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Police open investigation into leak of Central Station suspect's data

Police are investigating who leaked the personal details of a man who drove into a group of people at Amsterdam's...

Three Dutch firms are sourcing granite from child labour quarries

Three Dutch companies which import stone from abroad have bought granite from quarries in India where child labour is used,...

More abuse complaints made against after-school club worker

More complaints have been made against a worker at an after-school club near Hilversum who was arrested last week when...

10-0 win over Czech Republic seals Dutch hockey women dominance

An emphatic 10-0 win over the Czech Republic put the Dutch women's hockey team firmly in control of Group A...

The Netherlands poised to strip jihadi of his Dutch nationality: minister

Acting justice minister Stef Blok is poised to strip a dual citizen of his Dutch nationality, making use of new...

With temperatures up to 29 degrees in the south, summer is back - for one day only

Traffic monitoring group VID is warning of long jams on the roads to the Dutch beaches on Wednesday as the...

Oeë, àè, ieë: Android masters the Limburg dialect

Users of Android phones or tablets can now write messages in the Limburg dialect, public broadcaster NOS reports. Volunteers, supervised...

The ban on organ trading isn't working: researcher urges rethink

Countries with long waiting lists for organ transplants should be able to experiment with a system to allow people to...

Pupil takes exam board to court over question that 'made her fail'

A pupil who narrowly failed her secondary school exams is taking legal action to overturn the result because of a...

Nearly half of sushi delivery services fail to meet hygiene standards

One-third of sushi delivered by takeaway sushi services contains excessively high levels of bacteria, according to a survey by the...

Inquiry into delayed warning messages for Rotterdam refinery fire

Safety inspectors have launched an investigation into why it took more than an hour for warning messages to be sent out...

Staff detained over death of apprehended shoplifter

A shoplifter who was injured as he tried to flee from two store workers has died in hospital. The Polish...

Outgoing cabinet starts 2018 budget talks: spending power, teachers' pay central

The outgoing cabinet is planning to spend several million euros making sure people living on social security benefits or small...

Over half Dutch population not taking enough exercise: health council

The Dutch health council has issued new guidelines on exercise which say adults should take part in at least 2.5...

Free smartphone project under fire: 'get a paper round' says VVD councillor

VVD councillors in The Hague have slammed the city's involvement in a scheme to donate 1,000 poor children in the...

Deliveroo to roll out freelance delivery worker scheme across NL

British meal delivery company Deliveroo is planning to roll out its controversial decision to replace delivery workers in the Netherlands...

Outgoing cabinet starts 2018 budget talks: spending power, teachers pay central

The outgoing cabinet is planning to spend several million euros making sure people living on social security benefits or small...

One-the-spot fines for drugs total €30,000 during Lowlands festival

The public prosecution department handed out on-the-spot fines totalling nearly €30,000 at last weekend's Lowlands festival, officials said on Monday...

Travel card group handed information about students to fraud investigators

The company behind the Dutch public transport smart card has handed travel information about the movements of 'dozens' of...

Green group takes Dutch state to court over air pollution

Environmental organisation Milieudefensie is taking the Dutch government to court this week, demanding it takes immediate action to ensure air...

Dutch company develops new blight-resistant potato

A Dutch company has developed a breed of potato that is resistant to late blight and could greatly reduce the...

Police call for visa restrictions on Albania in wake of organised crime surge

Police and prosecutors have called for visas to be reimposed for Albanian visitors following a surge in organised crime from the...

Far-right protesters lock doors of Muslim school on first day of term

Far-right protesters have hung death's-head images from the doors of an Islamic primary school in Leiden as children returned from the...

Dutch victim of Barcelona terror attack leaves hospital

One of three Dutch nationals who were injured in the terror attack in Barcelona has been discharged from hospital. The...

Remains of beached whale given to Texel museum

The remains of a dead whale that washed up on the island of Texel are being taken to natural history...

