CollectionsNetherlands
IN THE NEWS

Netherlands

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
February 12, 1989 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Staff Writer
Windmills and wooden shoes. No other European country is as easily identifiable as the Netherlands from such a short list of items. Yet many travelers there never see a working windmill, and few Dutch people wear wooden shoes. Perhaps it's because the Netherlands is such a tiny country (three-quarters the size of New Jersey), yet once was one of the world's great sea powers, that we Americans think of it primarily in quaint images of its past. Or perhaps it is the tulips. The Netherlands is a major commercial center, a big exporter of natural gas. But adrift among millions of blooming Dutch tulips in April and most of May, it's hard for the visitor to remember anything of world commerce or energy for industry.
SPORTS
June 13, 2000 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
When the Villanova coaches compiled their wish list before last season, they had four wishes - a point guard, a couple of scorers and another big man. It took until early June, but their wishes have been granted. Last weekend, Villanova got a verbal commitment from 6-10 Jair Veldhuis, a native of the Netherlands who has been in this country for two years and led Tamalpais High of Mill Valley, Calif. (north of San Francisco) to the state IV championship last season. It was his only year of high school basketball here, as he had to sit out the previous season under transfer rules.
SPORTS
June 15, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Mario Gomez scored twice as Germany left the Netherlands on the brink of elimination from the European Championship, beating their historic rivals, 2-1, on Wednesday in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Although Robin van Persie pulled one back for the Dutch in the second half, the defeat leaves the 2010 World Cup runner-up dangerously close to going home. Germany, a three-time European champion, has six points from its two wins but is still not sure of advancing from Group B, where three teams could end up even.
SPORTS
June 10, 2012 | Associated Press
Denmark pulled off the first huge surprise of the European Championship with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands in Group B action Saturday in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Denmark's Michael Krohn-Dehli provided the lethal finishing that the Dutch inexplicably lacked, scoring against the run of play when he picked up a loose ball close to the penalty area in the 24th minute, left two defenders standing, and shot through the legs of Maarten Stekelenburg from a tight angle. "It was the only dangerous action of Denmark," Netherlands captain Mark van Bommel said.
NEWS
January 29, 2013 | By Mike Corder, Associated Press
THE HAGUE - The Netherlands' Queen Beatrix announced Monday that she was ending her reign after 33 years and passing the crown to her eldest son, who has long been groomed to be king, but who will have to work hard to match his mother's popularity. The widely expected abdication comes at a time of debate over the future of the largely ceremonial Dutch monarchy, but also as calm has descended upon the Netherlands after a decade of turmoil that saw Beatrix act as the glue that held together an increasingly divided society.
NEWS
January 14, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
U.S. diplomats began a terror-alert telephone campaign yesterday, calling the 10,000 Americans in the Netherlands to warn them of possible terrorist acts against U.S. interests here. "We call the larger concentrations of Americans, a firm or a school for Americans, and we let them know, and they let other people know," said spokesman Sam Wunder at the U.S. Embassy in the Hague. The telephone campaign by personnel at the embassy and at the U.S. consulates in Amsterdam and Rotterdam was prompted by a Palestinian terrorist alert declared by the Dutch government.
NEWS
April 29, 2007 | By Judith J. Wagner FOR THE INQUIRER
I was in Leiden, the Netherlands, in line at the supermarket. My mother and I were staying in an apartment a few blocks away, and after a few days I knew where things were and how many euros I'd need at checkout. Then it happened. The lady in front of me smiled while she sorted through her large pocketbook, and she said something in Dutch. I smiled back, nodding in a friendly way. Then she started a conversation in Dutch, and I was in trouble. I had no idea what she was saying, although I had committed myself to the conversation.
NEWS
April 11, 2011 | Associated Press
AMSTERDAM - Thousands of people, including the Dutch prime minister, gathered last night to lay flowers and mourn at a candlelit memorial service outside a mall in a quiet Amsterdam suburb where a mentally troubled young man shot six people dead a day earlier. Investigators are still puzzling over the gunman's motive and trying to understand how he was able to obtain and legally own five firearms in the Netherlands - where gun-control laws are considered strict - despite prior run-ins with the law and a stay at a psychiatric institution.
NEWS
September 8, 1999 | By Dave Barry
As a molder of public opinion, I regularly go on fact-finding missions to foreign countries. I then report my findings to you in the sincere hope that I can improve international understanding by deducting the entire cost of my mission, including beer, from my income taxes. Today I present Part One of my two-part report on this year's mission, which took me to the Netherlands. At one time, large areas of the Netherlands were actually covered by the sea, but over the centuries the hard-working Dutch have turned these areas into dry land.
SPORTS
July 6, 2010 | By FRANK BERTUCCI, bertucf@phillynews.com
URUGUAY . . . Germany, Netherlands, Spain, you could have predicted any of them to find a way through to the World Cup semifinals. But Uruguay, World Cup champion of 1930 and 1950, fifth-place finisher in South American qualifying, qualifier only through a 2-1, two-game aggregate score against Costa Rica . . . in the semifinals? The Celeste, as the national team is known in Montevideo, face Netherlands in today's semifinal, following a first-place finish in the group stage, a 2-1 second-round win over South Korea, and the improbable 2-1, 4-2 penalty-shootout win over Ghana in the quarterfinals.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
April 17, 2015
THIS IS my year for beer travel, with group tours planned to Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria, as well as several Eastern U.S. destinations. I got things started earlier this month by leading about 150 beer lovers on a very cool river cruise to the Netherlands and Belgium. Eight breweries, two lectures, a beer dinner and many onboard bottle-shares later, and I'm left with exactly what I look for in travel: a sense of surprise. Here are a few discoveries that caught me off guard.
