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Get Pumped For Spring With The Most Stunning Flower Markets Around The World

The Huffington Post | Tiara Chiaramonte | Posted 02.18.2014 | Travel

Holland has the world's largest flower market, but many other countries around the world have ones that rival. Travel photos from Pinterest and Flickr...

Movie Review: Maidentrip

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.16.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Dekker prevailed in court, then set off -- and that is mostly the movie. But what a subject: At 14, Laura Dekker has the poise, confidence, fearlessness and skill of someone two or three times her age.

Jumping With Both Feet into the New Year

Pia de Jong | Posted 03.02.2014 | Women
Pia de Jong

I can see her in front of me, her two braids dancing on her winter coat, her flushed cheeks, jumping faster and faster, her eyes on the far shore, which now seemed farther and farther away.

George Sluizer and River Phoenix: Last Film for Old Dutch Master of Cinema and Young American Actor of Movies

Isa Freeling | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Leaving "Dark Blood" in the RED, filming shut down and the insurance company took over, thinking that they would be able to get the money back from Phoenix's estate within a few weeks.

Last Chance for Vermeer, Rembrandt and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Paintings at the Frick Museum

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The fifteen paintings selected for the Frick's presentation are among the most important in the Mauritshuis's holdings.

Amsterdam Pays Alcoholics With Beer To Clean Streets

Agence France Presse | Nicolas Delaunay | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

At nine o'clock in the morning in a garden shed behind a house in Amsterdam, a handful of alcoholics are getting ready to clean the surrounding street...

Thanksgiving -- Need Some Comments From You

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

I know these are hard times, full of many trials and tribulations--for individuals, couples, families, and for our country. But if the early Pilgrims, after their horrific voyage to America and the devastating winter filled with death and suffering, were able to find reasons to be thankful, surely we can, too.

This 9-Year-Old Is About To Become Very Famous

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Parents

When 9-year-old Amira Willighagen from Nijmegen stepped onto the "Holland's Got Talent" stage, no one was expecting such a big voice to come out of su...

The World's 10 Toughest Races

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

Anytime your race plan involves running on the white line of the highway to keep the soles of your shoes from melting, you know you're in for a suffer-fest. Here, based on my personal suffering and the suffering of others, is my top 10 list of the world's toughest endurance races.

Travel To Europe Without Leaving The USA

Posted 09.06.2013 | Travel

America is a melting pot, so it’s not surprising that when new citizens arrived they brought a taste of home to their new country. You’re prob...

Astoria Characters: The World-Grown Woman

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.13.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

These are pretty pedestrian pastimes for a woman who had the globe at her feet. Hers was a glamorous childhood. Her father was excessively successful, and the family lived abroad, first in Holland then Italy.

Edible Nation Branding for the Netherlands

Paul Rockower | Posted 09.21.2013 | Taste
Paul Rockower

On a recent excursion to the Netherlands, I was left bubbling with gastrodiplomacy ideas for the Dutch.

PHOTOS: Utrecht City of Lights

Michael Schuermann | Posted 08.10.2013 | Travel
Michael Schuermann

One of its best inventions is Trajectum Lumen, a trail of light installations that illuminates the town's 2000 year history. Trajectum is the Roman name for the military settlement that provided the core of the original Old Town.

The Queen's Abdication at the Royal Palace Amsterdam

Lori Needleman | Posted 06.29.2013 | Travel
Lori Needleman

As she arrives to the Palace, the Queen would look up at the sculpture of Atlas carrying the heavens on his shoulder for the last time and perhaps feel a sense of relief that all the weight of the Netherlands will be off her shoulders.

Who Wants To Make Marijuana Chicken Rolls With Hashish Quenelles?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.02.2013 | Weird News

When was the last time a great meal gave you the munchies? How about marijuana chicken rolls with hashish quenelles and a marijuana coulis, followe...

Islamic Art Mounts Comeback At European Fine Art Fair

Menachem Wecker | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

Although Buddhist and Hindu art aficionados can find stunning sculptures and Jewish art lovers can examine medallions with Hebrew inscriptions, Islamic art is much more difficult to find.

When A City Becomes A Bouquet

Viator | Posted 05.07.2013 | Travel
Viator

Keukenhof Gardens is truly beautiful. The sheer scale immerses you in color and fragrance.

Dutch Queen To Abdicate Throne April 30

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 03.30.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Netherlands' Queen Beatrix announced Monday that she is ending her reign after 33 years and passing the crown to he...

Dutch Queen Expected To Abdicate In Address To Nation

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2013 | World

(Adds details) AMSTERDAM, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Dutch Queen Beatrix, who turns 75 on Thursday, is expected to announce her abdication in ...

Amsterdam Drops Tourist Drug Ban, Cannabis Cafes To Stay Open To All

Posted 11.02.2012 | World

A law that would have banned foreigners from using Amsterdam's famous cannabis cafes has been dropped by the city's mayor just mere months after the N...

Bye-Bye, Weed Pass

AP | Posted 10.30.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM -- The incoming Dutch government has ditched plans for a national "weed pass" that would have been available only to residents and that woul...

Can Crowdsourcing Save the World?

Chris Deary | Posted 10.04.2012 | Business
Chris Deary

Can crowdsourcing provide the answers to one of mankind's biggest challenges, namely how to sustain an ever-growing population in a world of ever-diminishing resources?

10 Things Americans Can Learn From Amsterdammers

Erin Farber | Posted 12.04.2012 | Travel
Erin Farber

While this small country may be relatively unfamiliar to many -- who confuse its guttural language with German and tall, blonde citizens with the Danes -- there is actually a wealth of life lessons that Americans can learn from the people of the low lands. Here are my top 10. And no, none of them have to do with red lights or herbal delights.

10 Things You Didn't Know about Rachel Maddow's Roots

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Without further ado, here are some snippets of Ms. Maddow's family history.

Get Down On Your Hands And Knees And Thank Holland

Anneli Rufus | Posted 11.13.2012 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

We all owe the Netherlands, big time. Why? Because this tiny flat nation has generously provided the world with the Holy Oily Trinity: cookies, pancakes and doughnuts.