Tag: Netherlands

Images of a Stolen Van Gogh Give Experts Hope It Can Be Recovered

AMSTERDAM — The photographs look like the sort of images that kidnappers distribute with a ransom demand to establish that their victim is alive. A newspaper’s front page is included and used as a time stamp to indicate that the images are recent. In this case, the subject isn’t a kidnapping victim, but rather a […]

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His Family Fled Syria. He Didn’t Cry Until He Heard About His Sisters.

This is the third dispatch from a project following a family of five who fled Syria in 2015 and are now rebuilding their lives spread across four European cities. Read more about the project here. In summer 2015, when Yousef’s mother, Suhair, decided the family should leave Syria and began selling everything to fund their […]

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Amsterdam’s Red Light Zone Stays Shut as Rest of City Edges Open

Patrick Kingsley, an international correspondent, and Laetitia Vancon, a photojournalist, are driving more than 3,700 miles to explore the reopening of the European continent after coronavirus lockdowns. Read all their dispatches. AMSTERDAM — The red lights still shone above the windows in De Wallen, Amsterdam’s main red-light district, but the windows themselves were empty. The […]

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At Drive-in Disco, It ‘Feels like Saturday Again,’ Even Without a Dance Floor

Patrick Kingsley, an international correspondent, and Laetitia Vancon, a photojournalist, are driving more than 3,700 miles to explore the reopening of the European continent after coronavirus lockdowns. Read all their dispatches. SCHÜTTORF, Germany — At his first gig in more than three months, Dopebwoy, a Dutch rapper, climbed the stairs to the stage, turned to […]

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Five Art Accounts to Follow on Instagram Now

In Silicon Valley, the natural order of time is reverse chronological: what matters most is what is newest, and can be constantly refreshed by swiping downward. Why, because the present’s so great? Two decades into a profoundly unpromising century — and amid a pandemic whose social and epidemiological fallout strongly echoes plagues from centuries past […]

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Dance Companies Take Baby Steps Back to Rehearsal

Eight dancers from the Ballet du Rhin were partway through a class at their studio in Mulhouse, eastern France, recently, when the company’s artistic director decided to step things up. The dancers had been doing gentle exercises at the barre. Then, the director, Bruno Bouché, asked them to perform a short routine, heavy on pirouettes, […]

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Grandmother’s Refusal to Remove Photos From Facebook Tests Privacy Law

Handling pictures of children and grandchildren is usually a private affair. Not in the case of one Dutch grandmother. A woman’s refusal to remove photos of her grandchild on Facebook and Pinterest boiled over into court in the Netherlands this month, turning what started as a family dispute into a broader test of the limits […]

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Health Agencies Offer Tips on Sex During the Pandemic

As countries around the world slowly begin to come back to life, governments are experimenting with exactly how prescriptive they should be when giving guidelines on how people should navigate the new normal — including on sex and dating. It has involved some trial and error. In the Netherlands, Dutch officials relaxed the government’s rules […]

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Eritreans Sue E.U. Over Use of Forced Labor Back Home

BRUSSELS — A Netherlands-based group of Eritreans sued the European Union on Wednesday, demanding it cease financing a project in the east African dictatorship that uses forced labor, the lawyer representing the group said, the first test of an effort by individuals and organizations to hold the bloc accountable for the way it spends billions […]

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Amid Covid-19, a Call for M.D.’s to Mail the Abortion Pill

Last fall, months before America’s first outbreak of the coronavirus, Francine Coeytaux and Elisa Wells, co-founders of the abortion rights advocacy group Plan C, were reaching out to doctors with a question they said was urgent: “Would you be willing to mail the ‘abortion pills’ to women in their homes?” For millions of women across […]

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In Belgian-Dutch Border Town, Coronavirus Makes Life Complicated

BAARLE-HERTOG-NASSAU — With the border dividing the Netherlands and Belgium cutting straight through the entrance of her studio and art gallery, Sylvia Reijbroek was confused over which country’s rules to follow when the coronavirus upended Europe. Playing it safe, Ms. Reijbroek decided to follow Belgian law, since her gallery is legally registered there, and she […]

