Netherlands


Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum

2020-03-30 16:05

Thieves stole a painting by Vincent van Gogh from a Dutch museum that was closed to the public because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Dutch govt offers first apology for WW2 persecution of Jews

2020-01-27 06:20

Prime Minister Mark Rutte has made the Netherlands' first government apology for the war-time persecution of Jews.

Geert Wilders relaunches Muhammad cartoon competition

2019-12-29 12:52

Far-right Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders has said he was reviving a Prophet Muhammad cartoon competition, more than a year after cancelling a similar contest that sparked demonstrations and death threats.

Dutch man arrested for 'Black Pete' suicide bomb threat

2019-11-12 20:33

Dutch police have arrested a man who threatened in a social media post to blow himself up over plans to sideline "Black Pete", a Christmas-time character provoking accusations of racist stereotyping.

Mercedes is turning the concept of car dealerships on its head

2019-10-18 12:00

At the Best Customer Experience 4.0 held in The Hague, Mercedes-Benz said 25% of its cars will be bought online. We take a look at how the German luxury carmaker is adapting to a new type of car buyer.

Dutch plan big Brexit beach party

2019-08-21 05:57

Thousands of people have signed up on Facebook to a Dutch beach party for Brexit, featuring food from across the European Union to mark Britain's departure.

Kauai to roll out stores in Europe and Asia

2019-07-30 12:01

Natural food franchise Kauai is set to follow in the footsteps of Nando’s, as it is set to expand its global footprint by rolling out franchises in Europe and Asia, according to a statement from Real Foods, the business’s owner.

Tram attack suspect tells court he refuses to recognise Dutch law

2019-07-02 05:17

Alleged attacker, who killed four people in Utrecht, said he rejects the Dutch law and does not recognise its authority.

Fertility doctor used own sperm to secretly father 49 children

2019-04-15 12:20

A Dutch infertility doctor has been revealed to be the father of 49 children.

'Cow toilets' in Netherlands aim to cut e-moo-ssions

2019-03-30 13:48

Teaching cows to use the toilet is not the easiest task, but a Dutch inventor is banking on a new bovine urinal to help cut emissions that cause environmental damage.

 

Dutch DJ sorry over 'discriminatory' Chinese virus song

2020-02-11 22:00

A Dutch DJ has apologised to members of the Chinese community in the Netherlands for playing a song on his radio show that blamed them for the coronavirus, sparking outrage and a nationwide petition.

Father who held children captive for years faces abuse charges

2020-01-22 10:14

Gerrit-Jan van Dorsten told children he sexually abused that 'bad spirits' would enter their bodies if they spoke out.

Dutch to cut speed limits to reduce emissions

2019-11-13 13:53

The Netherlands will cut daytime speed limits on motorways to 100km/h to deal with a pollution crisis that has sparked protests by farmers, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said.

Prosus issues warning about Just Eat's future as hostile bid intensifies

2019-11-11 14:23

Prosus lowered the level of shareholder approval required for the offer - from 90% to 75%.

Three shot dead in Dutch family drama: reports

2019-09-09 22:03

At least three people were killed in an apparent family shooting at a home in the southern Dutch city of Dordrecht on Monday evening, police and news reports say.

Dutch ban on burqas and niqabs takes effect

2019-08-05 11:04

The Netherlands has banned face-covering clothing, such as a burqa or niqab, in public buildings and on transport, as a contentious law on the garment worn by some Muslim women came into force.

WATCH: World's first floating farm in operation in Rotterdam

2019-07-06 19:49

The aim of the initiative, said designer Peter Van Wingerden, was to shorten the distance between the production and consumption of food.

Three lions rescued in Albania sent to the Netherlands

2019-05-08 05:26

Three lions, rescued in October from a private zoo in Albania where they were kept in "hellish" conditions have been transported to the Netherlands, an animal welfare organisation says.

Ford teases next-gen crossover: New Puma to debut later in 2019

2019-04-03 09:47

Ford revealed the first image of its Puma – an SUV-inspired compact crossover with hybrid technology.

Dutch police continue investigation in deadly tram shooting

2019-03-20 14:04

Dutch police and prosecutors are questioning two suspects as they investigate whether a deadly shooting on a tram in the central city of Utrecht was an act of terror.

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