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Hotels, registered b&bs report 7.5% more guests so far this year

28 September 2016 | 0 comments

Despite complaints about holiday rental platforms such as Airbnb, the number of people staying in Dutch hotels and registered bed and breakfast accommodation rose 7.5% in the first six months of this year.

More people have call-out contracts, catering sector dominates

28 September 2016 | 0 comments

The number of people with a call-out or zero hours contract in the Netherlands has risen by 33% over the past five years, the national statistics office CBS said on Tuesday.

Some 64,000 Syrians are now officially resident in the Netherlands

28 September 2016 | 0 comments

The number of Syrian nationals registered with Dutch local authorities rose from 15,000 to 64,000 between the beginning of 2014 and September 2016.

‘The Netherlands rises again in global competitiveness ranking’

28 September 2016 | 0 comments

The Netherlands is the most competitive country within the European Union.

Food fraud widespread: fake manuka honey and lamb most common

27 September 2016 | 0 comments

First there was the horse meat scandal, yet the consumers board reports that food producers in the Netherlands are still committing food fraud on a wide scale.

Sunday beat more weather records, this week will remain warm

27 September 2016 | 0 comments

More warm weather records tumbled at the weekend, with the temperature tipping 26.6 degrees in Maastricht on Sunday.

Lack of qualified staff holding back Dutch companies

27 September 2016 | 0 comments

A shortage of qualified staff is holding Dutch companies back as the economy recovers from the recession, according to new figures from the government statistics service.

Sharp rise in fatal accidents at work, rise in temporary work may be to bla...

27 September 2016 | 0 comments

Industrial accidents resulted in 42 deaths in the first six months of this year.

The number of people living in poverty falls for the first time since 2008

27 September 2016 | 0 comments

The number of people living below the poverty line in the Netherlands has fallen significantly for the first time since the economic crisis, according to a new report by the government’s social policy unit SCP.

Dutch car fleet is less energy efficient, CO2 rises

26 September 2016 | 0 comments

There are more polluting cars on the Dutch roads since the government slashed a special tax break on energy efficient company cars, according to motoring organisation Bovag and RAI.

Social media overload: many discrimination complaints go unanswered

26 September 2016 | 0 comments

The public prosecution department is unable to cope with all the complaints.

Four out of 10 summer flights were delayed, Vueling has worst record

26 September 2016 | 0 comments

Four out of 10 flights taking off from Dutch airports this summer were delayed, according to a website that processes compensation claims for passengers and quoted by broadcaster NOS.

The Netherlands comes a step closer to legalised marijuana cultivation

23 September 2016 | 0 comments

A majority of MPs now seem likely to back draft legislation from the Liberal democratic party D66 which would regulate legalised marijuana cultivation under government control.

Sunday could see more weather records being broken

23 September 2016 | 0 comments

Weather forecasters said on Friday that new records could be broken at the weekend, as warm southerly winds bring unseasonably high temperatures to much of the country.

Autumn storms still a long way off, the warm weather continues

22 September 2016 | 0 comments

The astronomical autumn begins on Thursday with a warm day with sunny spells.

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