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Wintry weather may have put paid to Zwolle ice sculpture festival

This year's edition of Zwolle's annual ice sculpture festival is in doubt after the roof of the giant marquee where...

Three men arrested for forcing Hungarian girl, 13, into prostitution

Three men have been remanded in custody for forcing a 13-year-old girl to work as a prostitute in Roermond in...

Dutch women's football team reaches deal with FA on more pay

The Dutch football association KNVB has reached a deal with the women's national football team on more pay, which it...

Snow causes few problems on Tuesday, but delays continue at Schiphol

Tuesday morning's rush hour passed off without major incidents despite the remains of the snow causing slippery conditions in places,...

Less crime, more spending power, more jobs: the Netherlands is getting better

The quality of life in the Netherlands has shown improvement over the past 25 years, with crime rates falling, life...

Dutch philanthropists take lead in 'sustainable' integration policy

A private social investment and philanthropic foundation made up of wealthy business people is going to invest hundreds of millions...

Dutch public prosecutor wants drug baron to hand over €64m

The Dutch public prosecution department has gone to court in an effort to win over €64m from a convicted drugs...

Sexual abuse in sport affects one in eight youngsters, commission finds

Sports clubs have to do much more to prevent the sexual abuse of their young members, which is far more...

Minister plans major overhaul of integration policy, language lessons from day 1

Current government policy on integration needs a complete overhaul, junior social affairs minister Wouter Koolmees says in Tuesday's Telegraaf. The...

Motorbike gang leader arrested for assault, blackmail and robbery with violence

The leader of motorbike gang No Surrender has been arrested on charges of assault, blackmail, robbery with violence and forgery,...

Web shops are looking for better educated staff than traditional retailers

Staff vacancies at Dutch web shops generally require better levels of education than at traditional high street retailers, according to...

Primary schools closed nationwide as teachers strike for more pay, less pressure

Primary schools across the Netherlands are closed on Tuesday as tens of thousands of teachers go on strike for more...

Hundreds of passengers stranded at Schiphol as snow disrupts planes, trains and roads

Hundreds of travellers were forced to spend Monday night at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport after some 600 flights were cancelled because...

Family raise questions after teenage model dies in fall from balcony

Interpol has been asked to investigate the death of a Dutch teenager who fell from the 20th floor of an...

KNMI issues Code Red warning as snow shuts roads, airports and schools

Heavy snow brought the Netherlands virtually to a standstill on Monday afternoon, with record traffic jams, train and flight cancellations...

The Netherlands gets its third three Michelin-starred restaurant

Restaurant Inter Scaldes in the Zeeland village of Kruiningen has become the third Dutch restaurant to be awarded a prestigious...

Wildcat that died in Limburg collision had taken nine mice's lives

They say cats have nine lives, but a wildcat that feasted on mice in Limburg ran out of luck when...

MH17 investigators have 'considerable interest' in new Bellingcat claim

The Dutch-led team investigating the downing of flight MH17 said it had 'learned with considerable interest' about new claims made...

Jewish groups uneasy about release of man who smashed Israeli restaurant windows

Jewish groups in the Netherlands are concerned about the decision of the public prosecution department to release the man who...

Police arrest murder suspect in 25-year-old cold case breakthrough

Police have arrested a man in connection with the rape and murder of a young woman 25 years ago after...

One third of Dutch packaging cannot be recycled, pvc still widely used

About one third of the packaging used in the Netherlands is difficult to recycle and is often contaminated with pvc,...

Councils to announce election results in public to improve transparency

Local councils will be required to announce election results in public meetings and publish them on the internet from next...

The Netherlands has lowest rate of teenage mothers in the EU

The Netherlands has the lowest rate of teenage motherhood in the entire EU, the national statistics office CBS said on...

More heavy snow likely to cause rush-hour chaos on Monday afternoon

Weather forecasters are warning of more disruption on the roads and railways on Monday afternoon as a fresh band of...

Gritting lorries out in force, air and train travel disrupted as snow hits NL

Some 550 gritting lorries and snow ploughs were in action on the Dutch roads on Sunday as snow blanketed most...

