Philips Lighting IPO on May 27 valued at up to €3.4 billion
Philips Lighting is set to hit the Euronext Amsterdam exchange on May 27th, if all goes well. The lighting division will be valued at between 2.78 billion euros and 3.38 billion euros, with shares costing between 18.50 and 22.50 euros
Environmental organization Greenpeace will be handing a petition to ban the use of harmful ingredient glyphosate in herbicides to Parliament on Tuesday. The World Health Organization labels this ingredient as likely carcinogenic
About 20 Dutch are among the people who fell ill on a campsite in the Ardennes, Belgium over the weekend. The campsite was evacuated on Sunday after up to 70 people showed symptoms of poisoning.
A procession of 51 classic firetrucks traveled through Boxtel on Sunday afternoon as part of car museum Classic Park’s Red Classic Festival. This parade was the first of its kind, and therefore immediately set a world record
A 7-year-old boy and his three friends were responsible for a fire that burned down a wooden playground in Uden on Sunday afternoon. The playground’s rubber surface burning caused a lot of smoke, but no one was injured.
A car was set on fire on Lunenburg in the Ede neighborhood of Veldhuizen on Monday morning. This is the latest in a series of car fires and other vandalism that plagued the neighborhood in recent weeks.
Video footage of Rijksmuseum security staff throwing a young man out of the museum was posted on social media this weekend. The video shows the man lying motionless on the ground, with security staff standing around him. No one checked that he was okay.
The Netherlands is sending another 3 million euros in extra aid to drought stricken Ethiopia, Minister Lilianne Ploumen of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation announced on Monday
Dutch singer Douwe Bob is disappointed by his 11th place in the Eurovision Song Contest, but also proud of his performance. “I’d be lying if I said I was not disappointed. You go with one guoal and I did not realize it”, he said to 3FM on his way to the airport in Stockholm on Sunday. “But it’s okay and actually I’m very happy.”
Dutch composer Bernard van Beurden died surrounded by his family during the early hours of Sunday morning, his daughter Katrien van Beurden announced on Monday. The well-known composer was 82 years old
The Dutch National Opera was named the Opera Company of the Year 2016 in London on Sunday. On Twitter the company states that it is grateful and honored by the award.
In Spain on Sunday 18-year-old Max Verstappen became both the first Dutch and youngest racer ever to win the Grand Prix. “I can not believe it”, the young Dutchman said after what he describes as an “incredible and fantastic” race
Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb is opening The Stairway on Stationplein on Monday. The Stairway is a 29 meter high scaffolding installation containing 180 steps that lead to the roof of the Groot Handelsgebouw, which was turned into a temporary lookout.
The Holendrecht Center, former ABN Amro headquarters and the largest vacant office building in Amsterdam, is being demolished to make way for a new residential area consisting of at least 1,500 homes
Banks in the Netherlands have no plans to take extra security measures after two banks were robbed digitally in a short time. According to the Dutch banking association NVB, Dutch banks’ security is already at a sufficiently high level
The National Police is getting an additional 188 million euros in its budget this year
State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice is worried about an impending shortage of space in asylum centers. While the inflow of asylum seekers is slowing down, much space is still needed, he wrote in a letter to Parliament
A majority of Dutch voters want anti-Islam party PVV to form part of the cabinet should the party become the biggest faction in the next election. Though most do not want Geert Wilders to get the Prime Minister seat, according to Maurice de Hond’s weekly poll.
With maximum temperatures around 13 degrees expected today, Pinkstermaandag will be slightly warmer than the first day of Pentecost, which was the coldest in 80 years, according to Weeronline.
The municipality of Amsterdam is making 10 million euros available to the Jewish community as compensation for ground leases they had to pay upon returning to Amsterdam following the Second World War, the municipality announced on Sunday.
Three armed men broke into and robbed a home on Sloterweg in Amsterdam during the early hours of Sunday morning. Shots were fired during the robbery, but no one was hit. One of the home’s residents did have to go to the hospital after being assaulted.
On Sunday The Hague police shot a man suspected of involvement in a stabbing incident in the city earlier that day. Both the suspect and his victim, a 45-year-old taxi driver, were taken to the hospital.