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Hema (and Haara): retailer launches gender neutral children’s clothes

21 September 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch retailer Hema is going to take ‘his’ and ‘hers’ labelling off children’s clothing and packaging, reports the Volkskrant on Wednesday.

‘Plastic soup’ on the menu as new study shows recycling isn’t working

21 September 2017 | 0 comments

Plastic recycling initiatives are doing little for the environment, according to a report published on Wednesday.

More fatal accidents as e-bikes grow in popularity in the Netherlands

21 September 2017 | 0 comments

More people are now being killed on the Dutch roads while riding an electric bike than in moped accidents, according to new figures on traffic-related deaths.

More must benefit from growth and prosperity, says Dutch king

20 September 2017 | 2 comments

The Dutch economy may be flourishing but not everyone is feeling the impact of economic growth sufficiently, king Willem-Alexander said in his traditional speech to mark the opening of the parliamentary year.

The 2018 budget: we still have to wait to find out who will win

20 September 2017 | 0 comments

The king made his traditional speech and the finance minister presented the traditional suitcase to parliament.

You could have used a urinal, judge tells woman caught peeing in public

19 September 2017 | 0 comments

A 23-year-old Dutch woman has lost her appeal against a fine for urinating in a public place after the judge told her she could have used a urinal.

Over 40% of work-related illness is due to stress or burn-out

19 September 2017 | 0 comments

Some 40% of people who have job-related health issues are either over-stressed or suffering from a burn-out, according to new figures from the national work-related disease register, compiled by the AMC teaching hospital in Amsterdam.

Pomp and ceremony in The Hague as the non-budget is presented

19 September 2017 | 0 comments

As royalty fans, security officials and politicians gear up for what is usually the most important event in the political year – the king’s speech and the budget presentations – commentators are quick to point out that little of substance will be announced on Tuesday.

One in four heavy smokers never reaches pension age, Dutch survey shows

18 September 2017 | 0 comments

One out of every four smokers dies before their 65th birthday, according to a new survey published by the Trimbos institute of mental health and addiction and the national statistics office CBS.

Prinsjesdag on Tuesday will be a day of traditions with little substance

18 September 2017 | 0 comments

Everyone will have more to spend next year and there will be more money for teachers and for nursing homes, according to the outgoing government’s spending plans for 2018.

Dutch passengers furious as Ryanair cancels hundreds of flights

18 September 2017 | 0 comments

The decision by Irish budget airline Ryanair to cancel hundreds of flights to ‘improve punctuality’ is having an impact on people using the airline from the Netherlands.

Refugees are selling organs to pay for their escape, Dutch tv programme say...

14 September 2017 | 0 comments

Some refugees are paying smugglers to bring them into Europe by selling a kidney, a Dutch television investigation will say on Wednesday night.

Dutch nationality stripped from four jihadis, minister acts for first time

14 September 2017 | 0 comments

Caretaker justice minister Stef Blok has withdrawn Dutch nationality from four men who have been convicted of terrorist offences in Syria.

Amsterdam store ‘banned victims of anti-LGBT assault’

13 September 2017 | 1 comment

A group of LGBT Syrian refugees have claimed they were thrown out of a fashion store in Amsterdam city centre after being subjected to a homophobic assault by another customer.

Willem-Alexander: Sint-Maarten destruction ‘worse than any war zone’

13 September 2017 | 0 comments

King Willem-Alexander has described the devastation on Sint-Maarten as ‘beyond anything you can imagine’ after visiting the Dutch Caribbean island in the wake of Hurricane Irma.



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