Rotterdam public transporter is becoming more financially sustainable. From 2017 the transporter will no longer need subsidies from the government to keep its subways and trams running, a first for the Netherlands
The Dutch government paid millions of euros in subsidies to the owners of illegally placed windmills. One such owner in Schagen, Noord-Holland received 3.2 million euros in subsidies
In 2013 the government paid 10.4 billion euro to rent, health care and childcare subsidies.