Code orange weather warning issued for most of NL ahead of Sunday snow

The KNMI weather bureau issued a code orange weather warning for all of the Netherlands but Zeeland and the Wadden...

Man who attacked Israeli restaurant says deed was not about anti-Semitism

The man who smashed the windows of a kosher restaurant in Amsterdam on Thursday has given a full statement to...

Poultry farmers told to keep their birds indoors due to bird flu outbreak

Dutch poultry farmers were told on Friday to keep their birds indoors following the discovery of a highly infectious variant...

Groningen art collective lights up the woods with a swarm of pixies

A Dutch art collective is lighting up the woods in Drenthe with a host of 'pixies', illuminated digital organisms which,...

Lack of local election candidates could open up councils to criminals

Political parties are having a hard time finding candidates to stand in the local elections of March next year, making...

EU deal seals the rights of British citizens in NL, Mark Rutte welcomes agreement

British citizens in the Netherlands will have the same rights as they do now after Britain leaves the European Union,...

EU deal seals the rights of British citizens in the Netherlands

British citizens in the Netherlands will have same rights as they do now after Britain leaves the European Union, under...

New 'Basel 4' capital requirements for banks will impact Dutch mortgages

New capital requirements for banks, known as Basel 4, will have a major impact on the Dutch financial services sector,...

Waiting lists and travelling times mount following abortion clinic bankruptcy

The bankruptcy of abortion clinic chain Casa means women are having to wait longer and travel longer distances for an...

Lelystad airport plans under fire, list of destinations is 'discriminatory'

Airlines are furious about a transport ministry proposal which would force them to move flights to 89 destinations, mainly in...

Traffic jams cost Dutch road transport industry a record €1.2bn

Traffic jams are set to cause the Dutch road transport sector €1bn this year, which is a new record, road...

Minister calls for 'pact' to improve care of the elderly, cut loneliness

Health minister Hugo de Jonge has called for a 'pact' on how to spend the €435m in extra cash the...

Commuters warned about slippery roads as sleet and hail hit the Netherlands

The KNMI weather bureau issued a code yellow weather warning for all of the Netherlands on Friday morning, saying that...

Traffic accident claims rise 8%, but there are 20% more collisions with animals

The number of traffic accident claims processed by Dutch insurance companies soared 8% to just over 900,000 last year, the...

Dutch cancer survival rates have risen sharply since the 1960s

Cancer survival rates in the Netherlands have gone up across the board, the Dutch cancer centre IKNL said on Thursday....

Government to get tough on welfare claimants who don't speak Dutch

Local authorities are being told they have to take action against welfare claimants who don't speak Dutch even though sanctions...

Man waving Palestinian flag smashes Amsterdam kosher restaurant window

Police have arrested a 29-year-old man who smashed the window of a kosher restaurant in the south of Amsterdam on...

Video: The Dutch job of miller is now a protected Unesco craft

The craft of being a Dutch miller has been added to a Unesco cultural heritage list because of the skills...

'Genderneutraal' wins most annoying Dutch word of the year vote

'Genderneutraal'has been chosen as the most annoying word of 2017 in the annual poll 'Weg met dat woord!' (Down with...

Dutch police pension off drone eagles and sniffer rats

Dutch police are calling a halt to experiments with trained eagles to intercept terrorist drones, broadcaster NOS reports. A year...

'Genderneutraal' wins most annoying Dutch word of the year vote

'Genderneutraal'has been chosen as the most annoying word of 2017 in the annual poll 'Weg met dat word!' (Down with...

Dutch to ban sending mobile phone messages while riding a bike

Dutch transport minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen plans to introduce legislation banning people from sending mobile phone messages while cycling next...

Justice ministry manipulated studies into cannabis policy, says Nieuwsuur

Senior justice ministry officials directly interfered with independent research into the ministry's own soft drugs policy, current affairs programme Nieuwsuur...

Dutch say Trump 'unwise and counterproductive' with Jerusalem move

The US decision to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel and move its embassy there from Tel Aviv is unwise...