Jun 10 '13 12:38

The Netherlands is now qualified for the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship following its win over Russia (5-1).

Jun 8 '13 12:08

Glennis Grace was named the Best Female Singer at the annual Sterren.nl Awards for three consecutive years. The Annual Sterren.nl Awards aims to commemorate Netherlands’ popular music and supports up and coming pop music artists.

Jun 8 '13 12:02

Cigarettes in the Netherlands now cost as twice as they did ten years ago due to rising taxes, according to Dutch statistics bureau CBS.

Jun 8 '13 11:54

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands are scheduled to make their first official visit to the UK on July 19 and July 20, according to Royal Central. This will be one of their first trips as King and Queen.

Jun 8 '13 11:36

A 90 year-old man saved a teenager from drowning in Maas River in the city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Jun 8 '13 11:28

South Korean company Samsung will launch a new variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 called Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. This more rugged version of the S4 features water and dust resistance capabilities.

Jun 8 '13 11:06

Netherlands has secured the fifth spot in the FIFA World Ranking even though they have not played any recent games. Spain is still at the top of the rankings with Germany, Argentina, and Croatia trailing behind.

Jun 8 '13 08:10

The Dutch team walked away with a nail-biting last-minute win when they faced Germany in the UEFA Under-21 Championship tournament.

Jun 7 '13 08:23

By largely dropping the plan to use electronic anklets as a substitute for imprisonment, State Secretary Fred Teeven (Security and Justice) took the sting out of the debate on the cuts of 340 million for the prison system. He also was able to provide the money ‘out of the bag’,  to pay for the adjustments of the plan.

Jun 7 '13 08:18

Owners of cafes that serve Grolsch beer, are afraid that the action of Grolsch , where they give coupons which gives right to a free second beer, will lead to alcohol abuse under young people. This was reported by the Telegraaf.

Jun 7 '13 08:13

Children who are raised by same-sex parents are healthier, happier and have a better relationship with their family. This is evident from the largest study ever done, to the welfare of children with two mommies or two daddies.

Jun 7 '13 08:09

Teenagers and women who want to live in another country must personally deregister from their municipality. If officials doubt the voluntariness of the departure there will be a personal interview mention may be made to the Center for Domestic Violence.

It is one of the measures taken by the government in the fight against forced marriage and abandonment of women in countries such as Morocco and Turkey. Minister Asscher of Social Affairs sent the action plan on Thursday to the House.

Jun 6 '13 16:39

On Wednesday, Fulham announced the newest addition to their team: Former AS Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg. He will replace Mark Schwarzer of Australia, who will be leaving Fulham.

Jun 6 '13 16:34

The congestion at the Tema Port has alarmed Professor Han Ligteringeno of UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands.

Jun 6 '13 16:28

Content Management AG (CM-AG) announced that Hostnet, one of the top Dutch hosting providers, is the first to launch the Dutch-version of CM4all Sites.

Jun 6 '13 16:24

According to a survey performed by a consultancy company called Hendrik Beerda and Utrecht University, Amsterdam remains to be the top city in the country.


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