After a video appeared on Facebook in which a Dutch jihadist in Syria calls on his "brothers in The Netherlands and Belgium" to take action, Dutch intelligence services sounded the alarm. Dick Schoof of the National counter-terrorism unit NCTV says that the threat level "remains substantial", the NOS reports.
A video appeared on Facebook in which a 15-year-old girl from Beverwijk was punched to the ground and then kicked repeatedly by two boys aged 14 and 15 in Ijmuiden. The police have arrested the two teen boys, and report that the girl has had hospital treatment for "lesions to her face", the Algemeen Dagblad writes.
The 19-year-old hacker Jair M. from Rotterdam has been sentenced to a prison term of 13 months, 12 of which are conditional. M. haked around 2000 computers, collecting 42 million private files. The Public Prosecution Authority (OM) demanded added psychiatric treatment which, to M.'s relief, he did not receive, the NOS reports.
Messaging service WhatsApp is doing well, with 600 million people worldwide using the app to send messages more than once a month, according to director Jan Koum, the NOS reports.
The leader of the Socialist Party in Rotterdam, Leo de Kleijn, wants the same treatment that has been given to anti-Semitism to go towards fighting 'islamophobia'.
The Netherlands' Foreign Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans wrote on his Facebook page that he supports sanctions against Russia. He believes that it is the correct counter-measure for Russia's meddling in Ukraine, the NOS reports.
A family was turned away from the terrace at the Dolfinarium marine mammal park on Saturday because one of the children was on a feeding tube due to an illness. A friend of the family took to Facebook to vent her rage.
In Amsterdam, the Gaza conflict is spilling over into Dutch territory. In a case that has received politicians' attention, police are investigating the assault of a Jewish woman, Seraphina Verhofstadt-Makker, from the Dapperbuurt area in the city. She says that she was assaulted by men because she hung her Israel flag from her balcony, Het Parool reports.
Facebook has become a public forum not only for socialization, but also for justice as the girlfriend of 22-year-old Sebastiaan ter Maaten has taken to the social media platform to find the people that beat Sebastiaan up.
What started as an idea on Facebook snowballed into a gathering where thousands of people were present in Amsterdam to silently march through the city in commemoration of the 283 passengers and 15 crew members lost on flight 17 last Thursday.
The recent MH17 flight crash is being used in an online scamming scheme, mainly through facebook. Online security experts warn that these ads spread objectionable links. Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice is calling the digital scheme shocking.
The current death toll in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed near Donetsk, Ukraine is reported as 298 people, including 283 passengers and 15 crew members. The airline has published a statement listing what is known of the nationalities of the victims. Currently, it is known that a total of 154 Dutch people died on the flight.
Lionel Messi dedicated last night's win over The Netherlands to Argentinian journalist Jorge 'Topo' López, who was killed in a car crash in São Paolo earlier Wednesday morning.
The Railway Museum in Utrecht wants to add a special item to their collection. Conservator Jos Zijlstra is going on the hunt for the last ever NS paper train ticket that will be printed out fro a machine somewhere in The Netherlands.
The asylum seekers' center in Budel, Brabant, is filling up fast. The Nassau Dietzkazerne barracks has a maximum capacity of 1200 people. At the moment, more than 1100 refugees live there, meaning the center administrators have to look for a new location to accommodate the overflow.
Over 8.1 million people across the Netherlands watched the Dutch national football team beat Chile 2-0 in the final Group B match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The television audience increased by more than 200,000 people compared to their last game, a thrilling victory over Australia.
An apparently clairvoyant meerkat from the Dierenpark zoo in Amersfoort has predicted correctly the outcomes of all of the matches The Netherlands have played thus far in the World Cup.
The faction president of the Party for Unity in The Hague has uttered support for the extremist grouping ISIS on his Facebook page. This pro-ISIS stance from Abdoe Khoulani is causing some discomfort in Parliament, and seems to add to the growing debate about current ISIS demonstrations reportedly being planned in The Netherlands.
Sebastiaan Helderman has made a public announcement on his Facebook page on Sunday that he will give €1000 to the person who comes with the golden tip about the man who assaulted his girlfriend.
Two child minders at the Flamingo Regenboog daycare center in Amsterdam-Noord have been made inactive due to their failure to supervise two children properly.
A children's daycare center in Amsterdam-Noord has come under fire after a film appeared on Twitter and Facebook, showing two children crying for several minutes in the garden of the center, without being let back in.
The man has been the quarry of many news and social media rampages for the last week, and it's not over yet as the very nationals Geert Wilders seems to have something against are retaliating, with anger but also humor.
WhatsApp CEO, Jan Koum, is "setting the record straight" in a blog post about privacy concerns raised by the app's customers after the Facebook deal.