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Plenary meeting hall of the Tweede Kamer, Dutch Parliament's lower house (Photo: Wikipedia/Sisyfus)
Apr 24 '15 07:50

The debate on the flight MH17 disaster in eastern Ukraine had to be paused on Thursday after a portion of the podium platform collapsed.

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Apr 23 '15 18:17

The horror owl that attacked 50 people in Purmerend will remain in a shelter. Col Lamers, 59, who was the first victim of the owl this year pleaded alongside 1,700 other people for the release of the bird, reports AD. However, according to the municipality, that is not an option.

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Apr 23 '15 18:11

An amateur pilot dropped his mobile phone inflight and later located it through the Find my iPhone application, AD reports.

Apr 21 '15 12:07

A brother and sister who hadn't heard from each other in more than 15 years, found each other through a coincidental match on dating app Tinder, dating site comparison site datingsitekiezen.nl reports.

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Apr 16 '15 09:45

The Ahold shareholders meeting on Wednesday took a strange turn when a grocery bagger got a chance to speak and asked CEO Dick Boer for a pay increase.

Apr 15 '15 10:37

Chimpanzees in the Koninklijke Burgers Zoo outwitted human technology by knocking a drone out of the sky on Friday morning.

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Apr 14 '15 10:53

The Amsterdam Ooertoomse Sluis police department enabled a strange, but special reunion between a homeless man and his mother's ashes on Monday, the police department announced on Facebook.

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Apr 14 '15 10:21

The majority of Dutch people think that the Dutch Central Bank employee who was caught living a double life as a BDSM mistress should be able to do what she wants after office hours.

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Apr 14 '15 09:59

Dutch singer and actress Ellen ten Damme experienced a very strange burglary in her houseboat last night. When arriving home from her performance at the Koninklijke Schouburg in The Hague last night, she found an intruder sitting on her couch and claiming that the house belonged to him.

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Apr 13 '15 16:11

A Dutch Central Bank (DNB) official has been discovered living a double life as an exclusive sadomasochistic mistress for six years, Quote reveals. The bank cracked the whip and fired her after eight years of employment last October.

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Apr 10 '15 10:33

Amsterdam residents who don't clean up after their pooping dogs, might soon be traced through a DNA test performed on their dog's poop, Het Parool reports. The owner of the dog will automatically received a fine.

Apr 8 '15 19:30

Kees Herweijer was driving his Toyota Auris wagon up the N214 in Wijngaarden, Zuid-Holland at 80 kilometers per hour when he spotted two ducks suddenly attempt to cross the road right in front of him. Realizing it would be possible to at least save one of the two ducks, he hit the brakes and swerved.

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Apr 8 '15 19:05

In order to obtain a taxi hallmark in Utrecht, taxi driver needs to take care of one's personal hygiene and not be smelly, state the municipality rules. It is also stated in the rules that a driver can not wear a t-shirt, polo-shirt, sneakers or sandals and preferably wears clean and odourless jacket and trousers, ANP reports.

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Apr 7 '15 18:26

A hungry lion found itself with its head stuck in a feeding barrel at the Dierenrijk zoo in Nuenen, Noord Brabant over the weekend. The startled African lion panicked as it could not see its cage anymore and started running around desperately in effort to get the barrel off, AD writes.

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Apr 5 '15 08:36

A 15-year-old boy in Zoetermeer was transported to an area hospital after drinking six half-litre cans of an energy drink.

Apr 1 '15 19:10

“Help! My little son Jesse lost his guinea pig Trippel on the train. Can you help?” reads the panicked message from a mom on Twitter to staffers at the national Dutch railway NS. The customer service and public relations teams sprung into action, enlisting children across the country to help track down the missing rodent.

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Apr 1 '15 19:02

Unpicked-up dog feces has dropped to third place on a city-compiled list of what most annoys Amsterdam, reports Het Parool.

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Apr 1 '15 10:20

The FIOD made an extraordinary discovery on Monday in a criminal investigation into money laundering. The tax authorities found a map with different amounts noted on it as well as photos of a forest in the home of a 52-year-old man from Waalwijk.

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Mar 31 '15 11:27

The valet of a hotel in Rome crashed a unbelievably expensive Dutch owned Ferrari 599 GTB into a store on Via del Viminale in Rome on Monday morning, De Telegraaf reports.

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Mar 28 '15 12:52

World famous Dutch DJ Tiësto crashed a yacht into David Guetta's South Beach dock, TMZ reports. The rockstar DJ accompanied by Martin Garrix and LIV owner Dave Grutman were supposed to pick Guetta up in Grutman's 55' VanDutch yacht but the engine stalled and the boat crashed into the dock.

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Mar 26 '15 12:21

The Dutch ambassador in Dakar, Senegal, Pieter Jan Kleiweg de Zwaan, shocked the locals with a display of women's underwear on the floor of his residence, De Telegraaf reports.

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Mar 20 '15 15:04

Known for their viral videos, Boris Lange and LifeHunters.tv presented a ten euro IKEA painting as a masterpiece inside Museum Arnhem for their latest piece. Dressed up as an art connoisseur cliché, Lange walks around the museum asking visitors for their opinions about the artwork, which he says is painted by up-and-coming Swedish artist Ike Andrews.

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Mar 19 '15 14:38

Another owl in the Netherlands is making the news. While the "horror owl" of Purmerend attacks people, the "cuddly owl" of Noordeinde companionably lands on passersby's heads, Omroep Gelderland reports.

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Mar 18 '15 17:09

Alert witnesses witnessed an unusual event as eight kangaroos were stolen from a meadow on Bentheimerstraat in De Lutte on Tuesday. With the quick call and description from the witnesses, police managed to stop the fleeing car shortly after the theft on Lasondersingel in Enschede.

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