The Netherlands is a small country located in western Europe with three island territories in the Caribbean. Its capital is Amsterdam.
The Netherlands is a very densely populated country that boasts the largest port in Europe, Rotterdam. It is a founding member of the EU, NATO and WTO. Its seat of government and parliament is located in The Hague, which is also home to five international courts, including the ICC. This page collates recent DW content on the Netherlands
In March, the Netherlands will be heading to the voting booth and at the moment a far-right anti-immigrant politician is leading in the polls. He is strongly against Islam holding sway in European society, and he's been nicknamed the 'Dutch Donald Trump.' Lauren Frayer traveled to the Netherlands to meet Geert Wilders and find out more.
Sexual assistance for the disabled has been around for years here in Germany, and in the neighboring Netherlands. The government pays for the practice by prescription. We're going to hear from the person known as the pioneer of sexual assistance, Nina de Vries. She's from the Netherlands but has been living in Germany, helping disabled people with their sex lives, for years.
The Netherlands is gearing up for elections this year and there populism has taken several different turns. It's not just being harnessed by Geert Wilders' right wing party but also by a new Dutch grouping called Denk, or think. This party aims to represent those left out of politics until now, and it's trying to halt the far-right's momentum. Lauren Frayer reports.
Many people are predicting stormy weather ahead for Europe in 2017. To do a bit of crystal ball gazing, Die Welt's Europe correspondent Dirk Schümer talked to Inside Europe's Emma Wallis. So how will 2017 shape up for the continent as a whole?
Maastricht in the Netherlands had an immense problem with traffic jams. Obviously this doesn't make it unique, every city in the world has traffic problems. But this southwestern Dutch city did something about it - and this week, Europe's first double-decker tunnel was officially opened. By all means, a technical masterpeice. Our very own Ruben Kalus was in Maastricht for the opening ceremony.
For Sami Rahma, future plans can be reduced to one word: survival. The 34-year-old Syrian fled the country over two years ago, and still cares for his mother, three sisters and one brother who live in Syria, Egypt and Germany. He has gained asylum and some much-needed stability in the Netherlands. And, as Don Duncan reports, 2017 is the year Sami Rahma will go back to school.
A court in Amsterdam has found Geert Wilders, a populist anti-Islam Dutch parliamentarian, guilty of discrimination against Moroccans. Wilders is a controversial far-right politician, who is leading in opinion polls ahead of the next year's general elections.
It's highly likely that every banana you've eaten in your life has been a variety called Cavendish. But perhaps not for much longer. DW takes a trip to a banana research facility in the Netherlands to learn more about a pair of fungi that are threatening the world's most exported fruit.