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Police ignore phones, close stations in pay and conditions action

Police ignore phones, close stations in pay and conditions action

21 April 2015 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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

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

20 April 2015 | 0 comments

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.

Amsterdam to replace diesel buses with electric vehicles

Amsterdam to replace diesel buses with electric vehicles

16 April 2015 | 0 comments

Amsterdam will become the first city in the country to run a fully electric bus fleet, following agreement between the city council and city bus firm GVB.

Dutch step up efforts to host 2019 European Games

Dutch step up efforts to host 2019 European Games

14 April 2015 | 0 comments

The Dutch Olympic and national athletics committee is pressing ahead with efforts to host the 2019 European Games, the organisation says on its website.

Flexible contracts less likely to lead to permanent jobs: UWV

Flexible contracts less likely to lead to permanent jobs: UWV

13 April 2015 | 0 comments

Fewer workers have moved from flexible and short-term contracts to permanent positions since the start of the economic crisis, the state job centre UWV said on Monday.

Work more from home? New legislation may make this possible

Work more from home? New legislation may make this possible

10 April 2015 | 0 comments

A clear majority in the Dutch senate supports plans to allow workers more flexible working hours and to spend more time working from home.

Forget the pain: one in five Dutch births now involves an epidural

Forget the pain: one in five Dutch births now involves an epidural

10 April 2015 | 0 comments

The Dutch credo was always that pain was a natural part of the process of child birth but that appears to be changing.

Why are the Dutch so tall? Tall men had more children

Why are the Dutch so tall? Tall men had more children

10 April 2015 | 1 comment

Researchers are trying to find out why the Dutch are among the tallest people in the world, news agency AFP reports on Wednesday.

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