The Healthcare Inspectorate placed the University Medical Center Utrecht under increased supervision last week. According to the Inspectorate, the changes the board of directors proposed to improve the quality of care at the hospital, are not being implemented quickly enough and the increased supervision should help accelerate the pace
Not much chance for sunshine in the Netherlands today. The morning starts out with dense fog in several parts of the country, and most of the Netherlands can expect hail and thunderstorms during the afternoon, according to meteorological institute KNMI.
Morning traffic in the east, center and south of the Netherlands will have less visibility due to dense fog on Wednesday, In some places visibility is less than 200 meters. Around Veluwe there is even less than 100 meters visibility, according to WeerOnline.
From this autumn travel agencies' trip information will include data on how much damage consumers' vacations will cause to the climate. Travel industry association ANVR is currently researching how to best make this information available.
Closing all power plants in the Netherlands will mean 1.9 billion euros in lost revenue for energy companies, but bring in 4.7 billion euros in extra wealth for the country, according to a study done by SEO Economic Research on behalf of environmental organization Natuur & Milieu
The Dutch government is considering closing another two coal fired power plants in the Netherlands, on top of the already agreed upon closure of the five oldest coal plants in the country. The final decision on this will be made in the autumn
Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem mourns the loss of its oldest chimpanzee, Mama, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 59 years. According to the zoo, Mama was not only the oldest chimp in the zoo, but also in the Netherlands and Europe.
A girl was attacked by a bird which is now known as the "terror jackdaw" near De Rosmolen elementary school in Ulvenhout on Tuesday morning. She is one of several kids who fell victim to the bird over the past weeks
A group of classic car enthusiasts protested against environmental zones along the four big cities in the Netherlands on Sunday. Initiator Rotterdamse Klassiekers feels that the environmental zones will mean that classic cars such as 1941 Cadillac or a 1971 NSU Ro 80 will disappear from the streets
According to animal welfare organization WakkerDier, very few restaurants choose for animal friendly chicken. And that has to change. The organization therefore launched a campaign on Sunday in which restaurant visitors can help make menus battery farm chicken free
The Netherlands' first official "warm" day of the year was measured in De Bilt on Sunday. A day is classified as "warm" if temperatures reach 20 degrees. At 3:50 p.m. on Sunday, it was 20.1 degrees in De Bilt. Eindhoven reached 20 degrees first on Sunday.
The first few dozen fallow deer were shot in Amsterdam's Waterleiding dunes these past weeks. This was done in an effort to curb the population and protect biodiversity in the area. About 3,800 deer live in the dunes.
This weekend may hold spring weather for residents of the Netherlands. Weerplaza expects the mercury to rise quickly on Saturday. On Sunday maximum temperatures can reach between 15 and 20 degrees.
Travel association ANWB is warning motorists traveling with caravans and trailers to stay off the roads today. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for strong winds and the ANWB worries that this can lead to dangerous situations on the roads.
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow weather warning for the entire country on Monday. Strong winds of up to 110 kilometers per hour can be expected.
The village of Budel is launching an experiment on generating electricity from the roots growing plants in May. The province of Brabant pledged its support for the experiment
The Keukenhof garden park opens its doors on Thursday with "The Golden Age" as theme and large Delft blue floral mosaic arrangements as extra attraction.
Swan protector Saskia van Rooy was attacked by hunters in Stolwijk on Saturday
A group of scientists are calling for fishing bans in parts of the North Sea in an open letter to Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and Environment and State Secretary Martijn van Rijn of Economic Affairs
The Public Prosecutor gave six young men believed to be responsible for severely abusing a porpoise three months probation. They must also follow a mandatory course to learn about porpoises and donate money to a dolphin foundation, the prosecutor announced on Friday.
A motorist got quite a fright on the A15 near Dodewaard on Tuesday morning when a goose flew straight through his van's windshield. Both goose and driver escaped the bizarre accident with only minor injuries.
Another owl is causing havoc in the Netherlands. Over the past week a number of residents of the Gelderland town of Twello reported an eagle owl flying at their heads
Nature group Natuurmonumenten is demanding that wild duck hunting be temporarily banned, at least until research shows why the duck population is dwindling in the Netherlands
Fog will cover much of the north, central and eastern Netherlands through the morning rush hour and into the early afternoon, Dutch meteorological agency KNMI cautioned on Friday. The weather experts issued a code yellow warning for limited visibility in Noord Holland, Flevoland, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel and Utrecht.