Denmark is the most bike-friendly country, edging out cycling rivals in the Netherlands, the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) revealed in their their second-ever Cycling Barometer. Even though Denmark takes the first place in cycling advocacy, the Netherlands landed on top for cycling usage, ECF reported.
Creditors involved with the sports car manufacturer Spyker will only receive a full compensation for debts up to 12,000 euros. The embattled sports car manufacturer will only pay ten percent of debts over the amount in an effort to get out of receivership, reports RTL Nieuws
The authorities in Sweden suspect Spyker CEO Victor Muller of tax evasion in the period that he was the boss of the Swedish car company Saab, RTL Nieuws reports.
There will be criminal investigation of twelve statements made on the 'Steun de PVV' Facebook page in January this year.
IKEA is adding vegan meatballs to the menu at their in-store restaurants throughout the Netherlands in the springtime, and in other markets worldwide.
Two Filipino crew members that went overboard from Dutch freight ship Marietje Andrea may have fallen over a railing that lacked proper protection, concludes the Dutch Safety Board on a report released today. The two men, Harlan C. Layosa, 27, and Gleemar Sapanta, 26, went missing on December 5, 2013, in the Baltic Sea near the coast of Trelleborg, Sweden.
With the Dutch fundraising campaign Serious Request in full swing and over 6.3 million euros collected through Tuesday evening, NL Times takes a seat inside Het Glazen Huis, the glass house on Haarlem's Grote Markt, to chat with two of the 3FM disk jockeys broadcasting the 2014 fundraising effort. The main characters of this years’ event are girls and women in war-struck regions who have fallen victim to sexual abuse. Three 3FM radio DJs are giving them a voice by locking themselves up and broadcasting twenty-four hours per day for a full week.
Dutch foreign trade and development minister Lilianne Ploumen showed three radio DJs into their confined space, a glass room in Haarlem’s Grote Markt and promptly locked the door behind them Thursday evening. The 3FM personalities, Gerard Ekdom, Coen Swijnenberg and Domien Verschuuren will sleep and work in the house for one week as they raise money for charity, with the theme “Hands off Our Girls.”
They do not get to eat for the week, getting only nutrition shakes instead of food. Over 2.4 million euros has already been raised through Sunday afternoon for this year's campaign.
Those in Amsterdam who heard large ensembles of people screaming their heads off last week may have been listening to the sounds of students blowing off steam after their final exams. The stress relief method is said to have origins in the Flogsta area of Uppsala, Sweden, but took residents of Uilenstede, Amstelveen off guard with many calling Dutch emergency services.
Sports car manufacturer Spyker declared bankruptcy Thursday after years of financial turmoil following the firm’s failed attempt to revive Swedish automaker Saab. The Dutch firm filed for voluntary financial restructuring earlier in December.
The Netherlands has the third highest rate of cultural attendance in Europe. This includes museum tours taken, orchestras attended and theaters visited.The only countries in Europe to have a higher rate are Denmark and Sweden.
On Thursday iZettle introduced a new mobile payment service to help prevent small businesses and retailers missing out on sales. With it even homeless street newspaper vendors can be paid with a debit card.
Amnesty International has asked the Netherlands to stop the return of Somali refugees.
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.
Swedish retailer IKEA today urged customers who purchased the GUNGGUNG indoor children's swing to immediately dismantle them and return them to the store after two injuries related to the swings were reported to the firm. The swing, which has been sold in the Netherlands since March 2014, does not meet quality standards leading IKEA to recall the swing and provide a full refund.
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.
In Sweden and Denmark, selling sweets and chocolates at the checkout counter is illegal. Now, some stores in The Netherlands are also going to relieve shoppers of that last moment of temptation by replacing fatty and sweet snacks with healthier options such as snack vegetables, nuts and rice cakes, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
On the 30th of August, the Museumplein in Amsterdam will become the scene of an anti-ISIS protest planned by a group of Christians in the city, Het Parool reports.
The producer, director, writer and editor of the documentary film Searching for Sugarman, which won big at the International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA), was found dead in Stockholm on Tuesday.
The Netherlands and Sweden want to scrap expiration dates for certain food products.
The number of Dutchmen hunkering for a job outside the nation’s borders has quadrupled in the past three years.
Two men from Valkenswaard (40 and 36) were arrested in the night from January 9th on 10th, on a ferry from Turku (Finland) to Stockholm (Sweden) for assaulting a Finnish man, reported the Eindhovens Dagblad.
The family of two sailors who went overboard while working on a Dutch ship in the Baltic Sea is distraught that the men were unable to be rescued. The two men are cousins, and have been lost at sea since Thursday morning, when they went over the side of the Marietje Andrea, a ship owned by Dutch firm Wagenborg.
A search and rescue was on for the better part of the day, off the coast of Trelleborg in Sweden, for two Filipino sailors who reportedly went overboard on the Dutch freight ship Marietje Andrea, Thursday, around 08:00.