Two elementary schools in Amsterdam Zuid, each with predominately darker-skinned students, are planning to send their pupils on the streets of Amsterdam wearing bright white t-shirts with the slogan, "Is this white enough for you?" written on them. The blunt message is meant to raise awareness for the schools, while encouraging more white parents to enroll their children at the two locations.
A man wearing nothing but his underwear and a sun visor drove through Amsterdam city center in a bumper car on Wednesday, amusing and confusing many area residents. After broadcaster AT5 posted pictures of the man on social media it sparked a lively conversation about the driver's identity and motives, with newspaper Parool eventually revealing it as a publicity stunt by local garment company A-Dam Underwear.
Two professional bowlers were dealt a blow when they discovered that a sandbagging thief stole ten bowling balls from the trunk of their car. The married bowlers were venting about the theft, finding the suspect had split and the balls would not return.
"Homosexuality is not equal to heterosexuality. Scientifically it is absolutely absurd." This is according to Dutch psychologist Gerard van den Aardweg, speaking at a campaign event in Dublin organized by the Catholic Alliance for the Defense of the Family and Marriage on Wednesday.
Cafe de Sok in Schijndel uploaded a picture of their new regular, Stan the Beer Drinker, on Facebook on Monday and was quickly discovered by media outlets worldwide. Stan only went out for one beer, he said, which he finished as if it was a glass of water. Granted, the "one beer" was a full 7.2-liter beer stein he needed both of his hands to hold onto.
The Rabobank in Bergambacht had to deal with a very unusual customer on Tuesday - a screaming man wielding a knife. The man, 43 years old from The Hague, was arrested after doing some damage to the interior of the bank.
Three tourists, one of them a Dutch woman, were caught taking photos of their bare bottoms in the Angkor temple complex in Cambodia on Sunday. The three of them appeared in a Cambodian court on Monday, AFP reports.
Following a burglary on Hillegomweg in Arnhem, police arrested the alleged perpetrator found sleeping in a stolen car along with the items missing from the invaded house, Dutch police reported on Monday.
The visually impaired and mentally challenged 71-year old Teun van der Velden from Gemert, Noord Brabant received 60 hours of community sentence for the damage he caused with his cane to a car and a fellow townsman in November last year, AD reported on Monday. The judge found him guilty of damaging property, and ruled him to also pay over 500 euros for the injury he caused to a local resident by waving his cane.
A primary school student wrote her expecting teacher a letter wishing her luck with the birth of her child. The girl then felt she needed to warn her teacher that giving birth feels like "pooping out a bowling ball".
The police arrested a 30 year old man from Tilburg in Oirschot on Thursday for attacking a woman, groping her and then stealing her dog.
The debate on the flight MH17 disaster in eastern Ukraine had to be paused on Thursday after a portion of the podium platform collapsed.
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.
An amateur pilot dropped his mobile phone inflight and later located it through the Find my iPhone application, AD reports.
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.
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.
Chimpanzees in the Koninklijke Burgers Zoo outwitted human technology by knocking a drone out of the sky on Friday morning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.