A portrait of Adrienne Cullen at her home in Voorschoten, the Netherlands.

The most valuable work of state visits such as the one by the Dutch royal couple to Ireland last week is often done well away from the glamour, by tra(...)

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands pictured at Cobh pier during the Dutch King and Queen’s three-day State visit to Ireland. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The Dutch Royals are to explore the possibility of bringing Men’s Sheds to the Netherlands after being told how Irish women nearly form queues to volu(...)

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (centre) meets children as he is welcomed by President Michael Higgins (second right) and his wife Sabina (right) in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Patrick Van Latwijk/AFP/Getty Images

The various job opportunities for Dutch citizens in Dublin are a “clear sign of the growing links” between Ireland and the Netherlands, the Dutch king(...)

The Netherlands’ King Willem-Alexander   and Queen Máxima take part in a tree-planting ceremony, watched by President Michael D Higgins  and his wife Sabina , after arriving at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, who are on a three-day state visit to Ireland, were told by entrepreneurs in Dublin that th(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina with  King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands and  Nya Maasland (6) from Madelief School and Arantxa Carroll of Gaelscoil Cholmcille, Coolock Lane. Photograph: Maxwells

President Michael D Higgins met with the Dutch King and Queen at Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Neth(...)

President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne greet King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands as they arrive for a wreath laying ceremony at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin during the royal couple’s visit to Ireland. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

For the Irishman in Europe from the 1970s to the 1990s, these were familiar experiences: Ireland was mainly seen through the twin prisms of terrorism (...)

Up to €400 million was invested in Rotterdam port last year by authorities to make it Brexit ready. Photograph: Frank van Beek/AFP/Getty Images

A few years ago, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, who occasionally used to moonlight for fun as a pilot for the Dutch airline KLM, bumped int(...)

 Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte:  new four-party coalition will exclude the far-right Freedom Party and its leader Geert Wilders. Photograph: EPA

After taking what is now the longest period since the second World War to form a government, the Netherlands is on the verge of a new four-party coali(...)

Relatives of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine in 2014 look at the names on the memorial during an event to commemorate the disaster in Vijfhuizen, Netherlands. Photograph:  Reuters/Remko de Waal/Pool

On a crisp summer day, poignantly reminiscent of the one on which Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was blown out of the sky over eastern Ukraine three ye(...)

Royal flight: King Willem-Alexander will switch to piloting Boeing 737s for KLM. Photograph: Natascha Libbert/KLM/AFP/Getty

For two decades the king of the Netherlands has been putting the royal in KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. King Willem-Alexander said this week that for the (...)

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