An employee of the police department is accused of stealing nine kilograms of cocaine and could be implicated in the disappearance of 700 grams of heroin. The 60-year-old suspect is still in custody. He was based in Amsterdam at the time the drugs went missing from an evidence facility on Johan Huizingalaan on the west side of the city, broadcaster AT5 reported last week.
Despite holding possession for over 60 percent of the match, the Dutch men’s football team could not buy a goal in Sunday’s match which saw a coordinated Turkey handily beat Orange 3-0. Turkey jumped to an early lead in the eighth minute on a goal by Oguzhan Ozyakup en route to victory in front of a raucuous home crowd at the Konya Torku Arena.
It seems that Amsterdam may be losing its title as gay capital to Barcelona. Spain is currently the most popular European destination for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travelers. This group contributes an estimated $6.8 billion to the Spanish economy, according to figures from LGBT capital. Almost three times as much as the $2.3 billion euros contributed to the Dutch economy.
Ajax will be facing off against Scotland's Celtic, Turkey's Fenerbahçe and Norway's Molde FK in the group stage of the Europa League. AZ will come up against Spain's Athletic Bilbao, Germany's FC Augsburg and Serbia's Partizan Belgrado.
Ayoub el Khazzani, the man who opened fire on a passenger train heading from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, was "a good boy, very hardworking" who "never talked politics; just football and fishing".
The gunman who attacked a passenger train on its way from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, intended to rob the passengers and is "dumbfounded" by the claims that he would be an Islamic terrorist.
Holiday bookings to Turkey has taken a dip after the attacks in recent weeks.
The Hague school Montessori Lyceum is "baffled" by the death of their student Vera Mol, the 17 year old girl who died in a bungee jumping accident in Spain on Monday. Mol would have started her final year at the school in a week and a half.
Consultancy and service firm Royal Imtech N.V. formally entered bankruptcy protection on Thursday. The fate of part of the Gouda-based company's workforce, including 22,000 global employees, of which 2,700 are in the Netherlands, is not yet known.
A 17 year old Dutch girl died in Spain on Monday night after a fall of about 40 meters. According to Spanish media, this happened in a bungee jump accident in northern Spain.
Escaped convict Ali Benhadi is once again in custody in the Netherlands. He was extradited from Spain to the Netherlands on Friday, the Public Prosecutor announced on Monday.
A Dutch criminal was one of two people injured in a shooting in Barcelona on Tuesday. Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia reported on Thursday that one victim is a 26 year old Dutchman that is on the international wanted list.
Rob van der Dussen has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help him cover the cost of freeing his son Romano from a Spanish prison after DNA evidence linked a different man to the rapes that kept Romano imprisoned for the last 11.5 years.
Escaped convict Ali Benhadi has been found. He was arrested Spain on Sunday, the police announced on Monday. The Public Prosecutor will negotiate his extradition with the Spanish authorities.
A number of passengers that were on the Transavia flight HV5068 from Girona, Spain to Rotterdam on Saturday, are filing a complaint against the airline for the turbulent landing and poor reception and information provision afterwards
Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance was reelected as Eurogroup chairman on Monday afternoon, beating his only opponent Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos
There is a good chance that Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem will be elected for a second term as chairman of the Eurogroup on Monday afternoon. This is according to a survey done by the AD among the 19 members of the group, which found that Dijsselbloem will likely have the most support.
The election of the Eurogroup chairman may be delayed, the current head Jeroen Dijsselbloem wrote on Twitter. Dijsselbloem believes that Greece should be the focus of attention for now.
The police dealt a blow to a Roosendaal "crime family" on Tuesday by busting a drugs export ring. The police suspect that this "family" has earned millions of euros by operating a drug ring, exporting soft drugs to France for years.
Transavia airline recently began testing Oculus Rift glasses as a form of entertainment onboard its flights, even giving the chance to fly through the air to their destination in virtual reality. Last week, passengers on a flight from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to Barcelona were given the opportunity to test the virtual reality experience.
The Spanish Navy has arrested fur people, including a Dutchman, in a major drug bust on the Atlantic Ocean. The marines found 1,800 kilograms of cocaine on the fishing boat, NOS reports.
This week the European Parliament worked on getting the same parental leave into the law for all European Union countries. This would benefit Dutch fathers, who currently only get two paid days leave at the birth of a child.
Police hunting a husband-and-wife duo suspected of attempted murder in London, England, have set their sites on the Netherlands and Spain. Patrick and Constance Adams, aged 59 and 54 respectively, are accused of shooting a man sitting in an SUV just before Christmas in 2013, the London Metropolitan Police said last week.
Dutchman Romano van der Dussen has been imprisoned in a Spanish prison for 11.5 years for three rapes that he didn't commit. DNA evidence shows that the crimes were committed by Englishman Mark Dixie, something that the Spanish authorities have been aware of since 2007.