The mayors of 25 Dutch municipalities are increasing pressure on the government to permit experiments with regulated marijuana production, the Volkskrant reports.
Large crowds flocked to the Royal Tropics Institute KIT on Thursday and Friday, where thousands of books were being given away for free.
Immigrants from fellow EU countries will as of next year be presented with a "participation declaration" upon their registration in the Netherlands.
Russia has imposed a partial ban on dairy imports from the Netherlands due to safety concerns, news agency RIA Novosti reports on Thursday.
The Netherlands has selected Rio de Janeiro as a 2014 World Football Cup base, Daijiworld reports citing IANS.
Resale prices for existing homes in the Netherlands dropped 4.7% in November, compared to a year earlier. New data released by the national statistics office, CBS, show existing home sale prices down 20.5% versus the peak prices seen in August 2008.
The Port of Rotterdam, a major economic driver for the Netherlands, had no growth this year.
Ajax coach Frank de Boer has said he is not interested in becoming the new manager of Tottenham and wants to stay with the Amsterdam team, Dutch media reports.
Firefighters battling a large fire in the historic town center of Deventer this morning have asked people to avoid the center as they evacuate buildings in the area. The fire started in an apartment above a small grill restaurant on Grote Overstraat, and spread to two neighboring buildings, according to Nos.
A tweet from PVV leader Geert Wilders featuring an Anti-Islam slogan written in Arabic has drawn the ire of many on the social network. Wilders, who last week told the BBC, ”A responsible politician I believe never stirs up any problems in any society,” was showing off a bumper sticker affixed to his office door.
The Dutch Public Prosecution demanded a lifelong sentence against the Dutch war criminal Siert Bruins (92). He is on trial in Hagen for the murder of resistance fighter Aldert Klaas Dijkema, on September 1944 in Appingedam.
The Amsterdam soccer dad, involved in the violent death of linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen, appealed his sentence, but was sentenced to 6 years in prison.
"Opsporing Verzocht" featured a case about a man who robbed an 11-year-old girl from her iPhone5 in the hall of the train station in Zaandam on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Before he made his hit he was seen on surveillance camera's checking out passers-by.
Turkish Airlines announced that it is setting up a new base in Rotterdam The Hague Airport.
A Surinamese man who is on trial in Utrecht for having sex with his daughter may have defiled his two other daughters as well.
It is the first time that a Dutch Air Force pilot made a solo flight in the Joint Strike Fighter. Major Laurens Jan Vijge took off Wednesday from the American base, Eglin in Florida, for a 70-minute round flight, reported the Ministry of Defense.