Schiphol and Noord-Holland are still fighting for approval to gas thousands of geese in the area around the airport, despite a court ban. According to the airport and the province, gassing is the only effective way to get rid of enough birds that they no longer pose a risk to air traffic. They are heading back to court on Monday
A total of six cars went up in flames in Amsterdam-Noord over the weekend. The police believe that arson was involved in all cases
In 2014 there were 107,700 households in the Netherlands with at least 1 million euros in assets, 5 thousand more than in 2013. That means that 1.4 percent of Dutch households are millionaires, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Thursday.
Large parts of the Netherlands can expect a foggy rush hour this morning. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for low visibility due to fog and fog banks.
A 72-year-old newspaper deliverer was attacked while delivering papers in the Noord-Holland town of Akersloot on Saturday. He is now recovering from a major head injury
Prisoners were evacuated from a wing in the prison in Zwaag, Noord-Holland after a fire broke out in one of the cells during the early hours of Thursday morning. The prisoner staying in the cell where the fire started, was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries
Many Volendam residents are fed up with day-tourists coming into their picturesque village on a tour bus, taking pictures of them and their homes and then leaving after a few hours to go to the next attraction. "As if it is an open air museum", one resident complained to Dutch newspaper AD.
Amsterdam’s status as a thriving, unique city has made it the perfect choice for a fact book profiling the Dutch capital. Its popularity with people from all over the world led the publisher of The Atlas of Amsterdam to also produce the book in English, about 20 pages of which are available as a preview on the publisher's website.
A national police team in the Netherlands tracked a container full of cocaine from the port in Rotterdam to a business in Den Haag, where they arrested six people. Investigators found 500 kilograms of cocaine, with a value estimated at 16 million euros, under the false bottom of a refrigerated container, broadcaster Omroep West reported.
Ticket sales are underway for “The Art of Banksy,” a new exhibition getting its European debut at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. The show features a collection of paintings and sculptures by the well-known, yet mostly anonymous street artist.
An online petition launched a week ago calling for the French government to drop plans to close its Institut Français in Amsterdam reached 2,340 signatures by Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The institute is shutting down as France is selling the building it has owned on the Vijzelgracht since 1966
A 25-year-old homeless man was claiming to be a terrorist caused the evacuation of Schiphol Airport on Tuesday night, the Marechaussee announced on Wednesday. The man made the statement to an officer for the military branch, which is tasked with policing airports in the Netherlands.
The second annual Tulp Festival kicked off on Friday in Amsterdam. Tulpen, or "tulips," are the famous symbol of the Netherlands, and they will blanket the capital city throughout the month of April.
Tickets to one of this year’s most popular King’s Day party sold out in under an hour on Friday. Some 40 thousand tickets were purchased for the April 27 party organized by Radio 538 in Breda
The Canadian owner of luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue is negotiating opening a branch on the Rokin in Amsterdam. This means that the plans for a private luxury department store in the building, The Haussmann, are definitely off the table, Haussmann director Louis Bianchi said to Het Parool.
The city council of Amsterdam is set to give its formal recommendation in favor of keeping the city’s mayor, Eberhard van der Laan, in office for a new six-year term. The decision will be announced at the beginning of a council meeting on Wednesday, according to Het Parool.
In an unfortunate accident a rare and extraordinarily expensive Porsche 911 GT3 RS ended up with its nose in the waters of the Oostwetering canal at the Porsche Center in Amsterdam. The sports car, wearing the classic light blue and orange Gulf racing livery, was just fitted with new decals when things went wrong. The car rolled off the ramp and right into the water, according to the Telegraaf.
The King of Morocco arrived at Schiphol Airport on Friday in a private visit to the Netherlands. Mohammed VI started off the stop surprising several people on the street, where he stepped out incognito, wearing just a hoodie sweater, knitted cap and a pair of jeans.
A peace rally put together by several Muslim organizations drew hundreds of people from various faiths to Amsterdam’s Dam Square on Friday evening. The demonstration was a show of unity following the attacks in Brussels earlier in the week.
Two million households in the Netherlands were tuned in to see the Dutch men’s national football team lose in Amsterdam to France. The international friendly match was halted in the 14th minute for a stirring tribute to Oranje football legend Johan Cruijff, who died of cancer earlier this week at the age of 68.
Tennis coach Mark de J. was officially named a suspect in the murder of businessman Koen Everink, the public prosecutor revealed on Friday. A court in Utrecht will hear arguments on Saturday about the detention of De J., a tennis coach arrested earlier in the week at Schiphol Airport.
Publisher Sanoma's headquarters in Hoofddorp was evacuated on Tuesday after the discovery of a suspicious package.
A train traveling from Brussels to Amsterdam was stopped at Hoofddorp station on Tuesday after a "suspicious person" was signaled. Witnesses saw a SWAT team dragging a person from the train
The fifth floor of the NOS building in Hilversum was evacuated for a short time after the discovery of an envelope containing an unknown white powdery substance, the broadcaster announced.