The Netherlands

Dutch St Martin gets interim govt ahead of elections

2018-01-14 08:19

An interim government is to take over on the Dutch part of the hurricane-hit Caribbean island of Saint Martin ahead of elections, Dutch media report.

Swimming with dolphins in VR to aid disabled

2017-11-19 17:05

Swimming with wild dolphins is something most can only dream of, and jumping into pools with captive animals has become increasingly controversial.

Dutch govt sent back to drawing board over gas field

2017-11-15 22:08

The highest Dutch court has thrown out plans to cap extraction in Europe's largest gas field at current levels.

Dutch UN troops killed in Mali due to 'shortcomings'

2017-09-29 06:00

Dutch safety inspectors have slammed "serious shortcomings" which led to the deaths of two soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers in Mali.

Dutch police cancel concert over Spanish terror tip

2017-08-24 13:18

Dutch police are investigating possible terror links after arresting a Spaniard driving a van containing gas canisters close to a rock concert which was abruptly cancelled over fears of an attack.

Panda stars get first taste of life in The Netherlands

2017-05-31 08:55

Two giant pandas have been introduced to the public in the Ouwehands Dierenpark zoo in the Netherlands after travelling 8 000km from China.

Toxic stew: Police seize fake food, drink

2017-04-25 22:04

Forget fake news. European police have joined forces to seize almost 10 000 tons of fake and harmful food and drink...from caviar to cashews and booze to bubbly water.

6 Bosnian Croats appeal UN war crimes convictions

2017-03-20 18:58

Former Bosnian Croat wartime leader Jadranko Prlic has appealed against his conviction for the murder of Muslims during the 1990s Bosnian war.

Turkey 'expels Dutch cows' amid diplomatic crisis

2017-03-15 22:54

Turkey's red meat association has ordered a consignment of prize Dutch cattle to be sent back to the Netherlands, saying it no longer wants the 40 animals.

Erdogan: Dutch 'massacred over 8 000' in Bosnia

2017-03-15 19:28

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the Netherlands of massacring over 8 000 Bosnian Muslims in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.


Mladic verdict a 'momentous victory for justice': UN

2017-11-22 17:04

The genocide conviction of Ratko Mladic is a "momentous victory for justice", the United Nations says, calling the former Bosnian Serbian commander "the epitome of evil".

Amsterdam can curb hours on cannabis cafes near schools

2017-11-16 06:45

A top Dutch court has given Amsterdam the green light to cut opening hours for cannabis-selling "coffee shops" near schools.

Tigers from war-torn Aleppo settle into Dutch home

2017-10-17 17:35

Two tigers rescued from Aleppo have arrived in their new temporary home in the Netherlands to recover from their ordeal in the conflict-torn Syrian city.

Dutch acted on 'concrete' info of terror attack plot

2017-08-25 10:13

Dutch police have released a van driver arrested over a suspected terror attack plot on a Rotterdam concert venue, but stepped up inquiries based on a "concrete" tip-off from Spain.

Dutch arrest 'radical' filming outside stadium concert

2017-06-10 14:40

A Dutch man was arrested filming outside one of the country's largest stadiums during a concert, police have said, adding he was known to authorities as being possibly radicalised.

Dutch sperm bank doc 'fathered at least 19 kids'

2017-05-24 09:07

A now-deceased Dutch doctor in charge of a sperm bank is likely to have fathered at least 19 children through IVF treatment, a comparison of their DNA has revealed.

Rotterdam mayor appeals for calm in Turkey row

2017-03-21 19:25

Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb has appealed for calm among the Dutch city's sizeable Turkish community amid an international row over a referendum.

Dutch families plant trees at MH17 memorial park

2017-03-18 21:32

Relatives of those killed when flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine in mid-2014, have planted the first trees in a Dutch memorial park.

Dutch PM wins most seats, far-right shares second place: exit polls

2017-03-15 22:54

The Liberal party of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was set to win the most seats, forcing far-right Geert Wilders into second place along with two other parties, exit polls predicted.

Erdogan compares Dutch rally ban to Nazism

2017-03-11 18:49

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has likened a Dutch ban on his foreign minister's visit to Nazism in a dramatic escalation of a row over campaign events.

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