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More passengers can use mobile phones to check in on trains and buses

23 May 2017 | 0 comments

Android phone users can check in for bus and train journeys using their mobile after an ‘OV chip’ app went live on Monday.

Coalition with ChristenUnie is the only option, chief negotiator says

23 May 2017 | 0 comments

MPs from the Liberal democratic party D66 and the minor Christian party ChristenUnie will meet on Tuesday to discuss forming a coalition with the ruling VVD and the Christian Democrats.

Brussels urges the Dutch to tackle rise in self-employed

23 May 2017 | 0 comments

The Dutch government needs to tackle the surge in people working as freelancers, the European Commission said on Monday in its latest recommendations for the Netherlands.

Foreign students ripped off by landlords over temporary contracts

23 May 2017 | 0 comments

Companies which specialise in providing housing for students are breaking the law by forcing them to continue to pay for a room if they leave before the end of the contract, tenants’ association Woonbond has told Trouw.

Summer is here and will continue into the holiday weekend

23 May 2017 | 0 comments

An area of high pressure over the Netherlands has brought in warm sunny weather which is set to continue until after the holiday weekend, weather forecasters said on Monday.

2.5 million register for free Dutch lottery draw set up to say sorry

22 May 2017 | 0 comments

With one day to go, over 2.5 million people have signed up to take part in a free draw for €13.5m in prizes, the Staatsloterij organisation told news website Nu.nl on Friday.

Open your windows (but lock your doors): crime drops in the Netherlands

22 May 2017 | 0 comments

Crime decreased by eight percent across the Netherlands, dropping even more in big cities, according to the annual crime map published by the AD newspaper.

It’s only May, but Amstelveen is grappling with Zwarte Piet

22 May 2017 | 0 comments

The committee which organises the annual Sinterklaas procession in Amstelveen has resigned en masse.

The sun has got his hat on – have you? Skin cancer on rise in the Netherlan...

22 May 2017 | 0 comments

The sun has got his hat on, but have you? The number of people with aggressive skin cancer has continued to rise, reports the Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation IKNL on Friday.

Effort to form new Dutch govt coalition hits impasse

22 May 2017 | 0 comments

Tough negotiations on forming a Dutch coalition government appeared to hit an impasse Monday, despite the winners of the March elections spending the weekend mulling their options.Veteran politician Edith...

Dutch MPs oppose headscarf proposal for Amsterdam police

19 May 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch lawmakers have voiced opposition to a proposal by Amsterdam's top police official to consider allowing female Muslim agents to wear headscarfs, Dutch media reported Friday.At least six major political...

The Hague opens public ‘bread bins’ in a bid to stop the rats

19 May 2017 | 0 comments

The Hague city council is using special waste bins for old bread in a bid to stop people throwing it into gardens and parks to feed the birds.

Rijksmuseum buys copy of world’s oldest photo book for €450,000

19 May 2017 | 0 comments

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum has bought a copy of what is said to be the oldest book of photography in the world – a study of British algae dating from 1843.

Dutch draw up dangerous dogs list, send owners back to school

19 May 2017 | 0 comments

Pitbull terriers, Rottweilers and the Caucasian shepherds are among the animals on a Dutch government list of officially dangerous dogs.

Dutch coalition talks reach deadlock as SP, D66 stand firm

19 May 2017 | 0 comments

Talks on forming a new Dutch coalition government appeared to have reached a deadlock after both D66 and the Socialists refused to budge on possible partners.



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