NEWS
December 5, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thomas J. Morrison Jr., 90, of Ambler, a decorated World War II veteran and recipient of the French Legion of Honor, died Thursday, Nov. 27, of complications from a stroke at Abington Memorial Hospital. Born in Jenkintown, he graduated from Ambler High School in 1943 and was drafted into the Army. He served from October 1943 until January 1946. Mr. Morrison served in the 101st Airborne Division. On June 7, 1944, he saw action as an artilleryman in the glider forces sent across the English Channel to replace others killed in action.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
APPLE PIE is fine and baseball can pass the time, but sometimes America needs a night full of gasoline fumes, ear-shattering decibels and supersized machines built to destroy. What other country could have designed monster trucks? "America is, of course, the country of overindulgence," said Candice Jolly, driver of the "Monster Mutt Dalmatian" truck. "These trucks are 10,000 pounds with 66-inch tires. If that doesn't yell, 'America,' I don't know what does. " Jolly will be behind the wheel Friday and Saturday, competing against fellow drivers, as the Monster Jam returns to the Wells Fargo Center in South Philly, one of hundreds of shows the tour puts on every year across the globe.
NEWS
July 10, 2014 | BY PATRICIA MADEJ & CINDY STANSBURY, Daily News Staff Writers madejp@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
AT HALFTIME, with Germany leading Brazil 5-0, Tim Stegmann of Muenster, Germany, ran to a Philly Dunkin' Donuts to find Wi-Fi to get a hold of his family and talk about the good news. "It's like a dream," said Stegmann, 22, who is traveling from New York to Miami on vacation. He was referring to yesterday's 2014 World Cup soccer semifinal. The game in Brazil ended 7-1, keeping the home country from the finals. The Netherlands and Argentina meet today in the other semifinal. The final is Sunday.
NEWS
August 5, 2013 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
AVALON, N.J. - Though they are from different countries and represent governments that may be oceans apart on mitigating crises, they found themselves on common ground as they walked along a beach in this Jersey Shore town. And now an ongoing exchange between local officials and government representatives from the Netherlands may create a confluence of ideas about coastal protection that could benefit both regions, Mayor Martin Pagliughi said. "We thought we could learn a thing or two from a country that has been involved in coastal protection for hundreds of years.
SPORTS
March 14, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Gio Gonzalez gave the United States its best start yet in the World Baseball Classic, and David Wright provided a big finish on Tuesday night. Gonzalez pitched five scoreless innings and the Americans beat Puerto Rico, 7-1, in Miami. Wright drove in five runs, the last three with a bases-loaded double in the eighth. The Americans will play Thursday night against the Dominican Republic. Puerto Rico faces Italy in an elimination game Wednesday. Dominican Republic 5, Italy 4 - Nelson Cruz's two-out, RBI single broke a seventh-inning tie, and the Dominicans overcame an early four-run deficit to beat Italy in Miami.
NEWS
January 29, 2013 | By Mike Corder, Associated Press
THE HAGUE - The Netherlands' Queen Beatrix announced Monday that she was ending her reign after 33 years and passing the crown to her eldest son, who has long been groomed to be king, but who will have to work hard to match his mother's popularity. The widely expected abdication comes at a time of debate over the future of the largely ceremonial Dutch monarchy, but also as calm has descended upon the Netherlands after a decade of turmoil that saw Beatrix act as the glue that held together an increasingly divided society.
NEWS
December 6, 2012
Nations willing to take Assad WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Wednesday that several countries in the Middle East and elsewhere have informally offered to grant asylum to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his family. Administration officials also said they were continuing to encourage those close to Assad to defect and said they believed that Syrian foreign ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi, who disappeared this week, is currently in London. The State Department said it couldn't vouch for the sincerity of the Assad asylum offers and noted that they raise serious questions of accountability for abuses committed by his government.
SPORTS
September 6, 2012
NHL labor talks remained in recess Wednesday, five days after negotiations broke down and 10 days before the league has threatened to lock out its players. There has been no word from either the NHL or the NHL Players' Association as to when negotiations will resume. The current deal is set to expire Sept. 15. Talks broke off Friday after the two sides traded counteroffers. The Ottawa Senators signed center Zack Smith to a four-year extension worth $7.55 million. AUTO RACING: Sports-car racing in North America is getting a makeover.
SPORTS
July 3, 2012 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
IF SPAIN PLAYS boring soccer, let the Eagles be just as boring as they try to win their first-ever Super Bowl. Let the Flyers be as boring as they try to win their first Stanley Cup since 1975 and the Sixers yawn their way to their first NBA championship since 1983. On Sunday, Spain — if you listen to critics of its surgical passing and amazing ball-possession game — put us to sleep while dismantling Italy, 4-0, in the finals of the 2012 European Championships. And now Spain, with its innovative yet narcoleptic style, is the first nation to win three consecutive major championships — adding the win in Kiev, Ukraine, to the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 Euros.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|