Netherlands in TIME magazine

Articles on Holland (Nederland) in 85 years of TIME (1923 – 2008)

“Must! Must!”

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The gulden must be kept on the gold standard according to Queen Wilhelmina in her yearly speech to Parliament.

Stout, frugal, shiny-nosed Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands is as proud as she is plain and motherly. Her court is the stiffest and most punctilious in Europe. The State Coach of her ancient House of Orange is almost as ornate, almost as uncomfortable as the swaying, medieval contraption in which…

Death To A Dutchman

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During the Reichstag fire trial, Dutchman Marinus Van Der Lubbe was sentenced to death. Queen Wilhelmina demanded through diplomatic channels commutation of the death sentence.

With blood spurting in Germany from the severed neck of this or that Communist nearly every week, normal, healthy Storm Troopers assumed that Germany’s Supreme Court could not do less last week than order death for the five defendants in the Reichstag fire trial as all five were Communists of…

Boycotters

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Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands canceled by royal decree last week a boycott of German goods lately proclaimed by the municipality of Zaandam.

Icily correct, despite the misgivings with which she views Adolf Hitler, Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands canceled by royal decree last week a boycott of German goods lately proclaimed by the municipality of Zaandam, historic wooden ship-building town of The Netherlands.

“Her Majesty’s Government,” announced Premier Dr. Hendrik Colijn, “cannot…

Red Riots, White Hearse

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Savage riots broke out. Her Majesty ordered out troops with machine-guns and tanks. She continued preperations for the funeral of Prince Consort Henry.

Down to the Hook of Holland went good Queen Wilhelmina and had a good cry with Crown Princess Juliana who rushed home from England last week at news of the death by heart failure of her father, Dutch Prince Consort Henry (TIME, July 9). The two women drove at once to…

“Shoot on Sight!”

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In good Queen Wilhelmina’s Netherlands, sharpshooting soldiers and crunching tanks were needed fortnight ago to crush Communist riots at Amsterdam, where eight died.

Anything but placid these days are good Queen Wilhelmina’s Netherlands. Sharpshooting soldiers and crunching tanks were needed fortnight ago to crush Communist riots at Amsterdam where eight died and an old deaf woman went down with two bullets in her back (TIME, July 16). Last week more threats of disturbance in…

Fair Fight

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Every Dutchman fears that Japan may some day seize the large island oil reserves in the Netherlands-Indies. Minister Deckers said that the present fleet in the Netherlands Indies is sufficient.

Every Dutchman fears that Japan may some day seize the large island oil reserves of Java, Sumatra, Borneo and Ceram in the Netherlands Indies. Last week Dutch planters and oil men rejoiced to learn that Queen Wilhelmina is resolved to defend them to the last. Dutch Defense Minister Laurentius Nicolas…

Gloomy Queen

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Wilhelmina talks about the economic setback her country is facing since the 30s in her yearly thronespeech.

For 36 years that motherly monarch, Queen Wilhelmina Helena Pauline Maria, has driven in a gilded coach under the tree-lined streets of The Hague to open her Parliament. Last week for the first time in 33 of those years she did not have the comfortable figure of the Prince Consort, Henry, Duke…

No More Dutch

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Dutch Government issued a circular declaring that the word ‘Dutch’ must be replaced by ‘Netherland’ to remove the possibility of disadvantageous confusion with Hitler’s Germany.

Many a German gangster is called Dutch. Example: ”Dutch” Schultz. The Pennsylvania “Dutch” are of German, not Netherland descent. In the rumbling language of the Netherlands (Nederlandsch taal) there is no such word as “Dutch.” But it has taken Adolf Hitler to make “Dutch” an issue among phlegmatic Netherlanders.

Keen…

Pressure on Gold

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Finance Minister Oud uttered a careful ‘if’ concerning the devaluation of the guilder: “The stability of the guilder is a necessity as long as world stabilization remains in the far in the future.”

Bedrock facts beneath the billows of press pother last week about the Gold Standard:

France. As to the flight of capital from France provoked by the fall of Premier Doumergue’s “Truce Cabinet,” the Bank of France was seen last week to have lost gold worth 360 million francs, or less than…

N. S. B.

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Premier Colijn saw his coalition was still rocksteady with a 58% majority in the latest provincial elections, but other Dutch parties had lost to Mussert some 8% of the vote.

The living Sphinx of the Netherlands, crop-haired, eagle-beaked Premier Hendrik Colijn has brought Her Majesty’s Government unscathed through Communist brickbat assaults and the worst of Depression only to face last week the “Dutch Nazis.” For stanch old Dr. Colijn it was exquisitely embarrassing to have to explain to his strong-minded…

Amsterdam’s Rembrandt

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Last week in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, went on view more indisputable Rembrandt pictures than have ever been seen before in one place.

The great Dutchman, Rembrandt, lived in Amsterdam most of his life, put into his greatest pictures the faces of Amsterdam’s burghers, surgeons, soldiers. Last week in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, went on view more indisputable Rembrandt pictures than have ever been seen before in one place. Included…

“Grave Times”

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Colijn’s cabinet resigned. Catholic Aalberse told Protestant Wilhelmina the next day that he could not get a majority in Parliament. Gratified, the Queen again named Colijn her Premier.

Wilhelmina, who has reigned longer than any other living king or queen (45 years), let it be known that she said, “These are grave times,” when receiving last week her great and favorite Premier, beak-nosed Hendrikus Colijn, bald battler these many years to keep the guilder on gold.

Dr. Colijn had…

“I Will Maintain!”

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To fight the depression the Dutch apply the determining motto of the Royal House, “Je Maintiendrai” (“I will maintain!”). It reports on the political and economic situation in the Netherlands.

Queen Wilhelmina on the cover of TIME magazine in 1935Disgruntled Dutchmen settled down grimly last week to face the gravest crisis in the 45-year reign of their beloved Queen Wilhelmina.

Though Her Majesty has been called “middle class,” the fact is that the Royal House of Orange is on top of the Netherlands to a degree not achieved by… View large cover

 

“Awkward, Helpless Fellow”

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For weeks Director of the Manhattan Museum of Art toured the Netherlands, arranging to borrow Van Gogh’s pictures for a coming exhibit. Includes a short overview of Van Gogh’s life.

Almost too excited to speak last week was Director Alfred H. Barr of Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art. Ever since the founding of the Modern Museum six years ago and its liberal priming with Rockefeller funds, its loan exhibitions have been of more & more artistic significance. Last week perspiring…

Olympic Games (Concl’d)

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A major feature of the Olympic swimming was the performances of Dutch girls. Netherlands’ equivalent of Jesse Owens and No. 2 celebrity of the Games was Hendrika.

In Lima President Oscar Benavides of Peru last week addressed an angry crowd. Said he: “I have just received cables from the Argentine, Chile, Uruguay and Mexico solidifying the Peruvian attitude against the crafty Berlin decision.” The crowd, which had already torn down an Olympic flag, surged on to listen…

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