Sep 19 '13 04:24

Ajax was defeated by FC Barcelona on the holy grounds of Camp Nou on Wednesday. 

The team from Amsterdam started the match relatively good. The first half, Ajax showed, besides a mistake of Lerin Duarte, good football and was able to keep up with the champs from Barcelona.

In the first half only Messi scored from a free kick after Duarte worked him to the ground. Other attempts from Messi and Neymar were stopped effectively by goal keeper Vermeer.

Attempts from the Ansterdam squad, during the first half, were not successful but created a balance at the field.

Sep 19 '13 04:07

Stuff stolen in Netherlands by Eastern European gangs, is sold right here on the market. In most cases the loot is not taken across the border, as was always presumed. This is evident from an examination of the Utrecht University.

Sep 19 '13 04:00

The main news from the Budget was yesterday repeated endlessly by the different media. Many notable plans and facts from the budget of the government however did not reach the media. Big chance that you did not know the following ten facts.

1. Windfall by telecom auction?

This year the auction of 4G frequencies brought a windfall for the Treasury of up to 3.8 billion euro. Next year the so-called 2GHz frequencies, which expire in 2016, will be  auctioned again. The previous auction in 1998 yielded 1.84 billion. Looks promising!

2. Largest costs

Sep 19 '13 03:38

The NVWA (Dutch food and consumer product safety authority) warns against Wicky-drink packets with a bad taste. The fruit lemonade in the raspberry variant smells and tastes nasty and caused queasiness.

Sep 19 '13 03:18

A 24-year-old female was apprehended in Rotterdam, suspected of killing her baby. The woman went to an address in town and said she wanted to bury her baby. She had the corpse with her in a bag. It is unclear where she wanted to bury the body.

Sep 19 '13 03:05

Johannes van Dam, the most famous culinary journalist of the Netherlands, passed away at the age of 66, on Wednesday in Amsterdam. He had been seriously ill for some time, struggling with a heart ailment. He also suffered from diabetes.

This was confirmed by his editor at the Parool, late Wednesday night. Van Dam wrote almost 25 years for the newspaper Parool. His popular restaurant reviews made ​​him an authority in the culinary field.

Sep 19 '13 02:35

Dutch underestimate the danger of itinerant Roma gangs. They are very professional, well-organized and trained criminals who steal commissioned.

Sep 19 '13 02:34

Starting January 2014, prescriptions will no longer be written by hand, announced the KNMG on Wednesday.

Sep 19 '13 02:34

The demand for breast reconstruction with own tissue increases, says plastic surgeon Marc Mureau of the Erasmus MC, author of a new directive for breast reconstructions which will be published early next year.

Sep 19 '13 02:33

The government wants to re-do the location research for test drilling for shale gas.

Sep 19 '13 02:32

The Dutch police encountered kill lists from Afghan refugee from the seventies while conducting a criminal investigation into a war crimes suspect from Afghanistan. The lists contain the names of 5000 people who were executed by the Communist regime.

Sep 18 '13 09:12

In the middle of the commotion about the budget for the coming year towards Budget Day, minister Jeanine Hennis of Defense released the plans for the future of Defense. One of the decisions of the government is to buy 37 JSFs.

Sep 18 '13 08:49

Coalition partners VVD and PvdA see a recovery of the Dutch economy. This was clear from a debate between the group leaders of the six largest parties in the House. 

Both Zijlstra (VVD) and Samsom (PvdA) told their opponents that they were seeing signs of recovery, like the sectors housing and export.

The opposition had another view. Wilders (PVV) and Roemer (SP) think that this government ruins the economy with all the cuts. Wilders even said that Zijlstra and Samsom were possibly from another planet.

Sep 18 '13 03:55

The mortality by the least common form of skin cancer, melanoma, has increased by 38 percent since 2000, according to figures from Statistics Netherlands.

Sep 18 '13 03:52

Almost no one knows, but for years holes in the budget were plugged with a can of coke or a glass of orange. The government even taxes mineral water. Not everyone is happy about it, not even in The Hague.

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Sep 18 '13 03:40

It’s obviously one of the most popular but also controversial tourist spots of Amsterdam. The red light district, in Dutch also called De Wallen, is situated in one of the oldest parts of Amsterdam and has around 2000 prostitutes. In 2007 the municipality of Amsterdam launched ‘Project 1012’ to fight against the high level of crime and human trafficking in the postal code area ‘1012’, where De Wallen is also located. After five years, has this initiative paid off?

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