Jul 19 '13 04:48

To spend your time, underwater, in an authentic Achterhoeks cafe is possible during the Black Cross festival. The festival is held in Lichtenvoorde, Gelderland. Beer is not in the game during the visit, playing cards on the tables with a traditional Persian rug is.

Visitors to the underwater cafe must first put on diving equipment. "You should have had no alcohol, because that is incompatible with diving," says a spokesman of organizer Feestfabriek about the special attraction.

Jul 18 '13 08:41

Based on a latest study, the consumption of foods that have low nutritional value, usually in the form of instant, packaged snacks are associated to colorectal cancer risk.

Jul 18 '13 08:24

Samsung has taken the three models of its Galaxy Tab 3 to the Netherlands.

Jul 18 '13 08:18

According to the GGD (Public Health Service) latest research, the total number of smokers in the Netherlands is declining while the figures in Amsterdam are climbing.

Jul 18 '13 08:05

Dutch designer Marcel Wanders’ one of a kind concept makes the Andaz Hotel in Amsterdam interesting. His creativity and imagination are evident in the designs of the walls, floors and the lights of the establishment.

Jul 18 '13 07:48

On Tuesday, the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party in the Netherlands gathered with Muslims to break the fast together.

Jul 18 '13 07:38

The Netherlands will grant a €6 million aid to support the development of IT exports in four countries including Bangladesh.

Jul 18 '13 07:29

On July 10, 2013, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) has launched a priority visa service in the Netherlands.

Jul 18 '13 07:19

Dutch Ambassador Karel van Kesteren announced that Bulgaria will join the Schengen Agreement sooner or later, but not at the moment.

Jul 18 '13 05:50

Christopher Froome took the win in the tough TT over 32km with two category 2 climbs. Only the Spanish Alberto Contador and Joaquin Rodriguez came close to the yellow jersey.

Jul 18 '13 05:38

No longer is the second day the day that most people give up. Only 857 didn’t reach the finish on day two and that’s a meager 2%. Much less than the usual 4%.

The fact that most people give up on the second day is no longer valid. The first time this didn’t happen was two years ago. The warm weather of this year was expected to bring back the tough image of the second day but the new trend is set.

Vierdaagsefeesten

Jul 18 '13 03:31

The king's song, with which the newly crowned king Willem-Alexander and queen Máxima were serenaded on inauguration day, has so far yielded 44,000 euro. That was reported by the National Committee Inauguration, the initiator of the song.

The amount is from the ticket sales of the concert in Ahoy in Rotterdam on  April 30 and the number of downloads of the song.

The money goes to the Oranjefonds, a fund that supports every year thousands of large and small CSOs. The king and queen are patrons of the fund.

Jul 18 '13 03:26

The ports of Amsterdam and IJmuiden welcome more and more cruise ships. In 2013, a total of 182 ocean cruise ships with an estimated 350,000 passengers will visit the Amsterdam port region. From these visiting cruise ships, 143 will visit the capital and 39 will visit IJmuiden.

Jul 18 '13 03:23

The financial position of the major pension funds in the Netherlands has deteriorated over the past 3 months. Millions of people need to be aware that their pensions might be (again) reduced next year.

The funds were affected by the developments in the financial markets.

Jul 17 '13 09:54

Traditionally the Vierdaagse started at the third Tuesday of July. A total of 42.493 participants started at the four day march.

At 4.00 am Minister Edith Schippers gave the sign after which the fresh participants took off. Although usually people might find it a little bit early, the walkers were pleased that they could walk at least a few hours in the cold morning air. They knew that the mercury would hit the high twenties, so most people were well prepared for the heat.

Jul 17 '13 08:53

A new energy plan called “Nationaal Energieakkoor” will most likely implement the installation of 2 million household PV by 2023.

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