The European Olympic Committee is nominating the Netherlands to host the 2019 European Games on Sunday, newswire AFP confirmed on Wednesday. The EOC will hold an assembly in Turkey on Saturday where it will listen to the final proposal from the Netherlands and give its approval.
According to a group of 23 Islamic organizations, Dutch media is unnecessarily and unjustly smearing "being a Muslim" and the Islam religion, referring to targeted media attacks on Muslim scholars who wanted to speak in Rijswijk, Utrecht and Eindhoven.
A Transavia Boeing 737-700, which was en route from Eindhoven to Lisbon, had to make an emergency landing in Lille due to a sudden loss of cabin pressure on Wednesday afternoon.
A customer reportedly abused by the staff in a Jumbo store in Eindhoven on Saturday called the situation "medieval," in an anonymous letter to broadcaster Omroep Brabant. He was physically restrained, accused by personnel of stealing a bottle of wine, but police on the scene sided with customer.
The storm that hit the Netherlands on Tuesday not only disrupted the Liberation Day parties, but also caused some damage across the country.
On Saturday the police arrested a 35 year old man from Vught for a burglary in Eindhoven. The police were able to identify the suspect due to DNA evidence found in the Eindhoven home - he left a can of soda he drank from in the house.
A Dutch Hercules C-130 aircraft landed in Eindhoven shortly before 4 p.m. carrying seven coffins with human remains from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine.
The Saudi cleric Aaidh al-Qarni is falsely labeled as “hate Imam”, while he actually confronts extremism, comments Muslims and Government Help Center (CMO). There were criticisms of his arrival, because in the past al-Qarni allowed himself hateful and anti-Semitic rhetoric.
The EMK football team from Neunen played their first match on Thursday after losing striker Ruud Bijsterveld in a violent accident with a beer bike last week. The team started the match with a minute of silence to memorialize their friend and teammate.
The VVD does not exclude the possibility of making changes to the failed asylum seekers plan, NOS writes after the Mayors' dissatisfied response to the plan and parliamentary debate. Government is still negotiating about the implementations of the agreements with municipalities.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Wednesday night that there were about 750 Dutch people in Nepal at the time of the earthquake, based on information from travelers' family and friends and travel companies involved. About 500 of them have been located, which means that there are about 250 whose whereabouts are unknown.
Dutch Mayors expressed their discontent towards the government's asylum seeker plan in the lower house of Dutch parliament on Wednesday and made it clear that they see the commitments required from the municipalities unwise and unclear, NOS reports. The Mayors had nothing good to say about the cost the government will impose on municipalities for failing to adhere to the plan.
The striker of football team EMK Nuenen, Ruud Bijsterveld, was probably not riding the beer bike when it was hit by a train on April 20th, contrary to earlier reports, according to AD. Bijsterveld was killed in the crash, possibly when shrapnel from the accident struck him in the back of the head, the newspaper reported.
The arrival of a Muslim leader in the Netherlands has once again caused concerns. Aaidh al-Qarni from Saudi Arabia has been invited by the Waqf foundation to speak at a conference in Eindhoven on Thursday.
The Netherlands will coordinate the entire international search and rescue operation underway in Nepal, as the search for missing victims of the devastating earthquake continues. The decision was made at the request of the United Nations, Economics Affairs Minister Henk Kamp said in parliament today.
By 18:00 on Monday NS transported more than 250 thousand people to Amsterdam to celebrate King's Day. According to the railway company, this number is about the same as previous King's Days.
The festivities in Amsterdam went on until 20:00 on Monday night. According to RTL, the day went relatively quiet and peaceful, with few incidents. There was a fight and thrown glass on Nieuwendijk towards the end of the day and the street had to be swept clean. Amsterdam celebrated King's Day with flea markets and about 160 events.
A group of students from Talent Valley in Venlo posted a video on their Facebook page of them performing a song with a train conductor on the train to Eindhoven.
King Willem-Alexander's birthday will be celebrated across the Netherlands on Monday.
Dutch rescue specialists will leave Eindhoven Air Base Sunday night on a military jet packed with supplies destined for Nepal, where an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale ravaged the region on Saturday.
The police arrested and suspended the licence of a 66 year old man from Eindhoven for aggressive driving.
The Dutch government plans to make additional investments in refugees' home countries to help these countries take back their refugees. This only applies to nations who assist in the sustainable return of their citizens.
The police officer who ran over 18 year old Memphis van Veen in 2013 is appealing against the sentence he received by the court, AD reports.
A number of cities and towns in the Netherlands foresee major practical problems in the implementation of the coalition's new plan for failed asylum seekers.
The left-wing PvdA and right-wing VVD are near a deal on undocumented asylum seekers trying to remain in the Netherlands. The two parties form the ruling coalition, and are expected to finalize an agreement as early as Wednesday night.