Holland

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.

'Building Bridges': Grand Coalition Government Formed in the Netherlands

Martin Koehring | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Politics
Martin Koehring

The speed at which the two former adversaries agreed on a coalition, as well as the multitude of compromises that they made, bodes well for political stability.

Did RVP And Dutch Pals Party With Prostitutes?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Sport

Robin van Persie and Holland team-mates Klaas Jan Huntelaar, Ibrahim Afellay and Nigel de Jong partied with Romanian international Adrian Mutu and pro...

Luke McGee

Team GB Given Dutch Drubbing

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke McGee | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Sport

Team GB’s Men’s Hockey team have been denied the opportunity to repeat history and face Germany in Saturday’s Gold Medal match after suffering a...

The Spanish Inquisition: Why Has the World Fallen Out of Love With Spain?

James Hunt | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Sport
James Hunt

'All they do is pass,' say many. 'I'd rather watch paint dry,' a few quip. 'Boring,' has become the general consensus. This is what has become the common perception of a once revered Spanish side.

WATCH: The A Cappella Version Of Skrillex's 'Bangarang' You've Been Waiting For

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Comedy

It's taken a good long while, but it's finally here: the a cappella cover version of Skrillex's Bangarang, as sung by a choir on Dutch radio station 3...

WATCH: Robben Tells Dutch Coach Van Marwijk To 'Shut Up'

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Sport

Arjen Robben has been recorded telling Holland coach Bert van Marwijk to "shut up" during the defeat to Portugal at Euro 2012. Holland's three defe...

WATCH: Four Sent Off Between Holland And Portugal In 2006

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Sport

Portugal and Holland's meeting at Euro 2012 on Sunday is their first competitive fixture since they faced one another in two successive major tourname...

Holland V Germany: The Best Of Enemies

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Sport

Holland face Germany in the two nations' second game at Euro 2012 tonight as Europe is treated to what is the outstanding fixture of the group stages....

LOOKALIKES: Holland's Marco Van Ginkel And Justin Bieber

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Sport

Justin Bieber. Although you shouldn't know who he is or what he looks like, you probably do. The singer-cum-nuisance does have a footballing lookal...

WATCH: Bayern Fans Jeer Robben In Friendly

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Sport

Holland international Arjen Robben's penalty miss in extra-time for Bayern Munich in their Champions League final defeat compelled Bavarians to jeer t...

Escaped Convict And Prison Warden 'Found Naked In Bed' During Police Raid

Posted 12.04.2012 | UK

An escaped convict described as "one of Scotland's most feared men" and his female prison warder were found naked in bed together during a police raid...