Jun 18 '13 05:08

Meteorological institutions warn for extreme heat on Tuesday and Wednesday. It is predicted that the feeling temperatures in the east and northeast of the Netherlands can be up to 38 degrees on Wednesday. It is according to MeteoConsult 'not inconceivable' that the Dutch record temperature of 38.6 degrees will be broken.

The warm weather is due to a low pressure area northwest of Spain. This causes a flow of tropical air that quickly comes our way from Spain and North Africa. Today, the mercury will already hit the 30 degrees in Maastricht at the beginning of the evening.

Jun 17 '13 08:29

In a large taxi control in Amsterdam by municipal officials, in the night from Saturday to Sunday, only two taxi drivers were caught who had no taxi pass with them. In total, spread across 60 sites, 420 checks have been done.

Jun 17 '13 08:24

A total of 60,000 music fans visited this weekend the 44th edition of Pinkpop music festival. More than 32,000 people came for the weekend to South Limburg and approximately 28,000 festival visitors kept it in a day. This was reported by Pinkpop Boss Jan Smeets on Sunday evening.

Last year the oldest music festival in the Netherlands was sold out with 79,000 visitors.

Jun 17 '13 08:18

Parents who have a conflict with the leadership of the school which their child attends, increasingly begin legal proceedings for getting their right. The number of court cases about  education has increased by more than 40 percent between 2010 and 2012.

Those figures were presented by legal expenses insurer Achmea on Sunday in a broadcast by KRO Brandpunt. The conflicts between parents and schools are, for example, the school advice, a suspension or behavior of the children.

Jun 17 '13 08:13

On Sunday Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans leaves for a four-day trip through the Middle East. His first destination wil be Tunesia in North Africa. Timmermans will also visit Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Turkey. The goal of the trip is to strengten the relationships.

Jun 17 '13 08:04

Bauke Mollema has made ​​a leap in the ranking of the UCI World Tour. The number 2 of the Tour of Switzerland now occupies the 27th position in the global cycling ladder.

The leader of the Blanco team drove a superb final time trial today, with the finish line after more than 26 kilometers on the Flumserberg. He finished it 29 seconds behind the Portuguese stage winner Rui Costa.

Costa secured the final victory, with the win in the time trial. He took the leader's jersey from Switzerland's Mathias Frank, who lost nearly two minutes on his Portuguese rival.

Jun 17 '13 06:51

Netherlands won the Eurovision Young Dancers 2013 on June 14 in Gdansk, Poland. Dutch representative Sedrig Verwoet defeated other representatives from other countries.

Jun 17 '13 06:47

Cities like New York, London and Bangkok are anticipating and preparing for the disastrous effects of global warming. Like these cities, Rotterdam is planning for the best defense against its worst enemy, flooding.

Jun 17 '13 06:41

Yemen’s security officials say that a Dutch couple have disappeared in Sana’a, the capital city of Yemen. They have been missing for three days.

Jun 17 '13 06:36

The Mpondasi Health Centre in Mangochi has received K2.2 million worth of medical equipments donated by friends of Netherlands, according to Malawi News Agency and AllAfrica.

Jun 17 '13 06:28

In April, Bharti Airtel (Netherlands) BV has received a $3.35 billion guarantee from telecom company Bharti Airtel, according to the Economic Times.

Jun 17 '13 06:13

Italy won the European Under-21 Championship second semi-final match against the Netherlands on Saturday (1-0)

Jun 14 '13 09:00

A Dutch study revealed the risk of severe complications in home births is 1 in 1,000 while hospital births are 2.3 in 1,000, according to BBC.

Jun 14 '13 08:08

Jong Oranje’s Bram Nuytinck is going back to the Netherlands after sustaining a knee injury during the final Group B match against Spain in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, leaving the Dutch team with one player out.
Nuytinck’s MRI scan result showed potential left knee damage. With this reason, he cannot go on with with the tournament. He will return to the Netherlands for additional examinations and medical management at his club.
Coach Cor Pot said: "This is a real setback. It was already difficult for me with the [reserve] role I had, and to go home earlier makes it even harder. On the other hand I do not want to take any risks regarding preparations for next season with Anderlecht.
The 23-year-old RSC Anderlecht captain said that he will come back to his club for further tests. He hopes the best for his teammates in their match against Italy. He is confident his team members will reach the final.

Jun 14 '13 07:56

From October 26 to October 28, over seventy designers and design studios will attend the pioneer Evolution show at the Dutch Design Week, which will be held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. This was announced by Home Textiles Today.

Jun 14 '13 07:42

The setbacks in the trade sector will persist as the car and motorcycle trade in the Netherlands are expected to decline in the second quarter.

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