Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte has described Russia’s latest moves in Ukraine as ‘extremely worrying’ as claims emerge the Netherlands is to join a 10,000 strong Nato mission to halt Putin's expansionism.
Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem may lose his role as chairman of the influential Euro group after one term in office, Dutch media reported at the weekend.
Officials have cancelled the passports of two couples from Huizen in Noord-Holland and taken their children into care because of fears they were planning to head to Syria, officials said on Saturday.
MPs from the ruling VVD and Labour parties are opposed to the cabinet’s plans to keep records of the entire population’s travel movements as part of a package of measures to stop radical Muslims going abroad to fight.
Student unions have welcomed the government’s decision to phase out lotteries when deciding which students should be admitted to popular courses.
French fashion house Chanel has spent almost €45m on a new European headquarters in Amsterdam’s Zuidas business district.
Amsterdammers are flouting the city council’s rules for letting their homes via Airbnb, the Volkskrant reported at the weekend.
Amsterdam football club Ajax has reached agreement with Manchester United on the sale of 24-year old versatile midfielder and defender Daley Blind for €17.5m.
PSV Eindhoven will face Greek club Panathinaikos, Portugal’s Estoril Praia and Dinamo Moscow in the group phase of the Europa League.
Dutch ministers on Friday agreed a package of measures to combat the growth of Muslim radicalisation and stop youngsters travelling abroad to take part in jihad, or holy war.
Labour parliamentarian Mariëtte Hamer has been named chairwoman of the government’s advisory body SER, replacing Wiebe Draijer who has gone to Rabobank.
PSV Eindhoven and Rotterdam club Feyenoord will take part in the group phase of the Europa League after winning their final qualifying matches on Thursday evening.
Three big Dutch supermarket chains are working on plans to stop placing sweets and chocolate close to their cash registers in an effort to stimulate last-thought buys.
The number of people claiming welfare benefits continues to rise, despite improvements in the jobs market, the national statistics office CBS said on Friday.
Three members of the volunteer fire brigade in the Limburg village of Onderbanken have been arrested for arson, local broadcaster L1 said on Friday.
A guide to Dutch stereotypes – in English and drawn up by a Dutchman – is proving a big internet draw even though designer VictorVan says himself ‘this is no hard science (or whatever form of science, for that matter)'.
There has been a 19,000 increase in the number of people with problems paying their bills over the past six months, according to the credit registration agency BKR.
A Dutch company is developing robot birds to protect crops and chase away other birds, the Volkskrant reports on Thursday.
A 32-year-old man and 24-year-old woman from The Hague have been arrested for trying to recruit people to fight in Syria and Iraq, police said on Thursday.
South Africa’s archbishop Desmond Tutu has urged civil service pension fund ABP to stop investing in three Israeli banks and ‘strike a powerful, non-violent blow for peace in the Middle East’.
Despite having a record number of visitors – 2.2 million in the eight months to end December following its reopening, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is putting up its ticket price by €2.50 to €17.50.
Transport minister Melania Schultz has asked to European Commission to investigate if Germany’s plans to introduce road tolls for foreigners break EU rules.
A highly infectious disease has been found in a honey bee colony in the Drenthe village of Zuidlaren.
The lower value added tax rate on home extensions and renovations, and garden maintenance will continue for a further six months, sources in The Hague have told current affairs show Nieuwsuur.
The number of empty shops in the Netherlands grew by 1,000 in the first six months of this year, taking the total to 16,300.
Amsterdam city council will only grant licences to festival organisers if they guarantee festival goers will have unlimited access to free tap water to fill up their water bottles, the Parool reports on Wednesday.
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