There were a total of 75 startup investment deals in the Netherlands in 2014, with a total investment of slightly more than 500 million euro. This is according to Startup Juncture, a site that keeps track of all Dutch startup news.
The sales of new cars in the Netherlands fell by 6.9 percent in 2014 to 387,835 new cars sold. This is according to the industry organizations BOVAG, RAI Association and RDC and Central Bureau Mobility Information.
A man was shot and killed in Amsterdam Noord on Wednesday. Police officers found the man seriously wounded in his car on Tussendek at around 15:40. Emergency workers tried to resuscitate the man on the scene and at the hospital, but to no avail. The victim is a 44 year old from Amsterdam.
The fire in a farmhouse in Zwaag, Noord-Holland on Tuesday night seems to have been an assassination attempt on top criminal Nico V., an alleged assassin on Heineken-kidnapper Cor van Hout.
Dozens of people were injured by fireworks over New Year's.
About 350 households in Olland, Brabant are without gas. This is because of a gas leak that was presumably caused by fireworks thrown in a manhole yesterday.
A large fire destroyed a church building in the village of Hoek in the Terneuzen municipality yesterday afternoon.
The bonfire in Scheveningen, The Hague has broken a world record. The pallet stack of 15 by 15 meters on the beach at Duindorp went into the record books as "biggest bonfire in the world". An employee of the Guinness Book of Records confirmed this.
The traditional bank branch will disappear altogether. Banks will probably keep 20 to 30 offices, but these will have a very different character than the current branches.
Fashion designer Frans Molenaar is in hospital with a broken metatarsal and broken ribs. De Telegraaf reported on Friday that he ended up in hospital almost two weeks ago after falling down stairs.
A 20 year old man was hit in the head by a bullet during New Year's Eve and only noticed it later on.