Traffic
Jun 4 '15 09:17

The ANWB advises motorists to wear sunglasses during the morning and evening rush hour on Thursday as the low hanging sun could hamper drivers' vision.

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Jun 4 '15 08:57

An anonymous letter from a tipster may have stopped a terrorist attack on embassies in the Netherlands in the summer of 2004. This is evident from diplomatic messages released by WikiLeaks.

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Jun 4 '15 08:12

The first real summer weather of the year is heading towards the Netherlands, according to the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute.

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Jun 4 '15 07:51

A woman was rushed to the hospital after being shot in Osdorp, Amsterdam early on Thursday morning.

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Jun 3 '15 17:35

The closure of the Zandpad red light district in Utrecht was a hasty and poorly thought-out decision that led to the victimization of hundreds of prostitutes, according to a report by the Center for Information & Research on Organized Crime released on Wednesday. The July 2013 shutdown of the houseboat-based window prostitution area caused problems for sex workers financially, mentally and physically, the report states.

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Jun 3 '15 16:58

Some 24 Bulgarian found working at a mushroom farm in Standdaarbuiten, Noord-Brabant on Monday are allegedly victims of a forced labor scheme. The Inspectorate for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) raided the farm while authorities in Bulgaria carried out their own inspections to shut the operation down.

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Jun 3 '15 16:32

The municipality of Amsterdam is developing new regulations limiting houseboat owners from renting out their homes to tourists. Owners of boats will only be able to rent out their homes for no more than sixty days per year, and only to a maximum of four people.

Money
Jun 3 '15 16:07

The OECD improved its forecast for the growth of the Dutch economy. The Netherlands is now expected to grow by two percent in 2015, and 2.2 percent the following year. Previously, the organization estimated the growth of 1.4 and 1.6 percent respectively.

Jun 3 '15 15:42

The number of jobs filled in the Netherlands will increase for the first time in three years in 2015, according to benefits agency UWV. It is a sign the economic recovery is beginning to take hold in the workforce, which will develop even further next year when growth in the labor market should increase further, UWV says.

Jun 3 '15 15:17

The wage gap between men and women is on the decline again this year, according to the Monsterboard Wage Index. While the average gross hourly wage of women remain unchanged at 13.86 euros, the average earned by men fell from 15.19 to 14.72, a drop of three percent.

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Jun 3 '15 14:38

The British advertising commission ASA has banned an advertisement featuring Dutch model Kiki Willems because the model looks "unhealthily thin" in the photograph.

Jun 3 '15 14:33

Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs is investigating whether it would be possible to have imams coming to the Netherlands from abroad take a course on the Dutch language and society.

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