Despite Amsterdam's reputation as the world's bicycle city, cars are still king in the Dutch capital, according to a study done by Geodan on behalf of environmental organization Milieudefensie. Motorists take up about 48 percent of Amsterdam's space, while cyclists make do with only 11 percent.
The police in Noord-Holland seaixed 1.1 million euros in cash, three banknote counters, three cars and lots of expensive designer clothes in Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hoorn last week in a large investigation into a criminal organization engaged in money laundering. Four suspects were arrested, the police said in a statement.
The police raided a total of 11 addresses in the northern parts of the Netherlands on Monday as part of a major investigation into cannabis cultivation and trafficking and money laundering. Three cannabis farms with a total of 3 thousand plants were discovered and dismantled.
Several dozen cars were broken into and had their airbags stole in Veenendaal during the early hours of Monday morning, the police revealed on Tuesday. Detectives are looking for witnesses.
Police officers broke open a car in the Efteling parking lot in order to rescue a dog left in the baking sun. Another dog was found in a different car parked at the amusement park a few hours later
Dutch supercar producer Spyker unveiled its new sports car Spyker C8 Preliator in Geneva. The C8 Preliator is a 525 horsepower car, can reach a top speed of 323 kilometers per hour and costs around 324,990 euros.
A report produced by LeasePlan bank shows that car ownership is costlier in the Netherlands than any of the ten other European countries compared in the study. The bank analyzed the cost of C-segment compact car ownership, assuming an average of 20,000 kilometers of annual driving over a three year period.
A total of 57 law changes will go into effect in 2016. Significant laws will come into play that affect everything from tax payouts, crowd funding & crowd financing, daycare subsidies and even a new language requirements for welfare benefits.
A total of 291,717 people visited AutoRAI 2015, the largest auto show in the Netherlands, which took place between April 17th and 26th. That is an increase of more than 21 thousand compared to the number of people that visited the 2011 edition, the event organizers announced on their website on Sunday.
French car manufacturer Renault is recalling almost half a million cars due to possible technical problems in the brake systems of their models Clio IV and Kangoo 2, De Telegraaf reports.
The heavy rainfall in The Netherlands on Monday has caused around €10 million in damage according to the first rough estimate from the Union of Insurers (Verbond van Verzekeraars).
More and more classic car owners go back to petrol and remove LPG systems to pay less tax, as shown in the statistical data collected by RDW. In recent years the number of vintage cars which owners have decided to remove LPG has increased in more than four times.
All items from the Oad travel organization, a family business, will be auctioned off on Wednesday. Office equipment and furnishings have to be sold to make up the company's debts.
St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport lived up to its illustrious reputation Tuesday, when a KLM aircraft damaged at least 17 vehicles parked alongside the beachside runway. KLM flight 785 was on its way from Amsterdam, and was a fully booked, according to a spokesman for the airline.
Italian automaker Fiat-Chrysler could move to the Netherlands, CEO Sergio Marchionne told Reuters.
A limited Ford Boss 429 Mustang is up for sale in the Netherlands for €350,000.
The Netherlands is one of the first countries to get twenty four Range Rover Evoque Sicilian Yellow. The selling price is at€79,900 including VAT and BPM, according to GTSpirit.
Tampering with the mileage counter of a car will be prohibited starting 2014. On Thursday the House voted on a bill of Minister Melanie Schultz (Infrastructure) about this.
Tampering with kilometer counters costs consumers 150 million euro annually. For insurance companies and the government, these costs are estimated to be even higher. Schultz hopes that the new law will deter further acts as offenders will be caught quicker and will be punished.