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The leaning tower of Utrecht causes panic, police close off area

24 August 2016 | 0 comments

Part of the area around Utrecht’s central station was closed off by police for a short period on Tuesday after passersby said they feared one of the new buildings was on the verge of collapse

Toddler severely injured after mauling by four rottweilers

24 August 2016 | 0 comments

A toddler from the village of Nieuw-Buinen in Drenthe has been severely injured by four Rottweiler dogs while out playing.

Amsterdam rental property costs 70% more than elsewhere

24 August 2016 | 0 comments

Rental property in non-rent controlled sector in Amsterdam is 70% more expensive than similar homes in other parts of the country, according to research by real estate agency NVM.

Hygiene is an issue at many Dutch starred restaurants: research

24 August 2016 | 0 comments

At least 31 Dutch restaurants with a Michelin star have been reprimanded by food safety inspectors since 2012, according to researchers at broadcasting group KRO-NCRV.

US FATCA financial education seminar – September 7th, Amsterdam

US FATCA financial education seminar – September 7th, Amsterdam

24 August 2016 | 0 comments

How does FATCA impact your financial situation? Beacon Global Advisers’ free Financial Education Seminar explains the law’s key provisions, IRS reporting forms, how to implement FATCA with your accountants, and much more. [Contributed by BGA]

Doctor phone line services fail to answer most calls in time

23 August 2016 | 0 comments

Waiting times to speak to a doctor out of surgery hours can mount up to almost half an hour, according to spot checks by the consumers association Consumentenbond.

We’re heading for a heatwave, in the south and east at least

23 August 2016 | 0 comments

The temperature is set to hit 29 degrees in southern parts of the Netherlands on Tuesday but will rise to a tropical 30 degrees over most of the country on Wednesday, weather forecasters say.

More children are being raised on welfare, due to rise in refugees

23 August 2016 | 0 comments

There has been a 1.3% rise in the number of children growing up on welfare benefits (bijstand) in the Netherlands, the national statistics office CBS said on Tuesday.

EasyJet cancels 14 flights as pilots’ strike continues

22 August 2016 | 0 comments

Budget airline easyJet cancelled 14 flights to and from Schiphol on Monday as a result of the latest strike by Dutch pilots.

Russians and Ghanaian diplomats top league table for traffic offences

22 August 2016 | 0 comments

Russian and Ghanaian envoys are responsible for around two-thirds of traffic offences committed under the cover of diplomatic immunity, according to figures disclosed by Dutch police.

Dutch house prices rise nearly 5pc, biggest leap in 12 years

22 August 2016 | 0 comments

House prices in the Netherlands have taken their biggest leap in 12 years, showing positive signals to home owners in the Netherlands.

MH17 criminal probe out next month: Dutch prosecutors

19 August 2016 | 0 comments

Initial results from a criminal probe into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over war-torn Ukraine two years ago will be revealed next month, Dutch prosecutors said Friday.The results are...

Rabobank staff pay up to €3,000 settlements for Euribor fraud

18 August 2016 | 0 comments

Four Rabobank staff and one former colleague have paid settlements of up to €3,000 for their role in manipulating internal interest rates.

Utrecht man jailed in Germany for blowing up ATMs

18 August 2016 | 0 comments

A German court has sentenced a 25-year-old man from Utrecht to four years and three months in jail for his role in blowing up two ATM machines in the German towns of Alsdorf and Flörsdorf, news agency ANP said on Wednesday.

‘Hundreds of jobs’ to go at ABN Amro in cost-cutting drive

18 August 2016 | 0 comments

Several hundred bank workers are likely to lose their jobs after ABN Amro announced a fresh round of redundancies.

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