Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte opened the two-day Global Conference on CyberSpace 2015 (GCCS 2015) on Thursday in The Hague. He stressed the role of internet in industrial and social development of the Netherlands.
A man in who held a knife to a train conductor's neck on Easter Monday was sentenced to six months in prison on Thursday, two of which conditional. The court in Zeeland-West-Brabant also ruled that he has to pay the conductor €750 in damages.
The many train traffic distortions that occurred in the Schiphol airport tunnel the last few days is a major concern for Pier Eringa, according to De Telegraaf. Eringa, the newly appointed head of national train infrastructure firm ProRail, says that rail traffic was stopped for hours because of issues related to maintenance.
The head of KLM, Peter Elbers, should return the bonus he received last year, labour union FNV said this week. The union calls the bonus “incomprehensible” in light of cost savings made by the airline, reported De Telegraaf.
V&D department store is hoping to lure ore customers with yoga courses and other events. The store announced on Thursday that it will organize events in 15 branches every week from April 29th, Z24 reports. The events will be linked to titles by publisher Sanoma, such as VIVA, Tina and Libelle.
A part of Amsterdam city, including the boutique district, will soon be closed for car traffic on Saturdays. This is one of 50 measures that Alderman Pieter Litjens of Traffic, Transport and Organization presented on Thursday.
The Kamermuziekfestival in The Hague is organizing a sleep over concert in the Lourdeskerk on April 25th.
The psychiatric patients in GGZ Noord-Holland Noord that participated in a drug trial were all mentally competent and were tested for mental competency before the drug trial started.
The 20 year old man that was shot on Bergselaan in Rotterdam on Monday, April 6th, was arrested on Wednesday. He is suspected of involvement in the deliberate shooting incident.
The concept for the new Schiedam logo has caused quite a fuss among local politicians. The recently presented concept is supposed to be a windmill blade, but looks a bit like a swastika.
Benefits agency UWV has decided to play a more active role in helping those who are receiving a benefit and are struggling with debt, by asking people to report their debt to them. This is decision was based on the results of a study commissioned by UWV.
On Wednesday the police arrested a 16 year old boy for threatening a 42 year old teacher with a knife.