Photo report of beautiful Leiden in the rain

Leiden is a bustling and picturesque town centrally located in between Amsterdam and The Hague and given our DutchReview office is located here, it’s no surprise we think the city is glorious. Some cities need sun for their beauty to truly shine but not our lovely Leiden! It is stunning in all seasons – wet […]

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Farmers stage another protest for October 16

Chaos ensued around The Hague last week as farmers took to the streets to protest the fact they are being targeted as main polluters of the nitrogen crisis. Clearly, they were not happy with the impact it had as they have planned another protest for October 16.  Where will the protest be staged? The Farmers […]

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Dutch developers awarded €2.9m to create prototype for an artificial womb

Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology have been granted 2.9 million euros from the Horizon 2020 EU programme to build a prototype for an artificial womb. If successful, the technology will provide babies with artificial respiration.  The artificial womb is a game-changer Babies born prematurely that are put in incubators often suffer long-term complications because […]

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The blanket battle in bed: is it time to learn from the Austrians?

I have never paid a lot of attention to sleeping arrangements until I got a Dutch boyfriend. I am from Austria, and the first time he came to visit me in my homeland I prepared an extra blanket for him on the bed (just being a good girlfriend). What I didn’t prepare for is that […]

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Self-driving trains will be trialled later this year

To increase rail capacity and transport more passengers, NS will be trialling a self-driving train later this year. The train will be tested on the Lelystad and Zwolle route but no passengers will be on board during the trial. Four FNV Spoor executives travelled to London earlier this year to see how the self-driving trains […]

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Train from Amsterdam to Vienna scheduled to begin in 2021

Ahhh Vienna, the vibrant Austrian capital boasting imperial palaces, fabulous galleries and delicious food. Have you ever dreamed of an easy weekend trip from the Netherlands to Vienna? Well, your dreams may be coming true as an international train from Amsterdam to Vienna will commence from 2021.  As it currently stands, the train ride takes […]

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The best signs from the climate strike in The Hague

An estimated 25,000 people turned up last Friday, September 27, to protest the climate crisis. With that amount of people, we aren’t surprised at the level of creativity some signs displayed. We took loads of photos and whittled down our selection to only the crème de la crème.  Printing error 404: Tree not found Someone […]

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Visiting a coffeeshop in Amsterdam: etiquette, tips and tricks for first timers

Earlier this year, the Netherlands was ranked the fifth happiest nation in the world and last month, Amsterdam was declared the safest city in Europe. It must make you wonder, does ganja have anything to do with these accolades? Do the Dutch even do anything apart from smoke weed? Do they live in coffeeshops in […]

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Should you pay more for your unhealthy lifestyle? Many Dutch people think you should

A survey conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics has concluded that many Dutch people think health insurance premiums for those who have unhealthy lifestyles should be increased. Just over half of those who completed the survey believe lifestyle should not affect insurance premiums – we should all pay the same. But over 40 percent think […]

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Tourist traps in the Netherlands: are they worth it or is there better alternative?

We’ve all no doubt heard about the following tourist traps and many of us have probably even been. What begins as a way for a country to teach people about their culture ends up being overrun with irritating tourists, overcrowded spaces and selfie sticks ruining your ‘original’ photo.  Tourism in the Netherlands has become such […]

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