Lecturers at the University of Amsterdam are again protesting against the lack of transparency at the university This time they are concerned about the "undemocratic" and "non-transparent" procedure in appointing the new Chairman of the Executive Board this spring. The new chairman will succeed Louise Gunning, who resigned last year after months of protests by students and staff in which the call for democracy stood central.
Some one hundred asylum seekers protested in Nijmegen on Thursday against the poor living conditions in the Heumensoord tent camp shelter
A group of about 40 activists blocked the entrance to the grounds where a camp for failed asylum seekers is being constructed on Thursday morning. The group calls Camp Zeist a "family prison".
A group of demonstrators protesting against Zwarte Piet at the Pietendorp in Enkhuizen on Sunday were met with aggression and insults. According to the activists, some black protesters were called "monkeys and cotton pickers".
Dozens of the 175 refugees who arrived in The Hague on Wednesday, spent the night outside in protest against the poor conditions at the shelter in the former Social Affairs building. The protest expanded on Thursday morning, and there are currently about 70 asylum seekers on the reservation of the Schenkkade
The police arrested 32 people during the Pediga demonstration in Utrecht on Sunday. Both supporters and opponents of the anti-Islam movement were arrested. The arrests were made for a number of reasons, including refusal to follow police instructions, inability to provide an identity document and trying to disrupt the protest
Tent camps are not safe places for refugees to stay during the winter months, according Neptunus, one of the leading tent manufacturers in the Netherlands. The company calls it irresponsible to have refugees sleeping in tents, especially with the risk of storms and snowfall.
Roughly 100 Syrian asylum seekers from the Heumensoord camp in Nijmegen have revolted in the streets on Tuesday against the living conditions that they find themselves in. The asylum seekers demanded improvement, waving homemade banners scripted, “We live in open air, our children in danger and risk the biting cold”.
Angry residents of the small Drench village, Orange, tried to block the departing car of Justice Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff. Dijkhoff had just ended a closed door, town hall meeting with residents about the upcoming arrival of 700 asylum seekers, broadcaster NOS reported.
Roughly 93 percent of the Netherlands thinks that democracy is the best possible form of government, and 95 percent think it is important to live in a democratically governed nation, a new survey from the Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP) revealed. Released on Friday, the report also found that 73 percent of people living in the country have a negative view of politics there.
More than a thousand people gathered in Amsterdam on Sunday to demonstrate for a more generous European policy. The demonstration started early in the afternoon on Dam square, followed by a march through the city.
The Golden Coach has joined Zwarte Piet as another symbol of Dutch culture that can be construed as racist. Action group De Grauwe Koets, The Sooty Coach in English, has organized a demonstration against the famous Dutch coach on the Museumplein in Amsterdam on Saturday. According to the Facebook event page for the demonstration, the coach's panels contain "racist images which glorify the colonial past".
TSN Thuiszorg, the largest home care organization in the Netherlands has announced its 5th reorganization, which will involve 436 permanent employees working as home care assistants being laid off and 218 employees on fixed-term contracts not having their contracts extended. A poll commissioned by union FNV has shown that 85 percent of the Dutch population is against the cutbacks in healthcare.
Environmental activists Greenpeace placed a giant banana peel on the roof oil company Shell's office in Amsterdam on Friday morning. This giant banana peel is another protest against the company's oil drilling in the Arctic. "Shell is going bananas and the world needs to know."
Dozens of people gathered in Amsterdam on Wednesday to protest against the four masted Chilean ship the Esmeralda. The police were prominently present to make sure the protest does not get out of control.
According to the protesters, the Esmeralda was used as a prison and place to torture political opponents during the Pinochet regime in the 70's, the Volkskrant reports. The protesters stood on the quay at the IJ harbor with Chilean flags, placards and banner with slogans like "Chilean Navy, where are the missing people?".
Chinese-Dutch real estate company CTF completed the purchase of the former Paleis van Justitie, literally the "Justice Palace" in the center of Amsterdam for 61.3 Million Euros. It was the second attempt by the firm to pick up the historic building on the famed Prinsengracht canal.
Travelers passing through Schiphol on Monday morning can expect long lines at the customs checks due to customs personnel performing a protest action for a better collective bargaining agreement. All passengers landing at the airport between 07:00 a.m. and 11:00 will have their baggage checked, Het Parool reports. Normally most passengers are allowed to just go through.
A total of 16 people were arrested during the riots in The Hague on Monday night. The riots started after a demonstration against because of the death of Mitch Henriquez got out of hand.
A demonstration against police violence in Schilderswijk, The Hague on Monday night got out of hand. The demonstration followed the death of Mitch Henriquez, a 42 year old Aruban man who died on Sunday in hospital after being arrested at a music festival in the city on Saturday.
Hundreds of protesters gathered on Dam Square in Amsterdam on Sunday to express their solidarity with Greece. The European Union will hold an emergency summit on the so-called Grexit on Monday. Greece submitted a final proposal, which Jean-Claude Juncker, chairman of the European Commission, called a "good basis" for the summit, NRC reports.
Collective labor actions undertaken by Netherlands police officers has cost Dutch society 6.5 million euros so far, according to calculations from the Dutch Police Union (NPB). In estimating the loss, the union relied on figures provided by the Ministry of Security and Justice.
A group of activists from De Nieuwe Universiteit blocked the entrance to the University of Amsterdam's Maagdenhuis on Friday morning.
About a hundred people showed up at the Plein in The Hague on Wednesday to protest against the plans for gas extraction on Terschelling.
The Totalitarian Art Gallery in Amsterdam, where a singed copy of Adolf Hitler's book Mein Kampf has been on display since Friday, has been plastered with signs that read "forbidden for Jews - for Blacks - for Muslims". The signs were put up by the Association of Anti-Fascists.