Netherlands

A Look at the Architecture of Rotterdam

Stuart Forster | Posted 20.10.2014 | 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.

Islamic State's Frightening New Enemies Look Like Vin Diesel's Social Conscience

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

Fighters of Islamic State - you best be afraid. Because reinforcements are heading to the frontline in Syria, and they look like Vin Diesel's social c...

Halt the Rapid Decline in Part-Time Higher Education

Anka Mulder | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Anka Mulder

In recent years, provision by universities of lifelong learning and professional education has been in sharp decline. Earlier this year, for instance, the Rinnooy Kan Commission in the Netherlands found that part-time higher education is undergoing a dramatic decline.

Burma's President Thein Sein in the Hague At Last

Mark Farmaner | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Farmaner

There is a downward spiral of continuing attacks, human rights violations, repression and restrictions on humanitarian aid against the Rohingya. There is impunity from the villager to the President, and as long as this impunity continues, so will the repression and violations of international law.

Celebrating the Plights and Perks of Being a Redhead

Laura French | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura French

It's international Redhead Days festival in the Netherlands next month and as a ranga myself (to use a slightly insulting-but-hilarious Aussie term) I think it only apt to comment on this clearly special event, created for the clearly special amongst us (apparently we make up just 1% of the world's population - most of whom are probably in Scotland).

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.

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...

'Please Help Us Bring Our People Back' - Dutch Foreign Minister's Plea To Ukraine

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK

The Dutch Foreign Minister has expressed his country's anger at claims the bodies of those killed on flight MH17 are being "dragged around" at the cra...

Team Focus: Van Gaal's Stubbornness Hinders Van Persie's World Cup Impact

Ben McAleer | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Against the South American nation, 'SuperVan's' powers appeared to have completely deserted him. The 30-year-old failed to register a shot against Argentina... his decline in form will have United fans wondering whether Van Gaal can bring out the best in his compatriot when he takes over at Old Trafford.

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...

Is Subbing Goalkeepers for Penalties Long Overdue?

Jack Target | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Sport
Jack Target

Most of the press wanted to see van Gaal fail. You can only imagine how much Roy Hodgson would have been hounded if he had done something similar and failed. He would not be allowed back in the country, perceived as silly old man who shares the tactical nous of a barely trained ape.

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.

'F*ck You Big Time': KLM's Tweet Mocking Mexico's Loss To Holland Went Down Like A Lead Balloon

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

KLM has issued an apology after apparently making fun of Mexico’s World Cup defeat to the Netherlands on Sunday. Within minutes of Holland’s 2...

Engineers Create Robot Sperm

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Tech

Engineers have created a robot sperm that can be controlled using something as simple as a fridge magnet. The minuscule robot is made using a super...

EU Election Results: A Symptom of a Less Peaceful Europe?

Barry Navarro | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Navarro

Since the last European elections were held in 2009, five EU countries - Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus - have required bailouts, and unemployment across the continent has remained persistently high, particularly among young people.

Xenophobes Flop in EU Elections in the Netherlands, Denting Far-Right's Parliament Hopes

Philippe Legrain | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics
Philippe Legrain

With Wilders apparently crashing and UKIP so far refusing to pitch in with them, the far-right's hope of forming a group rest even more on the shoulders of Le Pen, who is widely expected to top the French poll. Is it too much to hope that she might flop too?

British Tourist's Body Found In Dutch Canal

PA | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK

The body of a British tourist who went missing following a night out in the Dutch city of Leiden has been recovered from a canal. Wayne Davies, 22,...

The Dutch Desperately Need More Prisoners

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK

The Dutch government is in need of more prisoners. There are now more guards and other staff than inmates in the Netherlands for the first time, ac...

Nuclear Summit in Holland Neglects Crucial Security Issues

Behnam Taebi | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Politics
Behnam Taebi

Earlier this week, the Netherlands hosted the third Nuclear Security Summit (NSS). More than 50 world leaders where in The Hague to enhance international nuclear security...

Obama Secret Service Agent Found 'Drunk' In Dutch Hotel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK

A Secret Service agent tasked with protecting President Barack Obama in the Netherlands was reportedly found passed out drunk in a hallway of an Dutch...

Dying Man Shares Farewell Kiss With Giraffe

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

A photographer captured the incredible moment a giraffe said goodbye to his dying friend on Wednesday. The mentally disabled cancer patient, who spent...

What England Can Learn From the Dutch About Water Management

Julian Hunt | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK
Julian Hunt

Increasing evidence and scientific analysis is showing why these events are associated with human induced climate change. The related impacts are becoming more widespread and complex, affecting society from health issues to agriculture, from transportation to economics, and becoming more severe, long-lasting and costly with increasing frequency.

The Case Against Black Pete

Darian Meacham | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics
Darian Meacham

On Thursday December 5th the fantastic state-funded nursery of my 2 year old child was visited by Saint Nicholas or, as he's known in Belgium and the ...

Amazing Pictures Of Nazi Occupied Amsterdam And Modern City Streets

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK

These incredible 'then-and-now' images show Anne Frank's Amsterdam contrasted with shots of the city from today. The pictures, which are part of an ap...