Dutch Supreme Court rules Netherlands partially responsible for Srebrenica deaths

The Dutch Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Netherlands is partially responsible for the July 1995 deaths of 300 Muslims in Srebrenica.

Relatives of … Read more

Dutch Justice Minister wants to reduce open air festivals to curb drug use 


Dutch Justice Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus has said that the government needs to ‘think critically’ about whether the Netherlands should continue to hold 1100 festivals Read more

Rotterdam favourite to stage next year’s Eurovision

Five Dutch cities have applied to host next year’s Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands following Duncan Laurence’s victory with Arcade in May.

The cities … Read more

Photo Story: The Restoration of the Night Watch




Restorers working on a restoration of the Night Watch behind a glass wall in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 08 July 2019.… Read more

The Netherlands mulling making it a crime to rescue migrants at sea

Government Coalition party the VVD has proposed to make it a crime to rescue migrants from drowning at sea, despite international treaties making it an … Read more

Plans to overhaul Amsterdam’s red-light district


Femke Halsema, Amsterdam’s new mayor, announced plans to overhaul the city’s red-light district in a bid to protect sex workers.

In what would be Read more

Amsterdam having second thoughts about various festivals in the city 


Amsterdam city council is taking a critical look at the effect of festivals on the city and plans to set up a special commission … Read more

U.S. wants the Netherlands to supply ground support in Syria


The Dutch newspaper  Volkskrant reported that the United States asked the Netherlands to supply ground military resources as part of a new mission to Read more

Arrests in the UK and Netherlands in €24 million cryptocurrency theft

The UK’s South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit (SW RCCU) in a joint operation with the Dutch police (Politie), Europol, Eurojust and the UK’s National Read more

One in five churches in the Netherlands are no longer used for religious purposes 


One in five churches in the Netherlands are no longer used as a place of worship and most have been turned into homes or Read more

The Netherlands opens investigation into three euthanasia cases

Three euthanasia cases involving women with psychiatric conditions and dementia are under investigation in the Netherlands.

Dutch prosecutors confirmed that the deaths, in 2017 and … Read more

Over 100 firms the Netherlands line up to offer online gambling

A total 125 companies have informed the Dutch gambling regulator they are interested in a licence to offer online gambling once it becomes legal in … Read more

UPDATED : Four charged with murder over downing of MH 17

Investigators probing the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine in which 298 people died in 2014 are to charge four persons with … Read more

“New developments” in MH17 investigation


There are “new developments” in the investigation into the downing of flight MH17, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) said on Friday in an email Read more

First woman to receive the highest rank in the Dutch Navy

Captain Jeanette Morang today will be promoted to Commodore. Morang is the first woman to receive the highest rank in the Dutch Navy. The Dutch Read more

15% of Dutch children don’t play outside


Research by the Dutch campaign group Jantje Beton showed that in the Netherlands around 15% of children never play outside.

In 50% of cases … Read more

Captain of Budapest fatal ship crash was also involved in Dutch boat crash


The captain of a cruise ship, identifies only as a 64-year-old Ukrainian national named as Yuriy C, who was involved in a fatal crash … Read more

Severe storms continue to pummel the Netherlands and Belgium

The Netherlands suffered a second night of severe storms that brought down trees and disrupted traffic as strong winds and heavy rain battered most of … Read more

Vatican mourns Dutch teenager’s ‘euthanasia’ death

The Vatican on Wednesday mourned the death of Noa Pothoven, a 17-year-old girl from the Netherlands who reportedly ended her life via legal euthanasia on … Read more

Amsterdam gives preference to young over profit in housing allocation

Amsterdam council has published new rules for allocating housing in the city.

Rules which include a quota for bed and breakfasts and giving priority for … Read more

Hells Angels bikers banned in the Netherlands

The Hells Angels biker club has been banned in the Netherlands because
of its culture of violence.

A court in Utrecht ruled that the group … Read more

Travelers warned about Dutch railway strike


Dutch railway company NS advised travelers  to avoid the train service on Tuesday as a nationwide transport strike is set to take place.

NS … Read more

European Elections: Farage’s party on course to come first in UK, Dutch Labor Party unexpected winner in the Netherlands

As the UK and the Netherlands voted in the European Parliament elections on Thursday, exit polls gave the first indication of how the vote went.… Read more

Anger as EU citizens denied a vote in UK and the Netherlands, Voting start in Czech Republic and Ireland


As the European Parliament elections closed Thursday in the UK and the Netherlands, hundreds of EU citizens trying to cast their vote in the … Read more

More stringent measures for good behaviour in Dutch armed forces

The Dutch Ministry of Defence has written to a handful of soldiers who are also members of biker gangs to inform them that their certificates … Read more