Poor pupils in The Hague to get a smartphone free of charge

One thousand pupils starting secondary school in The Hague region this week and who come from a very low income...

Utrecht poised to bring in tough rules on middle sector rents

Utrecht city council is planning to introduce tough new rules for rental properties up to €950 a month, despite the...

Fewer people convicted of human trafficking 'as police focus shifts'

The number of people in the Netherlands found guilty of human trafficking went down 25% last year, the NRC said...

Summer is over: schools go back in the central school break region

The schools go back in the central school region on Monday against a backdrop of teacher shortages and the ongoing...

Tourism increasingly important part of Dutch economy

Tourism is an increasingly important part of the Dutch economy, accounting for 3.9% of GDP last year, a 25% rise...

Dutch sperm donor fathers at least 102 children: RTL

A sperm donor in the Netherlands has been caught donating sperm to 11 different fertility clinics and has fathered at...

Dutch students launch petition for referendum on 'big brother' law

Four science students at the University of Amsterdam have started a petition calling for a referendum on new Dutch laws...

Investigation into top civil servant boy rapes claim ends, no charges

A criminal investigation into rape charges against a top civil servant has failed to turn up any evidence him and...

Farmers warned not to use Aa river water after pollution incident

Farmers whose land borders the Aa river in the east of Brabant have been told not to use river water...

Football leading lights call for a ban on artificial turf in Eredivisie

Some of the leading lights in Dutch football have urged the Dutch football association to ban clubs from playing on...

Dutch exports to Britain fall in 2017 first half, rise to rest of EU

Dutch exports to Britain fell 2% in the first six months of this year compared with the year earlier period,...

Price of milk and butter soars but dairy is only 14% of average food bill

The price of dairy products in the Netherlands has soared 10% over the past year - the highest increase in...

Hilversum hostage taker wanted air time, remanded in custory

The 33-year-old man who took a woman hostage at the offices of public broadcaster NOS in Hilversum on Thursday has...

Wellingtons and waterproofs as Lowlands kicks off for 25th time

The 25th edition of Lowlands, one of the Netherlands most enduring festivals, kicked off in Biddinghuizen on Friday, with wellingtons...

Ikea finds way around junk mail objectors with PostNL help

Ikea is working with PostNL to deliver its catalogues to as many people as possible, including those who don't want...

Tax collection under threat as tax office struggles with 600 IT systems

The Dutch tax office IT systems have so many flaws that the collection of taxes could be under threat, according...

Dutch poultry farmers prepare to take food safety body to court over egg scandal

Dutch poultry farmers are planning to take legal action against the food safety board NVWA over the contaminated egg scandal,...

Dutch dairy coop FrieslandCampina sells fruit juice unit

Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina is to sell its soft drinks unit Riedel to Amsterdam-based Standard Investments. Financial details were not...

Ajax face a struggle to qualify for Europa League after home defeat

Amsterdam football club Ajax have left themselves with everything to play for after losing 0-1 to Norwegian side Rosenborg in...

Fewer murders in the Netherlands but gangland killings rise

In total, 110 people were murdered in the Netherlands last year, a drop of 10 on 2015 and less than...

Dutch king, prime minister send condolences after Barcelona attacks

The Dutch king and queen, prime minister and other party leaders are among those who have sent their condolences to...

Police arrest NOS hostage taker who 'wanted to speak to CNN'

Police have arrested a 33-year-old man who took a woman hostage at the offices of public broadcasting company NPO in...

MPs return from holiday early to discuss contaminated egg scandal

Political party spokesmen on farming will return from their summer breaks early next week to debate the growing egg crisis...

Fit Dutch student water polo team cause media storm in Taiwan

A photograph of the Dutch men's water polo team has created a media hype in Taiwan where the team is...

Dutch egg scandal firm owners 'did not act deliberately': lawyer

The two men arrested for their role in the widening contaminated egg scandal did not use the banned pesticide 'deliberately'...