From the 1st of April, lesbian couples can both lawfully be the mother of their child, without having to go through difficult and expensive procedures.
A promising new cancer therapy is going to be tested for the first time in the world at the Dutch Cancer Institute Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (NKI-AVL) in Amsterdam.
A TV commercial in which deceased stars are seen enjoying Bavaria's Radler beer has ruffled some feathers in the US, but the Dutch brewer says it should not be taken so serious.
An Australian court has sentenced the man who last year killed a Dutchman with a single blow to the head, to five years and three months in prison.
The internationally sought Milutin G., from Serbia, who is wanted for war crimes committed during the Balkan War in Croatia, has been apprehended in Roosendaal, where he appears to have been living for ten years.
A municipal council member from The Hague who wanted to mention Allah while swearing his oath of office was reprimanded by mayor Van Aartsen.
Police in Leiden apprehended a 26-year old man on Wednesday, and found packets of hard drugs in his underwear. He was selling the dugs on the street.
If the cabinet transfers youth care, elderly care and young handicapped benefits (Wajong) to municipalities next year, then those municipalities which have the biggest financial problems will have the most work to do.
Concerned parties have been debating the future of Zwarte Piet in secret since October. These secretive talks are in attempt to find solutions to prevent escalations surrounding the subject, such as last year.
Football fans of AZ and Ajax came to blows on Thursday evening in Alkmaar. Some hooligans even threw fireworks at each other, and the Mobile Unit had to get involved.
According to the Netherlands Institute for Social Research, (SCP), Dutch people are becoming more positive about the economy. In the newest poll, many people also say that they rarely notice improvement on the horizon in their own environment, and also have little faith in politics.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD) has once more distanced himself even further from PVV-leader Geert Wilders' anti-Moroccan comments this week, as he approached the NOS for an interview in which he puts some worries of the Moroccan community at ease.
DJ and producer, B-Funky presented a special version of his track Turn off the Light as theme song for Earth Hour in the Netherlands, Wednesday.
Schiphol airport dropped two places on the world ranking of international airports, according to results from an annual study by research agency Skytrax, based on choices passengers make.
Job Cohen, former mayor of Amsterdam, and former Labour-leader, was appointed Professor by special appointment at the Faculty of Law at the University of Leiden.