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Schiphol airport boss announces his resignation

The chief executive of Schiphol Airport, Jos Nijhuis, will resign at the beginning of 2018 after nine years in charge....

Worries for future of Tata Steel after merger

The management of Tata Steel in the Netherlands is seriously concerned about its future in IJmuiden after a planned merger...

Calls for new European method to measure cigarette harm

Europe should use 'more realistic' measures to assess the health hazards of smoking, according to caretaker Dutch health secretary Martin...

Unstable floors close university building

A building belonging to Erasmus university in Rotterdam was closed on Thursday night because its floors are unstable. 'The safety...

#MeToo anti-sexual harassment campaign takes off in NL

The #MeToo campaign – women sharing their experiences of sexual harassment on Twitter in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein...

Meat feast? Consumption of meat levels off in NL

People in the Netherlands ate an average of almost 77kg of meat last year, according to a new report from...

New owner for Delfzijl aluminium smelter 

US investor York Capital has completed the acquisition of Klesch Aluminium Delfzijl. York and Klesch's official receiver have reached agreement...

House sales highest ever in autumn 2017

More houses than ever before sold in the Netherlands this autumn, according to the CBS statistics office. More than 61,000...

New owner for Delfzijl aluminium smelter 

US investor York Capital has completed the acquisition of Klesch Aluminium Delfzijf. York and Klesch's official receiver have reached agreement...

Stripped of interest? PPG no longer wants to buy AkzoNobel

US paints and coatings concern PPG Industries has 'lost interest' in acquiring its Dutch peer AkzoNobel, the Financieele Dagblad  reported...

House sales highest ever in autumn 2017

More houses that ever before sold in the Netherlands this autumn, according to the CBS statistics office. More than 61,000...

Ride now, pay later: NS launches new travel card

Public transport travellers will soon be able to ride and pay later, according to the NS transport operator. It...

Rutte: send EU accession money for Turkey to human rights organisations

Some EU leaders want to give less financial support to Turkey in preparation for possible EU membership because of concerns...

CBS: household consumption up by 2% for fifth month running

Household consumption rose by 2.3% in August, the fifth consecutive monthly gain of more than 2% , the national statistics...

Amsterdam ad agency lands global Ikea account

The Amsterdam office of advertising agency Anomaly has won a three-year contact to carry out a worldwide campaign for Swedish...

Airport noise miscalculation means Schiphol effects to be reanalysed

The government has acknowledged that noise levels estimated from air traffic have been miscalculated, broadcaster NOS reports. Sharon Dijksma, minister...

Muslim police trainee asks for right to wear headscarf in uniform

A police cadet from Rotterdam has gone to the Dutch human rights commission to ask for the right to wear...

Brush up your language skills with a little Dutch courage

A little bit of Dutch courage could be the answer to developing better foreign language skills, according to researchers at...

30 month jail term for violence against gay couple

A 24-year old man has been sentenced to 30 months in jail for abusing two gay men last October, reports...

Rotterdam man faces eight years in jail for planning terrorist attack

A 31-year-old man from Rotterdam should be jailed for eight years for preparing to carry out a terrorist attack in...

More people have jobs and the unemployment rate continues to fall

The number of people aged between 15 and 75 in paid employment in the Netherlands has increased by an average...

Government to take no action over pensioners who are refused mortgages

Dutch financial sector regulator AFM is not going to investigate whether seniors are correctly refused a mortgage loan, caretaker home...

Chip machinery maker ASML steps up R&D expenditure

Chip machinery maker ASML is stepping up its annual research and development expenditure after the striking success of its new...

Bill for car fires reaches €40m as arsonists strike more often

The number of car fires in the Netherlands has reached a five-year high, with over 2,808 cars set ablaze in...

1,600 Dutch meat farmers qualify for 'better life' trade mark

Some 1,600 Dutch farmers now rear chickens and pigs under the 'Beter Leven' trade-mark, which indicates better living conditions for...

