The court in Groningen tolerated the production of cannabis for the first time. Two weed growers from Bierum were found guilty of cannabis cultivation, but no punishment was imposed.
The Council of State discussed Zwarte Piet in Amsterdam today. Mayor Eberhard van der Laan will appeal against the decision of the administrative court earlier this year, which ruled that the permit for the Sinterklaastocht 2013 should be reconsidered.
Customs intercepted 130 kilograms of cocaine in the port of Rotterdam. The drugs have a market value of 4.5 million euro.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is building an imitation Ebola clinic in an old factory building in Slotervaart. This will be used as a training center for new employees who will be sent to Ebola infected countries in West Africa
The head of the Dutch arm of Air France-KLM, Camiel Eurlings, resigned overnight with immediate effect. Second-in-command Pieter Elbers took over for Eurlings, who lead KLM as President and CEO for four years, according to a KLM press release.
Extra security is on display today at Jewish historical locations, institutions and sites of worship across Noord and Zuid Holland. In addition to the police monitoring of locations in Amsterdam, Dick Schoof, National Coordinator of Counterterrorism and Safety (NCTV), said security will also be stepped up in the Hague and Rotterdam.
A large majority in the Second Chamber want to see the end of the public transport OV-chip card as soon as possible.
Crime reporter Peter R. de Vries received a death threat yesterday afternoon because of his position on Zwarte Piet.
Help and support will be made available for prostitutes in the Netherlands who wish to change professions.
Several of the Albert Heijn franchise owners have decided to defy the supermarket chain's national policy to remove Zwarte Piet from advertisements.
Franchise owner Schuytgraaf from Arnhem stated of Facebook that Zwarte Piet will be found in his store in Elst during the coming months. This status update received more than 2 thousand likes. "On 5 December Zwarte Piet will be walking through the store as usual," he says.
As far as franchiser Hans Geveling is concerned, nothing will change in Albert Heijn stores in Huissen, Bemmel, Gendt and Druten.
The victim of the stabbing at Corbulo College in Voorburg on Friday, has passed away.
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Security and Justice confirmed that the Ukrainian disaster relief will start searching for any remaining personal belongings and remains of passengers of flight MH17 today.
The buildings on the Binnenhof of the Firs and Second Chamber, the State Councel and the Ministry of General Affairs urgently need major repairs.
A study done by EenVandaag on 27 thousand members of an Opinion Panel found that 83 percent believe that Zwarte Piet's appearance should not be adjusted.
Family of the flight MH17 victims is going to sue the Dutch State for gross negligence and carelessness in the handling of the tragedy.
A radicalized former soldier has approached his former colleagues at the F-16 base Volkel to join the jihad.
Supermarket chain Albert Heijn has mostly dropped the black-faced version of Zwarte Piet from it’s stores and product packaging, the company’s parent said Wednesday. Though the character might pop up on the boxes of candies and cookies, the store’s parent company, Ahold, says it will not be used inside or outside stores.
"Already high costs and lack of openness ... make the king unnecessarily vulnerable," D66 leader Alexander Pechtold writes referring to the 127 million euro palace renovations. He calls this "exorbitantly high".
The National Committee for 4 and 5 May advocates for a different approach to Liberation day. They want to focus more on World War II.
Protesters who overtook part of the Tweede Kamer, the Dutch House of Representatives in Parliament, left quietly around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning after they were told a delegation of leaders would be allowed to meet with Members of Parliament. The demonstrators spontaneously arrived at the government building when it became clear that the Islamic State, ISIS, would likely take control of the Syrian city Kobani.
Protesters supporting Kurdish people in Syria stormed the Tweede Kamer, the Dutch Parliament’s House of Representatives, speaking out against the fall of Kobani in northern Syria. Demonstrators are calling for the Netherlands to take stronger actions against ISIS.
Two teams of two Netherlands military F-16 fighter jets took part in missions over Iraq this past weekend. It marks the first Dutch mission in the country's involvement in an international fight against ISIS, the separatist movement and rogue army fighting in Syria and Iraq.
A man who flew to the Netherlands from Sierra Leone rode on the train and a bus before arriving at a Dordrecht hospital, where he is being treated for symptoms of Ebola virus. Results of the tests to determine if he has the deadly virus will be released on Monday.
The municipality of Haaksbergen has clarified the number of victims still in hospital after the monster truck crash of last weekend, by issuing a 'state of affairs' on the municipality website, De Volkskrant reports.