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U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Peter Hoekstra had a tense news conference Wednesday when Dutch reporters pressed him on anti-Muslim comments he made in 2015. John Thys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Abdul Kadr and Artur fled their homes in Chechnya because of their sexuality and are now living in the Netherlands. Joanna Kakissis/NPR hide caption

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Chechnya's LGBT Muslim Refugees Struggle To Cope In Exile

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A huge sandbar-shaped peninsula along the southern coast of the Netherlands is one of the country's latest experiments in coastal management. Rijkswaterstaat/Jurriaan Brobbel hide caption

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Protecting The Netherlands' Vulnerable Coasts With A 'Sand Motor'

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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (right) and Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders meet Thursday at the House of Representatives to discuss the formation of the cabinet in The Hague. Many Dutch parties have said they won't work with Wilders' Party of Freedom. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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In Dutch Vote, First Of 3 Key European Elections, Populism Takes Second Place

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Firebrand ethno-nationalist lawmaker Geert Wilders prepares to cast his vote in the Dutch general election Wednesday in The Hague, Netherlands. Exit Polls suggested a poor showing for his party. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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Early Results Show Dutch Reject Nationalist Candidate Geert Wilders

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Right-wing Dutch populist leader Geert Wilders gestures as he talks to Prime Minister Mark Rutte during a national televised debate on Monday. Wilders' Freedom Party had been leading in the polls until recently. Yves Herman/AP hide caption

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Supporters of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan walk to the Dutch consulate in Istanbul on Saturday. Turkey and the Netherlands escalated their spat on Saturday as the Dutch withdrew landing permission for the Turkish foreign minister's plane. Emrah Gurel/AP hide caption

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This stone marten knocked out power to the $7 billion Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in November 2016 when it touched a 18,000-volt transformer. Natural History Museum Rotterdam hide caption

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Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders talks to reporters at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July. The Dutch press has dubbed Wilders "the Dutch Donald Trump" because of his rhetoric against immigrants. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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For 'Dutch Donald Trump,' A Surge In Popularity Before March Elections

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The village of Volendam, north of Amsterdam, enjoys almost full employment. It overwhelmingly supports the far-right, anti-immigrant politician Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Freedom Party. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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A Prosperous Dutch Village Hopes For A Right-Wing 'Bit Of Revolution'

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As anti-immigrant sentiment rises in the the Netherlands, Dutch television and radio personality Sylvana Simons will be running for a parliamentary seat to help represent immigrants and minorities. Robin van Lonkhuijsen /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With The Far-Right Rising, Dutch Create Their Own Parties For Immigrants

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