| May 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
AMSTERDAM — A scrum of international TV reporters, photographers and other media packed the Gallery of Honor at the Rijksmuseum on a recent spring morning, while producers negotiated with publicists for time to shoot spots in front of Rembrandt's...
| May 3, 2013
| 2:27 AM
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Royal celebrations in the Netherlands this week put the country and the capital Amsterdam on front pages and television screens around the world with an orange splash.
There's plenty to see and do in this compact city where...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 5:07 PM
AMSTERDAM — Even when the city's canals freeze and its prolific bicyclists don heavy parkas and woolen mittens, the famous Dutch tulips are still in bloom, if you know where to look.
The tulip fields of the Netherlands are blooming in April, but...
| May 11, 2012
| 4:37 PM
When a TV series crams horse beheadings, frozen zombies, dragons, sword fighting and naked prostitutes into nearly every episode, it’s hard for a single actor to make a grand impact. But actress Carice van Houten has done precisely that in the...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 7:11 PM
Our culture regularly informs us that it's a big advantage to be bilingual.
I accept that.
Trilingual? All the better!
I, unfortunately, am — and have always been — painfully monolingual. Some would label me monosyllabic.
I've never been...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:49 PM
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Amsterdam is an amusement park for adults. The Hague is for adults who have grown weary of amusement parks. It is quiet, dignified and elegant compared with its sexy sibling.
Two things define The Hague. It is Holland's...
| Oct 13, 2012
The view of a 16th-century Lisbon street is such a teeming hodgepodge of races, social classes and religions and has so much life on display — much of it mischievous — that's it hard not to smile.
Slightly to the right of center, an African...
| May 11, 2012
| 5:26 AM
My husband's family hails from Amsterdam, so I couldn't resist posting this information when it came into my inbox. Van Mullekom is a very Dutch name and we hope to visit his homeland next year on a Vikings boat tour.
In the meantime, if you plan to see...
| Nov 28, 2012
In 2009, Alison Sudol (who records under the name A Fine Frenzy) released “Bomb in a Birdcage,” a catchy and charming electro-pop album whose songs earned placement in work like the Selena Gomez film “Monte Carlo” and Zac Efron...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 1:06 AM
• Lady Gaga arrived in Amsterdam debuting a pretty new shade of light brown hair
• Gaga tweeted, "Definitely feeling less blond lately and little more progressive brunette. I am LOUIS VUITTON BROWN."
She's most often a blonde -- with...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 4:39 AM
A bomb disposal team rushed to Schiphol airport in the Netherlands on Wednesday after the discovery of a World War II bomb, an airport spokeswoman said.
A worker doing maintenance found the bomb at the bustling airport in the morning, said Antoinette...