Nick Ottens

Nick Ottens

Nick Ottens is an investigative and opinion journalist for Wynia’s Week of the Netherlands and Atlantic Sentinel, his own blog and newsletter about the politics of France, the Netherlands, Spain and the United States. He has reported from Amsterdam, Barcelona and New York for various Dutch- and English-language media, including the Atlantic Council, EUobserver, Newsweek, NRC, Trouw and World Politics Review.

At XPRIZE, Nick designed prize competitions to accelerate innovation in agriculture, food and health care. In his spare time, he edits the online magazines Never Was and Forgotten Trek. He is a member of the Netherlands’ liberal party, VVD, and its Liberal Green network.


Recent Publications

Funding Pollution: Big Ag and the Dutch Farmers’ Protests

Areo Magazine

November 2, 2022

Vojna proti dušikovim emisijam

Finance Manager

August 19, 2022

Protests in the Netherlands Pit Farmers Against the Environment

World Politics Review

July 28, 2022

Sánchez Can No Longer Ignore Catalonia

Atlantic Sentinel

April 21, 2022

Macron has delivered for his supporters


April 7, 2022

Why Europe Didn't Reduce Its Dependence On Russian Gas

The Corner

March 7, 2022

Swedish Housing Crisis Has Similarities with Netherlands

Atlantic Sentinel

July 3, 2021

Italy has a responsibility, too


July 14, 2020

Center-Left Bucks European Trend in Spain

Atlantic Council

April 29, 2019