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Feb 4 '15 18:00

Prime Minister Mark Rutte will visit China in March this year with Secretary of Infrastructure and Environment Wilma Mansveld and a representative of the Dutch business sector, the government stated in a release.. The delegation will attend the Boao Forum for Asia held in Boao, Hainan Province.

Feb 4 '15 17:32

Headliner Iggy Pop is one of several artists announced for Down the Rabbit Hole music festival in Flevoland this summer.

Feb 4 '15 17:19

Dating app Tinder started testing the new features of enhanced app Tinder Plus in the Netherlands this week, prompting excitement, annoyance and indifference from its users.

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Feb 4 '15 14:27

The flu epidemic is lingering into a second month. According to figures from research institute Nivel, last week 139 per 100,000 people went to their doctor with flu-like symptoms. The week before it was 142.

Feb 4 '15 14:08

The repair of the IJsselstein house that was heavily damaged by a toppling crane in December, has been delayed. According to Arnold Wagemakers of housing corporation Provides (which owns the house), the delays are caused by the bad weather.

Feb 4 '15 13:53

A majority of the Senate wants clarification from State Secretary Fred Teeven (Security and Justice) about the cuts he wants to make to the legal aid budget. With these cuts Teeven ignores the wishes of the Senate, who rejected the 85 million euro cut last month.

Feb 4 '15 13:17

The VVD suggested an informer-arrangement in match fixing cases in the Second Chamber, VVD Parliamentarian Michiel van Veen from Cuijk told Omroep Brabant on Tuesday.

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Feb 4 '15 13:06

Dutch banks are working on apps that will enable contactless payment via a smartphone. According to the AD, everyone will have the choice between paying with a debit card or via a smartphone within a year.

Feb 4 '15 12:53

Telecom company KPN saw a decline in profits in 2014. Last year the group made 239 million euros in profit, 18 percent less than the previous year, KPN announced on Wednesday. The turnover fell by 4.6 percent to 8 billion euros. The company also announced some changes in its supervisory boar

Feb 4 '15 12:37

A woman was callously thrown down stairs by a skateboarder at the Spui in The Hague on Tuesday, a video making rounds on the internet suggests. The video shows the woman being pushed before falling down a set of stairs, and lying motionless for several moments at the bottom.

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Feb 4 '15 12:32

Gin and liqueur producer Lucas Bols hit the Amsterdam stock exchange today with shares at 15.75 euros each. With this price the company seems to refer directly to its ancient history - the first Bols gin was distilled in 1575 in Amsterdam.

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Feb 4 '15 12:17

8,306,094 traffic fines were issued in 2014, according to the annual traffic overview 2014. That is a decrease of more than 2 million fines compared to the 10,334,619 that was issued in 2013.

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