The rat population in Amsterdam seems to be soaring - last year public heath service GGD received 17 percent more complaints about the rodent than in 2014
A rare albino wallaby was stolen from a park in Someren somewhere between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Someone broke open the fence and took the animal, the caretaker of the park where the animal was kept told Omroep Brabant.
Achmea will have to increase their premiums, the management said in a press release with their half-year figures. According to the insurer, this "unavoidable" premium increase is necessary to absorb higher damages caused by climate change
The mercury in Twente dropped to a very cold 0 degrees during the early hours of Thursday morning. This is the first time ever temperatures dropped so lo in the Netherlands during this time of the year, according to weather service Weeronline.
Many Amsterdam residents were woken up by storms rolling through the city early on Tuesday morning. These early morning storms seem to be the signal for cool, rainy days ahead for the Netherlands.
Two entire bee colonies were poisoned in Stramproy, Limburg on Wednesday after someone deliberately sprayed bug repellent into their hives. About 50 thousand bees were killed
The Royal Dog Protection association wants to force owners of aggressive dog breeds to take their dog for professional training following to serious incidents in which pit bulls attacked people this week
Environmental group Milieudefensie, the Dutch Friends of the Earth, is suing the Dutch government over air pollution in the country. The group is demanding that the country complies to European standards within six months
The extreme rain-, wind- and hail storms that hit large parts of the Netherlands led to at least 500 million euros in damage claims, according to the initial figures of the Dutch association of insurers VNV. This includes damage to homes, cars and agricultural companies
Star gazers across the Netherlands are hoping for clear skies later this week. Several meteors will penetrate the earth's atmosphere causing "shooting stars" that will be visible to the naked eye, according to weather service Weeronline.
The Dutch forestry commission issued a warning for all drivers in the Netherlands - deer mating season started, so be extra careful when driving through wooded areas
Greenpeace wants energy from coal power plants to be banned from the Netherlands grid, director Sylvia Borren of Greenpeace Nederland said in an interview with Dutch newspaper Trouw. According to her, banning coal power will dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help hit the targets in the Urgenda ruling and the climate agreement signed in Paris.
The rain, thunderstorms, hails and strong winds expected in the Netherlands for the coming hours, caught the Vierdaagse organizers completely off guard. Vierdaagse weatherman Jules Geirnaerdt did not see it coming, a spokesperson for the organizers said to De Stentor. "That can happen."
The A58 highway is closed near Tilburg in the direction of Breda on Friday morning due to an accident involving several cars. Traffic information service ANWB reports that people were injured, though how many people and the extent of their injuries are unclear. Emergency services are on site.
Hundreds of people and several organizations are appealing to the Council of State against proposed exploratory drilling for natural gas on the North Sea island of Schiermonnikoog
It's been about a month since many towns in Noord-Brabant and Limburg were hit by hailstones the size of tennis balls, and while the worst leaks were temporarily plugged, much repair still needs to be done, Omroep Brabant reports.
Five people were injured at the Nijmeegse Vierdaagse on Wednesday when storms broke out over parts of Gelderland. Only one of the injuries was serious enough to need hospital treatment
Participants of the Vierdaagse marches walking 30 and 40 kilometers on Wednesday, were allowed to start 30 minutes earlier due to a heat warning in effect for Gelderland and Brabant. The organizers of the largest multi-day walking event in the world decided to allow the earlier start as the second day of the marches passes through those two provinces
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for persistent heat in Noord-Brabant, Limburg, Gelderland and Overijssel, where temperatures up to 35 degrees Celsius can be expected on Wednesday. The rest of the country can also expect a tropically warm day with temperatures above 30 degrees.
Afternoon temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius in the coming days triggered the National Heat Plan for the provinces of Gelderland, Overijssel, Noord-Brabant and Limburg. National public health institute RIVM advises residents and visitors to these provinces to be prepared and stay cool
The Netherlands can expect proper summer weather this week, according to weather agencies in the country. On Wednesday afternoon temperatures in the entire country should reach at least 30 degrees Celsius.
By closing all coal plants, the Netherlands can fulfill all its climate obligations in one shot, Greenpeace said in a statement responding to a report on the future of coal powered plants in the country.
Closing all coal plants in the Netherlands by 2020 will cost 7 billion euros, according to a report commissioned by Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs. The report also concludes that doing so will reduce CO2 emissions in the country by 31 percent and would not put energy supply in danger
The heavy rain and hailstorms that hit the Netherlands over the past weeks are leading to massive costs for insurer Achmea. The insurer estimates that its clients submitted about 260 million euros in damage claims so far - enough that Achmea expects to end the first half of this year in the red