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Feyenoord faces fine of EUR 50,000 for ‘racist banana’ incident

Feyenoord faces fine of EUR 50,000 for ‘racist banana’ incident

28 April 2015 | 0 comments

Football club Feyenoord faces a fine of EUR 50,000 playing its next European match without supporters because what it said was a ‘racist incident'.

‘Students in shared houses are being ripped off by landlords’

‘Students in shared houses are being ripped off by landlords’

28 April 2015 | 0 comments

Three quarters of students in the Netherlands pay too much for a room in a shared student house or with private individuals, according to research by student union LSVb.

Poles, Bulgarians say they face more discrimination in the Netherlands

Poles, Bulgarians say they face more discrimination in the Netherlands

28 April 2015 | 0 comments

Polish and Bulgarian nationals say they increasingly face discrimination in the Netherlands, according to a new report by the government’s socio-cultural think tank SCP.

Food firms slow to reduce salt content, some food is even saltier

Food firms slow to reduce salt content, some food is even saltier

28 April 2015 | 0 comments

Much of the processed food sold in Dutch supermarkets still contains too much salt, says Consumentenbond.

Thousands switch banks after executive pay rows

Thousands switch banks after executive pay rows

23 April 2015 | 0 comments

Thousands of people have moved their bank accounts from ING, ABN Amro and Rabobank to smaller and alternative banks.

Tourism in the Netherlands surges – 40 percent increase in 15 years

23 April 2015 | 0 comments

The number of tourists and business travellers visiting the Netherlands has soared by 40 percent over the past 15 years, the tourism board NBTC said on 23 April.

Police ignore phones, close stations in pay and conditions action

21 April 2015 | 1 comment

Police in The Hague will not answer their service number 0900-8844 on Friday 24 April between 9am and 12 noon, police union ACP said on 21 April.

Lack of motivation an issue at Dutch schools: chief inspector

Lack of motivation an issue at Dutch schools: chief inspector

21 April 2015 | 0 comments

Many Dutch secondary school pupils take no pleasure in learning and experience education as something they have to go through, according to a new report by chief inspector Annette Roeters.

Mother of austistic child develops 'universal language' app

Mother of austistic child develops 'universal language' app

20 April 2015 | 0 comments

A French woman has created what is believed to be the world's first smartphone application allowing people speaking different languages – or those incapable of speech at all – to communicate.

‘Meteorologisch’ most difficult Dutch word to pronounce

‘Meteorologisch’ most difficult Dutch word to pronounce

20 April 2015 | 1 comment

Meteorologisch (meteorological) is the most difficult Dutch word to pronounce, according to Dutch language experts.

Tax minister aims to cut red tape for the self-employed

Tax minister aims to cut red tape for the self-employed

20 April 2015 | 0 comments

The finance ministry, employers, unions and organisations representing the self-employed have reached agreement on cutting the bureaucracy facing freelancers.

Canadian financial group Maple to offer mortgages in Holland

Canadian financial group Maple to offer mortgages in Holland

20 April 2015 | 0 comments

Canadian financial services group Maple is to offer mortgages in the Netherlands via CMIS.

Tax on savings to be overhauled as interest rates slide

Tax on savings to be overhauled as interest rates slide

20 April 2015 | 1 comment

Finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem will present plans to overhaul the current asset tax system in the September budget.

Parts of Amsterdam to be made car-free, on Saturdays only

Parts of Amsterdam to be made car-free, on Saturdays only

16 April 2015 | 0 comments

The Dutch government plans to make parts of Amsterdam city centre car free on Saturdays, as well as ban or implement speed limits for bicycles in certain areas.

Psychiatrists want action on over-prescribing of Ritalin for ADHD children

Psychiatrists want action on over-prescribing of Ritalin for ADHD children

16 April 2015 | 0 comments

Youth psychiatrists in the Netherlands have called on the government to stop so many children being prescribed Ritalin and other similar drugs to control their behaviour.

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