This month was the wettest April the Netherlands has seen in 15 years, according to weather service Weeronline. The Netherlands had a national average of 65 millimeters of rain, compared to the normal of 44 millimeters.
One driver was killed in an accident when a hailstorm hit traffic on the A6 between Lelystad and Emmeloord on Thursday morning. There were collisions on both sides of the highway and the road is closed in both directions, according to traffic information service ANWB.
King's Day started out cold and wet in the Netherlands, and that weather is expected to hold for the entire day. The northeastern parts of the country may even see some snow, according to meteorological institute KNMI.
The Micropia museum in Amsterdam launched an innovative exhibition titled 'Crucial Cleaner' this week. In the exhibit visitors will be able to see how microbes break down the body of a giraffe calf.
All of the Netherlands can expect dreary weather today. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for the entire country for storms, lightning and hail. The warning is effective until 5:00 p.m. inland and 7:00 p.m. along the coast.
The Q-Factory King's Day party in Amsterdam is moving inside. The organizers decided to err on the side of caution, given the bad weather expected for Wednesday.
Weather forecasts for King's Day are not looking very promising. Weeronline expects that King Willem-Alexander will celebrate his birthday on April 27th in the rain, with maximum temperatures reaching around 9 degrees.
After a cold night in large part of the country, afternoon temperatures reached at least 12° Celsius in the Netherlands on Monday, with some places even seeing temps of 14 degrees, according to Weerplaza.nl.
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