Dutch history meets modern energy initiatives in artist Daan Roosegaarde’s latest installation, which uses beams of green light to visualize the movement of the country’s windmills.
The oil crisis of the 1970s meant that Americans had to wait in long lines to fill up their cars. But in the Netherlands, the government decided that the best way to conserve fuel was to ban cars for one day a week. How did people cope? They took their horses on the highway.
There is nothing coy about these vintage Dutch safety and anti-alcohol propaganda posters. They want you to know just how horribly inattention to your work will maim you, live wires will electrocute you, and alcohol will destroy your life.
The Netherlands have given the world so much: pizza, sex tourism, The Hague, Rembrandt, Vermeer—and let's not Aelbert Cuyp. In the tradition of the last three, the Dutch now serve up the most artistically bizarre Google blurring ever.
Gentlemen, are you shooting blanks or are you ready to continue your family line another generation? Before, answering that question required a trip to the doctors. Today, a Dutch researcher says the test could eventually be, ahem, in your hands.
Just like they tweaked their evidence against Samsung with the Galaxy Tab, it looks like Apple has flubbed evidence regarding the Samsung Galaxy S too. They shrunk the image of the Samsung phone to look like the size of an iPhone, even though it's not.
Before you ask, yes this is a real car, and yes it is roadworthy. It should also come as no surprise that it's the work of a Dutch artist, Olaf Mooji, who must be smoking something reeeeaaal strong.
Dutchman Johan Huibers decided to build an ark. Not a Lego or popsicle stick model, but a real-life replica of Noah's Ark built to scale. He began his work in 2008 and recently finished this $1 million project.
Architecture firms tend to use their offices as a giant business card they can work inside. Decos' is no exception—except it looks like an astronaut base, not a Dutch headquarters. Their inspiration? A meteorite impact.
Historian John Curren believes he has found the inspiration for the yellow brick road in L. Frank Baum's popular children's book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Mostly gone, the road leads to a parking lot in the small town of Peekskill, NY
This intricate metal structure is functional and flexible. Could it be a new kind of industrial skin, with wide-ranging real-world applications? The surface to a Borg Cube? Simple scaffolding? None, actually. It's far more comfortable that any of those.
Bikes with suspended seats already exist, but none as pretty as these. Sure, it might be more for the laydeeez in the house, but it'd certainly be a talking-point for whoever rides the thing.
Circling this modern Dutch house in a nine mile radius are the abandoned building sites architects spotted using Google Earth, and then salvaged materials from. Nothing was spared—not even umbrella spokes which were used for the lighting.
This isn't your typical glowing, inflatable picnic roof. No no. This Dutch design is inflated via hot air produced by a wood-burning oven, used to cook nuts, hot chocolate, or whatever else you'd like. And it looks amazing.
I'm getting an extreme case of vertigo just by looking at this photo of the 37meter high climbing wall in The Netherlands, which is reported to be the world's tallest.
Don't get too sad over this 195-year-old bunker being sliced in half. There's 700 other bunkers nearby, which form the New Dutch Waterline that protected cities between 1815 - 1940. Now, it's an area for watery-playtime.
I'd like to know what's being stolen from this Dutch McDonald's. Coffee stirrers? Napkins? Toilet paper? This synthetic DNA spray intrigues me, though—not only does it "tag" crims, but when the button is pressed, it alerts police too.