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.

May 2 '13 15:52

City carrier RET adjusted the beep-volume of the access gates to the Rotterdam metro again. The carrier received more and more complaints about the beep that the gates produce when people walk through being too loud.

May 2 '13 15:22

The Spanish designer of the dresses that the Dutch princesses wore on the day of the crowning is overwhelmed with requests from companies around the world who want to sell his clothing line.

May 2 '13 14:56

A grandmother of two kids of 5 and 3 years old received a fine of 130 euro from two city guards because the two children were picking some daffodils.

May 2 '13 08:10

The flu epidemic, which has held the Netherlands in its spell, is finally over according to the Netherlands Institute for Healthcare Research (NIVEL) in a report by NOS. Lasting almost 19 weeks, it was the longest flu epidemic in 42 years.

This week, 24 out of 100,000 people has reported to their GP with flu. During the epidemic, more than 51 out of  100,000 people had to report in sick .

May 2 '13 08:07

On Wednesday, PostNL released two special stamps issued to mark the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander. One stamp is for regular mail and has the letters 'W' and 'A' and the text ‘Willem-Alexander 30 IV 2013 Nederland’. The other stamp is for registered mail and shows an image of Beatrix and Willem-Alexander together with the text ‘30 April 2013’.

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