A 4DX cinema
Oct 11 '17 15:10

Cinema chain Pathé is opening 4D cinemas in Amsterdam and Rotterdam in December. The 4D cinemas will have added elements like smell, wind and motions to add to the movie going experience. Pathé is the first cinema chain in the Netherlands to go 'four dimensional', RTL Nieuws reports.

Arjen-robben
Oct 11 '17 14:30

Despite a win against Sweden on Tuesday, the Dutch national football team will not go through to the World Cup in Russia next year. Oranje beat Sweden 2-0, but a win of 7-0 was needed for the Dutch team to place in the playoffs for the World Cup, RTL Nieuws reports.

Marijuana
Oct 11 '17 13:50

A 68-year-old retired Dutch man and his 71-year-old wife were arrested in Norway early in September for trying to smuggle 100 kilograms of cannabis into the country, RTL Nieuws reports based on stories in Norwegian media. The drugs were hidden in secret compartments in a car they tried to take into Norway by ferry.

Police guard in a detention center
Oct 11 '17 13:10

An older couple was arrested in Gennep, Limburg in an Dutch-led international investigation into fraud and money laundering, the Public Prosecutor announced. The 81-year-old man and 61-year-old woman are accused of tax fraud, money laundering, forgery and illegal banking. According to the Prosecutor, the amount involved in the couple's crimes is estimated at over 41 million euros. 

Police officers on the street
Oct 11 '17 12:30

Armed perpetrators robbed a number of musicians at a music studio on Keienbergweg in Amsterdam Zuidoost during the early hours of Wednesday morning, AT5 reports.

The armed robbery happened around 2:45 a.m., as the musicians were leaving the music studio. They were threatened and robbed of their belongings. Exactly what was stolen is not clear.

The robbers fled with their loot. Police officers searched the area, but to no avail. The police call on witnesses to come forward. 

Oct 11 '17 11:50

The Rutte III cabinet plans to have two Ministers each at the ministries of Security Justice, Public Health, and Education, sources told newspaper AD. This is the first time that Ministries in the Netherlands will be headed by two ministers, according to the newspaper.

Oct 11 '17 11:10

Two million women in the Netherlands are not economically independent and are therefore financially vulnerable, Statistics Netherlands reported on Wednesday based on figures from 2016. About a million men find themselves in the same position.

Of the financially vulnerable men, 27 percent have paid work, but earn less than a welfare benefit. The same is true for 35 percent of financially vulnerable women. 28 percent of the men receive a welfare benefit and 21 percent receive an occupational disability benefit. Among the women it is 17 and 13 percent. 

Michel Boer
Oct 11 '17 10:30

The Dutch police put one of the founders of outlaw motorcycle gang Satudarah on the most-wanted list. 52-year-old Michel Boer is wanted for leading a criminal organization involved in arms trafficking, drug trafficking, violence and extortion, NOS reports.

Dutch forensic investigator at a crime scene
Oct 11 '17 09:52

A critically injured man was found on Jacobijnerkerkhof in Leeuwarden on Tuesday night. Emergency workers tried to help him, but the 35-year-old man died on the street. The police believe he was murdered.

The police immediately launched an investigation, including calling forensic investigators in to examine the crime scene. "On the basis of the first findings, it became clear that the 35-year-old man was killed by a crime", the police said in a statement.

new police uniform 1
Oct 11 '17 09:23

Three teenagers were arrested in Groningen on Tuesday for shooting passersby with an air gun. At least 10 people were shot at, most sustained minor injuries, NOS reports.

According to the police, the three 16-year-old boys were shooting pedestrians through the skylight of a home on Nieuwe Sint Jansstraat. 

The police took victims' statements at the police station. None of the injured people had to go to the hospital. The police believe that more people may have been shot at, and call on victims to come forward.

Mark_Rutte_secretary_of_the_state
Oct 11 '17 09:03

Unions, associations and interest groups had mixed reactions to the . While some are carefully optimistic about what the Netherlands will hold in the coming years, the new government agreement left others with only concerns, according to reactions on the Volkskrant's liveblog of the agreement presentation.

Tweede Kamer
Oct 11 '17 07:58

The VVD, CDA, D66 and ChristenUnie presented its for the coming years , 209 days after the parliamentary election In March. The Rutte III government is expected to take office in two weeks.

Jeroen_Dijsselbloem_2015_(1)
Oct 11 '17 07:29

Departing Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem is giving up his parliamentary seat and leaving politics, he announced in a letter to Tweede Kamer president Khadija Arib on Tuesday evening. According to Dijsselbloem, he lacks the "firepower" the PvdA needs to function well as opposition party with only 9 seats, NU.nl reports.

Police officer holding a cannabis plant
Oct 10 '17 17:00

Six people were arrested in connection with a large investigation into organized cannabis cultivation in Noord-Brabant on Monday. The police also searched 16 properties in Tilburg, Goirle, Eindhoven and Kaatsheuvel. 

According to the police, a Tilburg detective team got wind of the suspects while breaking down a number of illegal cannabis plantations. The suspects are two women from Tilburg (35 and 66), a 44-year-old woman from Goirle, two men (40 and 52) and a 36-year-old woman from Eindhoven. They are all in custody.

Mark Rutte in his office (Source: Wikimedia/ATX-NL)
Oct 10 '17 15:31

After 209 days of formation talks, the new Dutch government presented its plans for the coming years on Tuesday. Here follows some details from the agreement that were not before the official release.

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