After The Common Linnets just lost out on the top prize at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, The Netherlands is hatching a plan to find next year's winner. According to the Algemeen Dagblad the favorite choice for the selection committee of AVROTROS looks to be Alain Clark.
Police in Amsterdam warn that more street executions in the city could become a reality after Monday's violent death of notorious criminal Deriaoui van der Meijden.
About 15 victims of the Malaysian plane crash in the Ukraine will be flown to Kuala Lumpur today and tomorrow, says Malaysian Minister of Defense according to NOS.nl.
One man was killed at a shooting in Amsterdam Oost yesterday evening, witnesses say that the suspect used an automatic weapon to shoot off several rounds, Het Parool reports.
The Netherlands State Council will come with a ruling on Zwarte Piet sooner than the usual nine months it would take the highest administrative court to make such a ruling. Spokesperson for the Council, Pieter-Bas Beekman says that the matter is being picked up "with haste", the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
See where Dutch universities wound up in the new Shanghai Rankings of the top 500 universities worldwide.
Research by Trouw shows that safety on public transport has become safer after the introduction of the OV chip card in 2009, Het Parool reports.
Following the example of Amsterdam, Minister Lodewijk Assher of Social Affairs wants to engage in a national discussion about the future of Sinterklaas caricature Zwarte Piet, Trouw reports.
As he outlined his reasons for appealing last month’s verdict in the Zwarte Piet trial, Amsterdam Mayor Eberhardvan der Laan said the embattled blackface tradition will undergo drastic change
On the 12th of November, Amsterdam will be the background to a re-match between Mexico and The Netherlands after their second round World Cup face-off left Mexico going home. The match is part of Mexico's autumn tour, the Mexican football federation announced Wednesday.
Another man has been arrested in connection with the execution of businessman Aytas Göraler earlier this year. Police arrested a 25-year old Amsterdam man on Tuesday in a Zwaag correctional facility, where he was being held for another crime.
Google Street View cameras are to set cruise down Amsterdam’s canals next week, capturing views of the city from the water. The interactive map will give users the ability to virtually tour the canals as they are seen from the water, and gain a unique perspective of Amsterdam.
The Van Gogh Museum has is received its millionth visitor for 2014. The lucky visitor, Mrs van Waveren from Zwaag, received a bouquet of sunflowers an a voucher for ten gallons of decorative paint after entering the museum.
The judge's verdict that Zwarte Piet is a 'negative stereotype' is going to be appealed by the 'Pieten guild' in Amsterdam. This verdict was given at the start of July this year. The appeal will be submitted on Wednesday, according to a spokesperson from the guild, Het Parool reports.
Because of the price hike of the mandatory own risk in medical insurance, patients are more often hesitant to have lab research done, get medicine or visit a specialist, Het Parool reports.
Schiphol is investing €500 million in a new airport terminal and runway to be opened in 2018, construction magazine Cobouw announces. The airport is also hoping to become one of the most sustainable airports in the world, De Telegraaf reports.
New budget supermarkets are set to hit the Netherlands in the coming months. Prompted by the increasing success of German chains Lidl and Aldi, three new stores will aim to compete in the budget food and discount goods market.
The Hague has come under criticism from Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice, VVD). Specifically, the manner in which certain events in the city have been allowed to get out of hand are leaving the city's leaders in a state of chaos.
On the 30th of August, the Museumplein in Amsterdam will become the scene of an anti-ISIS protest planned by a group of Christians in the city, Het Parool reports.
While the SC Buitenveldertbaan women's team was playing football on the pitch inside, a thief snuck into their Amsterdam clubhouse and stole the lady's belongings. Security cameras inside the bar caught the thief in the act, and the team released the video footage on their Facebook page with an appeal to catch the criminal and get their stuff back.
The Amsterdam film week has been canceled because the organization could not find enough partners to continue the festival. Organizers Maria Lam and Fulko Kuindersma tell filmpjekijken.com that they are working on a new film-related project instead.
The cabinet's attempts to limit the export of benefits from The Netherlands to Morocco are hitting a block. Judges previously banned the lowering of running benefits. Now, the court in Amsterdam has ruled that new benefits have to stay level, De Volkskrant reports.
A home on the Dolfijnhof in Amsterdam Noord was robbed Wednesday morning. One of the men was posing as a TNT employee, wearing a jacket from the postal service.
De Telegraaf newspaper today contains a full-page ad with calls from several well-known Dutch people to end the rising anti-Semitism in The Netherlands. On the back of the newspaper, in large black lettering is written: "No excuse for anti-Semitism."