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An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Sep 17 '18 14:30

A delegation from NS, ProRail and the Dutch government are in Germany this week to make a 4 hour train trip from Amsterdam to Berlin a reality within the next few years. They hope that shorter travel times will make the rail a real alternative to flying within Europe, NOS reports.

2018 European Athletics Championships Day 2 – Carolle Zahi, Dafne Schippers, Lisa Marie Kwayie
Aug 13 '18 13:00

The Netherlands ended the joint European Championships for athletics, swimming, cycling, gymnastics, golf, rowing and triathlon in Berlin and Glasgow with 43 medals - 15 gold, 15 silver and 13 bronze. With that the Dutch athletes won the fourth most medals, after Russia, Great Britain and Italy, NU.nl reports.

Amsterdam city center
Jul 17 '18 08:55

Amsterdam and seven other popular cities are asking the United Nations for help in dealing with the problems of overcrowded city centers and overheating housing markets. The cities hope the UN will put pressure on national governments to intervene, NOS reports.

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Mar 6 '18 14:30

A petition calling for a high speed train connection between Amsterdam and Berlin was signed over 6,400 times. According to initiator Pelle Berting, making such a high speed train really compete with air traffic holds all kinds of benefits to the climate.

arrestatieteam-at
Dec 31 '17 12:09

Police in the Netherlands arrested a Maltese man for making a false report about a bomb threat that purportedly targeted an international train, a police report revealed on Sunday. The train, travelling from Amsterdam to Berlin, Germany on December 28, was , Overijssel as a result of the report.

arrestatieteam-at
Dec 28 '17 13:59

The police evacuated all passengers from a train stopped near Oldenzaal station over a "suspicious situation" on Thursday afternoon. The area around the station is closed down. Police officers, sniffer dogs, and the Koninklijke Marechaussee are at the scene to investigate exactly what is going on, the Oldenzaal police said on Twitter.

Airbnb
Aug 4 '17 12:50

About 40 percent of the Dutch who rent out their homes on Airbnb don't hold to the only 60 days per year limit, according to a study by Trouw, De Tijd, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Le Monde. The study looked at the Airbnb rentals in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France and Switzerland based on data from Airbnb and data analyst AirDNA.

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands with tech founder Juliana Rotich
Apr 25 '17 14:10

With reporting by Janene Pieters.

Dutch Queen Maxima joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel, IMF director Christine Lagarde, and "First Daughter" of the United States Ivanka Trump at the Women20 Summit in Berlin on Tuesday afternoon. The group was met with mixed reactions from the audience throughout the 90 minute panel discussion, particularly when many avoided being called a "feminist," something Merkel described as a label that creates a sense of exclusion to men in society.

aanhouding-handboeien-2
Mar 21 '17 10:25

Two school pupils from the Bonhoeffer College in Enschede were arrested by German anti-terrorism police during a field trip to Berlin last week, the school confirmed to NU.nl. They were released again after it was determined that the two boys were Dutch.

A bus departing from Sloterdijk station in Amsterdam
Dec 28 '16 10:29

Anis Amri, the man responsible for an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on December 19th, traveled through the Netherlands after the attack, according o Italian and French media Italian newspapers La Republica and Corriere della Sera report that a SIM card was found in his bag that was only distributed in the Netherlands, NOS reports.

Skating on Amsterdam's Museumplein
Dec 21 '16 07:38

The municipality of Amsterdam decided against placing concrete block traffic barriers to make access more difficult to the Christmas market on the Museumplein. There is currently no reason to do so, the municipality said on Tuesday evening, AT5 reports.

The proposed measure was in response to a on Monday night, killing 12 people and injuring 48 others according to the Guardian. 

Mark Rutte
Dec 19 '16 23:04

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte expressed shock and sadness Monday night in response to the deaths of at least nine people in Germany caused by a truck plowing into a crowd of people. Many of the victims were taking part in that city's annual Christmas market at the Breitscheidplatz when the Poland-registered lorry barreled into the crowd, injuring about 50 people, according to German authorities.

800px-RAW_Friedrichshain,_Revaler_Straße_99,_Verwaltungsgebäude_2
Aug 17 '15 15:49

Two Dutch tourists were beaten in Berlin by a group of fifteen people in a mugging that got completely out of hand during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Kurt_Löb_(1967)
Jun 3 '15 09:22

Visual artist Kurt Löb passed away at the age of 89 in his hometown of Amsterdam on Monday after being ill for some time.

Putin Blatter
Jun 2 '15 20:36

Dutch football association KNVB announced Tuesday it is pleased that FIFA leader Sepp Blatter is resigning. The association said Blatter’s sudden decision to step down is “striking,” but the “KNVB does not want to speculate now” of the longtime football chairman’s motives.

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May 5 '15 10:54

Since 02:00 a.m. on Tuesday, many passenger trains have not been traveling due to a train drivers strike in Germany. The strike started on Monday with the stopping of freight trains, but has now entered a new phase.

Apr 28 '15 17:04

After years of delays, Amsterdam RAI is getting its own hotel and with its 650 rooms, Nhow RAI will win the title of largest hotel in the Netherlands. The design of the building was chosen from eleven candidates and is designed by Rem Koolhaas from well-known Rotterdam architecture firm OMA.

Homeland Poster
Apr 28 '15 11:04

Producers of Homeland will not shoot next season's episodes in Amsterdam despite a city push to bring the hit American television show to the capital city. Production will take place in Berlin instead, entertainment website Deadline confirmed.

Mar 13 '15 13:33

According to Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem (Finance, Euro Group chairman), Greece should not accuse other countries of causing its problems. "There is a lot of verbal abuse. I do not think it serves any purpose." he said on Friday, the AD reports.

loesknoben
Feb 10 '15 17:36

After Twente University mathematics student Loes Knoben took on a traineeship to design a computerized rapid course covering Berlin's S-Bahn public transit system, she decided to take a challenge and put her programming skills to the test. Her skills were vindicated when she rode the entire rail system in just 15 hours and four minutes, faster than anyone else by nearly two hours.

Vaccine
Jan 27 '15 17:55

The Minister of Foreign Trade, Lilianne Ploumen, expressed her appreciation and support for Gavi in Berlin today, committing the Netherlands to a quarter-billion euros in support. Gavi, founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, performs large-scale vaccination programs in developing countries worldwide.

koenders-in-ankara
Jan 16 '15 11:25

"Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Bert Koenders says he is “shocked” about the terrorist plot in Belgium broken up by security officials there on Thursday. The Labour party politician says it justifies the need for the government and the people of the Netherlands to remain cautious and vigilant.

game-of-thrones-tentoonstelling
Jan 8 '15 12:31

An exhibition of items from one of the most popular television series in the world, Game of Thrones, is returning to Amsterdam. The returning expo offers the fans an exclusive chance to the peek into the fascinating world of the series based on the books of George R. R. Martin.

Train_Conductor
Dec 15 '14 12:30

The new NS timetable took effect yesterday. The new schedule means that there will be a train every half an hour on all routes.

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