Many ABN Amro customers with current accounts will gain access to contactless payment by the end of the year. The bank's 2.3 million debit cards will be replaced throughout 2015, with 2.4 million more replaced next year. The bank is again issuing cards suitable for contactless payment on Wednesday, after dealing with nearly half a million cards already issued that were vulnerable to a security leak.
The top prize of the Eurojackpot lottery is now at 75 million euros, which is the new record for the Netherlands, writes Telegraaf. Although the amount may still decrease, it is nearly twice as high as the Staatsloterij jackpot of 38.4 million that previously held the top spot.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Tuesday that at least one Dutch victim was flying on Germanwings flight 4U9525 which crashed in the French alps. The plane departed from Barcelona Tuesday morning and was headed towards Dusseldorf.
A suspect has been arrested in relation to a fatal shooting that took place in Breda, Noord-Brabant in 2006, the police released.
SAIL Amsterdam will be bigger than ever this year. The organization announced on its website yesterday that there will be an 8 kilometer parade of Tall Ships on August 19th.
A 45-year-old man was gunned down while sitting in his car in Amsterdam Zuid just after midnight on Sunday. Police said in a statement they have had previous contact with the man, found killed on Bertelmanstraat.
The family of terror suspect Zaid Koullis is having a difficult time dealing with their son’s newfound notoriety, the head of an area mosque said Wednesday. The 18-year-old’s father regularly attends the Omar al Farouq mosque in Utrecht.
A new threat issued by a group claiming affiliation with ISIS names Amsterdam amongst several potential high-profile targets. Titled “Lone Wolves”, the Arabic-language piece seems to promote the use of dirty bombs with the statement, “You will feel it when Cesium-131 spreads down the streets and train stations of Russia, Boston, Dallas, Virginia and Amsterdam.”
Two exhibition matches of Dutch football teams last week in Spain might have been fixed games, according to the analyses of a gambling expert and the International Center for Sport Security (ICSS). Most likely the teams, ADO Den Hague and SC Heerenveen, were not aware of the score manipulation, the analysts state.
Dutch people who went abroad for holiday in 2014, gave Austria the best rating. This is according to holiday review site Zoover, based on 2.8 million ratings.
Justice in Spain suspects the Dutch football player Saïd Boutahar and dozens of other players of match fixing.
British budget Airline, EasyJet, is expanding their routes to vacation destinations at a rapid rate. The airline announced on Wednesday that flights from Amsterdam's Schiphol to Ibiza, Spain, Corfu, Greece and Palermo, Italy will be available from June 2015.
Spanish brothers, Juan and Julio C. have confessed to the murder of Dutchman Martin Verfondern, six months after the victim's remains were discovered. Over fours years ago, Martin Verfondern, and his car, suddenly disappeared from the village Santo Alla do Monte in Spain.
Arresting terrorists and bringing them to justice is the only measure that works against all kinds of threats.
From April next year, the Spanish budget airline Vueling will fly between Rotterdam The Hague Airport and its own home base Barcelona four times a week.
According to figures from Statistics Netherlands, on October 1st, 2014, the Netherlands had almost 2.2 thousand residents who are 100 years old or older. This is more than twice as many as on January 1st, 2000.
Tourism in the autumn season remains popular among the Dutch, as 1,3 million people plan to take a few days to themselves. More than 700,000 will remain in the Netherlands, while 600,000 will go abroad, reports NBTC Holland Marketing.
The world's largest cruise ship, the Oasis of the Seas, arrived in Rotterdam on Monday night.
The ship, carrying 5,400 passengers and 1,500 crew members, drew a lot of attention along the route. It docked in Rotterdam to be refurbished.
The world's largest cruise ship is heading towards Rotterdam.
Dutch cyclists Annemiek van Vleuten and Anna van der Breggen of the Dutch Rabo Liv team have been brought to hospital Monday morning after crashing their bicycles during the team time trial at the World Cup, the Algemeen Dagblad reports. On Twitter, Van der Breggen has announced that she is unable to take part in the race.
The anti-terrorism units from five different countries, including the Netherlands, have been running practice drills on the Wadden sea how to fight attacks at sea.
According to the Spanish newspaper El Pais, the Dutchman Romano van der Dussen may have been wrongfully imprisoned in a Spanish cell for years.
German foundation Bertelsmann publishes a rank list on Monday of European Union countries based on research into social justice that shows The Netherlands scoring highly in third place after Sweden and Finland, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.