The Netherlands' baby twin polar bears had their first outing this Thursday.
The owl that sowed fear in Purmerend and Kwadijk last year, is asserting itself again this year, as several new reports of attacks by the aggressive owl were filed last week.
A large whale was spotted swimming at the height of Zeeland bridge in Oosterschelde estuary on Saturday. Experts say it is probably a humpback whale.
Dutch exports of organic agricultural products rose to 928 million euros in 2014. That is an increase of 11 percent compared to 2013. State Secretary Dijksma of Economic Affairs presented the figures today.
A large fire raged in the Bernard Lievegoed University in Driebergen early this morning. The school principal described the fire as "a nightmare" to the AD.
Trains nationwide will run normally on Friday, says a statement on the website of Dutch train service NS, though adding that some scheduling adjustments may occur if the weather becomes inclement.
Windy weather is likely to return to the Netherlands on Wednesday, with coastal provinces now under a Code Yellow weather advisory. Freezing temperatures are likely overnight headed into the weekend and next week, though daytime highs will remain closer to three degrees celsius, according to the KNMI.
The threat of a massive earthquake in Groningen is bumping up the price of construction in the province, Jos Aartsen, the chairman of the University Medical Center there has said.
The GaiaZoo in Limburg had two new arrivals this week. The first is a baby gorilla, born to first time mother Tamidol. The second is a baby crested mangabey. Crested mangabeys are very rare and there are only 40 living in 15 European zoos.
Unexpected fog has caused delays at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam throughout Monday. The airport issued an advisory telling passengers to pay attention to their website and app, or to contact their airlines for the latest information.
Snowfall will cover a large portion of the Netherlands Sunday night, meteorologists at the KNMI say. All provinces are under a code yellow weather alert for snow and slippery conditions, except Noord and Zuid Holland, and Zeeland.
Filmmaker Roald van Stijn has finally managed to capture a swarm of "dancing" starlings flying over Utrecht on Wednesday, according to de Volkskrant.
A windmill in Alkmaar, Noord-Holland has been left without vanes following strong winds this morning. The 450-year-old Geestmolen (Spirit Mill) is badly damaged, devastating its miller, Piet Kuiper.
"Code yellow" weather warnings have been issued by Dutch weather analysts for the seventh day in a row, as extreme winds continue to cause unrest across the country.
The fierce winds that have wreaked havoc across much of the Netherlands for several days in a row will likely ease off by the weekend. Wind gusts of 80 km/h and higher have been reported across the country, with Dutch weather experts calling for a sixth straight code yellow weather warning for coastal provinces and Limburg.
Overnight, another earthquake hit the province of Groningen with a magnitude of 2.0 on Richter scale, reports the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, KNMI. The quake is believed to be caused by gas extraction in the Hoogezand-Sappemeer municipality.
The code yellow weather warning is still in effect across parts of the Netherlands on Sunday with high winds expected to take their toll for a third straight day. Wind speeds of 90 km/h along the coast and 80 km/h inland are expected.
Strong winds blew across the Netherlands for a second straight day, causing trouble on the roads and delays at the airports. The government’s highway and waterway management department, Rijkswaterstaat, said some motorists should stay off the road until the ongoing weather warning is lifted.
Wind speeds up to 90 km/h have been predicted for much of the Netherlands on Friday and Saturday, meteorological department KNMI reports. Winds could even reach up to 100 km/h in some coastal areas on Friday morning.
Groningen experienced yet another earthquake at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. The area of Loppersum, Groningen felt a 2.7 magnitude quake on Richter scale, according to the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI).
There is good news and bad news regarding the otter population in the Netherlands. The good news is that the number of otters is increasing, there are currently about 140 otters in the Netherlands. The bad news is that the genetic variation of the animals is lacking due to inbreeding.
The sea lions and 10 penguins in Artis are starting the new year in each other's company.
"A wave that comes and goes and leaves everything else behind." These words are no the back of the monument that Karin Beenhakker and Luc Pijman have set up in Zand commemorating the 39 Dutch victims of the tsunami of 2004.