The first Dutch astronaut, Wubbo Ockels, died this morning at the age of 68. He had been suffering from renal cell cancer.
World-renowned Amsterdam tattoo artist Henk Schiffmacher wants to make it possible to preserve tattooed skin, and set up a donor codicil that would allow people to give these pieces to family or collectors, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
The baby of the Dutch Daphna Beerdsen who was killed in Cambodia last week, has passed away, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today.
More than 60 percent of store owners are pleading for a widening of the Weapons Law to allow for them to keep weapons in their shops in defense against the threat of robbers. One in five store owners questioned already has a weapon under the counter.
Drugs criminality is almost overwhelming the police and the Department of Justice in the Netherlands, yet some ex-dealers are saying that most of the criminals they are pursuing are only amateurs. One convicted xtc-producer is even surprised that there aren't more deaths.
The Dutch people who were kidnapped in Nigeria have a ransom price of €10 million in cash on their heads. Nigerian police report that all three hostages are still alive, according to RTL Nieuws.
The internet retail company Bol.com will start selling rings, watches, necklaces and sunglasses, giving the ailing jewelry business a strong competitor, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
TBS patients in the Rooyse Wissel clinic in Venray say that they feel unsafe in their clinic, and that they lack treatment.
Dutch Railways (NS) wants to raise the price of train tickets during peak hours, according to new transport agreements with state secretary Wilma Mansveld, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
The number of businesses going bankrupt is 15 percent lower this year than last according to figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).
According to figures from the Ministry of Security and Justice, there are more guards and support staff than actual criminals in prisons in The Netherlands.
In The Netherlands, 5000 professionals, including teachers and agents, have been trained to spot signs of radicalization. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Almere have been classified as 'jihad cities', where jihadists are being closely followed.
The mild winter and early spring means that herring will be coming early this year.
The cabinet is taking measures to decrease the number of divorces resulting in courtroom battles . In these cases, children are often not the number one priority, and end up victims, the AD reports.
In many cities, there were more votes counted than voters at the municipal council elections of 19 March. An analysis from the Algemeen Dagblad shows that especially Amsterdam and Rotterdam has been counting many 'phantom votes'.
A giraffe has been pictured saying a touching last farewell to a zoo co-worker, who was dying of cancer.