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
The Netherlands is debating the increasingly common use of English in its universities. Many international students choose to study there because so many degree courses are taught in English — the largest number in continental Europe. But some education officials are concerned that the use of English in the classroom has gone too far. Naomi O’Leary reports from the University of Groningen.
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Education officials in the Netherlands have expressed concern about the number of Dutch university courses taught in English. But the country's education minister has warned against becoming too inward-looking.
Strongly supported by the US, the Dutch and Australian governments are holding Russia legally responsible for downing the Malaysia Airlines flight in 2014. Officials say they may take the case to an international court.
On May 23 the Liet International music festival will take place in Leeuwarden in the north of the Netherlands. All the acts will perform in minority languages, some of which are spoken by just a few thousand people. While these languages maybe dying out, this alternative Eurovision Song Contest is attracting record support, as Nik Martin found out.
The great plains of Africa, the American wild west or the Australian outback – perhaps some of the images conjured in your mind when it comes to the word “wilderness”. But what about the Netherlands? How much wilderness can a small country take?