Aug 27 '13 02:36

The Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise leaves the Northern Sea Route. The activists chose to leave the area, because the Russians threatened with violence.

Aug 27 '13 02:35

The RIVM (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu) (National Institute for Public Health and Environment) advises travelers to make sure they are vaccinated against polio.

Aug 27 '13 02:34

An informational briefing for the dual job of keeper of Castle Loevestein has drawn 250 participants. The response to the job posting was overwhelming. Over 400 candidates applied, but there was only room for 250.

Aug 27 '13 02:33

A 19-year old female who was detained last month for recruiting people for Syria left for the country herself.

Aug 27 '13 02:31

In the study, ordered by the Ministry of Economic Affairs on the drilling for shale gas, the risks to drinking water do not get enough attention. That is the conclusion of drinking water company Vitens in response to the research, performed by engineering company Witteveen+Bos.

Aug 26 '13 09:44

Leiden University has appointed a public affairs Professor, who’s job it is to give more insight into the work of lobbyists in the Netherlands. Arco Timmermans, research director of the Montesquieu Institute, will fulfill the function. It is the first time that a professor is appointed to specifically investigate lobby activities in the Netherlands. 

Aug 26 '13 07:44

The Canals Festival in Amsterdam has drawn a record number of 63,000 visitors this year. The Prinsengracht concert, that was held on the last day of the Canal Festival, had the highest ratings ever during the broadcast of the concert on Saturday evening. 919.000 Viewers saw the concert on TV.

Canals Festival

During the 16th edition of the Canals Festival, visitors could listen for 10 days at 96 different locations in Amsterdam to classical music. In total there were 228 concerts, more than ever.

Aug 26 '13 07:38

By a complex accident on the A2 Sunday afternoon, a man and a woman were injured. A car drove so quick against the center guide that the engine was launched out of the car. The flying engine hit a car with caravan. The one who caused the accident has reported to the police.

Aug 26 '13 03:24

The mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan, Sunday called on the government to file a state complaint against Russia, for violation of human rights. He did so during the To Russia With Love concert, a demonstration for gay rights in Russia, at the Museum Square in the capital on Sunday evening. Van der Laan received a deafening applause.

Aug 26 '13 03:17

Thanks to an observant 6-year-old boy in the De Thij district, the police in Oldenzaal managed to arrest two car thieves.

The boy woke up at half past six in the morning, and looking out his window, he saw two men break into the car of a neighbor. He immediately told his father, who called the police and gave them a good description of the thieves.

The police found a car nearby with two men, a 38-year-old man from Enschede and a 33-year-old man from Dronte, who matched the description. They were immediately arrested.

Aug 25 '13 14:50

Her try-out class was fully booked within one hour and for the workshop premiere last Wednesday she hardly needed advertising. Finance Mum Anne-Dorine Ligthart gives voluntarily grip to young parents in arranging and organizing their infants’ taxes.

Aug 24 '13 17:04

Former parliamentarian Desirée Bonis (PVDA) resigned in June, because her party would have too little input in the country's foreign policy.

Aug 24 '13 16:03

The Tax Department estimates a loss of at least Euro 15million, because businesses tampered with employee training.

Aug 24 '13 02:47

Health Care Inspection has taken note of several deficiencies in the Breda Amphia Hospital.

Aug 24 '13 01:38

Night club The Level stops their promotion to serve youth unlimited drinks for a fixed price. The municipality of Arnhem warned the night club they will strictly enforce the licensing and catering act.

Aug 23 '13 18:40

A disco in Arnhem served unlimited (alcoholic) beverages to youth for a fixed price this past month. The price was Euro 15 for men and Euro 12.50 for women at club The Level. The entrepreneur wanted to increase sales volume.

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