Amsterdam is in talks with numerous financial firms currently based in London about relocating to the Netherlands due to Britain's decision to leave the European Union, deputy mayor Kasja Ollongren confirmed, according to The Guardian. "They [financial institutions] are all preparing themselves. They don't know exactly what they have to prepare for because the situation is unclear and it will take some time until it is more clear. Financials and others are looking at possibilities and very often Amsterdam is on the shortlist", Ollongren said, according to the newspaper.
According to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the British had a clear choice when voting on whether or not Britain should leave the European Union. And when voting for the Brexit, they chose to become poorer in exchange for controlling immigration, he said to CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday.
Last year was a good year for real estate in the Netherlands. In 2016 investors spent a massive 13.15 billion euros on Dutch real estate, breaking the 13.15 billion euros record set in 2007, on the eve of the global property bubble burst, Financieele Dagblad reports based on figures from real estate advisor CBRE.
According to the newspaper, the record year can be attributed to a combination of an abundance of capital, a lack of alternative investments, the exceptionally low interest rates and a strong economic recovery.
According to PvdA leader Lodewijk Asscher, the free movement of workers in the European Union - one of the EU's core values - has become a "business model for lwo wages". He calls on his European colleagues to put a stop to his by limiting labor migration in the EU, the Volkskrant reports.
Van Dale announced the top ten contenders for Word of the Year 2016, new words that emerged during the course of the year. This year's new words indicate that United States president-elect, the Brexit and Pokemon were on Dutch people's minds.
Dutch Finance Minister and Eurogroup Chariman Jeroen Dijsselbloem thinks that British minister Boris Johnson is misleading the British population about the options and consequences of the Brexit, he said in the BBC program Newsnight.
Dutch fishermen are very concerned about the effect the United Kingdom's imminent departure fromt he European Union will have on the industry. In the worse case scenario, Dutch fishermen may be banned from British waters - a disaster as more than half of their catch come from tese waters. They call on politicians to prevent this from happening, NOS reports.
"English newspapers are full of texts on foreign fishermen who have to leave", Johan Nooitgedagt of the Nederlandse Vissersbond said to the broadcasters. "We are very concerned about that."
The United Kingdom's imminent departure from the European Union could result in more foreign investments in Dutch startups, Prince Constantijn said to BNR. "The Netherlands is an attractive fallback", he said. Constantijn took over as head of StartupDelta this summer.
While the Netherlands is facing many challenges at this time, the financial crisis is behind us and the country is doing better, King Willem-Alexander said in his fourth Budget Day speech from the throne in the Ridderzaal on Tuesday. "Unrest and unease are hallmarks of our time. We must seize the opportunities that the future offers us", the King said, according to the Volkskrant's live blog on Budget Day 2016.
The United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union could cost the Netherlands hundreds of millions of euros in extra EU contributions, according to Ghent professor Herman Mathijs in NOS. Britain contributed billions of euros to the European budget every year. But with the Brexit that contribution disappears and will have to be taken up by other EU countries.
Amsterdam estate agents are working hard to convince international buyers to invest in homes in the Dutch capital now that the house prices in London are no longer guaranteed, estate agent Leslie de Ruiter said to broadcaster BNR.
A combination of the Brexit and a further reduction in gas production has lowered the Central Planning Bureau's expectations for the Netherlands' economic growth. The CPB expects that the Dutch economy will grow 1.7 percent this year and 1.6 percent next year. In June the CPB expected 1.8 percent and 2.1 percent growth respectively
More British people in the Netherlands want to become a Dutch citizen after the decision was made that the United Kingdom would leave the European Union, according to the immigration and naturalization service IND. In the weeks after the Brexit referendum on June 23rd, 20 Brits applied for Dutch citizenship - the same number as in the first half of this year
Belgian brewer AB InBev decided to increase its takeover bid for rival SABMiller to compensate for the deprecation of the British-South African company because of the looming Brexit, AB InBev announced on Tuesday
Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs is surprised that the new British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Boris Johnson to be her Foreign Affairs Minister, he said to BNR. He looks forward to working with his new colleague, he said.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte believes it is scandalous that Nigel Farage has resigned from his function as the leader of the Eurosceptic British party UKIP. The Dutch leader lambasted Farage for his role in convincing the UK public to cast votes supporting an exit from the European Union, and then promptly resigning after the ballots were tallied.
British budget airline Easyjet would want to leave the United Kingdom, possibly choosing the Netherlands as the company's new home base. The firm has asked for an aviation license outside of the country to maintain wider access to European airspace, reports Sky News.
Amsterdam is most likely to take over from London as the financial capital of Europe in the wake of the Brexit, according to a ranking compiled by the New York Times. According to the newspaper, the Dutch capital's only flaw is the Netherlands' strict rules around bonuses.
The Netherlands' presidency of the European Union has come to an end. From today Slovakia is the new president. On Thursday EU council president Donald Tusk thanked Prime Minister Mark Rutte for the term, which which was not the easiest time to be president, with the asylum crisis, the Ukraine referendum and the Brexit referendum to deal with.
The United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union will likely do "substantial damage" to the growth of the Dutch economy, ING Economic Bureau said on Tuesday. The bank lowered its economic growth forecast for 2016 from 2.1 percent to 1.8 percent and for next year from 1.9 percent to 1.3 percent
The United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union may not only have consequences for British airlines, but also fro KLM. The Brexit decision already led to two British airline to negatively revise their financial forecasts for this year
Despite PVV leader Geert Wilders' insistence, there will be no referendum on whether or not the Netherlands will stay in the European Union. Other party leaders and the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, are against a so-called Nexit referendum.
Britain's decision to leave the European Union may give Amsterdam a boost as Europe's international business center. Even in the run-up to the Brexit referendum, a number of companies decided to head to the Dutch capital, a spokesperson for Amsterdam's Economic Affairs alderman Kasja Ollongren said
A narrow majority of 53 percent of Dutch voters are against holding a referendum on whether or not the Netherlands should stay in the European Union, according to Maurice de Hond's latest poll. Among Dutch voters with a low education, 69 percent want a Nexit referendum.