Aug 21 '13 06:48

The police closed on Tuesday five cannabis nurseries in Veendam, Wildervank and Oude Pekela. In total eleven people were arrested by the police. 

The largest plantation was in a former bicycle shop at the J. Kamminga Street in Wildervank. There the police found 725 plants and 23 kilograms of harvested hemp. When officers entered, five people were busy cutting the ripe harvest hemp tops, the police said.

Aug 21 '13 06:39

The administrators of the world famous windmills of Kinderdijk can look at the future with much more confidence than about a year ago. By drastic changes, the financial position of the Foundation World Heritage Kinderdijk has significantly improved.

"Last year we were financially on the brink, but fortunately that's no longer the case,'' said a spokeswoman for the foundation on Tuesday.

Aug 21 '13 06:22

LED lighting is much faster introduced in households and in public places than initially expected. Fluorescent lamps, luminaires, halogen lighting and the good old 'Edison bulb' are being replaced in a surprisingly rapid pace by efficient LEDs.  This announces the foundation LightRec in its annual report for 2012, based on sales and collected old lamps. The sale of LED products increased last year by 36.6 percent to 2.6 million ‘bulbs’.

Aug 21 '13 05:22

Netherlands’ Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans has advised the Dutch parliament of his plans to persuade Brussels to end all assistance to Egypt as the violent aggression persists, Dutch media reported on Tuesday.

Aug 21 '13 04:51

The political party PvdA wants to know what City council has done with the news of the Bijenkorf department store closing their Groningen branch in 2016.

Aug 20 '13 16:46

Labour leader Diederik Samsom is going to divorce. He confirmed this to NRC Handelsblad.

"Unfortunately, life is not always as expected. This is a very profound and sad turn of events, " said Samson.

Samsom involved his family emphatically in his political career. In interviews he often talked about his two children, who are an important source of inspiration for him. His wife figured with his children in a campaign commercial for the parliamentary elections.

Aug 20 '13 16:43

Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Minister of Finance and Vice Prime Minister, is still willing to talk, with the opposition, about the cuts for next year. This he said on Monday at a Labour Party meeting in Amsterdam.

Aug 20 '13 16:39

The Dutch government has retrieved on Monday 3 billion euro with the reopening of short-term loans. The interest was thereby, also for the shortest loan, higher than 0 percent.

Aug 20 '13 09:48

Squash and tennis will unite in the Netherlands later this month. The Double AR Rotterdam Open Squash 2013 and the HDI Gerling Rotterdam Open Tennis 2013 will be held at the same time at Victoria in Rotterdam.

Aug 20 '13 09:40

An Amsterdam court locked up six people arrested on Monday for stealing cash and other personal things at the crowded Gay Pride festivity on August 3. They will remain behind bars for a maximum of 10 weeks.

Aug 20 '13 06:23

Hoxton Hotel owner Ennismore Capital has arranged to acquire the Rembrandt Classic Hotel in Amsterdam for €25 million.

Aug 20 '13 06:17

F1 in Schools™ has been introduced in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Aug 20 '13 04:21

Nokia has announced the launch of the Lumia 625 in the Netherlands next month.

Aug 20 '13 04:17

Rotterdam is known as a major international port in Europe. However, the presence of numerous vessels each day has brought in environmental concerns.

Aug 20 '13 04:10

Netherlands defeated England 2-1 Monday night at the EuroHockey Championships in their second pool match.

Aug 20 '13 04:06

Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said the Netherlands will not make an effort to maintain its budget deficit within the European Union (EU) limits in 2014.

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