More potential ministers' names emerge as new Dutch cabinet takes shape

Several new names of potential ministers have emerged since Wednesday afternoon and although not all cabinet posts have yet been...

Fewer family members join refugees with Dutch residency permits

Fewer family members have come to join refugees with a residency permit over the past three months, national statistics office...

Too many parties and not enough influence spotlighted in political system report

The Dutch political system is fragmented, often does not reflect the majority view and  there is a real risk of...

New residents to get official warnings about aircraft noise

People moving into new homes close to Amsterdam's Schiphol airport will be warned about aircraft noise before they move in,...

Amersfoort mayor appeals to minister about deportation of Down's boy

The mayor of Amersfoort has made an urgent appeal to justice minister Stef Blok not to deport a five-year-old boy...

Hundreds of foreign criminals opt for early release in exchange for deportation

Hundreds of foreign criminals avoid sitting out their full jail sentence by opting to return to their country of origin...

Amsterdam electric scooter start-up raises €3m via crowdfunding

An Amsterdam-based start-up developing electric city scooters, has managed to attract €3.1m in crowdfunding, the Financieele Dagblad reported on Wednesday....

Amsterdam electric scooter start-up raises €3m via crowdfunding

An Amsterdam-based start-up developing electric city scooters, has managed to attract €3.1m in crowd funding, the Financieele Dagblad reported on...

Cystic fibrosis patients may take state to court over medicine funding

A lobby group for people suffering from cystic fibrosis is considering taking legal action against the Dutch state for refusing...

Some 6,000 people a year in the Netherlands are victims of trafficking

Over 6,000 people in the Netherlands are the victims of human trafficking every year, two-thirds of whom are coerced into...

15 Dutch hospitals in serious financial trouble, two on verge of bankruptcy

Fifteen of the Netherlands' 100 or so hospitals have serious financial problems and two are on the verge of bankruptcy,...

More potential ministers - Sander Dekker gets justice, says the Telegraaf

More names of potential ministers are circulating in the Dutch media on Wednesday morning, a week ahead of the formal...

A train every 10 minutes proves popular on Amsterdam-Eindhoven route

Travelers have given the thumbs up to the so-called 'ten minute trains' on the Amsterdam-Utrecht-Eindhoven service, railway company NS said...

Mother arrested for death of daughter, who fell from balcony in 2015

The mother of an eight-year-old girl who died after falling from a 10th floor balcony in 2015 has been arrested...

Local councils sabotage freebie marriage ceremony: Volkskrant

Local councils are overwhelmed by the number of people taking advantage of the right to a free wedding ceremony and...

Stedelijk Museum director quits over private business interests

The director of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam has resigned with immediate effect following the publication of news articles about...

Aegon must pay out on insurance policy in arrears

An insurer must pay an insurance claim even though the customer is in arrears, the financial services complaints tribunal Kifid...

'World's first' 3D printed bike bridge opens in Brabant

What is being claimed as the world's first 3D printed bike bridge opened in Gemert, a small town in Noord-Brabant...

Re-start of McGregor retail group flops for the second time

The problems at the fashion chains McGregor, Gaastra and Adam are so great that new owner Rens van de Schoor...

Young women more likely to be off work sick than men

Women aged 25 to 35 are twice as likely to be off work sick than men, and pregnancy and childbirth...

'World's first' 3D printed bike bridge set to open in Brabant

What is being claimed as the world's first 3D printed bike bridge is set to open in Gemert, a small...

'National police force short of money and 500 officers'

The national police force is short of both money and staff, making it impossible to do its job properly, the...

Most Dutch airports increase their parking fees, Schiphol is most expensive

Parking charges at Dutch airports have risen sharply over the past five years, according to a new survey published by...

MH17 prosecutor: trial could start within months

Dutch prosecutors may be ready to start the trial of those accused of shooting down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 within...

Dutch rise in to 20th in latest Fifa ranking, despite World Cup blow

The Dutch national football team may not have qualified for next year's World Cup in Russia but they have risen...