16.7 million cards and letters are expected to go through the PostNL system today, the mail deliverer's busiest day of the year. Postal workers will pull down 50% more hours this week than other work weeks as the company prepares to process 145 million holiday cards.
Irish discount airline Ryanair will cancel its permanent presence at the Maastricht-Aachen Airport from March 2014, according to L1.nl. The Limburg-based broadcaster reported that the airline is not eliminating Maastricht as a destination, but aircraft will no longer be based at the southern Netherlands airport.
The Dutch football association KNVB will propose Amsterdam as a host city for the 2020 UEFA European Championship. KNVB will bid for three group matches and one round of 16 match.
Amsterdam football club Ajax is going to face Austrian’s FC Salzburg in the first knock-out round of the Europa League, while Dutch football club AZ will play against Czech club Slovan Liberec.
Robert Persaud, Guyana’s Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment has said he has requested Dutch authorities to send him all information on the specific violations that were made in the two recent shipments of animals from Guyana that were found at the Schiphol airport. The deaths of almost 370 juvenile spectacled caimans (caiman crocodilus) in November and December at Schiphol, were horrific and could have been prevented, officials at the Dutch Food and Goods Authority NVWA have said.
In the Netherlands, Twitter use is significantly decreasing, according to a new research by GfK.
The number of robberies decreased sharply in 2013 compared to last year, Ministry of Security and Justice said on Monday.
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday said two people are still missing in Philippines after the hurricane in November.
The Dutch police have launched a new mobile app to keep people informed about police news and updates, the Volkskrant reports Monday.
Guus Hiddink is set to be appointed as coach of the Netherlands national football team after the 2014 World Cup, Xinhua reports Monday citing Dutch media.
Delft University of Technology has developed a new a small flying robot, which weighs only 20 grams.
NBTC said that about 1.8 million Dutch people are going on holidays this year during the Christmas period, the Telegraaf reports.
A benefit concert featuring top jazz artists from the Netherlands has collected €15,000 euros to keep the Netherlands Jazz Archive (NJA) open.
Minister of Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem has been named politician of the year by the Dutch parliamentary press.
The Ministry of Finance this spring ordered SNS Reaal to get back €250,000 from former CEO and Chairman Ronald Latenstein, the Financieele Dagblad reports Monday.
Cardinal Wim Eijk appealed people to report sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church.