A young Dutch man made world news this week after a woman from Britain accused him in British media of luring her to Amsterdam simply to pull a prank on her. 21-year-old Jesse Mateman from Doetinchem denies that this is what happened. "She made it up", he said to Metro.
There was no confusion about the Netherlands stance at the start of the talks about Britain's departure from the European Union in Brussels on Thursday. "I hate the Brexit from all angles", Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said as he arrived at the summit, according to ANP. "You are one of our most beloved partners. But the Brexit is a decision of the British people and you can't argue wit democracy."
Departing Foreign Affairs Minister Bert Koenders called on the European Union to pay better attention to which arms supplies they support. According to him, plenty of money is raised to combat famine in Yemen, but Britain and France for example still provide weapons to Saudi Arabia, which is playing an important role in the civil war raging in Yemen, he said to BNR.
"I think that is a very bad thing", Koenders said to BNR. "We have a European arms export policy. Then you should also look at human rights issues and international humanitarian law, at the stability in a region."
Financial institutions who want to move their headquarters from London to Amsterdam due to the Brexit, do not have to worry about the strict Dutch bonus legislation, Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance said to RTL Z on Wednesday.
According to PvdA leader Lodewijk Asscher, the free movement of workers in the European Union - one of the EU's core values - has become a "business model for lwo wages". He calls on his European colleagues to put a stop to his by limiting labor migration in the EU, the Volkskrant reports.
Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs is surprised that the new British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Boris Johnson to be her Foreign Affairs Minister, he said to BNR. He looks forward to working with his new colleague, he said.
The Netherlands will "no doubt" benefit from an exodus of financial services from London should the Brits decide to leave the European Union in a referendum on June 23rd, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in an interview with Bloomberg on Monday. But he'd much rather see Britain stay part of the EU.
If the Brits decide to leave the European Union, it will cost the Netherlands up to 10 billion euros in the period to 2030, according to the Central Planning Bureau. The Netherlands is one of the U.K.'s major trading partners and will therefore be hit harder by a so-called Brexit than other EU countries
The Dutch army is deploying soldiers from Monday to help the Koninklijke Marechaussee search for undocumented migrants trying to go to Britain via the Dutch ports
Should the United Kingdom decide to leave the European Union, the number of Dutch companies that go bankrupt could increase by 2.0 to 2.5 percent, according to estimations from credit insurer Euler Hermes. The Brexit could also dampen economic growth in the Netherlands over the next three years - the economic growth will be 1.5 to 2.4 percent lower
Dutch consumers spent more than half a billion euros on purchases from foreign online stores, a third more than in 2014. Chinese online stores are particularly popular, accounting for a quarter of the spending, according to figures collected by market researcher GfK and PostNL
Unilever CEO Paul Polman thinks that if Britain decides to leave the European Union, it will mean more damage to the Netherlands than to other EU countries
The Spanish police arrested three Dutch, seven Brits and two Spaniards in a major drug trafficking bust. Cars, weapons, 3 thousand kilograms of cocaine and 1.2 million euros were seized
Schiphol airport's departure hall 3 was evacuated for a short time on Friday after a 29 year old British man shouted that he had a bomb, a spokesperson for the Marechaussee confirmed to NL Times.
Three quarters of the CEO's at listed Dutch companies are receiving a bigger bonus this year, according to the annual remuneration survey by Vlerick Business School among 669 listed companies in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Britain and France
A court in Birmingham, England sentenced three out of four Dutch men to a combined 70 years in prison for their roles in smuggling more than 2 billion euros in cocaine and heroin into England using second-hand ambulances
Dutch airline KLM plans to lure passengers away from competitors like EasyJet with more destinations and lower prices, CEO Pieter Elbers said
The Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam seems to be back to square one after 6 witnesses have recounted not being able to recognise 42-year-old cocaine dealer Flip S., the man authorities say was responsible for sickening at least three people by giving them white heroin instead of cocaine. His lawyer, Gerald Roethof, has called for the suspect's provisional release from custody.
Two Dutchmen were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after 25 undocumented migrants were found hiding in a yacht in the port of IJmuiden on Saturday
British fugitive Patrick Adams was arrested in Amsterdam on Friday. His wife Constance was also arrested
The United Nations Security Council will vote on the establishment of an UN tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the disaster with flight MH17 on July 27th, NRC reports. The vote was initially scheduled for this Tuesday, but was postponed for unknown reasons.
Britain supports the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the disaster with flight MH17.
British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond said this on Friday, on the anniversary of the tragedy in eastern Ukraine, RTL Nieuws reports. According to the Foreign Affairs Minister, a tribunal is the only way to bring the perpetrators to justice, and attempts to stop its establishment "robs" the MH17 victims of justice. "That can not be tolerated."
Hammond once again expressed his condolences to the friends and families of the 298 people who were killed when the plane was brought down. "The consequences of the tragedy are felt around the world, especially in the Netherlands, Malaysia and Australia", he said.
Five paintings that were stolen from n outside depot of the Amsterdam Museum and the Stedelijk Museum in 1972 have been found at a British auction, the museum announced in a press release on Wednesday. The paintings have been returned to the Amsterdam collection.
Former Dutchbat soldiers are stunned by the new information about the fall of Srebrenica that was revealed in a documentary about the enclave that was aired on Monday. They are demanding answers.