4 years ago

Sex, drugs and rock 'n roll

The Dutch are very proud to be known as open-minded people. We don’t feel uncomfortable talking about ribald things as sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. However, the Netherlands are much more than just that.

During the Dutch Golden Age, trade, science and art from Holland were among the most acclaimed in the world. The VOC (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie/United East Indies Company) was an innovative company with international trade in many countries all over the world. Merchants explored the world and were searching for bright spots for successful trading.

Nowadays, the VSG (Vereniging voor Sportgeneeskunde/Dutch Sports Medicine Association) is pre-eminent in the field of Sport & Exercise Medicine. Due to the enormous efforts of the VSG, sport and exercise medicine has now been recognised as a medical specialty in the Netherlands and well-trained sport and exercise physicians practise in a growing number of Dutch and overseas hospitals.

In this VSG...

Publisher URL: http://bjsm.bmj.com/cgi/content/short/51/19/1381

DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098321

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