More than two billion people worldwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr today, the Sugar Feast marking the conclusion of Ramadan. Six percent of the Dutch population is believed to be Muslim, totaling about 950,000 people, with most living in the Randstad.
National Heart Foundation of Australia’s recent study found that a broken heart can take a life while severe work stress may cause a fewer risks.
On August 14, well-known Dutch kickboxing coach Eibert Beugelink will come back to Crazy 88 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to lead a Muay Thai workshop. He will also discuss the Netherlands’ kickboxing system.
On August 5, American rapper Snoop Dogg played at Amsterdam's Paradiso venue.
On August 7, a US-bound Delta Airlines Airbus carrying 300 persons, diverted to Amsterdam due to issues with its flaps.
European broadcast giant RTL Group’s Dutch arm RTL Nederland appears to be in preparation to compete with Netflix, which has recently announced its plan to expand to the Netherlands this year.
Dutchman Thomas van Beersum participated and rallied with other anti-government activists outside the congress during Philippine President Benigno Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (SONA).
A significant historical place in the country may possibly close due to reduced government budget, according to volunteers in charge of the museum in Veere.
Construction company BAM and dredging company Van Oord have been chosen for building a new container port in the British city of Liverpool. The deal is about more than 85 million euro. This was announced by the two companies on Wednesday.
The new container terminal will be commissioned by Peel Ports and will be situated at the river mouth of the river Mersey. The transhipment harbor will be made suitable for vessels with a loading capacity of up to 13,500 pieces of 20-foot containers, of which two can berth at the same time. The new port will be ready for use in 2015.
At the Palace of Justice in Den Bosch a so called powder letter was received on Wednesday. Which substance was in the letter, is not yet clear. The letter is now at the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) for investigation. Police are investigating where the letter came from and who sent it.
The Palace of Justice was not evacuated and all sessions could continue.
There is sufficient evidence to assume that Evedasto Lifante, the former owner of Murcia volleyball club CAV, has played a role in the murder of volleyball star Ingrid Visser and her partner Louis Severein.
This was announced by the court in Molina de Segura on Wednesday. The two Dutch were probably killed on May 14, in a remote villa in the vicinity of the southern Spanish city.
Two women were arrested at Schiphol, trying to smuggle a large sum of money abroad. They had 300,000 euro in cash hidden in their underwear. This was reported by the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD) on Wednesday.
The women were on their way to Brazil and were caught during a security check. The IRS has confiscated the money. The smugglers have been arrested. Pending the investigation, the IRS will not disclose the nationality of the women. The two were arrested, among other, on suspicion of money laundering.
The dead wolf on July 4 which was found in Luttelgeest, Noordoostpolder, was probably of Eastern European descent. The beast came almost certainly to the Netherlands from Eastern Czech Republic, Southern Poland or Slovakia. It is also likely that the wolf has lived for a while in the Netherlands.
The DNA of the animal corresponds for 96.5 percent to wolves from the Carpathians, in addition to 3 percent Italian DNA and 0.5 percent DNA of a dog.
ING announced a large drop in profits, while their analysts claim the Dutch economy will contract by 1.4% in 2013.
Three men from Heerlen have been arrested because they would have been guilty of human trafficking.