Holland Transforms Bus Stops Into Bee Havens

As the world’s bee populations continue to decline, a province in Holland is taking steps to give these pollinators new ecosystems is transforming over 300 bus stops into green hubs. 

Shell hit with Dutch climate lawsuit

In a summary of the 250-page document handed over to Shell, the groups said that under Dutch law Shell was unlawfully endangering peoples' lives by not acting to prevent global warming.

Amsterdam's canal boats are going electric

By 2025, all buses in Amsterdam will be electric. In addition, the city's fleet of 150 sightseeing boats are all going to be going electric too.

Scientists Are Replacing Plastic With Algae

Two Dutch scientists are using algae to replace plastics throughout their city – and if their mission proves successful, they believe that no one will ever have to use plastic again.

Discovery of first genetic variants associated with finding meaning in life

This is the result of research conducted with over 220,000 individuals. For the first time the researchers identified two genetic variants for finding meaning in life and six genetic variants for happiness.

The first PlasticRoad opens in the Netherlands

The 30 meters of plastic bike path contain recycled plastic equivalent to more than 218,000 plastic cups or 500,000 plastic bottle caps. The PlasticRoad is also the first smart bike path in the world.

World's first floating dairy farm comes to Rotterdam

The city of Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, is about to become home to the world's first floating dairy farm. An offshore facility is under construction and will house 40 cows producing 1,000 litres of milk per day.

River Pollution is Recycled to Make Floating Public Parks

The Recycled Island Foundation has been collecting litter from the Maas River in Rotterdam and recycling it into floating islands that benefit people and the aquatic ecosystem on which they drift.

Floating public park in Rotterdam made from recycled plastic waste

More than 1,000 square feet of plastic ultimately destined to pollute the ocean is getting a second lease on life in Rotterdam.

Netherlands to pay people to get on bikes

In the Netherlands, where a quarter of the country bikes regularly, the government still wants companies to pay employees 19 cents (US 22 cents) per kilometer for riding to work.

Is Fairphone Changing the Future of Smartphones?

Not many people have heard of Fairphone, a Netherlands-based smartphone start-up. Unlike the leading brands, Fairphone is committed to ethically manufactured smartphones.

First 3D-printed concrete housing project

The first 3D-printed concrete house in the world is to be built in Eindhoven, Netherlands this year. It will be a single-storey house and it's expected to be ready for occupation in the first half of 2019.

Sensors make world’s first 3D printed steel bridge 'a living laboratory'

The 12 metre-long stainless steel bridge will be the world’s largest 3D printed metal structure. The finished structure will be opened to pedestrians and cyclists in Amsterdam.

The Netherlands will build the world's first subsidy-free offshore wind farm

The two 350 MW wind farms are to be completed by 2022. Constructing wind farms without public subsidy means that the facilities can sell their electricity on the wholesale power market.

First plastic-free supermarket aisle opens in Amsterdam

The world’s first plastic-free supermarket aisle opened in Netherlands-based supermarket chain Ekoplaza. Within this aisle, customers will be able to choose from more than 700 plastic-free products.