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Last year police handed out fines to cyclists for not having proper lights at night 25,733 times, according to new figures from the government’s fine collection agency.
A new report on child and illegal religious marriages in the Netherlands suggests some 250 under-18s may get married every year.
Staff in youth detention centres and other institutions sometimes bribe young inmates into not making complaints by offering them fizzy drinks and pre-paid phone credits, according to a new report by children’s ombudsman Marc Dullaert.
Privacy watchdogs and lawyers’ organisations are highly criticial of draft Dutch legislation which will give the police what they say are ‘unprecedented’ powers to hack phones and internet.
The Dutch rate of inflation fell marginally to 0.6% in January, due to lower prices for home nursing, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.
Unilever is cutting 240 jobs in the Netherlands by shifting abroad some operations, particularly IT.
The justice ministry is launching an investigation into the impact of asylum seekers centres on local crime rates in an effort to base discussions on ‘facts not emotions’, according to Dutch media reports on Thursday.
Amsterdam is appealing to other Dutch cities to absorb some of the tourists who come to the Dutch capital, the Parool said on Wednesday.
Dutch shops had their best year since 2008 in 2015, with overall retail sales rising 1.4%, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.
There were more than 900 accidents on Amsterdam’s A10 ring road last year, making it the most dangerous motorway in the Netherlands, according to figures from traffic information service VID.
Donated blood, sperm and internal organs are always in hot demand, but the Dutch Faeces Donor Bank wants to add poop to the list.
This year’s flu jab is proving effective at combating the disease even though an unusually high number of patients have needed intensive care, medical researchers have told NOS.
The Netherlands should build extra offshore wind farms if the government presses ahead with plans to close all coal-fired power stations, according to a new report for energy group Eneco and environmental group Natuur & Milieu.
The demand for rental homes in the Netherlands far outstrips supply and the trend is worsening, according to housing experts.