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Huge art show questions legend of Vermeer the lone genius

Paris - A new blockbuster Vermeer exhibition which opens Wednesday aims to smash the myth that the Dutch master was a solitary genius who worked alone at home cut off from the world.

Wilders says some Moroccans 'scum' at Dutch vote launch

Spijkenisse - Firebrand Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders launched his election campaign Saturday with a stinging attack on the country's Moroccan population, calling some "scum" and saying he wanted to make The Netherlands "ours again".

Wilders says some Moroccans 'scum' at Dutch vote launch

Spijkenisse - Firebrand Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders launched his election campaign Saturday with a stinging attack on the country's Moroccan population, calling some "scum" and saying he wanted to make The Netherlands "ours again".

Wilders says some Moroccans 'scum' at Dutch vote launch

Spijkenisse - Firebrand Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders launched his election campaign Saturday with a stinging attack on the country's Moroccan population, calling some "scum" and saying he wanted to make The Netherlands "ours again".

Wilders calls Moroccans 'scum' at Dutch vote launch

Spijkenisse - Firebrand Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders launched his election campaign Saturday with a stinging attack on the country's Moroccan population, calling them "scum" and saying he wanted to make The Netherlands "ours again".

Wilders calls Moroccans 'scum' at Dutch vote launch

Spijkenisse - Firebrand Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders launched his election campaign Saturday with a stinging attack on the country's Moroccan population, calling them "scum" and saying he wanted to make The Netherlands "ours again".

Wilders calls Moroccans 'scum' at Dutch vote launch

Spijkenisse - Firebrand Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders launched his election campaign Saturday with a stinging attack on the country's Moroccan population, calling them "scum" and saying he wanted to make The Netherlands "ours again".

Dutch creator of Miffy the rabbit dies at 89

Den Haag - Dutch artist and illustrator Dick Bruna, creator of beloved children's character Miffy the white rabbit, has died aged 89, his publishing house said Friday.

Dutch say Ukraine will renew search at MH17 crash site

Den Haag - Ukraine is expected to renew this spring its search for human remains at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, Dutch Security and Justice Minister Stef Blok said Thursday.

Dutch to bring back Cold War warriors as trainers

Den Haag - The Netherlands plans to bring back retired military officers to train a new generation of soldiers in the "forgotten" art of Cold War tactics, including large-scale battles, a news report said Thursday.

Top Dutch court upholds acquittal for 'Mein Kampf' seller

Den Haag - The highest court in The Netherlands on Tuesday upheld the acquittal of an antique dealer prosecuted for selling old copies of Hitler's "Mein Kampf", which is banned in the country.

Dutch polls to test European waters for far-right

Den Haag - Dutch voters go to the polls next month in the first of a series of elections that will be a litmus test of European politics after Brexit and Donald Trump's shock victory in the US.

Image of 'hatred of our times' wins World Press Photo

Den Haag - Brandishing a gun, his face contorted with rage, the shocking image of an off-duty Turkish policeman assassinating the Russian envoy to Turkey Monday won the prestigious World Press Photo Award.

'Zero' chance I will work with you: Dutch PM to Wilders

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Sunday again ruled out any chance of working with Geert Wilders, as the far-right MP insisted he could not be ignored if he wins next month's general election."Zero percent. Geert. ZERO percent. That. Will not.

Dutch police find ingredients to make 1 bn ecstasy pills

Den Haag - Dutch police probing a suspicious vehicle parked in a deserted parking lot found a huge stash of chemicals for producing an estimated one billion ecstasy pills, officials said Friday.

Dutch anti-Islam MP sparks fake news row

Den Haag - Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders triggered a row over fake news Monday with a biting Twitter message showing a Photoshopped picture of another party leader surrounded by radical Islamists.

28 parties to contest key Dutch elections

Den Haag - The Dutch electoral committee on Friday fired the starting gun on next month's hotly contested elections, revealing a stunning 28 parties will jostle for votes.

