Guus Hiddink
Dec 16 '13 14:07

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.

Dec 16 '13 13:40

Delft University of Technology has developed a new a small flying robot, which weighs only 20 grams.

Christmas
Dec 16 '13 13:03

NBTC said that about 1.8 million Dutch people are going on holidays this year during the Christmas period, the Telegraaf reports.

w-300
Dec 16 '13 12:14

A benefit concert featuring top jazz artists from the Netherlands has collected €15,000 euros to keep the Netherlands Jazz Archive (NJA) open.

Dec 16 '13 12:08

Minister of Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem has been named politician of the year by the Dutch parliamentary press.

Dec 16 '13 11:41

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.

Catholic Church
Dec 16 '13 11:17

Cardinal Wim Eijk appealed people to report sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church.

Dec 16 '13 10:31

May have been behind French university entrance exam theft: An 18-year-old man was arrested in Rotterdam, suspected of hacking thousands of computers, is also being investigated by authorities for the theft and distribution of an exam administered to all students in France trying to graduate from secondary school.

Dec 16 '13 10:25

The Netherlands police used fake Poland-based online shops to track down potential buyers of illegal fireworks.

Dec 16 '13 10:03

One percent of the Netherlands population uses Bitcoin to some extent, despite extreme price fluctuations, warnings from the Dutch Central Bank, and an increase in cases of theft and fraud of the digital currency, according to a new survey. The poll, conducted by Multiscope, also says 41 percent of the country has never heard of the alternative to traditional monetary instruments.

Dec 16 '13 09:47

The Netherlands won the bronze medal in the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in India, New Indian Express reports.

Dec 16 '13 09:40

Patrons of 39 Chinese restaurants across the Netherlands are poking fun at Dutch singer Gordon by offering their menu's number 39 for 39% off. The promotion is meant to add some levity to a highly criticized set of racially-charged jokes made by the singer to a Chinese contestant on Holland's Got Talent.

caimans
Dec 15 '13 18:17

200 caimans and three snakes that arrived at Schiphol on transit to the Ukraine on Thursday, had been left out in the freezing cold for 1.5 hours. 48 caimans had died en route; three snakes and 14 other caimans are not expected to survive either. It is the second such find in one month. On 29 November authorities already found 444 caimans from Guyana.

spijkerman
Dec 14 '13 17:11

After a politician apologized and resigned Thursday over a racially insensitive Tweet, an actor who insulted Black TV talkshow host Humberto Tan in November, followed suit on Friday.

Dec 14 '13 04:36

In preparation for an auction at Sotheby's in New York, a special chair by Gerrit Rietveld surfaced. It is a prototype of the so-called 'low chair' that was made by the furniture designer from Utrecht in 1950. Until now it was assumed that this prototype was lost.

Dec 14 '13 04:35

The share of 65 to 75-year-old Dutch that use the internet has more than doubled since 2005, according to the Central Statistics Agency (CBS).

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