The Netherlands

How The Dutch Elections Came To Suddenly Interest Everyone

Dr Itay Lotem | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Itay Lotem

As the dust settles over the Dutch parliamentary elections, the international press corps are packing their bags with one last stiff drink to cover their disappointment as they head out to Schiphol Airport, hoping that France or Germany may deliver something more exciting.

Amsterdam's Young Thug: Poke Taking Over Dutch Hip-Hop

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Mohadesa Najumi

Waiting to meet the rapper Poke in Amsterdam's De Duivel bar I was anticipating to meet an eclectic character. As I expected, a hilarious, charming yo...

The Real Truth About Dutch Racism: Life as a Moroccan

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK
Mohadesa Najumi

Racism does not go away if you ignore it. It is said that you can learn a lot about a country from how it treats it's minorities and although immigrants are almost non-existent outside of Amsterdam, the country has not overcome racism and its societal, political and legal issues reflect this.

Obituary: Dr. Waseem Akhtar

Aamir Aziz | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK
Aamir Aziz

If I collect accounts from all his intimate friends, an extremely arresting plot of a true epic will be in your hands. But that would require a mettle...

The Netherlands Can Become Europe's 'Energy Gateway'

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK Tech
Dirk Jan van den Berg

Much of the debate, right now, is focused on the optimal energy mix between fossil fuels and clean energies like solar and wind. Important as this debate is, a potentially bigger and broader issue we face in Europe is creating 'new' flexible systems and infrastructure for clean energy which is much less transportable than fossil fuels.

Dutch Citizens Win Landmark Climate Change Case Against The Government

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK

In a landmark case for environmentalists, a court in the Netherlands has ordered the Dutch government to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissio...

Do You Really Need a Reason to Go on Exchange?

Sabrina Azmi | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sabrina Azmi

Leaving home is always going to be hard, be it a semester-long escapade or a few years of study, being thrown into a completely foreign country is terrifying. But it will be the best decision you will ever make in your life, as it is mine.

A Decent World Cup, But a Great One?

Phil Jones | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Sport
Phil Jones

Has FIFA's latest offering really been the free flowing celebration of the game that the pundits and wider media would have us believe? ... has there been anything even close to epic encounters such as Brazil v Italy in '82? or France v Germany that same year?

Teenager Arrested Over American Airlines Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK

14-year-old Dutch girl has been arrested over a tweet sent to American Airlines at the weekend, police have confirmed. A spokesman for Rotterdam po...

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 ...

First Step to Solving the Eurozone Crisis: Change our Perceptions

Terence Tse | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK
Terence Tse

A balanced view will allow us to be better at thinking about the crisis. After all if we only see our southern neighbours as burden, we are not only losing half the equation to solving the Eurozone crisis; we are also missing out on most of the intelligence.

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.

Observations of Dutch Centraal Wonen and Woongroep Projects

John Killock | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
John Killock

One of the most interesting things that I have experienced from visiting a number of cohousing projects within the Netherlands is the variation in how both 'centraal wonen' projects and 'woongroeps' are organised.

British Wages Fall To One Of Lowest In Europe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK

The value of UK workers' wages has suffered one of the sharpest falls in the European Union, House of Commons library figures have shown, with only Gr...

This Is What We Know So Far About Snowden's 21 Asylum Bids

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

Edward Snowden has applied for asylum in 21 countries, but most of Europe has swiftly rejected his plea. Russia says that Snowden's request for asy...

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...

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....

People are the Beating Heart of Healthcare Provision

Dr Mark Britnell | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK
Dr Mark Britnell

The future shape of global healthcare provision is a major issue that we all need to grapple with. Its importance is highlighted by the depth of divisions when health care reform becomes the centre of political focus.

'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.

Dutch Elections: Emphatic Victory for Pro-Business Liberals

Martin Koehring | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Politics
Martin Koehring

The electorate chose stability, budgetary discipline and a broadly pro-Europe course over the populist anti-austerity and anti-Europe rhetoric presented by both the right-wing Party for Freedom (PVV) and the left-wing Socialist Party (SP).

Britain's 'Most Wanted Crimelord' Arrested After 9 Months On The Run

PA | Posted 05.04.2012 | UK

One of the UK's most wanted crimelords, Kirk Bradley, has been captured in Holland. Bradley, who had been on the run since fleeing a Manchester pri...

WATCH: Will You Be Buying A Flying Car?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Tech

It's the stuff kids' dreams are made of: a car that can fly. One moment you're heading into a nasty stretch of traffic, the next you're sailing into t...

No Legal Action Against Dutch 'Cannibalism TV Show'

PA | Posted 22.12.2011 | UK

A case of apparent cannibalism on a Dutch TV show is not being investigated, prosecutors say. Viewers were shocked to see presenters seemingly to e...

Destroying Nature in the Name of Dubious Art Taste and Medicinal Superstition

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 21.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Joao Paulo Nunes

The 61st meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) concluded in...