Netherlands won its first World Grand Prix match against Kazakhstan at 3-0 (25-23, 25-14, 25-16) in the pool K match on August 16 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
On August 15, the Royal Dutch Mint introduced two latest coins to commemorate the Peace Palace’s centennial anniversary this month.
The Netherlands defeated Ireland 2-1 in an opening display at the European Championships.
About a month after the discovery of a lone wolf in Luttelgeest, a calf was possibly attacked by a wolf on a different location. Wim Tegels, a wolf expert, reported this to the magazine ‘De Boerderij’ (The Farm). The dead animal showed a number of characteristics that are typical for a wolf attack.
The farmer concerned, who wishes to remain anonymous, sent Tegels pictures that shows that the calf has sustained major injuries after the fatal attack. Guts were drawn from the animal and a leg was missing.
About 80,000 people visited the second day of the 34th eddition of the International Fireworks Festival in Scheveningen. This was announced by the organization and the police. Friday, the event attracted 60,000 visitors, thus the total number of visitors in this first weekend was 140,000.
The International Fireworks Festival is an event which is spread over two weekends. Last Friday evening, August 16, was the kick-off. Belgium and Germany were the first competitors, followed by China and Austria on Saturday.
The European Union should create new rules to tackle the excesses of the free movement of workers from Eastern Europe to the West. This migration has a disruptive effect on poorer and less educated citizens in richer EU countries. Their work and income are threatened by newcomers, who are used to much lower wages and who didn’t experience the welfare state yet. Minister Lodewijk Asscher (Social Affairs) and the English writer David Goodhart say this in a letter which they sent to the Volkskrant and the British newspaper the Independent.
The police been has been very busy again this weekend with accidents, stabbings and shootings. Here is an overview.
On Sunday, the police of The Hague arrested three men and a woman in connection with the discovery of a dead man early Sunday morning. The body was laying in the courtyard of an apartment complex in the Schilderswijk, the Hague.
Police suspect that the man was killed. The identity of the victim is not yet known.
Rainbow Group Foundation has arranged Amsterdam Underground city walks in Amsterdam for many years now. In these tours, ex-homeless and drug addicts introduce a different side of the city.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features the complete coverage on Prince’s Friso’s Death and the art heist in Rotterdam, Pirate Bay’s latest answer to its accessibility hitch, a fresh Fox Netherlands campaign, a group of devastated fans during a surprise concert in Amsterdam, and responses to the Dutch debt crisis.
Prince Johan Friso, who died on Monday, was laid to rest in a small cemetery in Lage Vuursche, a village in the province of Utrecht. The cemetery is located almost directly opposite to the Drakensteyn Castle, where Friso spent his childhood.
The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (De Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit / NVWA) advises the consumer of Dexaprine-slimming tablets to stop taking the medication immediately.
That is a slogan currently being campaigned by The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) to stop elephant back riding.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to tighten the travel warning to Egypt, following a crisis in the country caused by a clash between the military force and Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
A report from AMC (Academisch Medisch Centrum) in Amsterdam on Friday reveals that for the first time in the Netherlands, a patient has been treated for an infection caused by bacterium Borrelia miyamotoi following a tick bite.
A latest study from the Netherlands found that feeling incapable at work may decrease one's chances of achieving professional accomplishment and personal happiness.
Poverty among tenants increases. Besides the housing costs already 724,000 tenants can’t afford the expenses for living. In 2017 there are 891,000 tenants to be expected to live officially in poverty. This concludes the Woonbond, based on their own research, on Thursday.
Since July 1 of this year, the government allows that the rent may rise faster than the inflation. To compensate the landlord levy imposed by the government, many landlords raise their rents considerably.