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Finished your holiday books and looking for something else to pick up, or just wanting to catch up on items you may have missed? Here are some of the best DutchNew.nl reads so far this year.

Dutch exceptionalism: Superior failure in the year of coronavirus
The Dutch are very fond of international comparisons if they come out well, but when it comes to coronavirus, they see the Netherlands’ position as one of ‘superior failure’, writes Ben Coates. Read on

Who will rule the roads? Making sense of Dutch street design
Urban planners from all across the globe often look to the Netherlands for ways to make the streets of their cities safer and more bike-friendly, but to the outsider, what the Dutch are doing can often seem downright bizarre and even dangerous. Read on

High earnings potential? Mass investments hit magic truffle business
Campaigners and investors believe the Netherlands is the perfect place to launch a legal magic truffel microdosing industry. Read on

Meet the Brexiles who have swapped the UK for the Netherlands
The UK might be out of the EU, but many Remainers have upped sticks and are now starting a new life in a member state. We meet the Brexpats in the Netherlands and find out what made them leave Brexit Britain behind. Read on

The Amsterdam women taking sextech into their own hands
As the pandemic boosts sales in sextech, we meet the female entrepreneurs who are reshaping the industry to educate women on sexual wellness and better serve their needs and desires. Read on

Transgender equality, better data ethics are human right issues: Lisa van Ginneken
Van Ginneken became the Netherlands’ first transgender MP when she was elected in March for the progressive liberal D66 party. But in a curious way, her political career might never have happened if it hadn’t been for far-right nationalist leader Thierry Baudet. Read on

Dutch recycling strategy needs a rethink: ‘we don’t know what is going on’
The Netherlands claims to be a leading light when it comes to recycling, but walk along any Amsterdam street, and you have to wonder who is recycling what. Piles of cardboard and old furniture stack up alongside the underground paper and glass containers, next to full plastic bags of household waste. Read on

What do you do when your husband leaves you hundreds of unseen masterpieces
When Willem Barbieri died in 2019, he left his wife with an unusual legacy: over 1000 extraordinary paintings, collages and sketches, created during their life together. Read on

The international parents raising Dutch-speaking children
What can you expect when children in the Netherlands learn Dutch within a non-Dutch household? DutchNews.nl discovers that the triumphs mostly exceed the trials, but accepting difference is key. Read on

10 of the best DutchNews.nl features which don’t mention Covid-19
From coffins made from fungus to why the Dutch have birthday calendars in their loo, here’s a round up of the best from our 2020 archives. Read on

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Aspiring actors sought for Italian comedy workshop in Bangkok

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Journey to the cloud in virtual summit

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Earwig And The Witch joins Ghibli's Netflix roster

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Look extra with Elemis

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Teeming with talent Two young artists explain their award-winning pieces and dreams after bagging top finishes in a long-running competition

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NBA projects $10 billion in revenue as audiences return after Covid, but TV viewership is a big question

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Disney delays Doctor Strange, Black Panther sequels in 2022 schedule shuffle

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Fans object to K-pop girl group Twice endorsing whitening products

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Zhang Jie continues concert with bleeding hand after fall from lift on stage

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Shop and earn up to 4X instant rewards with this enhanced loyalty programme

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'Halloween Kills' does just that at N.America box office

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Self pick-ups or dine-in ordering: How the Starbucks mobile app elevates your coffee-drinking experience

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Electric dreams From a daily commuter car to a weekend track warrior, the fully electric Porsche Taycan EV is primed to fulfil your every need

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Standout racers

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New trailer offers first look at Robert Pattinson as Batman

The trailer reveals a bullet-proof Robert Pattinson in the titular role, with Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman. LOS ANGELES – One of the most anticipated movies delayed by Covid-19, The Batman ... Read more »

Namewee and Kimberley Chen blocked on Weibo after releasing satirical duet

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Tough as nails Artist Pichai Pongsasaovapark's exhibition shines light on the stressful and dangerous conditions people in agriculture are exposed to every day due to rampant capitalism

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More meditating, less talking please

Whenever there are reports of Buddhist monks misbehaving or violating the monastic code of conduct, we often hear comments like “They are causing a decay to the religion” and “They ... Read more »

Engaged couples invited to compete for wedding prize

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CentralWorld hosting art shows

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'Halloween Kills' nabs $50 million in domestic box office debut

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Curtain's up again on English language theatre in the Netherlands

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Actor Sean Penn's wife Leila George, 29, files for divorce

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Fun With Kids: Halloween fun with the Minions, book to help parents with only child

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South Korean Park Sae-eun becomes Paris Opera Ballet's first Asian star dancer

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Musician Bruce Gaston dies aged 74

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Bill Cosby sued in New Jersey over alleged rape

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Hollywood's behind-the-scenes workers reach deal on new contract

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Massive strike averted: Hollywood crews reach a new three-year deal with studios

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Marital bonds sully, daytime affair sours, daring theft

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F&B businesses ride the Squid Game high with Dalgona candy and themed macarons

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Fantastic Miss Fish A tiny hole in the wall with big flavours

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Eateries hit harder this time with dining in restricted to two persons

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Book Stack: 10 reads to wrap up October with

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Golden Globes to go ahead despite TV blackout over diversity row

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Events and listings: Food, exhibitions, concerts

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