Kids with school bags
Mar 26 '19 13:30

The board and one of the founders of primary school Algemene Hindoe Basisschool in The Hague stepped down at the end of February under pressure from the Education Inspectorate, Omroep West reports based on various documents and conversations with anonymous sources. 

Netherlands polling voting elections
Mar 26 '19 12:40

D66 alderman in Tilburg Marcelle Hendrickx is under fire for a tweet she posted last week saying that a vote for the Noord-Brabant FvD leader Hans Smolders is a vote for racism, hatred and division. In a debate on the matter on Monday night, she said that she regrets that the tweet was misunderstood, but she stands by the content, AD reports.

Pablo Picasso
Mar 26 '19 11:50

Dutch art detective Arthur Brand tracked down a lost painting by Pablo Picasso titled Buste De Femme, painted in 1938. The painting of Picasso's mistress Dora Maar was stolen from the yacht of a Saudi sheikh in France in 1999 and has been missing ever since. The stolen painting, valued at 4 million euros at the time of its theft, has now been transferred to an insurance company, the Volkskrant reports.

Utrecht Central Station
Mar 26 '19 10:57

Train traffic around Amsterdam and Utrecht is currently seriously disrupted due to a train colliding with a person. NS warns of severe delays that will last at least until 12:30 p.m.

man-wordt-geboeid-afgevoerd arrest
Mar 26 '19 10:20

Every year the police use undercover police officers in dozens of investigations, despite criticism from lawyers and experts. Between 2014 and 2016 undercover cops were used a total of 189 times, newspaper AD reports based on figures requested from the police.

Marlboro cigarettes wiki commons
Mar 26 '19 09:28

The Netherlands Smoke Free Alliance put two lung doctors out of the alliance of tobacco fighters because the way they operate is too confrontational, Trouw reports. 

A PostNL van
Mar 26 '19 08:47

PostNL's package delivery is not up to standard, according to consumers' association Consumentenbond. Consumers have been complaining about PostNL for years. "No other company causes as many complaints as PostNL and that has to change", the association said on Tuesday, ANP reports.

Child with teddy bear
Mar 26 '19 08:23

The problems in youth aid, youth protection, youth mental health care, and appropriate educate are becoming bigger and bigger. As a result, vulnerable children often do not get the help they need, Children's Ombudsman Margrite Kalverboer said in a letter to Minister Hugo de Jonge of Public Health, Welfare and Sports, RTL Nieuws reports.

Police at the scene of a stabbing on Passage in Amsterdam Zuidoost, 25 March 2019
Mar 26 '19 07:52

A person was seriously injured in a stabbing incident on Passage in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Monday night, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter. The victim was taken to hospital.

The police responded to the scene shortly before midnight. The area was cordoned off as a crime scene.

According to the police, the suspect is a young man between the ages of 15 and 20 years old. He was wearing a black jacket with hood at the time of the stabbing. The police are still looking for him. 

Handcuffs
Mar 26 '19 07:28

On Monday the police arrested a 21-year-old woman from Nijmegen for involvement in threats made against FvD leader Thierry Baudet during an anti-racism demonstration in Amsterdam on Saturday. 

Over the weekend, videos filmed at the protest were posted online, showing a protester with a scarf over their face singing: "If you want to shoot Thierry, then say bang."

Daisy Mertens
Mar 25 '19 16:10

Daisy Mertens from primary school De Vuurvogel in Helmond just missed out on winning the best teacher in the world award. The award went to Peter Tabichi from Kenya. He was awarded the Global Teacher Prize in Dubai on Sunday. 

The Dutch and Kenyan teachers were two of the ten finalists. They were selected from over 10 thousand nominations from 179 countries around the world. The award came with a prize amount of 1 million dollars.

Crowded train station in the Netherlands
Mar 25 '19 15:20

An increasing number of Dutch seem to be dissatisfied with their surname, with more and more people going through the administrative hassle and high costs to change it. Last year 2,057 surname changes were approved, compared to 1,269 in 2012, RTL Nieuws reports based on figures from the Justis Department. 

30 km/h speed limit road sign
Mar 25 '19 14:30

RAI, the branch organization for the car and bicycle industry, wants to lower the speed limit on urban roads to 30 kilometers per hour, instead of 50 km/h. This is better for road safety, and will also help lower noise pollution from traffic, RAI chairman Steven van Eijck said to NOS.

Football
Mar 25 '19 13:40

Despite the Netherlands suffering a 2-3 defeat against Germany in the European Championship qualifier on Sunday, Dutch coach Ronald Koeman is still very proud of his team. After ending the first half 0-2 behind the German team, Oranje made a major comeback in the second half. "I am proud of how we played in the second half. We were 2-0 behind. Then you can just give up, but we played great", Koeman said to NOS.

Amsterdam_Zuidoost_ING-Bank_02_PM07
Mar 25 '19 12:50

The Netherlands could have attracted many more jobs from financial businesses fleeing the Brexit if it wasn't for the country's strict rules on bonuses, according to CEO Ralph Hamers of ING. Dutch law "has a lot of limits", Hamers said, NU.nl reports.

Under Dutch law, bonuses in the financial sector may not exceed 20 percent of the annual salary. This is a lot lower than the 100 percent limit in the European Union. "If you believe that people in the financial sector are stimulated by variable pay, then Amsterdam is not the obvious place to expand to", Hamers said.

Organic produce
Mar 25 '19 12:00

Organic products in the Netherlands are becoming more affordable, according to a price comparison by consumers' association Consumentenbond. Five years ago organic products were on average twice as expensive as regular ones. Now buying organic is 63 percent more expensive, AD reports.

The association compared 115 products from 13 regular supermarkets and four organic stores. 

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