Jan Peter Balkende smuggled beer into the palace of an emir in an oil state during his time as Prime Minister of the Netherlands. The former Prime Minister told this story during a lecture in Schipluiden on Wednesday
Haarlem woman Lydia was shocked when she received a call from an animal shelter telling her that Pikachu, the kitten that disappeared from her garden 16 years ago, had been found
To test out her new incubator, Fiona Bottema from Yde, Drenthe decided to run an experiment to find out whether supermarket eggs are really unfertilized. She bought 24 quail eggs from Albert Heijn, put them in an incubator, and about two weeks later she is now the proud owner of six quail chicks, she writes on Facebook.
Bottema bought the box of 24 eggs early in February. Before she put them in the incubator, she first did the so-called float test - put the eggs in warm water to see if they float. Five egs moved around in the water, indicating life.
The police in the German city of Rheine are looking for a Dutchman who they believe stuck stickers on German women's breasts on Monday last week. He is suspected of sexual assault
A very old condom sold on online auction site Catawiki for 600 euros on Sunday. The condom, which comes from the 18th or 19th century and is made of sheep intestine, sold for more than double than what was expected and is now the most expensive condom in the world
The Netherlands police plan to use eagles and other birds of prey to catch drones from the air. Falconers are baffled by this plan, calling it nonsensical and dangerous
Roermond snack bar Piet Friet has a special snack planned for Valentine's Day on Sunday - fries topped with chocolate and hazelnut spread Nutella
The Zuiderpark police made an unusual discovery during a routine traffic check on Thursday night. One man they pulled over had 10,960 erectile disfunction pills on him, the police announced on Facebook.
The Netherlands now has its own "poop bank". The Netherlands Donor Feces Bank (NDFB) opened at the Leiden University Medical Center and is looking for donors, the university announced in a press release on Friday.
The savings campaign for chefs knives at Albert Heijn may be leading to customers spending more on bandages and emergency room visits than on the knives themselves. A number of amateur chefs misjudged the sharpness of the blades, resulting in severe cuts.
Eighteen year old Renske Evers was pretty shocked on Tuesday when she realized her brand new H&M sweater turned her whole upper body "Smurf blue". Her complaint on H&M's Facebook page went viral, getting thousands of likes.
A woman who was racing around her kitchen trying to prepare dinner was briefly startled when she found a gecko stowed away inside her shrink-wrapped package of broccoli. The lizard was still alive when Annelies van de Waterbeemd, from Nuenen, Noord-Brabant made the find
A massive one meter long, 40 kilogram beaver was found killed in a roadside accident in Nijnsel, Oost Brabant on Monday. The tail alone is about 15 centimeters, forester Mari de Bijl announced on Twitter.
The police arrested a 70 year old shoplifter in a grocery store in Almelo on Friday night. This was the 31st time the elderly man was arrested for shoplifting
Birds of prey in the Netherlands will be trained to hunt down and take out enemy unmanned flying devices, police announced on Sunday. The authorities released video of a successful demonstration from Friday, saying a final decision on continuing the program will be made over the next few months.
Police officers were surprised early Tuesday morning when they kicked in the door of an Amsterdam man they thought was in trouble and shouting, only to discover he was actually trying to sing along with an opera recording. The man was enjoying his music wearing headphones, and did not notice the police at his door.
Prosecutors in the Netherlands called for a 71-year-old Indian man to serve 50 days in jail, of which 32 would be suspended, for allegedly molesting a female passenger onboard a KLM flight. The court heard the case against the man on Monday. He is accused of rubbing and licking the Danish woman’s back while she was impaired after taking a sleeping pill.
Police apprehended two men investigators say are responsible for a string of armed robberies. One of the crimes was the robbery of an Avia gas station in Borne, Overijssel, where the perpetrator dressed up in blackface and posed as Zwarte Piet.
Strange sounds heard across the Western Netherlands over the past few weeks has the internet community speculating on what on earth, or outside it, the noises could be.
A tram operator in the Hague made the surprising discovery of a bag filled with more than 330 Staatsloterij lottery tickets. The driver found the bag thrust into his hands while navigating his Line 17 route near the Kalvermarkt-Stadhuis stop, according to newspaper AD.
Vocal anti-Islamist Geert Wilders used his hidden, personal Twitter account to follow 17 different Donald Duck profiles and Dutch porn business woman and actress Kim Holland, reported RTL Nieuws on Tuesday. He also used the account to follow dozens of journalists, despite often showing contempt for them as a whole in public.
The Netherlands has a new export product: stiletto clogs with 12 centimeter heels, designed and made by clog maker Dirk Poffers in Hellendoorn.
Seven boys were arrested Thursday night in Oisterwijk after a brawl broke out between two groups at an asylum reception center there. Police rushed to the scene at about 9 p.m. after receiving a report of the fight, which included the boys hitting each other with tree branches and other weapons.
An arrest on Abdijstraat in Oosterhout took a strange twist on Monday. Instead of leaving with a handcuffed suspect, the police walked away with a hand grenade.