Sep 18 '13 02:14

Ten residents of the Kruidenbuurt in Heerenveen need to be examined by a pulmonologist, to determine whether their health issues are caused by polyurethane foam. That is the advise of the Frisian GGD after investigation. The GGD can not exclude that the complaints are the result of pur insulation in their homes.At the request of the housing association WoonFriesland, the GGD started the research this Summer in the Kruidenbuurt. 47 residents of 29 homes suspect their deteriorating health is the result of a large-scale program of housing insulation.

Sep 18 '13 02:12

Prime Minister Mark Rutte counts on the Tuesday presented package of six billion in additional spending cuts being the last addition to the coalition agreement.

Sep 18 '13 02:11

There is less and less demand for blood. The demand for donated blood has decreased in the last three years by 15 percent

Sep 17 '13 06:32

Although everybody knows that Prinsjesdag is the day that the King reads a speech, made by the government (troonrede or throne speech), it is also the day that the House is discussing the content of this troonrede and the day that the minister of Finance gives the House an attaché case which contains the Dutch National Budget. In English therefore the Prinsjesdag is called Budget Day.

Prinsjesdag is a day full of tradition mixed with serious business. But why do the Dutch do this serious business in such a way and since when?

Prinsjesdag

Sep 17 '13 02:49

A 52-year-old motorist from Leuth in Gelderland took place behind the wheel Sunday, unabashedly, with a bottle of wine in hand.

Sep 17 '13 02:20

The horses that will be used in the royal procession Tuesday from Noordeinde Palace to the Binnenhof on Budget Day are ready for possible disturbances.

Sep 17 '13 02:18

The Twilling elementary school from Stiens, announced as best scoring Cito-school in RTL News, turns out not to take any Cito tests at all.

Sep 17 '13 02:16

The Fyra is safe and can be used for unlimited commercial purposes. The high-speed train has received the necessary permits for this purpose.

Sep 17 '13 02:15

The Hague is well prepared for Budget day, announced the town on Monday, a day before the annual event.

Sep 17 '13 02:14

The FNV actions against new cuts from the government, on November 30, are still on.

Sep 17 '13 02:13

A video surfaced of the Dutch Sjaak Rijke and six other hostages, who were kidnapped by al-Qaeda . Rijke was kidnapped two years ago in Mali. The other hostages are four Frenchmen, a Swede and a South African.

Sep 17 '13 02:12

A spacious 17 meters high Hindu temple opened in Den Helder. The five-story temple is surrounded by a residential area and is colorfully decorated. It is the first Ganesh temple in Europe.

Sep 16 '13 16:50

The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features NS railroad maintenance, price increase of train tickets, and the future of Fyra, the continuing developments on Google glass, the stabbing death of a Swedish girl, the concerns around the Oosterschelde storm surge barrier, Netflix entering the Dutch market, concerns about radical Muslims, the Muslim brothers, private policing by Muslims, the uncertain future of Ibn Ghaldoun.

Sep 16 '13 06:39

The Police and rescue services had an average weekend in terms of aggression and accidents. Nevertheless, there are unfortunately enough stories which are worthwhile mentioning. Here an overview of the most notable happenings.

Jordaanfestival Amsterdam

At the Jordaanfestival, a yearly festival in the Amsterdam district ‘de Jordaan’, a man was heavily beaten up on Saturday evening. He took part in a street fight among a group of 15 to 20 boys and men who started fighting after some misunderstandings. This was reported by the police.

Sep 16 '13 06:23

The more than 4000 monuments that could be visited last weekend, as part of the Heritage Day, have drawn 900,000 visitors, the organization reported on Sunday. 

This weekend was the 27th edition of the Heritage Day and had as the theme ‘Power and Splendor’.

So this year extra attention was given to old castles, palaces, canal houses, churches and courts. The organization chose this theme because of the celebration of 200 years of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Utrecht.

Sep 16 '13 06:15

Sebastian Bowier broke the world record for biking, on a special recumbent bike, with a staggering 133.78 kilometers per hour.

The special, high-tech recumbent bike was a mutual project of the TU in Delft and the VU in Amsterdam. After a straight long track of 8km, the world record time was measured along a 200m track.

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