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Jan 12 '14 04:45

Johan Cruijff thinks professional football players are overpaid. He made this statement during an interview with the Spanish news paper "El País."

Jan 11 '14 06:00

The Dutch Healthcare Authority has decided to reduce the fees psychiatrists charge for driver's license checks after many complaints, Nos reported on Friday.

Jan 11 '14 04:33

Many Dutch do not expect to be able to keep working until the age of 67, according to a study among 1,000 workers, by market researcher GfK, Friday.

Jan 11 '14 04:32

Michel S., a 40-year-old Amsterdam local, is suspected of sexually abusing about 400 children, using a webcam. The police received five reports so far, the first dating from 2012, according to a spokesperson for the prosecution to NRC.

Jan 11 '14 04:31

The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features coffee shops suing Amsterdam, Fokker starting layoffs next month, the "Mars One" reality show, HEMA expanding to Spain and UK, a malware infection through Yahoo!, and a brazen street shooting in Amsterdam leaving one dead on the scene, in turn causing the Amsterdam Nieuw West district to work on initiatives to prevent kids from becoming "killing machines."

Jan 10 '14 16:46

King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and sports minister Edith Schippers will represent the Netherlands in Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

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Jan 10 '14 15:37

The Royal Marechaussee arrested two Bolivian nationals on Thursday at Schiphol who were trying to take more than €105,000 out of the country.

Jan 10 '14 15:00

It took him a trip to the Middle East, but in the end Mark Stroop from car rental agency Silverline in Ijsselstein retrieved his cars that thieves had taken to northern Iraq; and they even bought him lunch and compensated him for his troubles.

Jan 10 '14 14:43

Dutch health insurance firm Achmea is reclaiming €4 million from more than 1,000 dentists.

Jan 10 '14 14:27

The top official in the Ministry of Economic Affairs calls for new economic reforms to allow self-employed people, including freelancers, to get pension and disability protection.

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Jan 10 '14 12:49

Insurance company Menzis, one of the main sponsors of Dutch football club Vitesse, has demanded a public apology from the club for not taking Israeli player Dan Mori to a training camp in United Arab Emirates, Volkskrant Friday.

Mori did not join Vitesse’s training camp in Abu Dhabi for the second half of the season because he has  an Israeli passport.

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Jan 10 '14 11:47

The Amsterdam City Council plans to spend €400,000 to encourage ethnic minorities to vote in the local elections to be held in March 2014.

Jan 10 '14 11:32

The Public Prosecution East Netherlands demanded prison sentences against three members of a criminal youth gang from Culemborg, Thursday, before the Amsterdam court.

Jan 10 '14 11:31

Police arrested three burglars Wednesday night in Utrecht. One officer had to go to a hospital for treatment after he was bitten by one of the suspects.

Jan 10 '14 08:30

Dutch firm Yard Energy Group has acquired wind energy developer KDE Energy.

Jan 10 '14 08:00

Rotterdam is one the top 10 must-see destinations in the world in 2014, according to Rough Guide.

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