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Hay fever sufferers can head for the beach: sunny weather to continue

4 May 2016 | 0 comments

Hay fever sufferers are being warned to be well prepared over the next few days because the amount of grass pollen in the atmosphere is set to soar.

Dutch to include 9-year-olds on terrorist watch list

4 May 2016 | 0 comments

Some children who have spent time in Syria are considered to be so dangerous they are to be included on the official security service watch list, the Volkskrant says on Wednesday.

After Amsterdam, other Dutch cities consider rules to deal with Airbnb

3 May 2016 | 0 comments

Officials from Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht are talking to the economic affairs ministry about drawing up rules for Airbnb rentals, Trouw said on Tuesday.

Half Amsterdam homes are sold for more than the asking price

3 May 2016 | 0 comments

House buyers in Amsterdam are adding thousands of euros to the asking price in an effort to snap up the increasingly scarce selection of affordable homes, the Financieele Dagblad said on Tuesday.

Tax officials identify 100 fraudulent tax advisors, saving €414m

3 May 2016 | 0 comments

Finance ministry investigators have tracked down 100 tax advisors who have helped 75,000 people cut their tax bills by making up tax deductions, according to the Volkskrant.

Dutch may set up fund to help journalists arrested abroad

3 May 2016 | 0 comments

MPs want to set up a special fund to help Dutch journalists facing legal action abroad in countries where press freedom is under pressure, public broadcaster NOS said on Tuesday.

One in seven school leavers gets extra help with exams

2 May 2016 | 0 comments

Almost one in seven secondary school pupils gets extra help with their school leaving exams because they are dyslexic or have other problems, the AD said on Monday.

One in 10 children was in social services spotlight last year

2 May 2016 | 0 comments

One in 10 children in the Netherlands had some form of contact with social workers or other help agencies last year, according to new figures from national statistics office CBS.

Secret service can hack innocent people to reach target: Volkskrant

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

The new law giving greater powers to the secret service to intercept internet traffic will allow officials to hack innocent people despite protests by privacy groups, the Volkskrant said on Friday.

Report on The Hague police ethnic profiling under fire

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

Councillors in The Hague are questioning the reliability of a report into potential ethnic profiling by the city’s police after claims that it was manipulated, the AD said on Friday.

Most freelancers unaware of end of VAR certification issues

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

Two thirds of freelancers in the Netherlands have no idea what the end of the VAR certification system will mean for them, according to research carried out for BNR Radio.

Dutch public broadcasters launch web service for refugees and expats

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

Dutch public broadcasters have launched a website where refugees and newcomers to the Netherlands can access on-demand Dutch television programmes and videos.

Millions of Dutch celebrate King’s Day, but monarchy is less popular

28 April 2016 | 0 comments

Hundreds of thousands of people in the Netherlands are celebrating King’s Day on Wednesday.

Half Dutch households have switched energy supplier since liberalisation

28 April 2016 | 0 comments

Some 15% of Dutch households switched energy supplier last year, well above the European average of 6%, according to new figures from the consumer and markets authority ACM.

Health insurers are losing money on basic policies: NRC

28 April 2016 | 0 comments

Health insurance companies are making a loss on their basic policies because they are not charging high enough premiums, the NRC said on Thursday.

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