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Sabella's Argentina wins the battle of caution against Holland

In a tight, slow-burning affair, that offered very few legitimate goal-scoring chances, Argentina snuck past Holland and secured a berth in their first World Cup final in 24 years.

Louis van Gaal's tactical alterations guides Holland past Mexico

Miguel Herrera’s Mexico transitioned into one of the brightest facets of the World Cup following two impressive performances against group favourites Brazil and Croatia.

Holland makes most of space following Chile's system alterations

Chile’s main objective heading into the World Cup was to win Group B, and avoid a possible showdown with Brazil in the round of 16.

Holland squeak past Australia as van Gaal sticks to his script

In the first half, Holland looked like a shade of the side that thrashed Spain. Louis van Gaal’s side created very few chances and was pulled into a battle with group minnows –– a label that was awarded based on overall talent –– Australia.

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.

Father of sextuplets has heart attack, dies

Holland - Ben Van Houten, the devoted father to Michigan's first surviving set of sextuplets, succumbed to a fatal heart attack while playing with his kids last week.

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.

Dutch Prince dies 18 months after avalanche accident

The Hague - Prince Johan Friso of Holland died today Monday August 12. The prince, aged 44, was the younger brother of the new King Willem-Alexander and had been in a coma for 18 months following a skiing accident.

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.

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.

Protesting Pope Benedict XVI, Catholics become 'Un-Catholics'

In response to the message about the gay community made by Pope Benedict XVI at the annual Christmas address, Catholics in the Netherlands are becoming "Un-Catholic."

Olympic athletes upset over national anthems at medal ceremonies

London - Athletes from at least two competing countries have indicated their displeasure with the versions of their national anthems being played at the London Olympics and have asked for a correct version of the anthems to be played in future.

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.

The Vencer Sarthe, a new super-car from Holland

There hasn't been a home based car manufacturer in Holland since the days of DAF but specialist car-maker Vencer is about to change all that.

Amsterdam, Netherlands: 12m flash mob in Dam Square (video)

Amsterdam - Amsterdam did its part in the global 12m movement yesterday by holding a flash mob in Dam Square. Looks like fun was had by all.

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.

Video: 2 trains collide in Amsterdam ― at least 70 injured

Amsterdam - Dutch media reports that 2 trains have collided in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, injuring at least 70 with more than 50 seriously.

Dutch prince suffered massive brain damage in avalanche accident

Prince Johan Friso of Holland has suffered massive brain damage and is unlikely to wake up following being trapped in an avalanche for fifteen minutes on Feb. 17.

Soccer: Dutch Cup match cancelled after goalkeeper attacks 'fan'

Amsterdam - A Dutch (KNVB) Cup match was abandoned last night, following an incident in which AZ Alkmaar goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado attacked an Ajax "fan". After referee Bas Nijhuis issued Alvarado a straight red card, he cancelled the game just minutes later.

Bag-it-yourself bathroom option introduced on Dutch trains

When most people think of Holland, they think of historic windmills, lush fields of tulips, "coffee" shops, and the traditional wooden shoes. But now, this beautiful country may also be known for its unorthodox bathroom solution on some of its trains.

Op-Ed: Comet Elenin, Nibiru - On science of fear and fearlessness

Should we fear Comet Elenin, Nibiru and other celestial phenomena and speculation? Is there a scientific basis for fear and fearlessness? Richard Hoagland claims the comet represents another plot like 9/11 to create mass fear (video).

One dead, 16 injured as Dutch soccer stadium collapses

Enschede - During a tragic accident in Enschede, Netherlands, one person has been killed and 16 others injured after a stand at FC Twente's stadium unexpectedly collapsed on Thursday afternoon.

Op-Ed: Unholy Cow! – Dutch ban ritual slaughter

The Dutch Parliament has voted to ban ritual slaughter; this perennial non-argument rears its head time and time again, but does it really matter how an animal is slaughtered?

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.'

Media criticized for silence over Islamic gay bashing

A leading Canadian columnist is taking the media to task for their silence over gay-bashing incidents carried out by Muslims in Amsterdam, once a veritable “anything goes” city where gays used to go about without fear of attack.

Op-Ed: Geert Wilders – The chickens are coming home to roost

That Dutchman Geert Wilders is a rabble-rouser, a fear monger and a cheap populist is not in doubt, but it’s also irrelevant. The real point is that his country ignored the valid reasons which have led to the rise of people like him for far too long.

Spanish supporters celebrate in Berlin Special

Berlin - The Spanish community in Berlin celebrated Spain's first FIFA World Cup in its history after the victory against Holland on Sunday.
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An empty Netherlands beer bottle.
An empty Netherlands beer bottle.
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The new Vencer Sarthe
The new Vencer Sarthe
Vencer Cars
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The new hand built high performance Vencer Sarthe goes through its paces
The new hand built high performance Vencer Sarthe goes through its paces
Vencer Cars Netherlands
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Marco van Basten (left) is the former coach of the Holland soccer team
Marco van Basten (left) is the former coach of the Holland soccer team
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Dutch Prince Johan Friso with his wife Princess Mabel
Dutch Prince Johan Friso with his wife Princess Mabel
H G Cladder
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Steelman (2011) sculpture by Florentijn Hofman in Amsterdam  Holland
Steelman (2011) sculpture by Florentijn Hofman in Amsterdam, Holland
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2 trains collided in Amsterdam on April 21  2012
2 trains collided in Amsterdam on April 21, 2012
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The Van Houtens with their sextuplets (File Photo).
The Van Houtens with their sextuplets (File Photo).
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A typical Dutch produced DAF 2 cylinder car from the 1960s and 1970s
A typical Dutch produced DAF 2 cylinder car from the 1960s and 1970s
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Spain Vs. Holland from Berlin
Spain Vs. Holland from Berlin
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