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Drivers warned: it’s already too late to avoid ‘Black Saturday’ on French r...

29 July 2016 | 0 comments

Dutch holidaymakers have been warned that ‘black Saturday’ – the busiest weekend on France’s motorways – is expected to start on Friday afternoon this year.

Rotterdam carnival is the 100th official Dutch tradition

29 July 2016 | 0 comments

Rotterdam’s summer carnival, first held in 1984, is the 100th tradition to be included on the Dutch cultural heritage list.

Dutch homicide rate falls to lowest level in 20 years

29 July 2016 | 0 comments

The homicide rate has reached its lowest level on record with a fall of more than 15 per cent in 2015, according to the latest official statistics.

NHS and the European Union: the facts

29 July 2016 | 0 comments

What will happen to British visitors requiring healthcare in the EU once the UK ends its membership? This infographic explains the current relationship.

To become Dutch, you should live here for 10 years, says VVD MP

28 July 2016 | 0 comments

An MP from the ruling VVD wants to double the residency period to qualify for a Dutch passport from five to 10 years.

The Netherlands is in the grip of a mosquito plague

27 July 2016 | 0 comments

The heavy rain and high temperatures have created a mosquito plague in the Netherlands, broadcaster NOS said on Tuesday.

Home care job losses top 17,000, says biggest Dutch union

27 July 2016 | 0 comments

Some 17,000 home care workers have lost their jobs in the past 18 months as home care organisations go bust, the FNV trade union federation says in Tuesday’s Financieele Dagblad.

Housing rents continue to rise, especially in the cities

27 July 2016 | 0 comments

The cost of renting a home in the non-rent controlled sector continues to rise, according to housing platform Pararius in its latest quarterly report.

Dutch men are world’s tallest, women are second in new rankings

27 July 2016 | 0 comments

Dutch men are the tallest in the world with an average height of 182.5 centimetres according to researchers at Imperial College in London.

Time runs out for the 100 guilder note featuring Michiel de Ruyter

26 July 2016 | 0 comments

Monday is the last day that 100 guilder notes featuring seafarer Michiel de Ruyter can be exchanged for euros at the Dutch central bank.

Police, cyber firms tackle 'ransomware' hacking threat

25 July 2016 | 0 comments

Dutch police, Europol and a coalition of cyber security firms launched a new website Monday to fight a surge in "ransomware" which locks users' data until they pay criminals to retrieve it.The "No More...

Executive pay at biggest Dutch companies rose an average 2.1% last year

25 July 2016 | 0 comments

Executive incomes at the Netherlands’ biggest companies rose by an average 4.25% last year.

Loud music causes most fights between neighbours

25 July 2016 | 0 comments

Music is the top reason that one in four households in the Netherlands fights with their neighbourr, although in Noord-Holland noise made by children is the number one complaint.

Dutch citizenship eligibility criteria to be tightened

22 July 2016 | 0 comments

A new law in the Netherlands might increase the minimum residence period for foreign nationals seeking Dutch citizenship to seven years among other changes. [Contributed by Fragomen Worldwide]

Video: Hot Holland from the air – as seen by an RTL drone

22 July 2016 | 0 comments

As the Netherlands swelters in summery temperatures, broadcaster RTL sent a drone to capture the crowds on the North Sea beaches.

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