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Dutch government reaches post-WWII longevity record

20 August 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's cabinet has become the longest serving in the Netherlands since World War II, a milestone reached in large part because of dragged-out talks to form a viable coalition...

Fit Dutch student water polo team cause media storm in Taiwan

18 August 2017 | 0 comments

A photograph of the Dutch men’s water polo team has created a media hype in Taiwan where the team is taking part in the Universiade games – an international sports event for student teams.

Going back to the Middle Ages: there are now 500 breweries in NL

18 August 2017 | 0 comments

The number of breweries in the Netherlands is back to ‘medieval levels’ when every town had its own brewery, says beer culture heritage organisation SENB.

As jobless total drops again, Dutch firms struggle to find staff

18 August 2017 | 0 comments

The official Dutch unemployment rate fell again in July to 4.8% of the working population, national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.

New coalition ‘will make national anthem lessons compulsory at Dutch school...

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

The Dutch national anthem, the Wilhelmus, will become a compulsory part of the school curriculum when the new government takes office, the AD said on Wednesday.

Dutch road safety groups criticise crossbar bikes, warn of dangers

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

The traditional crossbar on men’s bikes is unsafe and should be avoided by some groups, say traffic safety organisations Veilig Verkeer Nederland (VVN) and TeamAlert.

Volunteers pick 15 tonnes of waste from Dutch beaches in two weeks

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

Volunteers have picked up almost 15,000 kilos of rubbish from Dutch beaches in the past two weeks, foundation De Noordzee said on Wednesday.

No rise in freelancer tariffs, translation fees under pressure

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

The average hourly rate charged by freelancers in the Netherlands did not go up at all this year and remains €43, according to research by website Hoofdkraan.nl.

Utrecht is again best Dutch university in latest Shanghai rankings

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

Utrecht University has been hailed the best university in the Netherlands for 15 years in a row, in the latest annual Academic Ranking of World Universities,

Making a porn film in church is not a criminal offence, public prosecutor s...

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

The public prosecution department has decided not to take legal action against a porn company which used a Catholic church in Tilburg as the setting for one of its films, broadcaster NOS said on Tuesday.

‘Billions needed every year for big city public transport’

15 August 2017 | 0 comments

Maurice Unck, newly appointed director of the Rotterdam public transport operator RET, says the Netherlands needs to spend at least €1bn a year through 2035 in upgrading and expanding public transport services in the heavily populated western urban a

Stealing company property is the most common reason for instant dismissal

15 August 2017 | 0 comments

Stealing company property is the most common reason why Dutch bosses sack workers on the spot, the Volkskrant said on Tuesday.

Dutch coalition negotiations: ‘compromise reached on ethical issues’

15 August 2017 | 0 comments

The four parties currently working on forming a new coalition Dutch government appear to have reached a deal on controversial ethical issues, the AD and Telegraaf said on Tuesday.

Dutch state railway firm wins another franchise in Britain

14 August 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch state-owned railway firm NS and its subsidiary Abellio have won a major contract to operate rail franchises between London and Birmingham and Liverpool from 17 December.

Amsterdam housing agency says ‘western cooking only’

14 August 2017 | 0 comments

A housing agency in Amsterdam has said it will only rent out two of its apartments if the tenant cooks ‘western’ food, NOS reports.



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