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Jun 24 '14 16:23

Over 8.1 million people across the Netherlands watched the Dutch national football team beat Chile 2-0 in the final Group B match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The television audience increased by more than 200,000 people compared to their last game, a thrilling victory over Australia.

ISIS
Jun 20 '14 11:37

The faction president of the Party for Unity in The Hague has uttered support for the extremist grouping ISIS on his Facebook page. This pro-ISIS stance from Abdoe Khoulani is causing some discomfort in Parliament, and seems to add to the growing debate about current ISIS demonstrations reportedly being planned in The Netherlands.

Jun 19 '14 09:02

Yesterday's match against Australia was viewed by almost 7.9 million people. More people watched Oranje beat the Aussies than the last match against Spain, although arguably, the latter match had more attached to it. About 600,000 more people watched yesterday's win.

Oranje
Jun 13 '14 16:01

Oranje will make its debut in the World Cup against Spain. It will be a decisive match that will set the tone for both teams' World Cup 2014 careers and, of course, will give The Netherlands a chance to even the score after the team was defeated in the 2010 World Cup final by Spain.

Arke 787
Jun 11 '14 11:54

The maiden flight of the new Dreamliner aircraft scared a good few people in various places in The Netherlands on Tuesday. The Boeing 787 from Arke was spotted over Vlijmen, Den Bosch and Eindhoven.

Twitter
May 21 '14 10:28

PVV-leader Geert Wilders' now notorious anti-Moroccan speech, recorded on election evening in The Hague on the 19th of March, in which Wilders incites his crowd of followers to chant "fewer, fewer, fewer" when asked if they want more or fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands, has caused Twitter to explode with a deluge of negative tweets about the population group.

Nigel de Jong
May 12 '14 10:52

Footballer Nigel de Jong was pelted with a banana after the match between AC Milan and Atlanta Bergamo, which Milan lost 2-1. The midfielder reacted to the incident on Twitter.

Flyingrainbowflag
May 7 '14 07:56

The mayor of Utrecht, Jan van Zanen, has been forced to apologize to a lesbian columnist, Monique Samuel, after he made an insensitive comment about her sexual preference. Samuel, a publicist and political scientist, felt hurt by what the mayor said during a discussion on Liberation Day.

Leon de Jong
May 6 '14 13:37

The departure of PVV Member of State for South-Holland Bart Brands has sparked ire from the party over the reasons for the politician's departure.

American Airlines
Apr 15 '14 11:44

The Dutch teenager, Sarah, who tweeted a fake threat to American Airlines is free again after a hearing in Rotterdam, the police reports. She remains a suspect, however.

Apr 15 '14 07:59

Police in Rotterdam arrested a 14-year old girl because of a tweet she sent to American Airlines in which she impersonates a terrorist, and hints at a future attack.

Apr 14 '14 14:34

A 14-year old Dutch girl has made life difficult for herself after impersonating a terrorist on Twitter on Sunday. She may get the FBI knocking on her door after she threatened American Airlines, the Daily Mail reports.

Apr 11 '14 08:58

Dutch clothing warehouse Vroom & Dreesman has been forced to pull a T-shirt from the racks, depicting a dog wearing a uniform from the German Wehrmacht, as people were complaining about the item on social media.

Childcare Flamingo
Apr 4 '14 13:22

Two child minders at the Flamingo Regenboog daycare center in Amsterdam-Noord have been made inactive due to their failure to supervise two children properly.

Childcare Flamingo
Apr 4 '14 11:34

A children's daycare center in Amsterdam-Noord has come under fire after a film appeared on Twitter and Facebook, showing two children crying for several minutes in the garden of the center, without being let back in.

Mar 28 '14 07:34

Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD) has once more distanced himself even further from PVV-leader Geert Wilders' anti-Moroccan comments this week, as he approached the NOS for an interview in which he puts some worries of the Moroccan community at ease.

BornHere
Mar 20 '14 14:03

The man has been the quarry of many news and social media rampages for the last week, and it's not over yet as the very nationals Geert Wilders seems to have something against are retaliating, with anger but also humor.

Double decker train in Amsterdam
Feb 20 '14 09:21

There will be no trains running in and around The Hague for some time, and in Rotterdam there are large-scale disruptions.

Feb 20 '14 09:00

The podium was colored orange again, Wednesday, after the 5,000m speed skating for women, with Irene Wüst earning a silver medal and bronze going to Carien Kleibeuker. Martina Sábliková from the Szech Republic was faster with 6:51:54 and took gold.

Cheers
Feb 20 '14 08:54

Social media giant Facebook is set to buy cross-platform mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $16 billion, they announced Wednesday.

Feb 13 '14 16:10

Abu Abdurahman, who claims to be jihadist Khalid K. from Almere, posted a picture on Twitter, showing him holding a chopped-off head of a man. The identity of the victim is unknown.

Seismograph
Feb 13 '14 06:40

Groningen experienced another earthquake on Wednesday night. According to the KNMI, it registered a 3.0 on the Richter scale, and happened at 3.13 a.m.

Feb 10 '14 07:42

An American journalist has come under fire after a travel article of hers appeared in the Wall Street Journal criticizing the Efteling for, among other things, racist undertones.

Jan 29 '14 14:42

The separation of 82-year-old Pieter Schouten and his wife of 60 years, the 77-year-old Coby Schouten is causing a stir. Pieter was placed in a nursing home because he has Alzheimer, but his wife, who also needs care, was not allowed to go with him, because she is still on a waiting list.

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