Sep 25 '13 02:36

The Rijksmuseum has received thirteen rare Japanese prints from the 19th century on loan. It involves design drawings for paintwork, including for a panel that has already been in the collection of the Rijksmuseum since 1891.

Sep 25 '13 02:35

The Arctic Sunrise crew, among which two Dutch, was transferred to the office of Inquiry in Russia.

Sep 24 '13 04:11

CDA leader Sybrand Buma has presented an alternative budget. The CDA thinks to recover the economy and employment by reducing the costs for employers and employees with 2.9 billion euro.

This week the House will discuss the Dutch national Budget which was presented by the government on Prinsjesdag.

Sep 24 '13 03:53

It is the week of broken bones. State Secretary Sander Dekker of Education has had an accident on Sunday with his racing bike. He broke four bones and hence can not use his hands.

Dekker was the victim of a classical cycling accident. He had to avoid a stray dog. The dog was unharmed after the incident, but Dekker has a broken elbow, clavicle, rib and wrist.

The State Secretary will keep rest this week and can not join the discussions in the House on Wednesday and Thursday. He is, however, intended to be at his work next week again.

Sep 24 '13 02:50

Divers have retrieved over 2 tons of fishing nets from the bottom of the North Sea in the past two years, reports the organization Healthy Seas.

Sep 24 '13 02:25

The Dutch victim of the Westgate Siege, was a woman of 33 years old, was heavily pregnant and her name was Elif Yafuz.

On Saturday during the raid of the muslim terror organisation Al Shabab, Elif Yafuz was killed together with her partner Ross Langdon, an Australian/British citizen.

Sep 24 '13 02:21

In Rotterdam bystanders overpowered a robber who tried to rob a liquor store. People on the street saw the shopkeeper being attacked and decided to jump in and help.

Sep 24 '13 02:04

Parents are urged to pay closer attention to their children, so they don't accidentally eat capsules with liquid detergent. The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) warns that more and more children are being treated in the hospital after swallowing so-called liquid caps. Just by sucking on them may already release detergent.

Sep 24 '13 02:03

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, sailing under Dutch flag, is expected to arrive in the Russian Moermansk on Tuesday. This is reported by Greenpeace and the Russian press Interfax.

Sep 24 '13 02:02

Yet another case of fraud in science. Former professor Mart Bax from the Free University in Amsterdam has been guilty of serious scientific misconduct, forgery and plagiarism for about twenty years. He is not the only scientist who flouts the rules. An overview of the most famous cases of the past two years.

Sep 24 '13 02:00

Princess Beatrix was dismissed from the hospital on Monday morning and returned to castle Huis ten Bosch in The Hague.

Sep 24 '13 01:58

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and their daughter Chelsea extend condolences to the family and friends of the Dutch woman who was slain in the attack in Kenya. In the attack on the Westgate shopping center in Nairobi her Australian husband also lost his life.

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Sep 23 '13 20:03

It was remarkably crowded at the Holwerd pier last Sunday the 15th. Over a hundred and fifty people had gathered to participate in the popular Dutch mudflat hiking. Called ‘wadlooptocht’, this recreation is a walk from Holwerd to Ameland, wading in the waters of the mudflats of the Wadden Sea. Mudflat hiking is a unique activity that only can be experienced in a few parts of Europe.

Sep 23 '13 05:41

[A previous version of this story incorrectly swapped the rankings of University of Twente (228th) and Tilburg University (373rd).]

The new QS World University Rankings show no Dutch universities in the top 50. The best placed Dutch university is the UvA at place 58.

Sep 23 '13 04:16

A 33-year-old woman has died in the attack of Al-Shabaab terrorists on the Westgate shopping mall  in Nairobi, Kenya. 

The Dutch woman was living with her Australian husband in Tanzania and visited Nairobi for the weekend. The woman and her husband got both killed during the shooting on Saturday.

Seven other Dutch citizens were also in the shopping mall during the attack on Saturday. They could escape and were not shot or taken hostage.

Sep 23 '13 03:11

Princess Beatrix has broken her cheekbone through an 'unfortunate' fall. That happened in her domestic environment, let the Government Information Service (RVD) know on Sunday.

Beatrix has already been operated on Sunday and will have to stay a few days in the hospital. "The princess will then recover further at home in Huis ten Bosch," announced the RVD. In which hospital the former queen was operated and staying is unknown.

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