Minister Melanie Schultz has told Parliament that the emergency roadside call boxes next to highways and provincial roads will definitely be a thing of the past per the 1st of July 2017.
The town of Made in Brabant is living in fear and surprise after the escape of a venomous snake. The municipality has sounded the alarm, and residents have been told to keep doors and windows closed.
Dutch retail, pharmacy and drugstore chain Kruidvat is recalling all baby cribs with the brand Bambino. Children could suffocate on some of the bed's parts. This is the second Bambino baby bed that Kruidvat has had to recall.
An investigation by Inspectie SZW shows that there is too little attention in making sure that safety is a priority for staff at 90 percent of the 217 slaughterhouse and meat processing ventures in cleaning machines.
Bars and restaurants will all have to comply with the smoking ban after Parliament voted with a majority of 76 against 70. This means that small bars who have been able to hold out up to now, will also be removing ashtrays from tables.
For more than a year, The Netherlands has been negotiating in secret in the Niger Delta oil pollution conflict in the unstable southern region of Nigeria. There is large-scale pollution in the Ogoniland, resulting from oil extraction activities in the region of companies such as Shell.
A soil sample taken from the grounds at the Moerdijk Shell reactor after the fire last night, shows traces of heavy metals. This was announced by the Fire Department South-Holland via Twitter.
Drugs criminality is almost overwhelming the police and the Department of Justice in the Netherlands, yet some ex-dealers are saying that most of the criminals they are pursuing are only amateurs. One convicted xtc-producer is even surprised that there aren't more deaths.
ProRail has voiced concerns about a new trend in selfies called the 'rail selfie', in which people take pictures or videos of themselves standing on or next to train tracks, sometimes with an oncoming train in the distance.
Ticks were caught in record numbers by volunteers in The Netherlands last year, at least 16,500. This means that tick bites increased as well, and with that, the risk of catching Lyme disease.
A special control in Eindhoven on Saturday night has busted five illegal taxi's transporting people.
Dutch roads are crowded with speed demons, speed watchdog bestwelsnel.nl shows.
The Dutch centre of expertise on mental health and addiction, Trimbos-instituut, warns for the dangerous substance PMMA that they found in samples of powder that was sold as ketamine and MDMA, an ingredient of the popular drug XTC.