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Inter Scaldes restaurant in Kruiningen
Oct 30 '18 11:00

Inter Scaldes in Kruiningen was named the best restaurant in the Netherlands by restaurant guide Lekker. The Zeeland restaurant came in second place last year, RTL Nieuws reports.

Jonnie Boer's De Librije, came in second place this year. De Leest in Vaassen came in third.

Oct 30 '18 07:48

Morning rush hour is expected to be a doozy on Tuesday. The wet autumn weather is expected to cause many traffic jams, according to both Rijkswaterstaat and ANWB, RTL Nieuws reports.

Rijkswaterstaat expects a traffic jam peak of over 300 kilometers on the Dutch highways this morning. By 7:00 a.m. there were already 90 kilometers of traffic jams on the highway, the Public Works department reported.

Hurried mom forgets her kids at Amersfoort station, 28 Oct 2018
Oct 29 '18 16:50

A hurried mom left behind something very important at an Amersfoort station platform on Sunday - her two children. The mother entered the train helping a family member with their baggage, when the train suddenly departed. She quickly realized that her kids were still standing on the station platform.

A plane approaches Schiphol Airport
Oct 29 '18 13:30

People living around Schiphol airport experience much more noise pollution than Schiphol itself reports, Natuur- en Milieufederatie Noord-Holland said based on its analysis of nuisance experience investigations by GGD organizations in the municipalities around the airport, ANP reports.

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Oct 29 '18 12:40

Since May of this year, only 39 percent of transactions in the Netherlands were paid for with cash, compared to around 60 percent in 2014, according to new figures from Dutch central bank DNB and the Dutch Payments Association. DNB is concerned about the rapidly decreasing use of cash money. A cashless society is "vulnerable", DNB cash director Coen Voormeulen said to newspaper AD.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Oct 29 '18 11:50

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is planning to move part of its staff from London to Amsterdam due to the Brexit. The Australian bank applied for a banking license with Dutch central bank DNB, ANP writes based on reports in British media. 

Lecture Hall
Oct 29 '18 09:27

Dutch universities are worried that the supply of lecturers in Artificial Intelligence will dry up - the vast majority of PhD graduates in this field are opting to enter the business world or teach at an American university, Financieele Dagblad reports.

American universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are increasingly given the opportunity to invest in AI. MIT recently announced a 1 billion dollar investment in a new AI center. Dutch universities can not compete with this financial strength. 

Fingerprint
Oct 29 '18 08:59

Funeral home DELA took fingerprints of deceased people without the consent of their next of kin and then used the fingerprints for commercial purposes, consumer program Radar Radio revealed. DELA has now changed their policy and will for the time being only take fingerprints after explicit consent from relatives, a spokesperson said to NU.nl.

DELA started taking fingerprints on September 1st. Afterwards the funeral home approached the relatives with an offer of a personalized ring or necklace, that could cost hundreds of euros, according tor Radar Radio.

Stint
Oct 29 '18 08:30

Stint Urban Mobility, the manufacturer of electric cargo bikes like the one that was involved in a last month, is filing for bankruptcy on Monday. "I do not see a way out, now that the government does not want to talk to us about how we can get the Stint back on the road. It's over", director Edwin Renzen said to RTL Nieuws.

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Oct 26 '18 12:30

Hundreds of Dutch soldiers will be living in hotels around Zeist in the coming months because the conditions of the sleeping barracks at their home base, Huis ter Heide, are so bad that they can no longer be used, newspaper AD reports.

Nuclear energy research center in Petten
Oct 26 '18 10:50

The High Flux Reactor in Petten, Noord-Holland, was shut down on Thursday after a quantity of contaminated water leaked into a crawl space. According to operator NRG, the reactor was turned off safely and there is no danger to the environment, NU.nl reports.

The leak has now been fixed. It arose during planned work. The employees who performed the work were checked for radioactive substances, but nothing noteworthy was found.

Schiphol Airport station in Amsterdam
Oct 26 '18 08:46

A collision between a train and a person resulted far fewer trains running to and from Schiphol airport on Friday morning. Travelers should take considerable delays into account, a spokesperson for rail company NS said to NU.nl.

"There are problems especially from the south towards Schiphol", the spokesperson said. "There are far fewer trains from the direction of Rotterdam."

Passengers departing from Amsterdam, The Hague, Leiden and Zaandam can also take delays into account. The problems are expected to persist until at least 9:30 a.m., according to the NS site. 

