The average person living in the Netherlands viewed 190 minutes of television every day, down 4.8 percent from a year earlier. In 2014, the Netherlands put on a strong showing in both the Winter Olympics and the World Cup, but no such events took place in 2015.
The first-ever Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contest to take place in the Netherlands is scheduled on May 8 at Ahoy Rotterdam. UFC is banking on the Netherlands’ history with kickboxing and mixed martial arts as a way of tapping into a dedicated audience there.
Dutch football association KNVB will likely begin use of video review in football matches that take place during next season’s KNVB Cup, the association director Gijs de Jong told NPO Radio 1. While still considered a test, the technology will likely be used to some extent in about 25 cup matches.
Johan Cruijff is doing “very well” in his battle against lung cancer, his son Jordi told NOS Radio. The elder Cruijff, a legendary Dutch national football player and successful coach, announced his illness to the world in October.
Congolese refugee Christian Gandu will not be deported after all. The Immigration and Naturalization Service revoked their decision and granted him a residency permit, his club Magreb'90 announced on Thursday.
One person was arrested for throwing a firework during the PSV Eindhoven vs PEC Zwolle match in the Philips Stadion in Eindhoven on Saturday. Five spectators suffered temporary hearing damage as a result of the loud bang made by the firework
Ajax football player Kenny Tete was recently arrested for his involvement in a brawl in a coffeeshop in Amsterdam. He will be prosecuted, the Public Prosecutor confirmed
Dafne Schippers was named Sportswoman of the Year at the NOC*NSF Sports Gala in Amsterdam on Tuesday. Sportsman of the Year for 2015 went to Sjinkie Knegt
Feyenoord's plan for a new football stadium seems to be moving forward. The Rotterdam team hopes to be playing in a brand new stadium soon after 2020
Dutch football association KNVB launched an investigation into events surrounding the joint Netherlands-Belgium bid to host the 2018 World Cup. This follows allegations in the Volkskrant that bribery was involved in the bidding. According to the KNVB, there is no proof of any bribery being involved.
After exactly 20 years of sponsorship, Rabobank is breaking ties with cycling union KNWU next year, after the next cycling season. The bank will also no longer sponsor equestrian federation KNHS, the bank announced on Thursday
Utrecht Mayor Jan van Zanen banned Ajax fans from protesting in the city on Sunday due to indications that FC Utrecht fans want to disrupt the demonstration. The decision to refuse permission for the protest was made in consultation with the police and Public Prosecutor.
Neil O'Donnell, bartender at Hoops Bar in Glasgow, is "happy to be alive" after Ajax fans stormed his pub on Thursday last week.
Ex-pro football player Christian Gandu is facing deportation after living in the Netherlands for 14 years. According to his amateur club Magreb '90, the 23 year old Congolese born man exhausted all possible legal avenues and may be put out of the country at any moment.
Dutch football association KNVB is investigating death threats spectators of Zeeland football team VC Vlissingen made against a referee and his assistants, KNVB press officer Bram de Groot announced.
The Public Prosecutor demanded a 2 year prison sentence, six months suspended, against 21 year old Roy L. for throwing a mortar bomb at the police during the Feyenoord riots in Rome in February. One Italian police officer was injured.
The Dutch national football team may be playing home games in De Kuip in Rotterdam and the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven, instead of solely in the Amsterdam Arena from next summer to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The Ajax supporters club plans to sue the municipality of Utrecht over the ban Mayor Jan van Zanen placed on Ajax fans attending the match against FC Utrecht in the city on December 13th. They hope that a court will overturn the ban.
Thijsje Oenema was diagnosed with ovarian cancer this week, the 27 year old speed skating champion announced in a press statement on Thursday
Football hooligans supporting Amsterdam club Ajax are expected to instigate multiple violent clashes in Scotland on Wednesday night, police in Glasgow told local newspaper Evening Times. Officers are concerned about Ajax fans arriving in Glasgow in advance of the Dutch team’s Europa League match against Celtic.
Aldo van der Laan announced his resignation as president of FC Twente following leaked documents that revealed a deal with outside investors on the transfer of players. According to Van der Laan, doubts caused by this deal is damaging the football club
The VVD and PvdA wants to allow online sports gambling, but block match fixing with restrictions and binding it to strict rules. Dutch football association KNVB is very happy with the adjustments planned for the gambling law, calling it a "profit for the sport".
A low flying passenger jet over De Kuip gave football fans quite a fright during the Feyenoord vs FC Twente match on Sunday afternoon. The terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13th left everyone in Europe a little jumpy when attending a football match or other event. But in this case the fear was unfounded - the low flying airplane was KLM's new Dreamliner on its test flight.
Utrecht mayor Jan van Zanen "can not deny" that Ajax fans are being duped by the decision not to allow away fans at the match between FC Utrecht and Ajax on December 13th, but he is sticking to the decision. According to him, this is the only way he can guarantee their safety.