From next year it will be possible to travel directly from Amsterdam to London and back on a high-speed train. Eurostar revealed its new timetable on Wednesday and with it announced the new route directly between the Dutch and British capitals
Unilever is closing their premises in Vlaardingen by April 2019 as it is opening a new facility in Wageningen. Some of the nearly 800 Vlaardingen jobs will be moved to Wageningen
Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs is surprised that the new British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Boris Johnson to be her Foreign Affairs Minister, he said to BNR. He looks forward to working with his new colleague, he said.
A narrow majority of 53 percent of Dutch voters are against holding a referendum on whether or not the Netherlands should stay in the European Union, according to Maurice de Hond's latest poll. Among Dutch voters with a low education, 69 percent want a Nexit referendum.
Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs called on European Union countries to stand together in handling Britain's decision to leave the EU and in dealing with concerns in and about Europe
Prime Minister Mark Rutte finds the results of the Brexit referendum disappointing, he said to broadcaster NOS. In a referendum on Thursday the British population voted that the United Kingdom should leave the European Union.
The Brexit camp won the day and the United Kingdom will be leaving the European Union. PVV leader Geert Wilders is already calling for the Netherlands to follow suit. "Hurrah for the British! Now it is our turn. Time for a Dutch referendum!" he said on Twitter, with the hashtag #ByeByeEU
Last year the Netherlands earned over 20 billion euros in exports to the United Kingdom, amounting to 3 percent of the Netherlands' GDP. After Germany, the UK is the main export destination for our country, Statistics Netherlands reported on Friday.
German vacationers, day trippers and business travelers spent 4.9 billion euros in the Netherlands last year, according to figures from Statistics Netherlands. German visitors accounted for nearly half of the 10.2 billion euros foreign visitors spent in the country in 2015.
Dutch newspaper AD took a firm stance against the Brits leaving the European Union with a full front page dedicated to the Brexit. The entire front page is covered in the Union Jack with the words: "Dot leave me this way".
Should the United Kingdom decide to leave the European Union, the number of Dutch companies that go bankrupt could increase by 2.0 to 2.5 percent, according to estimations from credit insurer Euler Hermes. The Brexit could also dampen economic growth in the Netherlands over the next three years - the economic growth will be 1.5 to 2.4 percent lower
Children playing outside an abandoned house in Arnhem made the surprising discovery of an unexploded 25-pound shell left over from World War II. The British projectile weapon was found in the garden of the house on Sunday afternoon.
It seems many guidebooks written about the Netherlands either haven't been updated in several years, or some travellers simply refuse to buy new editions, as online travel agency Expedia is seeing a sharp increase in hotel bookings to the Netherlands for April 30, a representative told the NL Times. The date has not been celebrated in the Netherlands as Queen's Day, since Beatrix abdicated the throne for her son, Willem-Alexander on April 30, 2013.
National gas extraction in the Netherlands dropped by more than a quarter last year to just over 51 billion cubic meters. The decrease was compensated for by imports, mainly from Norway and Russia, according to figures Statistics Netherlands published on Tuesday.
A plan submitted by British retail firm JD Sports Fashion Plc to take over beleaguered Dutch stores Perry Sport and Aktiesport won approval by the administrator in the Netherlands handling the bankruptcy of their parent firm, Unlimited Sports Group (USG). Most stores will remain open under terms of the deal, and most of the employees will retain their jobs, the administrator announced on Wednesday.
A federal court in New York sentenced two former Rabobank employees to prison for their roles in manipulating the Libor, an estimated interest rate that serves as a benchmark for financial lenders around the world. The Dutch banks’s former finance executive, Anthony Allen, was handed a two-year prison sentence, with trader Anthony Conti being sent to prison for a year.
A bad harvest led to a shortage in beer hops in Europe. The shortage of this indispensable ingredient is especially affecting the smaller breweries in the Netherlands
Some 200 people, including 50 Dutch, were arrested last week in a massive European investigation into so-called money mules - people who make their bank accounts available for criminals to hide their money in
A surgical procedure to mend the broken leg of Princess Alexia went well, the press office of the Dutch royal family announced late Saturday night. The princess is likely to remain hospitalized for the next few days after injuring herself in a skiing accident while on holiday in Lech, Austria.
ING bank will likely layoff a number of London staff members if the United Kingdom decides to withdraw from the European Union, the so-called Brexit, CEO Ralph Hamers said to Bloomberg. Hamers' statement follows a similar statements from HSBC Holdings last week and other financial institutions.
Rock music icon Paul McCartney officially confirmed rumors that he would be the signature headlining act at this year’s Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf, Limburg. The 73-year-old singer songwriter will close the three-day festival on June 12 in his first appearance at the event.
For the second time in a week, Feyenoord goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer will file an official complaint and request police to investigate threats made against him. Spectators at a darts competition in Newcastle, England, and broadcast live in the Netherlands on RTL 7, were seen holding signs stating, “Kenneth must hang!” and “Vermeer NSB,” possibly meant to liken Vermeer to a Nazi collaborator.
Several men harassed and robbed British tourist Richard Cole shortly before he drowned in an Amsterdam canal, police revealed on Friday. The police do not suspect the men of being directly involved in Cole's death, but are looking to interview them. They released photos of the men in the hope of tracking them down.
A man's body was found around 11:00 p.m. on Monday night in Amsterdam canal Herengracht, where the police were looking for missing British tourist Richard Cole. The police are currently working on identifying the body.