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Dutch smart phone market ‘saturated’, 83% of over-12s now have one

20 January 2017 | 0 comments

The Dutch market for smart phones, tablets and e-readers is ‘fully saturated’ and almost everyone who wishes to own one or more of the devices does so, market research group GfK said on Thursday.

Dutch tulip production set to top two billion blooms this year

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

The Dutch tulip sector will break the two billion flower barrier this year for the first time, the Dutch flower bulb association (KAVB) says.

Dutch minister welcomes Brexit ‘outline’ but industry is worried

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders has welcomed Tuesday’s speech by British prime minister Theresa May in which she gave more details of her approach to negotiations on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.

Dutch unemployment lowest in 10 years, consumer spending highest in six

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

The Dutch unemployment rate fell to 5.4% in the final quarter of 2016, the lowest level in 10 years, national statistics agency CBS said on Thursday.

General election: Latest poll of polls shows slight drop in PVV support

18 January 2017 | 0 comments

Support for the anti-Islam PVV appears to have fallen slightly following a strong rise over the past two months, according to the latest poll of polls, published by broadcaster NOS.

Dutch to ‘close the net’ on tax avoidance, announce new measures

18 January 2017 | 0 comments

The government plans to abolish the voluntary disclosure scheme for people who have illicit savings abroad, tax minister Eric Wiebes told MPs on Tuesday.

Train services still disrupted after Amsterdam power cut

18 January 2017 | 0 comments

The impact of Tuesday morning’s power cut in Amsterdam continued to be felt throughout the day and Dutch railway company NS said that the problems on the trains will continue into the evening.

KLM is the most on-time international airline

17 January 2017 | 1 comment

A recent report has revealed the best and worst international airlines in Europe based on the percentage of delayed flights throughout the year.

Asylum applications almost halved in 2016 in wake of Turkey deal

17 January 2017 | 0 comments

The number of people seeking asylum in the Netherlands fell by 46% in 2016, according to the latest official figures.

Tourist numbers top 16 million, visitor numbers rose 5% in 2016

17 January 2017 | 0 comments

There was a 5% rise in the number of foreign tourists visiting the Netherlands last year, and the tourist board NBTC expects a further 3% rise in 2017.

Amsterdam public transport to be cash free by 2018

17 January 2017 | 0 comments

All Amsterdam buses will stop accepting coins and notes from March 26, city transport company GVB said on Monday.

Train services will be disrupted all day after Amsterdam power cut

17 January 2017 | 0 comments

Train services throughout the country will remain disrupted for the rest of Tuesday following the power cut which left 360,000 households in Amsterdam without electricity.

Dutch vote to set off Europe's 'super election year'

17 January 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch voters head to crunch parliamentary polls in two months' time, heralding the start of a "super election year" in three of Europe's leading economies: The Netherlands, France and Germany.After the...

VVD leader Mark Rutte says ‘zero’ chance of coalition with Geert Wilders

16 January 2017 | 0 comments

Prime minister Mark Rutte has made it clear that the right-wing Liberal VVD will not govern with the anti-Islam PVV after the general election.

Low crime rate? Dutch police are unaware of most crimes, says report

16 January 2017 | 0 comments

A leaked confidential report by the police and public prosecution office states that official figures do not reflect the real volume of crime in the Netherlands.

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