Minister Plasterk has only just survived a critical debate in Parliament, but he's out of the frying pan and into the fire now as he is once again involved in a complicated and sensitive issue.
An otter, a rare sighting in the Randstad, has been reported recently in Nieuwkoopse Plassen. Its triumphant return was short-lived, however, as a dead otter was found on Wednesday on the A12 near Gouda.
Friday 14 February will mark the commencement of the Kwibuka20 activities in the Netherlands.
During Tuesday night's "Opsporing Verzocht" police highlighted several cases, among which a home robbery, distraction burglaries, the death of an elderly due to a burglary, and an assassination.
Within the PvdA, a renewed protest has erupted over the Immigration Policy of state secretary Fred Teeven (VVD, Asylum).
The man who died Wednesday night during a fireworks mishap in The Hague, has been identified as Mike Vrickx, a 32-year-old former youthworker from Westlandse Monster who jokingly called himself Mike 'Hardcore'.
A student from the University of Leiden has been threatening the president of the examining board for the Jurisprudence Faculty for months.
Ministers Ronald Plasterk (Internal Affairs) and Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (Defense) were sent for by Prime Minister Mark Rutte for an emergency discussion about the way in which they informed Parliament about the monitoring operations of the information services.
In The Hague, one was killed after an explosion in a small cellar. One wounded has been brought to the Maasstad Hospital in Rotterdam with burn wounds.
Amsterdam alderman Eric Wiebes is set to replace state secretary of Finance Frans Weekers, who made the decision to resign last week.
Police in The Hague have received neighborhood complaints about excessive violence, intimidation and discriminatory behavior.
The Hague court order to unblock The Pirate Bay torrent site will not apply to KPN, UPC and Tele2.
Homeless people in the four major cities, Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, and Utrecht can turn to Community Health Services (GGD), starting Wednesday, for admittance to the Winter shelter.
A 74-year-old woman from The Hague was assaulted on the Lisztstraat in The Hague on Saturday January 25, when she was walking her dogs. Police arrested a 35-year-old suspect on the Louis Armstrongkade in The Hague the next day.
More than 50 world leaders are expected in The Hague in March when the Netherlands is hosting the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS).
Expats with diplomatic status have, since 2010, committed 85 indictable offenses in the Netherlands. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuZa) confirmed a report about this from RTL Nieuws.
Three men, who organized an illegal poker tournament in 2007, were acquitted of violating the Gambling Act by the Amsterdam court. Their lawyer, Peter Plasman, argued that poker is a game of skill, not a gambling game. The court ruled in his favor.
The trial has started Thursday at a United Nations-backed tribunal at The Hague for four men accused of murdering former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, BBC News reported.
The Hague police arrested eleven members of a youth gang early Tuesday morning in a large-scale operation, according to police reports.
By now, most people know that with a few international work opportunities under your belt, you can not only boost your career and spice up your CV, but will also be rewarded with unforgettable personal experiences. Each year, more and more people choose to be expatriates, and the Netherlands are among the more popular destinations not only for expats from the EU, but from around the globe.
French President François Hollande will make a formal visit to the Netherlands on Monday January 20th.
In early December, four big Dutch cities – Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht – requested the government to ban scooters from bike paths and require bike riders to wear helmets.
The Hague police said that many teenagers are becoming robbers just for thrill and to impress their friends.