Iranian couple cleared for US as 'exception' after transit ordeal

Den Haag - An elderly Iranian couple stranded at Amsterdam's airport for five days have been cleared to continue their journey to the US as an "exception", Dutch national carrier KLM said Thursday.

Dutch court puts 1977 train hijack back in spotlight

Den Haag - A Dutch court Wednesday ordered an in-depth probe into the 1977 deaths of two Moluccan hostage-takers whom their families say were executed at point-blank range by marines as they stormed a hijacked train.

Dutch court puts 1977 train hijack back in spotlight

Den Haag - A Dutch court Wednesday ordered an in-depth probe into the 1977 deaths of two Moluccan hostage-takers whom their families say were executed at point-blank range by marines as they stormed a hijacked train.

Dutch court puts 1977 train hijack back in spotlight

Den Haag - A Dutch court Wednesday ordered an in-depth probe into the 1977 deaths of two Moluccan hostage-takers whom their families say were executed at point-blank range by marines as they stormed a hijacked train.

Technical hitch delays Amsterdam airport flights

Den Haag - A technical problem hit air traffic control at Amsterdam's airport Wednesday causing delays and flight re-routings at one of Europe's busiest travel hubs, an official said.

Dutch mosques shut doors at prayers after Canada attack

Den Haag - Four of the largest mosques in The Netherlands said Monday they will shut their doors during major prayer meetings after six people were killed in attack on a Canadian mosque.

Netherlands launches fund after Trump cuts abortion funds

Den Haag - The Netherlands on Saturday launched a website to attract international donations to compensate for a decision by US President Donald Trump to end funding to foreign charities that support abortion, the foreign ministry said.

Dutch minister quits as old scandal claims fourth scalp

Den Haag - Dutch Justice Minister Ard van der Steur resigned Thursday as an old scandal over 2.1 million euros paid by prosecutors to a drug baron returned to haunt Prime Minister Mark Rutte's ruling party.

Dutch man on trial in 'sextortion' cyberbully case

Amsterdam - A man accused of a worldwide cyberbullying racket that got young girls to pose naked before blackmailing them went on trial Wednesday in Amsterdam, saying he is innocent of the charges. The defendant Aydin C.

Dutch man on trial in 'sextortion' cyberbully case

Amsterdam - A man accused of a world-wide cyberbullying racket that got young girls to pose naked before blackmailing them went on trial Wednesday in Amsterdam, saying he is innocent of the charges. The defendant Aydin C.

Seven held over $72 mn Amsterdam diamond heist from 2005

Den Haag - Seven people have been arrested over the robbery of $72 million (67 million euros) in jewellery, one the world's biggest ever heists, from Amsterdam's airport nearly 12 years ago, authorities said Saturday.

Italy to return stolen Van Goghs to Dutch museum soon

Den Haag - Two Van Gogh masterpieces stolen in Amsterdam 14 years ago will be returning to The Netherlands from Italy shortly after police recovered them from the house of notorious drug boss, a museum official said Thursday.

Dutch PM's party closing gap with far-right: polls

Den Haag - Two months before Dutch elections the polls are narrowing with the Liberal party of Prime Minister Mark Rutte catching up with MP Geert Wilders' far-right party, an aggregated survey showed Wednesday.
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The new hand built high performance Vencer Sarthe goes through its paces
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Electric car being charged in Amsterdam.
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A farmer in the Netherlands gave his pigs a water slide to keep cool in summer.
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One of 60,000 suspension bridges in the Netherlands that allow traffic to pass on both water and road.
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Storks are large birds, looking majestic when overhead in the air.
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In the spring, cows are released from their winter stables and can once more feast on fresh grass.
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An empty Netherlands beer bottle.
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Tim Krul saves a penalty against Costa Rica in the quarter-final of the 2014 World Cup
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A sign with posters of political candidates in the Netherlands
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Screenshot of Robin Van Persie's header goal during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
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