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Back to the future? Dutch revive 1960s ventilator for coronavirus fight

Apr 17 2020

THE HAGUE Dutch scientists have pulled a British-made East Radcliff ventilator built in the 1960s from the shelves of a science museum to use as a template for cheap and easy-to-build ventilators in the fight against coronavirus.

With no fries sold, Dutch farmers face billion kilo potato pile

Apr 03 2020

BEEMSTER, Netherlands It's potato planting season, but many Dutch farmers are facing a mountain of a problem, with a million tons of potatoes left over from last season due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Dutch marijuana back on sale, but don't forget to wash your hands

Mar 31 2020

NIJMEGEN, Netherlands While most of the Netherlands struggles through the coronavirus lockdown, marijuana smokers received the welcome news that "coffee shops" selling the drug have reopened for takeaway orders.

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by coronavirus

Mar 31 2020

LAREN, Netherlands Thieves stole a painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh early on Monday from the Netherlands' Singer Laren Museum, which is currently closed to the public because of the coronavirus. | Video

Chop-your-own Christmas trees: Dutch park makes festive free offer

Dec 10 2019

HOGE VELUWE, Netherlands A national park in the Netherlands is making an unusual offer to visitors this holiday season: come and chop down your own Christmas tree - for free. | Video

Dutch foundation launches project to tackle river plastic pollution

Oct 26 2019

Rotterdam A Dutch foundation devoted to fighting plastic pollution in the world's oceans on Saturday unveiled a new device designed to stop it from reaching the sea in the first place: by collecting and cleaning plastic waste from major rivers.

Man held after Dutch family found locked away in secret farmhouse room

Oct 16 2019

RUINERWOLD, Netherlands A man who paid the rent on a Dutch farmhouse where six members of a family were found locked away in a secret room will appear in court on Thursday on charges of unlawful detention and harming others' health, prosecutors said. | Video

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