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Time runs out for the 100 guilder note featuring Michiel de Ruyter

26 July 2016 | 0 comments

Monday is the last day that 100 guilder notes featuring seafarer Michiel de Ruyter can be exchanged for euros at the Dutch central bank.

Police, cyber firms tackle 'ransomware' hacking threat

25 July 2016 | 0 comments

Dutch police, Europol and a coalition of cyber security firms launched a new website Monday to fight a surge in "ransomware" which locks users' data until they pay criminals to retrieve it.The "No More...

Executive pay at biggest Dutch companies rose an average 2.1% last year

25 July 2016 | 0 comments

Executive incomes at the Netherlands’ biggest companies rose by an average 4.25% last year.

Loud music causes most fights between neighbours

25 July 2016 | 0 comments

Music is the top reason that one in four households in the Netherlands fights with their neighbourr, although in Noord-Holland noise made by children is the number one complaint.

Dutch citizenship eligibility criteria to be tightened

22 July 2016 | 0 comments

A new law in the Netherlands might increase the minimum residence period for foreign nationals seeking Dutch citizenship to seven years among other changes. [Contributed by Fragomen Worldwide]

Video: Hot Holland from the air – as seen by an RTL drone

22 July 2016 | 0 comments

As the Netherlands swelters in summery temperatures, broadcaster RTL sent a drone to capture the crowds on the North Sea beaches.

It’s official: Limburg is in the grip of a heatwave

22 July 2016 | 0 comments

The temperature has tipped 25 degrees for the fifth day in a row in central parts of Limburg province, meaning the region is now in the middle of an official heat wave.

House prices continue to rise, Amsterdam hits new peak

22 July 2016 | 0 comments

House prices rose 4.6% in June compared with June 2015, the highest rise in almost nine years, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.

Low interest rates continue to hit pension funds; pension cuts loom

22 July 2016 | 0 comments

The Netherlands biggest pension funds are still not performing as well as they should and there is a real risk some pensions will be cut next year.

Dutch official jobless rate fell again in June, hits 6.1%

22 July 2016 | 0 comments

The Dutch unemployment rate fell again in June to 550,000 people, or 6.1% of the working population.

Delft University attracts one million students for its online courses

21 July 2016 | 0 comments

Delft University of Technology has signed up its one millionth student for its online lectures or Massive Open Online Course programme.

Dutch army launches pilot project to help young offenders join up

21 July 2016 | 0 comments

The Dutch armed forces have launched a project to help youngsters with a history of petty crime and no qualifications join the army, RTL news said on Wednesday.

Ethnic minority students find it much harder to get a job

21 July 2016 | 0 comments

Ethnic minority students with an mbo college diploma or hbo college degree find it much harder to get a job than native Dutch graduates, according to new research by Maastricht University.

Ban health insurers permanently from paying profits to shareholders: MPs

20 July 2016 | 0 comments

Socialist, Labour and Christian Democrat MPs are calling for a permanent ban on dividend payments to shareholders by health insurance companies.

A ‘tropical’ day throughout NL but storm clouds will gather later

20 July 2016 | 0 comments

The temperature is set to top 30 degrees nationwide on Wednesday, apart from on the Wadden Sea islands, weather bureaus say.

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