Thieves stole 14 lifelike sex dolls, worth around 25 thousand euros in total, from the showroom of exclusive sex shop MyTenga in Breda last week. "They only left the couches", shop owner Niels van der Voort said to Omroep Brabant. "All the dolls are gone. Even the old kettle and the six-year-old retro-reflective camera they took with them."
Dutch woman Olga Kluivers was stabbed to death in Mexico on Tuesday. Her Mexican boyfriend is suspected of the crime. He is on the run, NOS reports.
Family members found the 60-year-old woman from Eibergen dead in her home. She owned a bar on the Pacific, in the town of Barra de Vavidad, according to Omroep Gelderland.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed Kluivers' family in the Netherlands about her death.
The Dutch woman's body was already cremated. In Mexico it is common practice to bury or cremate a body shortly after death, according to NOS.
The new Dutch cabinet - Rutte III - will have three more Ministers than the current one, according to the Telegraaf. That will bring the total number of Ministers up to 16.
According to the newspapers, the new Ministers will be for Immigration and Integration, Climate Affairs, and Agriculture. Exactly what these portfolios will hold, is still being negotiated in the formation talks between the VVD, CDA, D66 and ChristenUnie.
The Dutch Ministers involved in providing aid to the islands affected by Hurricane Irma on Wednesday, are meeting in the National Crisis Center in The Hague at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday morning. The main purpose of this meeting is to map what aid exactly the islands of Sint Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius need, Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs and Kingdom relations said to broadcaster NOS.
The Netherlands islands of Sint Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius were struck by Hurricane Irma on Wednesday. All three islands were hit hard, but Sint Maarten sustained the most damage. As more and more photos and footage surface from the islands, the extent of the damage is becoming clear.
The Red Cross started raising funds to support the victims of Hurricane Irma, which caused massive amounts of damage on the islands of Sint Maarten, Sint Estatius and Saba on Wednesday. Donations to Giro 5125 can be made from the Red Cross website.
Hurricane Irma took at least six lives on Saint-Martin, the French part of the island that also includes Sint Maarten, broadcaster Franceinfo reported on behalf of the French government. Thus far no information is available about victims in the Dutch part of the island, the Telegraaf reports.
F1 driver Max Verstappen won a court case he filed against Picnic because the online grocery store used a lookalike of him in one of its ad campaigns. The court ruled on Wednesday that Picnic violated Verstappen's personality rights by using the lookalike. The amount in compensation Picnic will have to pay to Verstappen is yet to be determined, NU.nl reports.
Hindus united in the group 'Holi is not a Houseparty' are calling on Dutch festival organizers to stop using the word 'Holi' in the names of their summer festivals. Holi is a Hindu festival celebrated in the spring, NOS reports.
A child was critically injured when he fell from a playground on a schoolyard in Arnhem on Wednesday morning, the Telegraaf reports.
A doctor from the responding trauma helicopter resuscitated the boy on the spot before an ambulance rushed him to hospital with a police escort.
The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. at the school square of primary schools Toermalijn and Jeroen Bosch School on Brabantweg. What exactly happened is not yet clear.
A massive 31 percent of people who receive welfare benefits in the Netherlands are also receiving psychological treatment, according to a study by Statistics Netherlands and Harvard University. Among people who work or go to school, 10 percent undergo psychological treatment, NOS reports.
Photos and videos posted on social media as they eye of Hurricane Irma passed over Sint Maarten show that the hurricane already did massive amounts of damage on the island. Despite the fact that the island is still on lockdown, and no one is allowed outside, the effects of the hurricane are becoming increasingly visible.
The Netherlands plays a big role in money laundering in the European Union, according to Europol. In 2014, over a quarter of suspicious bank transactions in the EU were reported by Dutch banks, the Telegraaf reports.
The banks in Europe reported almost a million transactions they suspected involved money laundering in 2014. Dutch banks reported 277 thousand suspicious transactions. Only Great Britain reported more, with 350 thousand.
By the end of next year, Dutch soft drink producers will stop selling sugar-filled soft drinks at high schools in the Netherlands, Raymond Gianotten, director of the Dutch Association for Soft Drinks Waters and Juices, said to RTL Nieuws. By the end of 2018, only light variants of soft drinks will be available at high schools.
"We want to help young people make a healthier choice", Gianotten said. "There are still some ongoing contracts, but as far as we are concerned, this will be done as soon as possible."
Hurricane Irma hit the island of Sint Maarten around 12:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dutch time. The hurricane's eye is expected to pass the island between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., NU.nl reports.
According to Weerplaza, the island can expect wind speeds of around 295 kilometers per hour, with even stronger gusts. The hurricane is also accompanied by heavy rains, which can cause flooding problems.
While the study year at all universities and colleges in the Netherlands already started, hundreds of international students are still unable to find a place to stay, according to student union LSVb. Out of necessity they're sleeping in hostels, campsites or even cars, the union said, according to ANP.