An ICAN demonstration in Sweden
Oct 6 '17 13:30

The Nobel Peace Prize for this year was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Dutch peace organization PAX is a member of ICAN's board and is "one of the driving forces behind ICAN", PAX director Jan Gruiters said to newspaper AD. "This is really a top day."

Police and reporters gather outside mayor's residence on Herengracht in Amsterdam, 6 Oct 2017
Oct 6 '17 12:46

The entire Amsterdam is in mourning after the death of Mayor on Thursday. The flag outside his official residence on Herengracht is hanging half mast and local residents are leaving flowers outside his door, Het Parool reports.

Oranje
Oct 6 '17 11:50

Dutch football association KNVB declared 1,461 tickets for the match between Oranje and Sweden invalid because they were offered on resale websites for too high prices. "We want football to remain accessible to everyone", KNVB director Gijs de Jong said to the Telegraaf.

Amsterdam flag at half staff over Beurs van Berlage after Mayor Eberhard van der Laan's death, 6 Oct 2017
Oct 6 '17 11:04

"Amsterdam is crying for its beloved mayor and all of the Netherlands is grieving", Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Facebook in reaction to the death of. .

Eberhard van der Laan
Oct 6 '17 09:56

After a long battle with cancer, Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan. He leaves behind a wife and five children. In Amsterdam Van der Laan will be remembered as a very involved and very well loved mayor of the Dutch capital. 

Integration exam
Oct 6 '17 08:49

The Rutte III government is changing the immigration policy, specifically they're limiting immigrants' access to benefits. The VVD, CDA, D66 and ChristenUnie are also increasing the low VAT rate from 6 percent to 9 percent, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Oct 6 '17 08:07

Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan passed away on Thursday, the municipality of Amsterdam announced. He was battling metastasized lung cancer. Van der Laan was 62 years old. 

Storm damage in Eekhout park in Zwolle, 5 Oct 2017
Oct 6 '17 08:05

An autumn storm that hit the Netherlands on Thursday mostly caused damage in the east and north of the country. The biggest disruption caused by the storm, was when tents set up for horse event CSI Salland were blown down in Mariënheem, sending a number of expensive horses running, RTL Nieuws reports.

Crime scene
Oct 6 '17 07:41

The fire department is busy pumping the water out of a bond in Blookerpark in Huis ter Heide in the search for On Thursday evening, a bicycle was found in the pond that looks like the one belonging to the missing Utrecht woman, who disappeared while cycling last week Friday, AD reports.

Mayoral chain
Oct 5 '17 16:50

Nearly a quarter of Dutch mayors have been threatened by criminals, according to a survey of 4 thousand mayors, aldermen and officials by Pro Facto on behalf of the Ministry of Security and Justice. The researchers add that there is no sign of large-scale criminal influence on local governments, NOS reports.

Amsterdam city center
Oct 5 '17 16:10

In an ongoing effort to reduce the number of tourists in Amsterdam, the municipality decided that no new tourist shops will be allowed to open in Amsterdam Centrum, the city of Amsterdam announced in a press release on Thursday.

The increasing number of tourists and day visitors in the city center, goes hand-in-hand with an ever increasing number of shops focused only on visitors. The result is that the the store offer in the city center is shrinking, and with it the ease of life for local residents, according to the city.

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
Oct 5 '17 15:30

A 17-year-old girl found herself in what sounds like an action movie on Tuesday. Natasja de Jong and her driving instructor were in the midst of a driving lesson in Emmeloord, when they ended up in the midst of a police chase, RTL Nieuws reports.

aanhouding-handboeien-2
Oct 5 '17 14:50

The police in Poland arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of involvement in the murder of Wioletta Rogozinska in Arnhem last month, AT5 reports.

Anne Faber
Oct 5 '17 14:10

The family of 25-year-old wants military specialists to help search for the missing Utrecht woman, a spokesperson for the family said in a statement on Thursday. Anne on Friday evening.

Amsterdam commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Bijlmer disaster, 4 Oct 2017
Oct 5 '17 13:30

The of an El Al cargo plane crashing into two apartment buildings in Bijlmermeer, was commemorated in Amsterdam-Zuidoost on Wednesday. The accident killed 39 local residents and the four crew members on the plane.

Geert Wilders
Oct 5 '17 12:50

YouTube decided to remove Geert Wilders' anti-Prophet Mohammed video from the site, Wilders announced on Twitter. "YouTube just censored my Muhammad clip. Twitter already made it impossible to watch from Germany + France. The truth is forbidden", the PVV leader tweeted. He also posted more threats made against him on social media.

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