Sigrid Kaag
Oct 26 '18 08:02

A Dutch trade mission to Saudi Arabia in December will definitely not happen. Minister Sigrid Kaag of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation will not go to the country because of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Thursday, NU.nl reports.

Hospital room
Oct 25 '18 16:10

MC Slotervaart in Amsterdam and the MC IJsselmeer hospitals in Lelystad and surroundings were all declared bankrupt on Thursday. The hospitals

Hospital room
Oct 25 '18 12:50

The closure of the hospital in Lelystad would be unacceptable and could lead to life-threatening situations, the province of Flevoland and municipalities in the province said in their response to financial problems facing MC IJsselmeer hospitals. The hospital group

The main establishment of MC IJsselmeer hospitals is located in Lelystad. 

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Oct 25 '18 12:00

The MC Slotervaart in Amsterdam will no longer take in any new patients, the hospital decided on Wednesday evening. The operating rooms and intensive care units remain operational only for patients who are already admitted to the hospital. "The patients who are still here are in good hands", a spokesperson said, Het Parool reports.

Entrance to subway station Stadhuis in Rotterdam
Oct 25 '18 08:25

Subway station Stadhuis in Rotterdam will be closed for at least two and a half weeks The subway between Rotterdam Central Station and Beurs may start running again sooner, but then it won't stop at Stadhuis, Rotterdam transport company RET said, RTV Rijnmond reports.

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Oct 24 '18 10:50

Primary school Het Kompas in Hoorn came up with an emergency plan to counter the growing teacher shortage. The school sent a letter to parents last week, asking them to fill in when teachers are sick so that kids do not have to be sent home, NH Nieuws reports.

This plan was made in preparation for the autumn period and flu season. Earlier this year the school had to send two classes home because no substitute teacher could be found. "We hold our hearts when someone gets sick", Jaap Muurling, director of Het Kompas, said to NH.

Amsterdam Zuidas
Oct 24 '18 10:00

This year the value of office buildings in Amsterdam increased the most of all cities in the world. In the third quarter Amsterdam offices' value rose by 27.4 percent, according to a report by real estate advisor JLL that will be published in the coming weeks, Financieele Dagblad reports.

Office rents on the Zuidas, Amsterdam's business district, currently amount to about 400 euros per square meter. 

Entrance to subway station Stadhuis in Rotterdam
Oct 24 '18 07:48

Subway station Stadhuis in Rotterdam was evacuated on Tuesday afternoon after asbestos was released during construction work. The station is still completely closed and no subways are running through it. Rotterdam public transit company RET calls on travelers who were in the station on Tuesday to report to the company, RTL Nieuws reports.

Lecture Hall
Oct 23 '18 16:40

The number of students enrolled for a bachelor's or master's program at Dutch universities increased by 5 percent to a record number of nearly 290 thousand students this academic years, according to preliminary figures by umbrella association VSNU. The final numbers will only be available early next year, NOS reports.

The growth can partly be attributed to larger intake by pre-university education (VWO) and higher professional education (HBO). The number of international students also increased. They now make up about 19 percent of all students. 

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Oct 23 '18 15:50

The MC Slotervaart hospital in Amsterdam and the MC IJsselmeer hospitals in Lelystad and surroundings filed for deferment of payment. Health insurer Zilveren Kruis and most other health insurers stopped financing for the hospitals. "Bankruptcy may be inevitable", a spokesperson said, NU.nl reports.

The employees and patients of both hospitals will be informed of the current situation on Tuesday. Patient care is guaranteed. "This is a statutory task for health insurers. Patients currently treated in both hospitals can rely on adequate care", the spokesperson said to the newspaper.

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Oct 23 '18 08:49

Ryanair cabin crew workers at Eindhoven Airport are striking for 24 hours on Tuesday. According to union FNV, they are protesting against the closure of Ryanair's base at the airport and the way they are being treated by their employer, NU.nl reports.

The striking employees will hand a petition to the provincial government of Noord-Brabant. According to FNV, the province is party to the conflict as a shareholder in the airport.

gas station
Oct 22 '18 13:50

The number of unmanned gas stations in the Netherlands quadrupled over the past 15 years, to the point that the country now counts more unmanned gas stations than manned ones, according to figures from sector association Bovag, NU.nl reports.

The number of unmanned gas stations increased from 575 in mid-2003 to 2,098 at the start of this year. In that same period, the total number of gas stations decreased by 2.7 percent to 4,121.

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