Although the CDA has halved the number of seats in the House at each of the two last elections, but the Christian Democrats still provide most mayors. Over one third of the Dutch mayors (122 on a total of 358) comes from the CDA. VVD and PvdA follow with 96 mayors and 86 respectively.
Methane release brought by climate change, specifically from melting ice in the Arctic could cost the entire global economy over $60 trillion in the next several years, according to a report published in the journal Nature.
"Make Your Move 3D" opens today, July 25, in the Netherlands.
A latest study found that psychopaths are actually capable of emphasizing by determinedly switching it on.
An eco-mobility company based in the Netherlands called Van.Eko has just launched the world's first bio-resin bike and it will soon be available in the country.
Calvin Fresh graduate Tom Snikkers has signed a contract with Aris Leeuwarden in the Netherlands Basketball League.
Dutch industry can not accommodate the large number of university graduates, devs said.
Poverty rate in the country has increased from 4% to 10%.
The girl who was injured on Tuesday afternoon, at the entertainment park Walibi Holland in Biddinghuizen, has lost her foot. The company announced this on Wednesday. The 10-year-old girl is still in the hospital.
The accident happened at the wild water track El Rio Grande. Tuesday it was already publicly known that a few weeks before a boy was injured almost at the same place. Following that accident, Walibi took additional measures, including hanging more safety signs.
Rutger is the winner of Heel Holland Bakt 2013. The brand new 'best home baker of the Netherlands' defeated Evert en Narcis in the final of the popular MAX program.
During the last baking assignment of this season, the finalists had to make a wedding cake. The assignment was to make the wedding cake, as romantic, festive and tasty as possible. The jury, consisting of master patissier Robèrt van Beckhoven and culinary writer Janny van der Heijden, decided that Rutger was the winner.
Prostitution boats at the Utrecht Zandpad have to close on Thirsday. Window Operator Wegra had asked the court in Utrecht to come back on the decision of the municipality to close the boats. However, the administrative judge rejected that request.
The boats have to be closed on Thursday morning at 9:00am because Wegra would be involved in human trafficking. For the same reason Utrecht closed previously boats of two other operators.
The closure of the boats puts 200 women out of a job. At Wegra about 28 jobs are at risk.
To start in English to a foreigner may be meant courteous, but it often leads to resentment rather than gratitude. Expats in The Hague complain that they can rarely bring their knowledge of Dutch in practice because the employers in Dutch shops and catering establishments use too quickly English words in response.
At a cemetery in Borne, Twente, 17 graves have been destroyed. The police reported this on Wednesday.
A day earlier a witness reported that there was someone stealing items from the graves. The police could not find the man, but research showed on Wednesday that there were 17 graves damaged. Presumably, copper and bronze statues were stolen from these graves.
A Dutch court obstructed the extradition of a Dutch-Pakistani al-Qaeda suspect to the United States since it is uncertain if US authorities were involved in tormenting him following his arrest in 2010.
800 guests were present at the Sea Owl’s delivery party in Amsterdam. The gathering featured the 62-meter Feadship Sea Owl being delivered to its owners held at the Maritime Museum.
In response to the reports on the increasing accounts of surplus in bikes in Amsterdam, the city is denying such claims and insisting the number of bikes is normal.