Aug 12 '13 04:57

Safe Traffic Netherlands (Veilig Verkeer Nederland – VVN) calls on parents to check the bikes of their children very well at the start of the new school year. "There is often something wrong with the brakes or the lights. Also the bell is often missing," said a spokesman of VVN on Saturday.

Aug 12 '13 04:53

The Asian elephant that was born on Saturday in the Rotterdam zoo ‘Diergaarde Blijdorp’, is a female. It is the second Asian elephant born in the Netherlands this year. In July, a male was  born in Emmen Zoo.

Aug 12 '13 04:48

Romanians are ashamed of the Kunsthal Art Heist. “Our country is disgraced in the world by culture barbarians.” And: “This will have implications for the accession of Romania to the Schengen countries.” With this Romanian media headlines characterize the effects of the robbery of seven masterpieces from museum the Kunsthal in Rotterdam in October of last year.

On Tuesday the perpetrators of the 'art heist of the century' will show up for the first time in court in the Romanian capital Bucharest. One of the six suspects is still on the run.

Aug 12 '13 04:44

The first unexpected occurrence of Prince on Sunday evening in pop temple Paradiso in Amsterdam, lasted for some fans only briefly. They were expelled during the concert, because they took pictures of the pop star with their iPhone. Before the show the fans were warned that this was not allowed.

Prince gave Sunday evening the first of two surprise concerts at the Amsterdam pop temple.

After an hour one of the fans twittered: "Was a nice hour Prince, until I was kicked out because of making 2 Iphone pictures. Many other people with me too."

Aug 12 '13 04:33

More than 80,000 people have already supported the action of PVV leader and MP Geert Wilders by signing the petition tekenverzetaan.nl. This was announced by Wilders on Saturday.

The action of the PVV leader is against the ‘systematic plundering’ of the government of Prime Minister Mark Rutte. According to Wilders, the government makes degradation policy.

Aug 11 '13 12:12

Opposition parties, CDA and D66, expect clarification from Minister of Social Affairs, Lodewijk Asscher, about the implementation of the social agreement and the ministry’s speed in tackling unemployment which they think is too slow.

Aug 11 '13 11:52

A runner from Elst was mishandled by two moped riders in a tourist cycle path between Rhenen and Veenendaal.

Aug 11 '13 11:09

With this new browser, blockage to Pirate Bay site will not be a problem anymore. This also applies in the Netherlands where internet service providers restrict their users’ accessibility to this famous torrent site.

Aug 10 '13 17:21

The mystery over a girl from Utrecht who had been missing since Thursday morning is finally uncovered.

Aug 10 '13 17:02

The Netherlands Olympic Committee (NOC*NSF) has deemed the Russian stance against homosexuals as unacceptable.

Aug 10 '13 10:14

A man was seriously injured after being stabbed on Friday evening in a small North Brabant town.

Aug 10 '13 02:07

The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features a Muslim man celebrating Ramadan and life in the Netherlands, the findings behind the puzzling death of a rare wolf, Vodafone’s 4G launch, a local museum’s special 3D printed chair, the strange, shifting behaviors of baboons in Emmen zoo, and some interesting scenes and people at the 2013 Gay Pride.

Aug 9 '13 16:55

T-Mobile customers traveling abroad have been reporting problems with connecting phone calls, transmitting text messages and mobile internet connectivity for the second day in a row

Aug 9 '13 09:39

The Dutch government has more than 1 billion euro annually in lost revenues, because motorists from the border areas massively stuffing their tank in Belgium or Germany. This is evident from a Thursday published research from industry organizations BOVAG and NOVE in cooperation with Trendbox.

Aug 9 '13 09:11

The Dutch Boxing Association will be hosting another EUBC event in Rotterdam, the European Championship Boxing for Youth 2013 from August 11 to August 18.

The tournament will begin on Monday, August 12.

The weight categories include the 49 kilogrammes, 52 kilogrammes, 56 kilogrammes, 60 kilogrammes, 64 kilogrammes, 69 kilogrammes, 75 kilogrammes, 81 kilogrammes, 91 kilogrammes, and the 91+ kilogrammes.

The semifinals will be held on August 16 and the finals and the awarding ceremony on August 17. The Opening Ceremony will take place on Monday.

Aug 9 '13 09:08

Large cities are hunting at fathers of unrecognized children. Among other cities, the cities of Rotterdam and Amsterdam put pressure on welfare mothers to mention the name of the father of their child, so that the municipality can collect a financial contribution from the biological father.

Zwolle and Maastricht are also experimenting with this approach. If the father helps paying for their children, less money is needed from the municipalities. "But the most important to us is that fathers take responsibility for their child," said a spokesman of the city of Rotterdam.

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