Referring to the MH17 plane crash, King Willem-Alexander began his throne speech today by saying that "Prinsjesdag is surrounded by a mourning edge of sorrow"
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has taken first place over Leiden University and Utrecht University as the top university in the Netherlands, breaking into the top 50 in the world in this year's QS World University Rankings. The Rankings rely upon six performance indicators to assess and compare top universities, giving UvA high marks in life sciences & medicine, social sciences & management, and arts & humanities.
Two people were killed and a still unknown number injured after the foggy weather in Zeeland caused various crashes in a chain of accidents. An estimated 100 to 150 cars were involved. The province of Brabant has sent around 20 ambulances to the site, and the A58 between Goes and Middelburg has been closed, Omroep Brabant reports.
At the Iraq Summit in Paris yesterday, Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans outed strong criticism against Russia for doing too little to aid global actions against the rise of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, according to the Algemeen Dagblad.
The Hague is expected to be visited by tens of thousands of spectators today as the annual Prinsjesdag parade makes its way through the city. The visitors will also listen to the throne speech on the 200-year anniversary of Prinsjesdag, and also the official announcement of the budget for next year.
Two doctors from The Netherlands, Nick Zwinkels and Erdi Huizenga, who have been working in Sierra Leone at the lion Heart Foundation, and who may have contracted Ebola, are currently in quarantine in the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) after landing in The Netherlands on Sunday. They may return home later today, De Telegraaf reports.
The discussions surrounding the appearance of Zwarte Piet, and thereby also what the Sinterklaas festivities as a whole will look like, will take place this month, but involved parties will not announce exact dates in order to minimize public tensions, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
Two Dutch doctors may be returned to The Netherlands after possibly having contracted the deadly Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone. Though there are no current symptoms with the doctors, there is still a fear that they may have the virus, the NOS reports.
Public transportation company Klomp Group is under fire today after it emerged that a mentally disabled girl was abandoned on one of their mini bus services. The driver of the bus reportedly left the bus locked, forgetting about his remaining passenger, RTV Utrecht reported.
Minister Frans Timmermans has announced that The Netherlands will be prepared to offer heavy military equipment to America's fight against IS. Timmermans emphasizes that there needs to be a direct request for this from the Americans, as well as a concrete plan, de Volkskrant reports.
Police have arrested a second suspect in the case surrounding the secret recording of womens' locker rooms at the HGC hockey club in Wassenaar. This arrest was made on the 26th of August. Police are also looking for a third suspect, and the Department of Justice is investigating how far the recorded material has been spread, Het Parool reports.
After Tuesday's Dutch Safety Board release of a highly-anticipated preliminary report on its findings from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plane crash investigation, social media sites such as Twitter became overflowed with people expressing opinions on the initial conclusions.
There is no evidence that the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was caused by technical faults or actions by the crew. Instead, there is clearer evidence that the plane disintegrated mid-air due to flying objects, the first official report into the tragic air crash states.
The United State has deemed The Netherlands unfit to address the threat of the Islamic State (IS) in a powerful enough manner. Because of the country's hesitation to contribute heavy weaponry, The Netherlands will not be part of the so-called coalition of the willing, in which nine allies are joining forces in the fight against IS, De Volkskrant reports.
New details in the search for the faces behind the BUK missiles that shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine point to Russia. The BBC program Panorama spoke to eye witnesses who give evidence to support the claim. This new information comes hours before the Dutch government is to publish its own first report in the ongoing investigation.
All six children of the two sets of parents from Huizen who were arrested in the last weekend of August on suspicion of wanting to take their families to Syria to join the caliphate have been released and may return home. The juvenile court magistrate in Utrecht has decided they may be taken out of foster care, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
After trains traveling to Schiphol came to a near stand still on Thursday night, rail traffic to the Amsterdam airport has been cancelled throughout the weekend, and it is expected to remain significantly affected at least to Monday's evening rush hour. The trouble started when copper thieves cut through electricity wires, setting the wires alight and causing damage to the tracks.
The gas leak that caused an explosion in a flat in Diemen yesterday had been reported, says a spokesperson of grid manager Liander.
On Thursday, three of the four parents suspected of jihadism who were arrested in Huizen were released. Mayor Fons Hertog says he is unsure what they will do, or what will happen with their children, who were taken away by child services, De Telegraaf reports.
According to Trouw, jihadism in The Netherlands is concentrated in mostly three regions. Per region, there are dozens of jihadists planning to travel to Syria or Iraq, or who were apprehended by the authorities prior to their departure, and those who are in the war zone already or who have returned from there.
After spending eight years in a jail cell in Iran for suspected terrorist activity, Dutch-Iranian human rights activist Abdullah al-Mansouri is free ad back in The Netherlands. The 69-year-old's son tells the ANP that Iran has released Mansouri.
The Dutch Safety Board (OVV) will publish its report about the first results of the investigation into the MH17 plane crash tragedy in Ukraine on Tuesday, revealing the initial data collected by the Board on the basis of the sources available, De Telegraaf reports.
The town of Made in Brabant is living in fear and surprise after the escape of a venomous snake. The municipality has sounded the alarm, and residents have been told to keep doors and windows closed.
In Diemen, the flat that was rocked by a gas explosion yesterday is being searched for two missing persons. Two people were killed in the explosion, and another 15 were injured. Due to damage some residents of the flat building may not be able to return home for some time, the NOS reports.