everyone's good natured.

'Forgive Us, Netherlands' - At Least This Russian Newspaper Is Sorry For MH17

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK

One of Russia's leading newspapers has dedicated its front page to a moving apology to the Dutch people for the downing of MH17. The full page pict...

Dutch Foreign Minister Gave The Perfect Response To Russia Over MH17

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

Amid the recriminations and blame that has descended into a Cold War of words between Russia and the West over the downing of flight MH17, the victims...

Match Focus: Five Talking Points From Argentina's Stalemate With the Netherlands

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

Relative to pre-tournament expectations at least, these are dizzying heights for the Dutch. Even manager Louis van Gaal gave his side only a 20 per cent chance of making the quarter-finals and many tipped them to crash out of a tough group, but the Oranje have come through the tournament surpassing any realistic hopes they had harboured a month ago...

Who Is Winning The World Cup Battle Of The Brands?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Sport

While all eyes are on the teams as they square up in the World Cup 2014 semi-finals there is another, slightly less visible clash going on - the battl...

Player Focus: Rampaging Robben Leading the Dutch Charge in Brazil

Ben McAleer | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Only Lionel Messi has a better WhoScored rating than Robben at the World Cup so far... no player has created more clear-cut goalscoring chances than Robben... Despite rarely being mentioned in the same breath as Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, the fact is the winger has earned the right to be spoken of on a similar level to the superstars of football.

The Future for Prostitution Policy in the UK

Meg Munn | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

In order to better protect those most vulnerable to exploitation, the current legal settlement should be reviewed. An aim to reduce the demand for sexual services by transferring the burden of criminality from those selling sexual services onto those who facilitate or create the demand for its sale is a crucial part of this review.

Bonn and Rhine in Flames

Petra Shepherd | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

As city's go Bonn is small and it's difficult to imagine that it was once Germany's capital. However, there's the Rhine of course that can easily be biked along, all the way to Holland in one direction or Switzerland the other, however you'd have to have several days to spare.

Nelson Mandela Dead: Dutch Paper Sorry For 'Tasteless' Black Pete Link

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A newspaper in the Netherlands has apologised for linking Nelson Mandela's death to Santa's controversial blacked-up buddy Black Pete. The article ...

Zwarte Piet, or Dutch Santa and His Black Slave

Ewa Zubek | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Ewa Zubek

Do you remember golliwogs? Those black rag dolls with frizzy hair and red lips? You probably do, although most golliwog toys and references have succumbed to a UK-wide extermination process in the last few decades. Well, the toy hasn't exactly done much to promote racial equality and tolerance: terms like 'golliwog' and 'wog' entered the slang lexicon as racial slurs.

UN Warns The Netherlands Over Blacked-Up Christmas Character

Posted 23.10.2013 | UK

This article was amended after publication to replace 'Santa Claus' with 'Sinterklaas' in the second paragraph The Netherlands has been warned by t...

Amsterdam - A City for All Seasons

Stuart Forster | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Days are becoming noticeably shorter and temperatures are cooling; Europe is heading into autumn and this, in my view, is the best time of year to take city breaks. Amsterdam is a good option if you're looking for a destination that's easy to reach and has much to offer.

Planet Appetite: Rotterdam World Food Festival in the Netherlands, 18 September to 27 October, 2013

Rupert Parker | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

I've been to Rotterdam a number of times, usually for art or jazz, but I always make time to visit its vibrant food markets and restaurants. The fact that it's a port means that all sorts of people come and go but many stay and have a major influence on the food culture of the city.

Tasting the Benelux Countries by Rail

Stuart Forster | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

I've often wondered why rail travel provides more opportunities to converse than air travel and I've concluded that much of it has to be linked to the fact people have more space and sometimes sit facing each other during journeys. Seeing the historic Belgian city of Namur through the carriage windows, the dense forestation of the Ardennes and the skyline of Rotterdam prompted conversation among the people with whom I was sitting.

Planet Appetite: A Taste of Benelux - Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg by Train

Rupert Parker | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

A gourmet train journey is a wizard idea, particularly when you get to visit three countries in six days and eat at some of their best restaurants. Departure is from St Pancras and I'm soon in Brussels, changing from the Eurostar to the local Belgium network.

15 Fun Facts About The New Dutch King

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Comedy

He's got a nice smiley face! And he's just been made King of the Netherlands! But what else do you know about The Artist Formerly Known As Prince Will...

Contaminated Dutch Meat May Have Ended Up In Britain

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK

British firms may have bought meat from a Dutch company at the centre of the latest horsemeat scare, it has been revealed. The Food Standards Agenc...

The Netherlands Photography Museum in Rotterdam

Stuart Forster | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Known in English as the Netherlands Photography Museum, this is a 'must visit' attraction if you're a photography enthusiast and visiting Rotterdam.

Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Announces Her Abdication

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has announced her abdication in a televised statement to the nation, in which she said it was "time to lay down her c...

Futuristic Road Can Glow In The Dark

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Tech

A road which can glow in the dark has been developed in the Netherlands. The highway, which can also display weather information and safety warning...

WATCH: Holland Vs The Netherlands

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK Comedy

Look, just because we're currently flailing around in that strange hinterland between Christmas and New Year, it doesn't mean we should stop learning....

Life in the Arts Lane Week Two: Art, Eggs and Amsterdam

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 05.02.2013 | Home
Thomas Woodham Smith

I am waiting for Nicola (the fair director) from Masterpiece. We are heading to Amsterdam for the day to visit PAN. It is the annual fair for the Dutch trade. It takes place at a soulless exhibition centre outside the city called RAI.