May 13 '13 10:09

For students who are in the last year of high school, final exams begin on Monday. Besides the tightened examination requirements of last year, there have been some changes for this year’s exams too, especially for HAVO and VWO students. They may only have one insufficient result for the subjects Dutch, English or Mathematics.

A total of 207,204 students do their final exam in May. This are 334 more than last year. 109,488 Students are from the VMBO, 57,600 students from the HAVO and 40,116 from the VWO.

May 13 '13 10:01

A new search in Geulle (Limburg) by the police, for the missing brothers Ruben (9) and Julian (7), didn’t deliver any results on Sunday. “The brothers have not been found,” the police reported on Sunday evening. Monday the search will continue.

The police started the search because of ‘new information’. Which exact information that was, the police couldn’t say at this time.

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May 3 '13 15:11

With an economy that is shrinking even more than expected the Netherlands is doing worse than 21 other countries of the European Union. Only the economies of Cyprus, Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal are shrinking more than the Netherlands. The economies of 17 other countries are growing.

May 3 '13 14:27

From the 1st of July 2014 people won’t be allowed to smoke throughout the hospitality industry. Secretary of the State of Public Health, Martin van Rijn, said this. He hopes for a stronger social norm because there is not much money for monitoring.

May 3 '13 13:05

Online sexual behavior is in contrary to what the media suggests not very common. It is also a specific group of people who engages in ‘sexting’.

May 3 '13 08:42

The police have no clues yet in the investigation of a dead man who was found on Thursday afternoon on the dirt road Gagelhof, east of the Valkenswaardseweg (N69) in Waalre. The police have said they suspect foul play. 

May 3 '13 08:35

Mayor Eberhard van der Laan of Amsterdam said on Thursday in the Nieuwe Kerk, that the arrest of two activists on Dam Square during the abdication and inauguration is 'a serious matter'.

"It was an obvious mistake," said Van der Laan. "It was a very unfortunate combination of things. Demonstrations and freedom of expression are fundamental rights. If something goes wrong there, it hurts us very much.”

May 3 '13 08:23

An unidentified man was burned to death due to a short circuit inside an abandoned building on the Mierloseweg in Helmond on Friday. This was according to the police, who suspected that the man had tried to steal copper.

A bystander, who heard a bang around 2:00 am and then saw a fire, alerted the emergency services.

May 3 '13 08:20

Together with a large trade delegation, Minister Lilianne Ploumen of Foreign Affairs will begin her official visit to China on Sunday. She will go to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu.

The delegation is composed of representatives of 50 Dutch companies. These are mainly companies from the waste, renewable energy, agri-food, aviation and services sectors.

May 3 '13 05:48

A criminal case involving human trafficking and domestic violence ‘failed’ because of a sexual relationship between the police detective and the victim during the case.

May 3 '13 04:53

House owners with mortgage problems can report their complaints about banks to an association for people who own a house, Vereniging Eigen Huis (VEH).

May 3 '13 04:34

One quarter of the 53 hotels in Amsterdam that were audited by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment during the crowning violated rules.

May 2 '13 18:38

An aged woman received a fine on Wednesday afternoon because she drove on the highway A2 with her micro car, which is not allowed to be driven faster than 45 kilometers per hour.

May 2 '13 18:18

A man from Groningen has been a millionaire for almost half a year without knowing. This week he discovered that he won the State lottery jackpot of 2,02 million euros in December 2012.

May 2 '13 17:52

The Dutch communal health service, GGD, worries about the sale of the ‘shisha-pen’, an electric fake cigarette in bright colors that is popular among children.

May 2 '13 16:55

The walk along a German grave in Vorden on the 4th of May during the National Memorial for the people who died in World War II is cancelled. The 4 May Committee of the town in eastern Netherlands announced this on Thursday.

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