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Topic: Netherlands

TBWA Designs a Bike-Lock Poster From Pieces of Competitors' Broken Locks

An ad that's cool enough to steal

To introduce AXA's Victory bicycle lock, TBWA\Neboko scoured the streets of Amsterdam looking for other companies' broken bike locks, and used pieces of them in this memorable poster and billboard…

VW Designed a Baby Stroller With Automatic Braking After Joking About It in an Ad

Facebook fan's challenge accepted

Volkswagen Netherlands aired a TV spot in April in which VW owners had great expectations for their other possessions—including one mother who couldn't understand why baby strollers don't have automatic…

McDonald's Billboard With Heat-Sensitive Paneling Doles Out McFlurries in Super Hot Weather

Very cool outdoor

Heat-sick Dutchmen rejoice! McDonald's in the Netherlands teamed up with outdoor ad company JCDecaux to create a billboard with heat-sensitive paneling that contained 100 free McFlurry cups. When it gets…

This Remarkable Ad Shows Just How Science Can Improve Real People's Lives

Strong storytelling in short film from Royal Dutch DSM

If you think rigorous scientific research is boring or self-serving, this short film from the Netherlands just might change your mind. Amsterdam-based agency 1Camera and director Hugo Keijzer employ some deft…

This Dutch Insurance Ad Has a Hilariously Skeptical Take on Smart Homes

The pitfalls of being connected

A high-tech house proves to be far from a "smart home" when two burglars arrive in "Welcome," the latest amusing spot from Tribal DDB in Amsterdam for insurance company Centraal…

Here's What Happens When Stoners Try Actual Coffee at an Amsterdam Coffee Shop

Moyee's very special taste test

Amsterdam is known for its famous "coffee shops," but coffee is not the main attraction. Amsterdam-based coffee brand Moyee hopes to change that—and make the city better known for coffee…

This 2014 Year in Review Video Starts Off Extremely Confusing, Then Gets Painfully Clear

Clever twist on Google Zeitgeist

It's that time again, when we take stock of the year—to revisit all the moments that passed, some we remember, some we've long forgotten. All of our favorite sites are…

Homebuyers Get House Tours via Roller Coaster in This Awesome Stunt

ABN Amro makes real estate more fun

House hunting can be an unpleasant experience. But in the Netherlands, they've found a way to make it much more entertaining—indeed, as fun as going to an amusement park. The Dutch…

Organic Food Snobs Are Unknowingly Fed McDonald's, and They're Lovin' It

In unofficial prank, experts can't tell the difference

You probably have a few friends so opinionated about the sourcing and quality of their food, part of you wants to test whether they'd really know the difference between crap…

This Agency's Office Literally Disappears After Hours So You Can't Work Late

Forcing you to find a balance

Employees at Amsterdam design studio Heldergroen won't be putting in much overtime. Not in the office, at any rate. That's because every day at 6 p.m., their desks, tables and other…

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