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The Netherlands turns Orange for Euro 2020

After being postponed for a year, Euro 2020 has kicked off. The tournament would have marked the 60th anniversary of the Euros (1960-2020). But COVID-19 struck this major sporting fixture from the calender. A year on, 24 teams play in 11 European cities for a month of the beautiful game.

Lake Turkana Wind Park: providing Kenyans with clean, reliable and cheap energy

Energy equals development. Basic human rights, such as water, food, healthcare and education, are all dependent on energy. Without energy, schools, hospitals and businesses cannot operate effectively, workers have limited access to jobs, and people cannot connect with others through the internet. At the same time, the ever-growing energy demand has a negative effect on our planet and the climate. Renewable energy sources provide us with an opportunity to boost development sustainably.

Join the celebration during the NL Sports Summer

After 18 months of time-out, we’re ready to get back in motion and enjoy a summer of sports together. Thanks to extensive health and safety measures, the games are back on. Whether you’re a fan of football, tennis, cycling, the Olympics, or all of the above, join us to cheer on TeamNL!. Let’s capture the spirit of sports in bringing people together to build a better and fairer world.

Dutch researchers discover how coronavirus affects some people more than others

In the race to vaccinate people across the globe, researchers from Amsterdam have cracked the code that explains one of the most troublesome symptoms of COVID-19. And through international collaboration, they have potentially made a breakthrough in treating the disease with an already approved drug.

Shining a light on the creative industry behind the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest

The 2021 Eurovision song contest came to a spectacular finale on 22 May in Rotterdam as Italy’s band, Måneskin, won the contest and people’s hearts. The event’s theme #OpenUp was brought to life through rock and roll, a high-tech stage and flamboyant costumes, locking the attention of nearly 200 million viewers, united by their love of music.   The event’s success is a notable accomplishment for the city of Rotterdam and partners, for hosting the world's biggest television entertainment programme and ensuring 3,500 people can celebrate safely around the main stage at Ahoy. 

Eurovision Song Contest highlights the uniting power of music live in Rotterdam

The Netherlands is proud that the city of Rotterdam can host the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest – live! –  from 18 to 22 May. Jeangu Macrooy will represent our country with his song, ‘Birth of a New Age’. With the theme ‘Open Up’, Eurovision fans are invited to delight in the uniting power of music and open up to each other’s culture, traditions and creative expressions. With a multitude of innovative and fun activities, fans around the world can also take part in the festivities.

Hydrogen: the missing link in the transition to clean energy

Climate change is possibly the biggest challenge facing the world today, and no single country can hope to fight it alone. In order to succeed, we must pool together our knowledge and resources and  speed up the development and implementation of clean technologies. The Dutch hydrogen community has recently issued the first International Hydrogen Guide highlighting unique Dutch solutions to successful clean energy transition with green hydrogen.