The Late Rembrandt exhibition in the Rijksmuseum attracted more than half a million visitors. That is 60 thousand more visitors than the previous record - a Rembrandt exhibition in 1969. About 20 percent of the visitors came from abroad.
Police released a video of the fatal Amsterdam West shooting on De Clercqstraat Tuesday. A 25-year-old man from Zaandam was killed in the shootout, and both of the suspects are still at large, police reported on Friday.
The Young Democrats, a youth wing of centrist political party D66, is opening "the world's first ecstasy-shop" in Amsterdam, the organization informs. The aim of the event it to raise public attention to legalization of the drug in the Netherlands.
Shell expelled dozens of temporary workers from their complex in Moerdijk after the staff was caught using soft drugs. The company confirmed the news to BN De Stem.
Bussum Mayor Henk Heijman may be forced to retire following the recent questions about his housing alliance. The faction heads of the Bussum city council will discuss his fate next week, Bussum Nieuws reports.
The Netherlands is considering extending the military mission in Iraq. There is also discussion on whether to extend air strikes to Syria, despite the Dutch government previously stating that this will not happen until Syria accepts an international law mandate.
The Netherlands has partially stopped its foreign aid to Burundi. This decision was made by Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs and Minister Lilianne Ploumen of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation for various reasons, they said in a joint statement.
A police officer was stabbed in his leg in his leg by a deranged man in The Hague early on Wednesday morning. The suspect was shot.
A Dutchman was injured when three gunmen stormed a hotel in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. The Afghan police say that at least 11 people were killed in the attack, BBC reports.
The court in Maastricht released 26 year old suspected terrorist Mohammed G. from custody on Wednesday. The Public Prosecutor is considering an appeal against the release.
A motorist hit a group of pedestrians in Hoornsterzwaag, Friesland on Wednesday night. One person was killed, one seriously injured and three people slightly injured.
One of the three persons of interest in the assassination on De Clercqstraat, Amsterdam West on Wednesday, has turned himself in to the police. This is the man who was in the car with the victim. The police confirm that he is at the police station and being questioned by detectives.
The daughter of a woman mistakenly murdered in Amsterdam is now also on a gangland hit list, newspaper Parool reported on Wednesday. Beyhan Demirci's daughter was also warned of a possible impending attack on her own life, and towed her car to check for tampering, it was revealed during a court hearing of Mehmet D., the daughter's husband.
The European Olympic Committee is nominating the Netherlands to host the 2019 European Games on Sunday, newswire AFP confirmed on Wednesday. The EOC will hold an assembly in Turkey on Saturday where it will listen to the final proposal from the Netherlands and give its approval.
According to Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs, the "breach of trust" caused by Russia's illegal annexation of the Crimea and the country's interference in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine will first have to be repaired before the international approach to Russia can get back to normal.
A technical fault at the internet hub AMS-IX in Amsterdam caused online problems in several places in the Netherlands for about an hour Wednesday afternoon. The internet hub, one of the most used internet exchanges in the world, announced they resolved the problem shortly after 1:30 p.m.
Enschede will commemorate the 15th anniversary of the massive fireworks disaster that hit the city in May 2000. The explosion killed 23 people, injured nearly a thousand others, destroyed about 200 homes and wiped an entire neighborhood off the map.
The police are looking for three people in connection with the fatal shooting on De Clercqstraat in Amsterdam just after midnight on Wednesday. The victim has been identified as a 25 year old man from Zaandam with criminal connections.
The Dutch economy grew for the fourth consecutive quarter, as the figures for the first quarter published by Statistics Netherlands show. The growth amounted to 0.4 percent as compared to the last quarter of 2014. Compared to one year before, the size of taThe Dutch economy grew for the fourth consecutive quarter, as the figures for the first quarter published by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) show. The growth amounted to 0.4 percent as compared to the last quarter of 2014. Compared to one year before, the size of the Dutch economy increased by 2.4 percent.he Dutch economy increased by 2.4%.
The Special Intervention Service, which is used to deal with terrorists threats, is struggling with a sever staff shortage. The service currently has dozens of open vacancies, especially for members of SWAT teams, military police, snipers and marines, AD reports.
A man was shot and killed in Amsterdam just after midnight on Wednesday. He was found next to a car and died of his injuries at the scene.
Following Tuesday morning's new earthquake in Nepal, the Giro 555 aid campaign for the earthquake victims was officially extended. Until now, the fundraiser campaign managed to collect nearly 19 million in earthquake relief.
Tarik Z., the man who used a fake weapon to force his way into the NOS building in January, appeared in court on Tuesday. The court ruled that he would remain in custody until the trial on June 19th. His lawyer, Ton Visser, did not ask that his client be released from custody, NOS reports.