Lisa Kruger won the first gold medal for the Netherlands at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. The 16-year-old swimmer clocked 1.15,49 in the 100 meter breaststroke in the SB9 class, thereby just missing breaking the world record of 1.15,47 she set earlier that day
Chef de Mission Mauritz Hendriks is disappointed in the number of medals the Netherlands won at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which finished on Sunday. All in all the Dutch team, TeamNL, won a total of 19 medals, the last one a silver won by Nouchka Fontijn
Utrecht athlete Dafne Schippers won silver in the 200 meter run in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro during the early hours of Thursday morning in Dutch time. The 24-year-old woman finished a tenth of a second behind gold medal winner, Jamaican Elaine Thompson
Queen Maxima was so enthusiastic about congratulating Dutch windsurfer Dorian van Rijsselberghe on his gold medal win on Sunday, that a presenter for NBC thought she was his wife.
Dutch cyclist Tom Dumoulin won silver in a 54.6 kilometer time trial in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. First place went to Swiss Fabian Cencellara
Dutch judoka Anicka van Emden snagged a bronze medal in the up to 63 kilograms class at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. "I'm so happy. This was the only thing I wanted, and I knew it was now or never. This is my first and probably my last Games", the 29-year-old Van Emden said
Anna van der Breggen had mixed feelings about her gold medal win in the Olympic cycling road race for women in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The 26-year-old was "terribly" shocked by teammate Annemiek van Vleuten's crash, to the point that she thought Van Vleuten had died, she said to NOS after the race.
Cyclists Anna van der Breggen won the first gold medal for the Netherlands at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 26-year-old triumphed in the final sprint of the leading group, only overtaking Mara Abbott in the last few hundred meters before the finish line
King Willem-Alexander and Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrived in Rio de Janeiro to support the Dutch team in the Olympic Games, the Prime Minister said on Twitter.
Holland Heineken House announced which artists will perform for Dutch athletes and supporters during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. So far Kensington, Guus Meeuwis, Racoon, Typhoon, VanVelzen, Miss Montreal, DI-RECT ad Douwe Bob were confirmed
"It's a funny, playful project and not meant to be a statement," artist Luis Risi says of his street art project, "The Red Mice District. The pieces feature mice made to look like pin-up girls in risqué outfits, each mounted in a white frame with a bright red light shining upon them. He had no intention of making a moral judgment or proclamation about prostitution when he started hanging his street art pictures around De Wallen, Amsterdam’s most famous Red Light District.
The Good Hotel, a floating boat hotel, will dock in Amsterdam in May 2015 hiring 100 unemployed Amsterdam residents for a year. The hotel will serve as an educational working environment with proper training facilities for previously unemployed workers without a specific training in hospitality industry, the group organizing the hotel said.
Dutch software platform AppMachine received a 15.2 million US dollar investment from one of the largest online services providers, Endurance International Group. The investor receives 40 percent of the Heerenveen, Friesland firm's shares in the deal with Endurance having the option to increase share ownership over time, they announced on Tuesday.
A KLM plane, which was on its way to Schiphol from Rio de Janeiro, had to turn around last night because there was a crack in a window.
The Netherlands beat Spain 5-1 in the first Group B match during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. It was a stunning upset in a rematch of the 2010 World Cup final that saw Spain take a 1-0 victory to be crowned football's champions.
The Netherlands has selected Rio de Janeiro as a 2014 World Football Cup base, Daijiworld reports citing IANS.
Schiphol has partnered with the French Aéroports de Paris and two Brazilian parties to make a bid for a stake in Galeão Airport in Rio de Janeiro. Four other consortia have also placed bids. Which consortium gets the concession will be disclosed Friday