VVD party leader Halbe Zilstra says that this coming year will be the year of truth. The new European Union will have to act. If they don't, the European project will be a thing of the past, Zilstra expects.
E-commerce giant PayPay has announced the introduction postpay to the Netherlands. The service will allow customers to purchase products online, and will withhold funds from being debited from the users account until the product has been delivered.
Users of the Volkskrant newspaper's mobile application were shocked to see an article reporting the death of football legend Johan Cruijff on Tuesday.
With the Dutch summer holiday season expected to kick into gear this weekend, travel association ANWB is predicting heavy traffic around the country. The organisation told newspaper AD they expect people to be disappointed if they plan to leave town tonight thinking they will beat the traffic on Saturday, especially if headed south.
More than 700,000 Dutch opted for a holiday further from home this year which is 100,000 more than previous years. The USA will receive most Dutch tourist with 239,000 people visiting the States and neighboring country Canada will be seeing a lot more Dutch tourists as well this year. Tropical destinations such as Indonesia and the Netherlands Antilles are very high in demand as well.
A price of 800,000 euro per room was paid for the Amstel Hotel in Amterdam which was sold to hotel group Katara Hospitality from Qatar, according to property-website PropertyNL. The five star hotel counts 55 rooms and 24 suites and is located ideally between the financial, cultural and shopping district as it overlooks the Amstel River.
An apparently clairvoyant meerkat from the Dierenpark zoo in Amersfoort has predicted correctly the outcomes of all of the matches The Netherlands have played thus far in the World Cup.
With two goals late in the second half, the Netherlands dispatched World Cup Group B rivals Chile to win their group Monday evening. Oranje won all three games in the group stage, handily beating Spain 5-1 and beating Australia in a challenging 3-2 duel.
The Dutch men’s football team beat Australia 3-2 with a goal 25-heard shot by Memphis Depay that bounced and spun off the Aussie keeper Maty Ryan’s hands in the 67th minute. The emotional match gives Oranje an excellent chance of moving through into the knockout stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, while Australia’s odds of moving on have dwindled.
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.
A turtle named Luis, of the Dutch embassy in Brasilia, Brazil, has chosen Spain to win the first World Cup match against The Netherlands on Friday the 13th. The Dutch Animal party, PvdD, is outraged and demands the immediate release of the animal.
Former Dutch footballer Johan Cruijff thinks that the Dutch national team has quality, but is missing the experience to make real big waves at the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, he told Spanish radio channel Cope.
The Netherlands is fourth on the gay-rights list presented by international LGBT organization ILGA (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) on Malta on Tuesday, where IDAHO, the international gay-emancipation summit is being held.
The Dutch national team has become stuck in 15th place on the newest FIFA ranking list. The Chilean team, who were Oranje's competitors in the group matches at the World Cup, rose one place, coming out at 13th.
Dutch department store Hema opened its first shop in Spain today. It was formally unveiled by company director Ronald Putting.
On Thursday, the criminal case against 40-year-old Michel S. will have an interim meeting. Justice suspects S. of sexually abusing hundreds of young children, mostly boys, via a webcam.
Spain is resuming the search for 51-year-old Martin Verfondern, a Dutchman who has been missing for four years now, according to Spanish media. It is not clear what prompted the decision.
A 60-year old man from Amsterdam was arrested on the southern Spanish coast, at the request of Belgian authorities.
The 4.1 million homeless in the European Union could easily be housed in the 11 million vacant homes, according to news paper The Guardian, who collected data from all over Europe.
Fans of the Dutch store Hema living in Spain and the United Kingdom will be excited to hear that the department store/supermarket is expanding into those countries. The announcement was made by CEO Ronald van Zetten on the t.v. show Nieuwsuur.
The round-up of some of this year’s most noteworthy events and news stories.
The Netherlands open the 2014 FIFA World Cup in a rematch against Spain, the defending world champions. Oranje will see stiff competition in the group stage of the World Cup in Brazil
Women afflicted with breast cancer have the resolve within themselves to face their fears, maintain their femininity and ultimately fight the disease with strength and dignity.
Former Transavia pilot Julio Poch will remain imprisoned in Argentina for at least another year. The judges in Buenos Aires recently extended his preliminary imprisonment, announced his lawyer Geert Jan Knoops Tuesday.