Aug 13 '13 09:22

The volume of exports of goods increased by 1.7 percent in June. Improvement in exports was slightly better than in May with 1.4 percent. Exports fell by 1.8 percent in April compared with the same period in 2012.

Aug 13 '13 07:29

Three people have been missing after a German gas tanker hit a sailboat on a canal and pulled it to the water. A victim was brought to a hospital.

Aug 13 '13 07:06

Dutch Prince Johan Friso’s death did not come as a surprise for many as they seem to have expected it for quite sometime.

Aug 12 '13 16:21

Prince Friso, the younger brother of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, has died at the age of 44.

Aug 12 '13 12:15

InlandLinks network currently covers the whole port of Rotterdam following the registration of Rotterdam Container Terminal (RCT) on the Maasvlakte and Combi Terminal Twente Rotterdam (CTT) in Pernis, according to Dredging Today.

Aug 12 '13 11:37

The month of August began with a major shift in the box office-The Smufs 2 opened at no. 1, earning €373,530 over the weekend and moving former no.1 The Wolverine further to the no. 3 spot. The action-packed, superhero film starring Hugh Jackman made €253,575 over the weekend and €1,117,837 in two weeks.

Aug 12 '13 09:57

William Kero was one of 48 American soldiers who died while battling with the Germans for the control of the bridges in Holland.

Aug 12 '13 09:50

Dutch model and actress Doutzen Kroes is featured on next month’s issue of Vogue Netherlands.

Aug 12 '13 09:41

PSV Eindhoven takes the lead in the Dutch league standings after a 5-0 win against NEC Nijmegen while Ajax was defeated (3-2) by AZ Alkmaar on Sunday.

Aug 12 '13 09:33

Software company Clearleap has opened its latest office in Amsterdam.

Aug 12 '13 05:01

A majority of the Dutch thinks that the Dutch Olympians shouldn’t boycott next year's Winter Games in Sochi. This reveals an investigation of  Peil.nl, the investigation bureau of Maurice de Hond, which was commissioned by NU.nl.

58 Percent of respondents believe that the Dutch athletes should just go to the 2014 Winter Games in the Russian city of Sochi. For voters of VVD and CDA this percentage is the highest at 70 and 67 percent respectively.

Aug 12 '13 04:57

Safe Traffic Netherlands (Veilig Verkeer Nederland – VVN) calls on parents to check the bikes of their children very well at the start of the new school year. "There is often something wrong with the brakes or the lights. Also the bell is often missing," said a spokesman of VVN on Saturday.

Aug 12 '13 04:53

The Asian elephant that was born on Saturday in the Rotterdam zoo ‘Diergaarde Blijdorp’, is a female. It is the second Asian elephant born in the Netherlands this year. In July, a male was  born in Emmen Zoo.

Aug 12 '13 04:48

Romanians are ashamed of the Kunsthal Art Heist. “Our country is disgraced in the world by culture barbarians.” And: “This will have implications for the accession of Romania to the Schengen countries.” With this Romanian media headlines characterize the effects of the robbery of seven masterpieces from museum the Kunsthal in Rotterdam in October of last year.

On Tuesday the perpetrators of the 'art heist of the century' will show up for the first time in court in the Romanian capital Bucharest. One of the six suspects is still on the run.

Aug 12 '13 04:44

The first unexpected occurrence of Prince on Sunday evening in pop temple Paradiso in Amsterdam, lasted for some fans only briefly. They were expelled during the concert, because they took pictures of the pop star with their iPhone. Before the show the fans were warned that this was not allowed.

Prince gave Sunday evening the first of two surprise concerts at the Amsterdam pop temple.

After an hour one of the fans twittered: "Was a nice hour Prince, until I was kicked out because of making 2 Iphone pictures. Many other people with me too."

Aug 12 '13 04:33

More than 80,000 people have already supported the action of PVV leader and MP Geert Wilders by signing the petition tekenverzetaan.nl. This was announced by Wilders on Saturday.

The action of the PVV leader is against the ‘systematic plundering’ of the government of Prime Minister Mark Rutte. According to Wilders, the government makes degradation policy.

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