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Air France-KLM Gets €10 Billion Bailout as Coronavirus Hits Travel

PARIS — France and the Netherlands will provide an unprecedented taxpayer-funded bailout of 10 billion euros, about $10.8 billion, to salvage Air France-KLM as the fallout of the coronavirus on the travel industry exacts a devastating toll on global air carriers. Air France-KLM, one of Europe’s biggest airlines, will receive a €4 billion bank loan […]

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A Dark Debut Propels a Dutch Writer to Reluctant Fame

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld is an author who confides in their reader, rather than family or friends. “I am a private person,” the writer, who identifies as male and uses the pronouns they and them, said on a recent video call from their home in Utrecht, the Netherlands. “I wake up early every day and, after […]

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Where Have 140 Million Dutch Tulips Gone? Crushed by the Coronavirus

AMSTERDAM — For tulip growers in the Netherlands, Friday the 13th of March this year was a true horror show. When tulip stems came up at the country’s largest flower market in Aalsmeer, the prices stalled over and over again at zero. Frank Uittenbogaard, a director of JUB Holland, a 110-year-old family farm in Noordwijkerhout, […]

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Help Comes Hard for the Orchestra With No Home

Michiel Commandeur, a Dutch violinist, sounded surprisingly upbeat when he said his income had fallen to zero since the coronavirus pandemic began. He wasn’t earning anything from concerts, he explained in a telephone interview from his home in Amsterdam, and, because of a loophole, he didn’t qualify for support for lost income in the Netherlands, […]

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Some Countries Are Better Armored for Epidemics Than Others

No European country is escaping the economic consequences of the coronavirus, but the pain won’t be divided equally. Southern Europe, which bore the brunt of the last big economic crisis, will suffer the most. Countries like Greece and Italy depend heavily on tourism and are still suffering the lingering effects of the eurozone debt meltdown […]

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Dutch Golden Age Art Wasn’t All About White People. Here’s the Proof.

AMSTERDAM — Rembrandt’s 1661 painting, “Two African Men,” is one of the Dutch old master’s more inscrutable works. One man, dressed in a Roman-style costume and shawl, seems to be giving a speech, while another man leans attentively over his shoulder. The canvas was painted with a thin layers of earth tones and looks unfinished, […]

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The Most Planned Unplanned Place Around

This article is part of our latest Design special report, which is about getting personal with customization. In architecture, the tension between freedom and restrictions animates the best work. We wonder how a building by, say, Frank Gehry can stand up, given the striking twists and turns of its form. No matter how visually striking, […]

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Murder Trial of Russian Ex-Agents Opens for Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight

MOSCOW — A trial of four men with ties to the Russian security services began on Monday for the shooting down of a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014. The trial by the District Court of The Hague is an attempt at justice in what for years had seemed a crime without punishment. It […]

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Vivianne Miedema Lets Her Goals Do the Talking

LONDON — Before Vivianne Miedema’s brother could walk, she said, she would place him in front of a soccer net and fire shots at the goal for practice. “He would just stand there; he couldn’t really do anything,” Miedema said with a mischievous smile, shrugging her shoulders. “I was using him, kind of.” Years later, […]

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As Sea Levels Rise, Scientists Offer a Bold Idea: Dam the North Sea

LONDON — One dam would stretch some 300 miles from the coast of Scotland to Norway. The other, roughly 100 miles, would rise in the waters between northern France and Southeastern England. Together, the mammoth structures proposed by scientists would completely enclose the North Sea and offer protection for tens of millions of Europeans threatened […]

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Boeing Refuses to Cooperate With New Inquiry into Deadly Crash

Boeing and American safety officials refused to cooperate on Thursday with a new inquiry by Dutch lawmakers into a deadly crash near Amsterdam in 2009 that had striking parallels with two more recent accidents involving the manufacturer’s 737 Max. Members of the Dutch parliament wanted to question the Boeing chief executive, David Calhoun, about the […]

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Dastardly Diesels: Suzuki and Jeep Busted Breaking EU Emissions Rules

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