Two scientists from the University of Amsterdam can cure arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, within two minutes using a combination of a beta blocker and an encounter with a large tarantula
The piano in the central hall of the Amsterdam Central Station that was vandalized with excrement on Sunday, will be switched with another piano so that visitors can play again, a spokesperson for NS said
A 39 year old Belgian man was arrested on the A50 near Landerd on Saturday night after the police found dozens of debit cards and more than 1,200 Viagra pills in his car.
Brabant may be dealing with a cheese stealing gang. After reports on the cheese heist at the Zuidgeest cheese farm in Bergen op Zoom earlier this week, it became apparent that at least two other cheese makers in the province were also victimized by robbers
A chef working at restaurant Toscanini was "pleasantly surprised" to find a dead baby shark inside the fresh squid she was preparing on Wednesday. The teeny-tiny shark is estimated to have been about a month old when the squid swallowed i
Thieves broke into the store of De Zuidgeest cheese farm in Bergen op Zoom early on Tuesday morning and stole some 13 thousand euros worth of cheese. The peculiar thieves got away with between 130 and 150 cheeses, each weighing about 12 kilograms
Mohamed Ouaamari, a Flemish student from Antwerpen, applied for a job at anti-Islam party PVV. The job listing was posted by PVV leader Geert Wilders on Twitter on Monday.
Two Greek tourists somehow managed to end up on the A10 highway with their rented bicycles on Tuesday night. The police found them at the Rai in Amsterdam, near the connection with the A2 and escorted them off the road.
A swim class at De Does swimming pool in Leiderdorp received a new member in a very surprising way on Wednesday afternoon. A very pregnant woman was waiting in the canteen for her daughter's swim lesson to end, when she suddenly went into labor. Baby Jack was born right there in one of the offices, with the help of swimming pool employees.
Jan Koevoets feels humiliated by the way the Amphia Hosipital, formerly the St Ignatius hospital, in Breda treated him after it was discovered that he was switched with another baby, Martino Kerremans, in 1953. It took a long time for the hospital to respond to his demand for compensation, and when they did he was only offered a weekend away worth 500 euros
Erwin Lensink, the man who spent two years in jail for throwing a votive at the royal family on Prinsjesdag 2010, confessed to smashing a window of the police station in Dinxperlo.
A Rotterdam man was seriously injured at his home on Rhijnauwensingel when his two dogs attacked him. A woman who tried to help was also injured. According to the police, the pit bulls were confiscated and put down.
Water board members in Noordwijk were surprised to find large packets of cocaine washed ashore while inspecting a beach in the Zuid-Holland resort town. Police responding to the scene collected a total of 225 kilograms of cocaine bundled into ten separate packets.
In 1953 Jan Koevoets was swapped at birth with another baby, Martino Kerremans, in the Ignatius Hospital, which later became Amphia, in Breda. Koevoets is now suing Amphia for compensation. His lawyers think that 100 thousand euros should cover the damages
The origin of the 14 pig's heads dumped at the Eschmarkerveld, where the municipality of Enschede plans to build a center to house 600 refugees, is still unknown. No one reported them missing, police spokesperson Frank Brouwer said
Two sex businesses in the northern province of Groningen were evacuated on Wednesday afternoon after bomb threats were made against the two locations. The first site, an erotic massage parlor, was evacuated by 2:55 p.m., and a swingers' club was cleared soon after.
People working on the construction of a large asylum center on the Eschmarkerveld in Enschede were met with a gruesome sight on Wednesday morning. The severed heads of 12 pigs were scattered around the site sometime on Tuesday night.
An impatient driver injured six people, including himself, in Rotterdam on Tuesday morning while trying to avoid a traffic jam.
The Drents Museum in Assen launched a search for the teeth of the Netherlands' most famous mummy - the Yde Girl. The mummy had a complete set of teeth when she was found in May 1897, but currently only has one left.
A 25 year old postal worker in Eelde was caught with more than 13 thousand pieces of undelivered mail hidden in her home. The mail was supposed to be delivered between 2012 and August of this year to address in Eelde and Paterswolde.
Trees Wolters from The Hague thought her luck had turned when the Jumbo supermarket in Leyweg called to say they had found her lost dentures. Only after putting them in did the 71 year old woman discover that the dentures weren't hers.
The remarkable Zeeland oyster containing 21 pearls sold for 2,600 euros at an auction in the Vendeuhuis in The Hague on Thursday. The amount was somewhat disappointing to the finders, who had hoped to get around 4,600 for the oyster.
A drunk bus driver caused havoc in Enschede during the early hours of Tuesday morning by crashing into another bus, a building and finally the police station.