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
The police raided a total of 15 addresses in the Netherlands, Germany and Austria on Monday as part of an international investigation into illegal gambling. Two men from Enschede were arrested, the Public Prosecutor announced.
The police are investigating four charities for money laundering and fraud due to suspicions that much of the money donated to them did not actually end up doing charitable work
A group of five European Union Countries, including the Netherlands, fought against the Ukraine getting membership to the EU during the negotiations on the association agreement with the country, French diplomat Pierre Vermont said in an interview with the Volkskrant.
The captain of a Dutch ship was arrested for endangering naval traffic in Germany. The captain ran the Abis Bergen cargo ship aground, thereby blocking of access to the German port of Rostock
Transavia is finally settled in at Munich, the Dutch budget airline's first foreign base, and its first flight departs from the airport on Friday. Air France-KLM hopes to soon have its budget subsidiary competing with Ryanair and EasyJet, but not necessarily on price. Transavia will compete on service, CEO Mattijs ten Brink said
The German judiciary gave permission for a large-scale DNA relationship test in connection with an unsolved murder in the Netherlands dating from 1976
A 54 year old man from Aachen, Germany was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison on Wednesday. He was found guilty of killing his wife, stuffing her body in a suitcase and dumping it in a river in Maastricht last year
A bad harvest led to a shortage in beer hops in Europe. The shortage of this indispensable ingredient is especially affecting the smaller breweries in the Netherlands
Prime Minister Mark Rutte and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday night. The three had dinner together in the Turkish embassy in Brussels to prepare for the European summit on the refugee crisis scheduled for Monday afternoon, a spokesperson for the Dutch EU Presidency confirmed
German public broadcaster ARD discovered suspicious gambling at betting shops in southern Germany that may indicate match fixing in two football games, one in the Netherlands and one in Belgium
Wind generated electricity in the Netherlands increased by nearly 20 percent last year, thereby accounting for more than half of the 13 billion kilowatt hours of electricity produced from renewable sources, Statistics Netherlands reports.
The Amsterdam Housing agency increased the rents in the ghettos Asterdorp and Transvaalbuurt with 25 to 30 percent when Jews were forced to move there during World War II. The Housing agency likely never gave the 10 guilders deposit charged back to the Jews who lived in the ghettos, but did declare the expenses for housing the Jews three times, according to the Book Asterdorp
Dutch traveller’s association ANWB is warning of high traffic volumes this weekend as much of the Netherlands enters the first holiday season of the year. Some 300 thousand people are expected to depart for the alps, which could cause major traffic jams from 9 a.m to 3 p.m.
The police in the German city of Rheine are looking for a Dutchman who they believe stuck stickers on German women's breasts on Monday last week. He is suspected of sexual assault
Rock music icon Paul McCartney officially confirmed rumors that he would be the signature headlining act at this year’s Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf, Limburg. The 73-year-old singer songwriter will close the three-day festival on June 12 in his first appearance at the event.
NATO will help Greece and Turkey to tackle human traffickers on the Aegean Sea and in so doing curb the flow of asylum seekers. And the Netherlands is offering a frigate to support this action. "We will deliver", Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert of Defense said, adding that a ship will be made available in the short term.
Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis Plasschaert supports Germany and Turkey's plan to use NATO against human traffickers in the Aegan Sea near Greece and Turkey. According to her, the asylum crisis is too large to worry about taboos on possible solutions. "That means we have to look at all options. Even if it is maritime deployment within NATO context"
A Dutch man was arrested in Germany on January 9th for involvement in match fixing, the Bochum public prosecutor confirmed to the Volkskrant. "I can say that we arrested a resident of the Netherlands. We suspect him of match fixing, which is called fraud in the indictment", the prosecutor said to the newspaper.
A Dutch burglar attacked a police officer with a crowbar while being arrested in the German city of Dusseldorf on Wednesday. The officer was unharmed
Three Utrecht residents were killed and another critically injured in a car crash while fleeing from the scene of a burglary in Germany on Monday morning. The trio sped away from a burglary at a telecom shop in Krefeld in a stolen Audi and lost control of the car. The car went off the road, rolled and ended up against a tree. All three Dutch were thrown from the vehicle, German news site Focus.de reports.
Ten undocumented migrants were found hidden in a parked truck in Schaijk, Noord-Brabant on Monday morning. Among them were seven men, two women, and a teenaged child.
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.
Birds of prey in the Netherlands will be trained to hunt down and take out enemy unmanned flying devices, police announced on Sunday. The authorities released video of a successful demonstration from Friday, saying a final decision on continuing the program will be made over the next few months.