The DSM headquarters in Heerlen
Sep 12 '17 09:50

Dutch food-science company DSM made it to second place on - a ranking of companies that have a positive social impact on the world through their core business. DSM was praised for its efforts in fighting malnutrition and famine with its fortified-nutrition products.

Carton of eggs
Sep 12 '17 09:10

Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA will get an extra 25 million euros next year due to concerns about the authority's capacity following the , according to RTL Nieuws. The government will announce this extra investment on Budget Day, sources told the broadcaster.

Wind sock
Sep 12 '17 08:29

The Netherlands' coastal provinces will face the season's first official autumn storm on Wednesday, according to meteorological institute KNMI. The KNMI warns of wind gusts on the coast and the IJsselmeer of up to 90 kilometers per hour. Weerplaza forecasts winds of up to 120 kilometers per hour on the Wadden.

ambulancebroeders-en-agent-bij-incident
Sep 12 '17 08:10

One person was injured in a shooting in Amsterdam Nieuw-West late on Monday night, the police confirmed on Twitter. The victim was rushed to the hospital. No arrests were made.

The shooting happened on Burgemeester De Vlugtlaan around midnight. Witnesses told local broadcaster AT5 that eight shots were fired. The police would not confirm this to the Telegraaf.

The extent of the victim's injuries is unclear. According to AT5, he was rushed to hospital in critical condition. 

Aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Sint Maarten, 7 Sept 2017
Sep 12 '17 08:01

King Willem-Alexander and Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations on Monday afternoon, local time. They landed on a battered Princess Juliana International Airport, where they were immediately faced with the devastation Hurricane Irma left in its wake.

The Martini Church in Groningen
Sep 11 '17 17:10

A total of 950 thousand people visited a monument on Open Monument Day over the weekend, somewhat less than last year. According to the organizers, this can be attributed to the rainy weather, NOS reports.

For Open Monument Day, over 4 thousand monuments that are usually closed to the public, were open for visitors free of charge. Major attractions included the Martini Church in Groningen, the Cereol factory in Utrecht and the Ridderzaal in The Hague.

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Sep 11 '17 16:30

The number of bars in the Netherlands decreased by 4 percent to 8,950 over the past five years, according to hospitality consulting company Van Spronsen & Partners. The consultancy attributes the decrease in bars to Dutch teenagers and young people being increasingly focused on a healthier lifestyle, AD reports.

Fossil Free Culture protesters at the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, 10 Sept 2017
Sep 11 '17 15:50

Activist group Fossil Free Culture protested in front of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam on Sunday. The group believes that the museum should not be sponsored by Shell, NU.nl reports. 

The black clad protestors used torn and broken umbrellas to represent landscapes spoiled by Shell's fossil fuel mining, oil spills and carbon emissions, the group said on Twitter. 

The Van Gogh museum will not press charges against the protesters, a spokesperson said to NU.nl, calling their demonstration a "peaceful action" that the museum regards as "freedom of expression". 

First group of Sint Maarten evacuees boarding a Dutch air force KDC-10 to return to the Netherlands, 11 Sept 2017
Sep 11 '17 15:10

The first plane carrying evacuees from Sint Maarten is on its way back to the Netherlands. The air force KDC-10 plane is expected to land at Eindhoven air base at around 3:30 p.m., Omroep Brabant reports. The evacuees were previously only taken as far as Curacao.

Dutch police sign
Sep 11 '17 14:30

The National Police leadership knew about the Central Works Council's excessive spending for years, but allowed it to happen, AD reported on Monday based on confidential documents the newspaper got hold of. 

Police
Sep 11 '17 13:50

The Nijmegen police had to make apologies after a noise complaint ended in officers telling off the wrong group of partiers, NOS reports.

The police received multiple complaints about loud music around the Waal on Saturday night. Officers were deployed to a party at Waalhalla, next to the Waal. They measured the noise level, and the music was not too loud. The party also had a permit, so the officers told attendees to keep it down and returned to the station.

vindicat
Sep 11 '17 13:10

The management of Groningen student association Vindicat denies all reports that its members destroyed the Sushi Mall restaurant in Groningen when a party with a few hundred students got out of hand last week. According to the management, there is "no damage", NU.nl reports.

construction worker
Sep 11 '17 12:30

The government subsidy for making homes more energy efficient, is running low after one year, the Volkskrant reports. The largest part of the subsidy amount is intended for homeowners. That art of the grant is already almost completely up, according to the newspaper.

Only homeowners associations can still claim subsidies. 

lightbulb
Sep 11 '17 11:50

Power company TenneT failed to meet its legal obligations, which resulted in a , the Dutch consumer and market authority ACM concluded in a dispute filed by steel producer Tata Steel, ANP reports.

Bankruptcy
Sep 11 '17 11:10

The number of companies in the Netherlands being declared bankrupt continues to decrease. In August 39 fewer companies were declared bankrupt than in July, Statistics Netherlands reported on Monday. The number of bankruptcies in the Netherlands is now at its lowest level since 2001. 

A total of 258 companies and institutions, excluding sole proprietorships, were declared bankrupt in August. The trade sector saw the most bankruptcies with 67, followed by financial institutions (35) and the construction industry (25). 

KLM Boeing 737-700, PH-BGP at Schiphol Airport
Sep 11 '17 10:30

Some KLM cabin crew members are threatening to strike for an hour on Friday, union VNC announced. The union wants to push the Dutch airline to restart negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement for the cabin crew. Other involved union FNV Cabin is surprised by the announcement, a spokesperson said to newspaper AD.

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