The Netherlands had the coldest start to July 31st in history this morning. The minimum temperature at De Bilt measured 5.1 degrees at 5:50 this morning, beating 1961's record of 5.9 degrees
Artis Zoo has welcomed its first baby giraffe for this year. The female giraffe was born around 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday and the zoo managed to capture the birth on video.
The Netherlands will soon have some summer weather again. This weekend will be dry and sunny, with afternoon temperatures ranging from the low to mid 20's, according to the KNMI.
The massive summer storm that hit the Netherlands on Saturday caused estimated 13 million euros worth of damage, according to the Dutch Association of Insurers' initial prognoses. If this initial estimation holds true, the extent of the damage was "not huge" compared to other storms earlier this year.
On Saturday the Netherlands was hit by the largest summer storm since the weather measurements started in 1901. One person died after a tree fell on his car and several other people were wounded. The storm resulted in closed highways, dozens of delayed flights, delays in public transport and a significant amount of damage.
The weather warning initially issued for Saturday was upgraded to a code red alert for hard winds holding at up to 110 km/h on the western coast of the Netherlands. The extra caution covers Zeeland and Zuid-Holland beginning at 11 a.m., and Noord-Holland from noon, according to the government meteorological agency KNMI.
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, or KNMI, has issued a code yellow warning for Saturday. The weather office expects hazardous weather because of strong winds.
The wolf spotted in the Netherlands earlier this year, was killed in Germany in April. The animal was hit by a truck on the A7 near Berkhof, just north of Hannover, on April 15th.
The Apenheul animal park in Apeldoorn has introduced two new golden lion tamarin monkeys to the park. Visitors can see the two new arrivals - a male and a female - at the end of the route through the park.
Firefighters were attacked by a rather ungrateful cow after they had successfully rescued the animal from the Aduarderdiep in Groningen on Saturday.
Hundreds of Dutch people are currently stranded in Singapore and Bali. KLM had to cancel the flights between the two islands after a volcano on East Java erupted.
The number of reported tick bites increased significantly last month, compared to previous years. The RIVM expects that half a million people will be bitten by a tick in this coming month, and warns that people should be extra vigilant in checking for tick bites after visiting a "green area" as the insect could transmit Lyme disease.
An Utrecht resident was completely bewildered by an unexpected gift on Wednesday morning. Someone had dumped a box containing two white eared marmosets on the sidewalk near her home.
A highly toxic wandering spider has been wandering around the the Zuid-Holland village of Rijnsburg since Tuesday.
The cabinet is working an a new smog alarm to better inform the more than a million Dutch people suffering from respiratory problems of impurities in the air.
Greenpeace will not be prosecuted for dumping boulders in the Klaverbank in the North Sea, the court in Amsterdam determined on Monday.
The increase in the number of dairy cows in the Netherlands has resulted in the amount of manure, and therefore also the amount of phosphates, increasing significantly. State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Economic Affairs has therefore decided to intervene by limiting the amount of phosphate cows may "produce" annually.
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute expects a cloudy but warm day for the start of the Tour de France on Saturday. Temperatures could reach up to 36 degrees and there is a chance of some storms in the eastern parts of the country on Saturday afternoon.
Fires caused by lightning strikes kept the fire departments busy in a number of places throughout the Netherlands on Thursday night.
Wednesday was the hottest 1st of July ever to be recorded in the Netherlands. At around 2:20 p.m. the temperature measured at 31.7 degrees in De Bilt, taking the record from 1961 when it measured 31.5 degrees
The increasing heat is prompting a number of schools to adopt a tropical schedule for Thursday and Friday, in which lessons start earlier and end around noon.
The National Heat Plan will be in effect from Tuesday due to the high temperatures expected for the rest of the week, the National Institute for Public Health and Environment, RIVM, announced on Monday
Temperatures are expected to rise to tropical heights in the Netherlands this week. From Wednesday the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute expects maximum temperatures above 30 degrees
The court in The Hague ruled that the Dutch government has to reduce gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 compared to the level in 1990.