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Armin van Buuren's 'This is What It Feels Like' certified gold

World renowned DJ and electronic dance producer, Armin van Buuren has a major reason to celebrate thanks to his hit single "This Is What It Feels Like."

Holland's direct approach sinks Spain in World Cup final rematch

It would be difficult to solely blame Vicente del Bosque for Spain loss against Holland, but the drubbing the reigning champions received was surely preventable.

World's top DJ Hardwell relaunches website in interactive format

World renowned Dutch DJ Hardwell has relaunched his website in a new interactive format. He is also the head of his label, Revealed Recordings.

Review: Armin van Buuren masterful at New York's Madison Square Garden Special

New York - On April 11, world-renowned Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren played a sold-out five-hour show at New York City's Madison Square Garden, as part of his "Armin Only: Intense" tour.

World's top DJ Armin van Buuren talks tour and music career Special

New York - Global dance music superstar Armin van Buuren chatted about his "Armin Only: Intense" tour and his future plans, prior to his concert at New York's Madison Square Garden on April 11.

Dutch authorities aim to restrict influx of migrant workers

Amsterdam - Amsterdam, the constitutional capital of Holland, may be viewed as a liberal city, due to its previously lax laws on pot-smoking, but like so many other European countries, Holland is tightening its rules regarding migrant workers.

'Sweetie' virtual 10-year-old traps 20,000 online sex predators

Amsterdam - Investigators from Terre des Hommes have used a computer program simulating a 10-year-old girl to catch thousand of men surfing the internet looking for sex with underage girls and engaging in a new phenomenon known as webcam child sex tourism.

Mysterious suicide of Dutch politician in northern Spain

Of Spanish origins, Ramón Smits Álvarez, town councilor in the Dutch city of Amersfoort, was found dead in the Ulla river in Galicia in Spain on Monday. The circumstances surrounding the suicide have left both his family and colleagues seeking answers.

Dutch farmer builds water slide for his pigs

Pigs also need to cool off during the summer heat, so a farmer in the Netherlands came up with a fun way to keep his pigs both cool and also entertained.

Dutch pedophile Robert M. sentenced to 19 years in prison

Amsterdam - A Dutch pedophile's repeal of an 18-year sentence backfired as he was subsequently sentenced to 19 years in prison, after which he'll also have to submit to psychiatric treatment in a closed facility.

50,000 tonnes of beef recalled by Dutch food safety authority

The Dutch food safety authority has recalled 50,000 tonnes of beef that they deem unfit for human consumption and that may contain horsemeat. The European horsemeat scandal continues.

Amsterdam steakhouse boss admits selling horse for 63 years

Amsterdam - The UK food industry has been rocked by a meat scandal. In some cases products labelled as containing 100% beef have instead contained pork or horse. One Dutch steakhouse boss has revealed that he has sold horse as beef for 63 years.

Motorists confused over invisible object prank (Videos)

Amsterdam - A group of Dutch pranksters are causing some confusion among motorists in Amsterdam, filming their perplexed targets and posting the videos on YouTube.

Op-Ed: NATO deploys Patriot missiles in Turkey

NATO's "Patriot" mission along the Turkish-Syrian border has begun. Within the coming days more NATO forces will arrive to conduct likely operations against Syria and Iran. The Patriot systems should provide adequate defense in Turkey.

Amsterdam mayor lifts cannabis ban on tourists

Amsterdam - Despite a newly enacted Dutch law aimed at reducing the country's drug tourism, Amsterdam's mayor has announced he will allow coffee shops that sell marijuana and hashish to remain open to tourists.

Video: 'Project X Haren' causes mayhem in small Dutch town

Haren - When inviting people to a birthday party on Facebook, it's a wise idea to keep the invitations private, as this small Dutch town suffered an onslaught of thousands of party goers on Friday night.

Mystery surrounding Germany's 'Forest Boy' continues to unfold

Now that German officials know the identity of the formerly mysterious "Forest Boy", and that he is not a teenaged orphan as he'd claimed, but a 20-year-old Dutch citizen. Now, the rest of his story is beginning to unfold.

German 'Forest Boy' mystery solved, admits his story was a hoax

Berlin - The mysterious "Forest Boy" in Germany has finally been identified after nine months of puzzlement. It turns out the story the man told when he arrived in Berlin in Sept. 2011 was a hoax.

Dutch Parliament rejects Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

The Hague - It is official. The Dutch Parliament has rejected ACTA before the EU votes on the controversial treaty in June this year.

Video: Ukraine furious over sexy Dutch Euro 2012 ad

Kiev - A diplomatic row has blown up between Kiev and Amsterdam over a Dutch TV ad, which uses erotic images of allegedly Ukrainian women.

Video: Ukraine furious over sexy Dutch Euro 2012 ad

Kiev - A diplomatic row has blown up between Kiev and Amsterdam over a Dutch TV ad, which uses erotic images of allegedly Ukrainian women.

Video: Ukraine furious over sexy Dutch Euro 2012 ad

Kiev - A diplomatic row has blown up between Kiev and Amsterdam over a Dutch TV ad, which uses erotic images of allegedly Ukrainian women.

The Netherlands drawn into EU crisis — may ditch the Euro

The Hague - The Netherlands has been drawn into the debt crisis in Europe as the government failed to agree on budget cuts, thus casting doubt on its support for the Euro zone.

MLS: Winless TFC sink lower after 3-2 loss to Fire Special

Toronto - For Toronto FC there is little left to say as the losses continue to mount after yet another disappointing result on Saturday afternoon.

$9 million in jewels thought to be stolen found in drawer

The Hague - The wife of the US ambassador to the Netherlands, Dawn Arnall only realised months after staying in a Dutch hotel in 2006, that her jewellery was missing.

Dutch zoo gives elephant contacts

Amsterdam - A visionary vet has given an elephant at Amsterdam's Artis Zoo the ability to see again, thanks to an ingenious "eye"-dea: contact lenses.

Dutch government clamps down on marijuana 'coffee houses'

The Dutch government is moving to restrict cannabis sales at 'coffee houses' nationally and is fully banning tourists from visiting these locations, a move that has been dubbed 'tourism suicide.'

'Citizen Scientists' writing the history of the universe

Scientists of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have created what they've metaphorically depicted as a universe of astronomy enthusiasts to relieve them from an overwhelming task - identifying events occuring in the actual universe.

Is Wi-Fi making trees sick? Researchers doubt study

Alphen - Radiation from Wi-Fi networks is harmful to trees, causing significant variations in growth, as well as bleeding and fissures in the bark, according to a recent study in the Netherlands.

Marijuana scratch-and-sniff cards handed out by Dutch authorities

Rotterdam - Dutch authorities are handing out 30,000 scratch cards with a marijuana odour as part of their efforts to fight the illegal cultivation of cannabis.
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Jettie Brands from the Netherlands now makes San Francisco her home. She and her beau Ron Viner were...
Jettie Brands from the Netherlands now makes San Francisco her home. She and her beau Ron Viner were guests at the party at the Consul General's home on Sept. 13, 2011
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More examples of contemporary design as they were displayed in the Consulate General's home in San Francisco.
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Dutch soccer fans wearing their orange coloured jerseys.
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