Netherlands

To See the Future of Science We Need to Look Beyond the '2.0 Paradigm'

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech
Dirk Jan van den Berg

The vernacular of 'Science 2.0' has become increasingly utilised in the debate about the future of science. Many media articles and conferences focus on this topic, and the European Commission has recently held a public consultation to better understand the impact of 2.0 and desirability of policy action to enable it.

'They Mock Our Face' - My Day at the Anti-Black Pete Protest in the Netherlands

Claire Fernandez | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Claire Fernandez

'Welkom in Gouda', giant letters announced to welcome the thousands of Dutch people who came to welcome the national 'arrival' of Saint Nicholas and his black faced helpers, the Black Petes (Zwarte Pieten in Dutch) on 15 November. The anti-Zwarte Piet protesters, on the other hand, were only welcomed by far-right hatred, biased journalists and police brutality...

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...

Partnerships of Hope - Remembering Joep Lange

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

We must honour his vision for universal healthcare and inclusive access to innovative financing for health by developing further partnerships that can enact real change. Every one of us within the global health community can set forth a ripple of hope through our actions, but together, we can become the current that Joep was, and change the very nature of global health.

This Highway Looks Like Something From 'Tron'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech

Motorways have remained almost entirely unchanged since the Romans first started carving huge straight lines through Europe. Sure, they've got saf...

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.

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 29.11.2014 | 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 08.11.2014 | 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...