The number of underage kids buying alcohol has decreased dramatically in the past few years. Only 1 percent of 14 and 15 year olds bough alcohol for themselves or friends over the past year, compared to 9 percent in 2011. Among 16 and 17 year olds the percentage dropped from 79 percent to only 10 percent.
The judgement made by the European Commission over the Starbucks tax agreement could have far reaching consequence across the country, with nearly 15,000 such deals having already been made. Tax authorities have seen the period between 1991 and 2014 as the main problem era, with billions at stake.
The skeleton of what is believed to be a French soldier from the 17th or 18th century was found during excavation work for the Waal's secondary channel in Nijmegen. He was found with his equipment, standing in a defensive posture.
Amsterdam has still not given up the fight against a new Islamic school in the city. On Wednesday the Council of State ruled that the municipality has to provide a building by 2017. Now alderman Simone Kukenheim is asking Education State Secretary Sander Dekker to refuse the school financing on the basis of quality standards.
A 13-year-old girl from Vakcollege in Helmond is still at home after bullies gave her a concussion, bruises on her neck, and bruised ribs. This girl's story hit the news after a video of the bullying incident was passed around Facebook and WhatsApp. The two abusers in the video have been expelled.
Long-time Dutch politician Willem Aantjes died peacefully at his home on Thursday at the age of 92, his partner, Ineke Ludikhuize, 57, told media outlets in the Netherlands.
Two men have been arrested this week on suspicion of dozens of scams after they posed as fake cops and ripped off more than 50 innocent victims. Detectives in Gelderland have been investigating reports that have come in over the last three months, with instances of trickery by fake cops.
The fifteenth edition of the Masters of LXRY, the stock market for luxury products, is tipped to be the biggest of its kind yet. Between December 10 -14, the RAI in Amsterdam will be hosting 400 entrepreneurs displaying and demonstrating their latest and most exclusive products, on over 30,000 square meters of floor space.
Two armed robbers stole gold bars from the Curacao money museum Yotin Korta in Willemstad on Wednesday. Their loot turned out not to be worth as much as they presumably hoped - the museum announced that the stolen gold bars are worthless fakes
Princess Beatrix will be opening fourth edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival this year. The festival kicks off on November 28. This year’s festival is dedicated to the theme of Friendship, which focuses on the existence of mankind and the universal language of light to allow expression.
Dutch coffin makers are seeing an increasing demand for larger coffins, both in length and in width. "It is a trend, we are getting more and more obese", Jan Heddes, director of coffin builder Bogra in Enkhuizen, said to BNR.