The father of the alleged suicide bomber Sultan Berzel says that his son's departure to join the jihad was completely unexpected. Abdessamad Berzel has been living in crushing uncertainty for the last two weeks, wondering if the suicide bomber was really his son.
On Wednesday evening the Amsterdam City Council almost unanimously approved port Alderman Kajsa Ollongren's (D66) proposal for the construction of a new sea lock in IJmuiden. Amsterdam will contribute a maximum of 105.25 million euro to the project.
On Wednesday evening Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs had a half an hour conversation with the Turkish authorities regarding an alleged statement that the Netherlands discriminates against the Turkish community. Koenders spoke with his Turkish counterpart Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
The financial management of the municipality of Amsterdam is not in order and must be reorganized. That is the conclusion a quick scan at the civil service Resources and Control of the municipality.
If the elections were held today, the coalition of the VVD and PvdA would lose the majority in the Senate. This is according to a survey done by EenVandaag.
The bodies of two British men were found in a hotel room in Amsterdam-Zuid on Tuesday. The cause of death for the two men was probably sniffing white heroin, which was presumably sold to them as cocaine.
Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health is working on a protocol to guide people who want to donate organs after their euthanasia.
The Ducth economy will grow by 1.5 percent in 2015, twice as fast as in 2014. There is however no reason for exuberant optimism, say economist of Rabobank in their Vision of 2015.
The missing autistic teenager, Teun Wolters, from Twello has been found. He was discovered at his home around midnight last night. His family is "very happy".
Yesterday, after months of investigation, the police arrested three men in Arnhem and Eindhoven, on suspicion of terrorism. According to the Public Prosecution, these men want to join the Al-Qaeda linked group Jabhat al-Nusra.
A 19-year-old woman who made headlines earlier this month after her mother rescued her from ISIS in Syria has been released from custody by a Dutch court. Aïcha, the 19-year-old Jihadi bride was ordered released Tuesday afternoons, but the conditions of her release were not made public.
The French police arrested 95 Ajax fans in Paris at about midnight on Monday night. The detainees were about to enter a fist fight with supporters of the French club Paris Saint Germain near the Eiffel Tower.
The wreckage of flight MH17 will be transported from Kharkiv to the Netherlands by road.
State Secretary Fred Teeven refuses to bring additional Syrians to the Netherlands, thereby ignoring the wish of the Second Chamber. The VVD Minister points out the the immigrant shelter is already overflowing.
The Dutch secret services have no indications that Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs was the target of an attack in the Ukraine.
ING announced on Tuesday that it will cut approximately 1,700 jobs in the Netherlands within the next three years. The financial group wants to focus more on the digitization of its banking activities.
Private Detective Josef Resch has announced that a €38 million reward has been offered for any information that may lead to the conclusion of the investigation into Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The original €23 million reward, offered by an anonymous person, has been raised to €38 million, he said Monday.
Belgium is not accessible by rail today due to strikes.
The closing session of the Parliamentary Assembly of NATO in the Hague today, will start with a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine.
In Barneveld on Saturday 8 thousand ducks were culled on a farm as a precaution, reports the Ministry of Economic Affairs. An investigation showed that the farm was visited by a truck that also visited the bird flu infected farm in Kamperveen.
The Minister of Finance, Jeroen Dijsselbloem (PvdA), revealed today during his address to the Senate that the investigation into the disappearance of MH17, conducted by JIT (Joined Investigation Team), has cost the government a total of thirty six million Euros to date.
A third case of bird flu has been detected on a poultry farm in Kamperveen, Overjissel. The farm has a fixed total of around 10 thousand animals, which will be culled according to European rules.
31 percent of teachers are being bullied. Mostly by students, but parents, colleagues and the school board also participate in bullying.
The arrival of migrant workers from Central and Eastern Europe has caused the displacement of Dutch employees in a number of industries. It is cheaper for employers to hire staff through foreign companies as they often don't have to pay social insurance or make pension contributions.