toys

LEGO store
Jul 19 '19 10:10

Utrecht and Amsterdam will be the first Dutch places to have an official LEGO store. Both stores will open later this year, though exactly where they will be located is not yet clear, NU.nl reports.

LEGO franchises previously opened in the Netherlands, but this is the first time a LEGO store will open that is managed by LEGO itself. The new stores in Amsterdam and Utrecht will be entirely devoted to the colorful Danish building blocks. The stores will also host building competitions and allow customers to create their own LEGO figures. 

Intertoys on Damrak in Amsterdam Centrum
Mar 15 '19 14:40

The new owners of toy store chain Intertoys are closing another 60 branches, the company said on Thursday. A total of 150 stores will close, and the group will continue with over 230 stores, around 100 of which are franchises, NU.nl reports.

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Mar 11 '16 13:25

Dutch shoppers spent a massive 16 billion euros in online shopping last year, a 16 percent increase compared to 2014. Food sales showed the strongest growth, increasing by 40 percent, according to figures from Thuiswinkel Markt Monitor

Toy gun seized by Dutch police
Mar 11 '16 11:04

Police in the Netherlands launched a campaign on Friday asking parents and children to stop bringing toy guns and fake weaponry onto the streets for their own safety. Authorities say there has been an increase in the number of incidents where officers encounter young people who are carrying toys that look exactly like real firearms.

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Dec 16 '15 13:05

Amsterdammer Jan Bashaijha Mwesigwa came up with a fun and sustainable way for toddlers to get around and he called it the KaboogaBike. It is a completely sustainable balance bike that combines the pleasure of getting your first bike with the fun of a craft project with your paren

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Dec 9 '15 14:05

Vtech, the Chinese toys and gadget company, still does not know who is responsible for the November hack that exposed the names and birth dates of 6.4 million kids, 125 thousand of them Dutch, and 4.9 million adults, 100 thousand of them Dutch. The extent of the damage is also still unclear, CEO Allan Wong said

Minister Timmermans
Jul 22 '14 09:42

In a powerful speech at the UN Security Council on Monday, Minister Frans Timmermans of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs berated the agents involved in delaying the investigations at the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines flight. He said that The Netherlands' top priority is bringing the bodies of the victims who died in the MH17 plane crash in Ukraine back safely to The Netherlands.

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