Aug 19 '13 09:36

Andre Rieu, recognized as “The King of Waltz”, holds a series of concerts in his home town, Maastricht each year.

Aug 19 '13 09:27

Ajax won against Feyenoord 2-1 in Amsterdam on Sunday. Kolbeinn Sigthorsson scored two winning goals and Feyenoord has lost its first 3 games.

Aug 19 '13 08:56

The 5th Achievers Awards ceremony in Amsterdam will give recognition to Sierra Leone President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, Akwa Ibom State Governor Godswill Akpabio, Plateau State Governor Jonah Jang, and the late elder statesman Chief Anthony Enahoro.

Aug 19 '13 08:48

Dutch luxury and supercar company Spyker released a statement that it will be removed from the Amsterdam stock exchange on September 13.

Aug 19 '13 08:40

Netherlands won its first World Grand Prix match against Kazakhstan at 3-0 (25-23, 25-14, 25-16) in the pool K match on August 16 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Aug 19 '13 08:32

On August 15, the Royal Dutch Mint introduced two latest coins to commemorate the Peace Palace’s centennial anniversary this month.

Aug 19 '13 08:19

The Netherlands defeated Ireland 2-1 in an opening display at the European Championships.

Aug 19 '13 05:29

About a month after the discovery of a lone wolf in Luttelgeest, a calf was possibly attacked by a wolf on a different location. Wim Tegels, a wolf expert, reported this to the magazine ‘De Boerderij’ (The Farm). The dead animal showed a number of characteristics that are typical for a wolf attack.

The farmer concerned, who wishes to remain anonymous, sent Tegels pictures that shows that the calf has sustained major injuries after the fatal attack. Guts were drawn from the animal and a leg was missing.

Aug 19 '13 05:23

About 80,000 people visited the second day of the 34th eddition of the International Fireworks Festival in Scheveningen. This was announced by the organization and the police. Friday, the event attracted 60,000 visitors, thus the total number of visitors in this first weekend was 140,000.

The International Fireworks Festival is an event which is spread over two weekends. Last Friday evening, August 16, was the kick-off. Belgium and Germany were the first competitors, followed by China and Austria on Saturday.

Aug 19 '13 05:20

The European Union should create new rules to tackle the excesses of the free movement of workers from Eastern Europe to the West. This migration has a disruptive effect on poorer and less educated citizens in richer EU countries. Their work and income are threatened by newcomers, who are used to much lower wages and who didn’t experience the welfare state yet. Minister Lodewijk Asscher (Social Affairs) and the English writer David Goodhart say this in a letter which they sent to the Volkskrant and the British newspaper the Independent.

Aug 19 '13 05:15

The police been has been very busy again this weekend with accidents, stabbings and shootings. Here is an overview.

Crime

On Sunday, the police of The Hague arrested three men and a woman in connection with the discovery of a dead man early Sunday morning. The body was laying in the courtyard of an apartment complex in the Schilderswijk, the Hague.

Police suspect that the man was killed. The identity of the victim is not yet known.

Aug 17 '13 09:30

Rainbow Group Foundation has arranged Amsterdam Underground city walks in Amsterdam for many years now. In these tours, ex-homeless and drug addicts introduce a different side of the city.

Aug 17 '13 09:22

The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features the complete coverage on Prince’s Friso’s Death and the art heist in Rotterdam, Pirate Bay’s latest answer to its accessibility hitch, a fresh Fox Netherlands campaign, a group of devastated fans during a surprise concert in Amsterdam, and responses to the Dutch debt crisis.

Aug 17 '13 08:45

Prince Johan Friso, who died on Monday, was laid to rest in a small cemetery in Lage Vuursche, a village in the province of Utrecht. The cemetery is located almost directly opposite to the Drakensteyn Castle, where Friso spent his childhood.

Aug 17 '13 07:47

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (De Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit / NVWA) advises the consumer of Dexaprine-slimming tablets to stop taking the medication immediately.

Aug 17 '13 07:11

That is a slogan currently being campaigned by The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) to stop elephant back riding.

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