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  • De Zvaan lighthouse
    Michigan...a surprising destination
    By Bob & Sandy NesoffMembers: North American Travel Journalists Association American Society of Journalists and AuthorsWhen it comes to vacations people want several things. They want to relax in a stress free environment; they want a change...
  • Hanover's 31st Dutch Festival
    Hanover’s 31st Annual Dutch Festival
    The state of Pennsylvania has a rich “Deutsch” heritage that is recognized each summer with the Annual Dutch Festival in Hanover’s town square. Tomorrow will mark the 31st of this ongoing tradition that has filled the community...
  • Brazil falls apart once more
    Brazil World Cup humilation complete with listless loss to Netherlands
    Brazil hosts the end of the 2014 World Cup on July 13. But for Brazil, the World Cup technically ended on July 12, even if it really ended days before that. At the least, the hostnation hoped that its team would get some pride back in its third...
  • Spain knocked out
    Chile dooms Spain to quickest dethroning in World Cup history
    The start of the 2014 World Cup was the polar opposite of the end of 2010 for Spain. After winning the World Cup over the Netherlands four years ago, Spain's first game back in the tournament was an utter disaster against those same Dutch. But...
  • van Persie sparks Dutch run
    Dutch hand Spain shockingly huge payback for 2010 World Cup final
    The 2014 World Cup likely won't be the same as the 2010 World Cup. That was made clear on June 13, as the teams that played in the last game of the 2010 tournament played the third game of the 2014 tournament. But instead of Spain winning the...
  • Bakeries like Haegele's serve up authentic donuts for "Fasnacht Day"
    Where to find a Dutch donut on Fasnacht Day in Philadelphia
    For those trying to celebrate Fasnacht Day in Philadelphia, there are a surprising amount of Dutch and German bakeries ready to fill your order. Most people know the Tuesday before lent as "Fat Tuesday" or "Shrove Tuesday," but...
  • Maidentrip
    'Maidentrip' Review
    Picture a young Jennifer Lawrence starring in the film ‘All is Lost.’ Now visualize the Dutch teenager Laura Dekker having more seafaring skills than Robert Redford and the documentary ‘Maidentrip’ begins to take shape in...
  • Soldier of Orange by Paul Verhoeven
    ‘Soldier of Orange’ a Verhoeven epic
    Paul Verhoeven films can be roughly divided by language: Dutch and English. For better or for worse, his Dutch-speaking films have generally been tabbed as “the good ones”, with not-so-favourable reviews for the English-speaking ones ...
  • Dutch politician Lodewijk Asscher focuses on Holocaust and not Dutch slave trade
    Dutch politician Lodewijk Asscher focuses on Holocaust and not Dutch slave trade
    On Friday, RTV Noord-Holland reported that Dutch government officials are worried about certain schools that fail to teach about the Holocaust in its entirety. Lodewijk Asscher, the minister of integration, shared his concerns with the Dutch...
  • Dutch-Muslim jihadists is becoming a growing concern for government officials
    Dutch-Muslim jihadists is becoming a growing concern for government officials
    On Wednesday, Dutch news outlet AD.nl reported that the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) Party wants to arrange talks with the Dutch Minister of Social Affairs, Lodewijk Asscher. The CDA wants to discuss the current polarization of the Dutch...
  • Black Pete places dark shadow on Dutch self image of tolerance.
    Black Pete places dark shadow on Dutch self image of tolerance.
    On Wednesday, Reuters reported that the Dutch self-image of tolerance has taken a severe beating due to the public out cry against a controversial blackface character named "Zwarte Piet" a.k.a "Black Pete". In the first week of...
  • Syria: Dutch-based group sends team to find, catalog and destroy weapons
    Syria: Dutch-based group sends team to find, catalog and destroy weapons
    A dutch-based group is sending a "forward team" to find, catalog and destroy an estimated 1,000 tons of chemical agents in Syria according to media reports.A report from CBSreports the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons...
  • Getting serious making insects part of our diets
    Getting serious making insects part of our diets
    Washington, D.C. --- A discussion and presentation this Wednesday, June 26, at the Royal Netherlands Embassy promises to shed more light on the importance of integrating insects into our diets, and cultivating insects as a sustainable food source...
  • Royal Netherlands to allow public inside embassy for first time this Saturday
    Royal Netherlands to allow public inside embassy for first time
    Washington, D.C. --- The Royal Netherlands Embassy has some surprises in store for visitors attending this weekend's EU Open House.For the first time since participating in the annual EU Open House in Washington, D.C., the Royal Netherlands...
  • The Globe OC celebrates the Netherlands Queen's Day on April 30
    The Globe OC celebrates the Netherlands Queen's Day on April 30
    Queen's Day, or Koninginnedag, is a special holiday in the Netherlands celebrating the Queen's birthday. This year it is exceptionally special, because it is the last Queen's Day, as Queen Beatrix steps down and Willem-Alexander...