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WATCH: Song For New Dutch King Is 'Imbecilic,' Awesome

Agence France Presse | Jan Hennop | Posted 06.21.2013 | World

Dutch organisers were scrambling Sunday to find a new song to mark the upcoming enthronement of the Netherlands' new king after a serenade written esp...

Places We've Left Behind

Global Yodel | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

Have you ever stumbled upon an abandoned building and experienced a sense of wonder? What was this? Who built it? Do the people who used to live, work or go to school here care that it's now a crumbling shell? Here's a collection of places that have been abandoned.

Paul Verhoeven's UGC Film Project Wins Digital Emmy at MIPTV

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment
Andy Plesser

CANNES - The "Entertainment Experience," a film project lead by Dutch-born Hollywood actor Paul Verhoeven, consisting of user generated material, won...

The 700-Year-Old Former Church Turned Modern Bookstore

Tom Moran | Posted 05.25.2013 | Travel
Tom Moran

There are numerous spectacular bookstores throughout the world, and labeling one "the finest on earth" is subjective at best. But Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen, a 700-year-old former Catholic church in the Netherlands city of Maastricht, is certainly one of the grandest.

Gay Rights Protest Planned For Vladimir Putin's Netherlands Visit

Posted 03.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly in for a surprise when he visits Amsterdam next month. As Pink News and Carbonated.tv are both repo...

A Well Deserved Championship for the Dominican Republic

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.21.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

It is hard to imagine baseball over the last half century without the contributions of people like Marichal, the Alou brothers, Tony Fernandez, Joaquin Andujar, Jose Reyes, Robinson Cano and so many others.

PHOTOS: 8 Unusual Sweets From Around The World

Triposo | Posted 05.13.2013 | Taste
Triposo

Here are eight of our favorite unusual sweets from all around the world. Have you tried any of these?

Cities Blooming In Spring 2013

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.29.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Mardi Gras may be over, but the party is just getting started in the Big Easy.

Gay Marriage Supporters Make Surprising Protest In The Netherlands

Reuters | Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Thousands of Dutch Catholics are researching how they can leave the church in protest at its opposition to gay marriage, accordi...

Parents Publish Suicide Note Of Boy Who Killed Himself After Being Bullied

Posted 11.12.2012 | World

The parents of a young man who took his own life after allegedly having being bullied for being gay published their son's heart-breaking suicide n...

PHOTOS: 10 Amazing Works Of Architecture

Trippy | Posted 01.08.2013 | Travel
Trippy

Whether it's intricate carving on an ancient temple or steel bended in ways you never thought possible, the complexities of architecture never cease to amaze.

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.

The Cobra Museum

David Galenson | Posted 11.28.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

The conceptual art world of the 20th century produced a number of revolutionary movements that exploded like fireworks, then faded equally rapidly. One of the more engaging of these movements is memorialized in an elegant museum in a quiet suburb of Amsterdam.

PHOTOS: Great Overnight Trips From London

Oyster | Posted 10.17.2012 | Travel
Oyster

Here's a list of our top picks for overnight trips, all less than a two-hour flight from London. Start packing!

What The Latest Scientific Findings About Kids Of Divorce Reveal

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 10.08.2012 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

One of the most consistent research findings that explore the effects of divorce on children is that the results are inconsistent.

White House pulls ambassador-nominee accused of drunk driving

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Fred Schulte and Michael BeckeliWatch NewsThe White House has withdrawn the nomination of Washington attorney Timothy M. Broas -- a top Obama cam...

No Brothel Without Business Plan

AP | Associated Press | Posted 06.15.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM -- The city of Amsterdam says it plans to force brothel owners to submit a business plan to the city describing what measures they are takin...

PHOTOS: The Netherlands' Amazing Horticultural Expo

Sue Frause | Posted 08.05.2012 | Travel
Sue Frause

As one of the largest horticultural producing regions within Europe, this year's edition is spread out over 163 acres known as the Venlo Green Park. The 2012 theme, "Be part of the theatre in nature, get closer to the quality of life," acknowledges the contribution of Dutch horticulture to the quality of life.

Pedophile Arrest Saves 138 Children From Abuse

AP | Posted 05.31.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM -- Dutch prosecutors say police have arrested 33 suspected child molesters worldwide, including 8 in the United States, using information ga...

How a Dutch Facility Takes Care of its Residents Suffering from Severe Dementia

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.26.2012 | Fifty
Dorian de Wind

The idea behind Hogewey is to put the patients in more familiar surroundings where they might "experience the smells and sounds of a normal household," where they don't have to sit alone.

Getting Tattoos Around The World

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.30.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

A hell of a lot more permanent than a hostel hookup, travel tattoos are a great reminder of your life-changing adventures abroad. OTP's pinned down wh...

Santorum's Incredible Display of Ignorance On Euthanasia In the Netherlands

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

The Dutch are genuinely offended that a foreign politician would misrepresent Dutch culture and morality merely to make a political point back home.

Vancouver: The New Amsterdam?

Off Track Planet | Posted 03.27.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Never thought of Canada, did you? Well this sleeping giant knows how to have a good time. When Amsterdam stops burning, hop past Washington, blaze through to Vancouver and make Holland beg for forgiveness.

Graduation, or Biking on Thin Air

Seth Engel | Posted 02.29.2012 | Education
Seth Engel

Academic competition isn't inherently bad, but the earlier the pressure to outdo one's classmates begins, the more damage it can potentially cause.

Green. Peace. The Netherlands Take the LEED.

Natalie Pace | Posted 02.29.2012 | Green
Natalie Pace

There is much to be learned from the Dutch, who have found a way, through public and private partnerships, cultural indoctrination and political will to make green peace a part of daily life.