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Dutch Anti-Islam Politician Gets U.S. Pocket Money

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2012 | World

By Anthony Deutsch and Mark Hosenball AMSTERDAM/NEW YORK, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Anti-Islam groups in America have provided financial sup...

Dutch Princess Swims In Amsterdam Canal

AP | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM -- The Netherlands' Princess Maxima has joined a thousand other swimmers braving a two-kilometer tour of Amsterdam's ancient canals to raise...

'Don't Let Your Vote Go Up In Smoke!'

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 09.04.2012 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- With slogans like "Don't let your vote go up in smoke!", owners of the free-wheeling cafes where bags of hashish are sold al...

Checking In To An Ikea?

EuroCheapo | Posted 11.04.2012 | Travel
EuroCheapo

On one hand, more affordable lodgings usually means greater access to travel, which, of course, is a good thing. However, I wonder about the chain's impact on small, "mom and pop" budget hotels.

Major Credit Rating Agency Delivers EU Warning

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2012 | Business

SYDNEY, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service has changed its outlook on the Aaa rating of the European Union to negative, wa...

Sights Along The European Road

Rick Steves | Posted 10.22.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

Zipping around Europe on high-speed trains, it occurs to me how far our transportation systems have come and all the unexpected things we now see as we travel.

More Sex And Drugs In The Low Countries

Rick Steves | Posted 10.16.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

On my research trip through the Low Countries, I discovered several examples of the bold Dutch and Belgian approach to challenging social issues.

The High-Flying Dutchman

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 10.07.2012 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Epke Zonderland's acrobatic high bar routine earned him an equally lofty prize: an Olympic gold medal. The gold was the...

Amsterdam Colors Pink For Gay Pride

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 10.04.2012 | Gay Voices

AMSTERDAM — Hundreds of thousands of gay rights supporters thronged Amsterdam's canals for the city's annual boat float parade, a party marking ...

Amsterdam's Evolving Relationship With Weed

Rick Steves | Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

Locals don't want shady people pushing drugs in dark alleys; they'd rather see marijuana sold in regulated shops.

The Scariest Heels You've Ever Seen (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.23.2012 | Small Business

For women, walking in high heels can be scary. For men, women wearing high heels that look like weapons may be even more terrifying. Dutch designe...

PHOTOS: 25 European Travel Ideas For Summer 2012

Viator | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel
Viator

It is the perfect summer to head to Europe.

PHOTOS: An Intriguing Side Of Holland's Floriade

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 09.02.2012 | Travel
Olivia Katrandjian

A bearded recluse inspired by the architecture of nature, the Willowman, whose real name is Will Beckers, works on the village by day, and sleeps inside one of his creations by night.

HORROR: Son Learns Of Dad's Suicide Via Twitter

Posted 06.28.2012 | World

Tragedy hit home for a man in the Netherlands yesterday when police informed him that pictures going viral on Twitter were of his father committing su...

Dutch Court Outlaws Pedophile Association

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A Dutch court outlawed a pedophile association Wednesday, saying its promotion of sexual contact between adults and chi...

KICKTV Euro Trip 2012: On the Dutch Bus: Holland Fans Parade INSANITY

Jimmy Conrad | Posted 08.26.2012 | Sports
Jimmy Conrad

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US Less Peaceful Than Other Wealthy Countries

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 08.19.2012 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

The major components in America's poor rating are its high incarceration rate, high potential for terrorist attacks, access to weapons and disrespect for human life.

Forest Boy Mystery Solved

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

BERLIN -- The forest boy mystery is solved: It's not true. Berlin police said Friday that an English-speaking teenage boy allegedly called Ray who ...

Netherlands' Most Wanted: Police Shoot Runaway Wallaby

AP | Posted 06.14.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM -- Dutch police say they have shot a runaway wallaby dead, fearing it would run into traffic. The wallaby – an animal resembling a sm...

Denmark Stuns Netherlands At Euro 2012

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 08.09.2012 | Sports

KHARKIV, Ukraine — Denmark pulled off the first big surprise of the European Championship with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands on Saturday in...

PHOTOS: Where The Locals Will Hang Out In Amsterdam This Summer

Bart van Poll | Posted 08.06.2012 | Travel
Bart van Poll

The average Amsterdam local isn't graced with subtropic temperatures very often so, when desirable temperatures arrive, it seems like every last person takes a day off work.

A Giant Man Made Of Gum?!

Posted 05.14.2012 | Arts

Normally sticking your chewed up gum on a sculpture would be a most heinous offense, but there are exceptions to this rule. MOCO reports that art s...

Going Dutch a Great Idea for the Internet

Art Brodsky | Posted 07.11.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Earlier this week, the Dutch government gave final approval to one of the strongest open Internet laws in the world. Imagine that. A government guaranteeing through law that Internet connections can't be manipulated by big telecom companies.

As Dutch Churches Close, Sacred Art Finds New Use Abroad

Reuters | Tom Heneghan | Posted 07.03.2012 | Religion

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, May 3 (Reuters) - When Christianity fades, it doesn't just leave empty...

Jobs and Growth: Can't Have One Without the Other?

Min Zhu | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
Min Zhu

The news on the jobs front, unfortunately, remains grim. Why isn't the jobs picture better? Quite simply, it's because the growth picture isn't very good.