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Van Gogh Museum unveils rare picture by peer Munch

23 January 2018 | 0 comments

Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum unveiled a rare new purchase Tuesday, painted by Vincent's contemporary Edvard Munch, the only portrait by the Norwegian artist on display in The Netherlands.The "Portrait...

Dutch turning off quake-zone gas for 200 firms

23 January 2018 | 0 comments

The Dutch government has ordered more than 200 of the country's biggest businesses to stop using gas from the quake-prone northern Groningen region, Europe's largest gasfield, officials confirmed Tuesday.Instead,...

Dutch artist who aimed to say 'I do' 25 times, dies of cancer

22 January 2018 | 0 comments

A Dutch artist, who planned to marry her partner in countries around the world to celebrate gay marriage, died on Monday, her wife announced."Julian P. Boom 18.11.1977 - 22.01.2018" read a simple post...

Dutch far-right protest against govt, Islam

20 January 2018 | 0 comments

Hundreds of right-wing demonstrators crowded a main square at Rotterdam's central station Saturday to protest what they describe as the "discrimination against ordinary Dutch citizens" in favour of immigrants...

Dutch commission slams military over safety standards

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

A Dutch commission appointed after the death of two soldiers during a training exercise in Mali in 2016 slammed defence officials on Friday for exercising "insufficient control over occupational safety".The...

Storm damage to cost Germany 500 mln euros as death toll rises

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

German insurers estimated Friday that ferocious gales that battered Germany caused 500 million euros ($614 million) in damages, as the number of dead across the country rose to eight. Trains on Germany's...

Storm caused 90 mn euros in damage: Dutch insurers

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch insurers said Friday that fierce storms that whipped across The Netherlands caused 90 million euros ($111 million) in devastation, as the country's train service slowly creaked back into gear."The...

EU's Moscovici slams Ireland, Netherlands as tax 'black holes'

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

A top EU official on Thursday accused several European countries, including Ireland and the Netherlands, of being tax policy "black holes" and promised to pressure them to change their ways."Obviously...

EU clears Qualcomm megabuyout of semiconductor rival NXP

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

The EU's anti-trust authority on Thursday approved US semiconductor maker Qualcomm's $47-billion purchase of Dutch rival NXP, the biggest ever in the sector.The European Commission said it had given the...

Huge storms hit northern Europe, leave three dead

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Violent gales battered northern Europe and beyond Thursday, snapping air and train links and leaving three people dead, all killed by falling trees.The Netherlands bore the brunt of the severe winter...

Violent storms bring travel chaos to the Netherlands

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Severe winter gales battered the Netherlands Thursday forcing Amsterdam airport to cancel all flights, bringing Dutch trains to a halt and toppling trucks as winds reached 140 kilometres (86 miles) an...

Dutch expel top Eritrean diplomat over 'diaspora tax' row

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

Eritrea's highest representative has been expelled from The Netherlands, Dutch officials announced Wednesday in an ongoing diplomatic spat over the secretive African country's practice of collecting so-called...

Heavy winds to bring flight woes to Amsterdam

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

Amsterdam's busy Schiphol airport was Wednesday battening down for a severe storm, with dozens of flights already cancelled or facing delays.Meteorologists have warned that much of the country will be...

Britons go to Dutch court over EU rights after Brexit

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

A group of British citizens living in the Netherlands launched a potentially far-reaching court challenge Wednesday over their rights as European citizens, currently being negotiated between Brussels...

Dutch hi-tech group ASML notches up 'fantastic year'

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch computer chip maker and global hi-tech bellwether ASML Wednesday reported "a fantastic" 12 months with year-on-year profits almost doubling in 2017, sales on the increase and thousands of new jobs...



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