Ruling coalition party VVD is expected to lose four of its 16 senate seats, and coalition partner PvdA will likely lose six of its 14 seats, according to exit polling conducted by Ipsos and broadcast on NOS. The two parties hold a thin majority in the Tweede Kamer lower house of parliament, and would now need committed legislative partners to carry 33 seats in the Eerste Kamer upper house.
Two men accused of beating up two NS train workers appeared in court on Wednesday. The prosecutor demanded a sentence of 15 months in prison, five suspended, for the 30 year old suspect, and nine months imprisonment, four suspended for the 20 year old.
Photos taken in a secure area of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 surfaced today on Ukrainian website Censor.net.ua. The photos show parts of the aircraft not yet meant to be seen by the public or journalists, like the cockpit, the Dutch Safety Board confirmed to The Post Online.
Tarik Z., who forced his way into NOS news studios and held a security guard hostage, will appear before court for the first time in an initial hearing on May 12, NOS reports. The first substantial hearing is scheduled for June 19, says the Dutch Public Prosecutor.
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) is predicting clouds throughout the country on Friday, which will make seeing the solar eclipse hard, Het Parool reports.
With 18 percent of the population having cast a ballot as of 1:30 p.m., voter turnout in the provincial elections was down two percent from four years ago. Turnout in 2011 was considered relatively high, when 56 percent of voters showed up at the polls.
Alert witnesses witnessed an unusual event as eight kangaroos were stolen from a meadow on Bentheimerstraat in De Lutte on Tuesday. With the quick call and description from the witnesses, police managed to stop the fleeing car shortly after the theft on Lasondersingel in Enschede.
KLM will cut 22 flights from its schedule beginning in May after the airline was unable to come to an agreement with its labour unions on a new collective bargaining agreement. Regular flights to Bangkok, Nairobi and Shanghai will be scrapped, while trips to new destination Edmonton is postponed, newswire ANP reported.
Police has arrested a 33-year old woman for assaulting a teacher at a primary school in Zwolle.
A fourth person has died a month after a fire at a Nijmegen retirement home, NRC reports. The 80-year-old resident of the home died of injuries caused after a fire on February 20 spread from a snack bar to the senior complex above it.
The damage done by fraud during payment transactions decreased significantly in the Netherlands last year - from 33.3 million euros in 2013 to 17.3 million euros in 2014.