According to Statistics Netherlands, 487 businesses and institutions (excluding sole proprietorships) were declared bankrupt in November. That is 50 less than in October.
Investigators looking into reports of a strange light in the water off the Zeeland coast wound up discovering 1,300 kilograms of cocaine. Packages of the drug were attached to a homemade buoy floating in Westerschelde, the estuary of the Scheldt River, the police announced on Twitter.
Big flames were seen at the Dow chemical plant in Terneuzen on Sunday evening.
A basking shark was seen swimming around in the North Sea last week.
Train traffic in Zeeland came to a complete standstill on Wednesday night after a train collided with a concrete block.
A 2.5 year old girl was seriously injured by a kick from a horse.
A group of 35 Bottlenose dolphins were recently filmed in the Dutch sector of the North Sea, near the coast of Zeeland.
A new app has been developed that shows people living in The Netherlands what will happen to their flats during a flood. The app, developed by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, shows that 60 percent of The Netherlands is at risk of flooding.
The National Institute for Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) warns that shellfish that are collected in the eastern art of the Westerschelde may be infected with the polio virus.
The A58 highway in Zeeland has been re-opened again after yesterday's chain of crashes that killed two and injured 28, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
Two people were killed and a still unknown number injured after the foggy weather in Zeeland caused various crashes in a chain of accidents. An estimated 100 to 150 cars were involved. The province of Brabant has sent around 20 ambulances to the site, and the A58 between Goes and Middelburg has been closed, Omroep Brabant reports.
Nearly 1,500 volunteers took to North Sea beaches throughout August, cleaning up over 20,000 kilograms of trash left in the sand. Dubbed the "Boskalis Cleanup Beach Tour," the initiative scooped up three times more garbage then last year's effort.
Politicians from the Dutch provinces Brabant and Zeeland are concerned about the sabotage on Belgian nuclear reactor Doel 4, as the nuclear power plant is located near the Dutch border.
One of the only meteorites ever found in the Netherlands has been stolen from the Sonnenborgh Museum and Observatory in Utrecht.
In Vlissingen, the municipality has had to enforce a temporary swimming ban, as oil has been leaking out of an old ship wreck since Saturday afternoon, washing up on the beaches in the Westerschelde.
The Netherlands Butterfly Foundation's organized national garden butterfly counting day was a success, as the Foundation writes on their website. Around 60,000 butterflies were counted in more than 3,700 gardens in the entire country. A good year for butterflies
Minister Schultz of Infrastructure has compiled a Delta Program 2015 that stipulates the urgency for dikes in The Netherlands to be fortified along many rivers. The program will run until 2050, and will be introduced by Minister Schultz in September, Nieuwsuur reports.
Housing prices in The Netherlands have been higher in the last three months compared to the same period of last year. June saw a 2.2 percent rise in existent houses for sale than in June 2013, the Central Bureau for Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
Music and entertainment festivals across the country received thousands of visitors, organizers say, with free festival Parkpop in Den Haag leading the pack after drawing in over 190,000 visitors. The organizers believe that the festival was a big success, even thought the festival program was adjusted so visitors could enjoy the football match between The Netherlands and Mexico, where The Netherlands advanced to the quarter finals after winning by a score of 2-1.
A woman who tried to save some children from the Zijpe, close to Sint Philipsland in Zeeland. She passed away at a hospital.
Meteorologists in the Netherlands issued a Code Orange weather warning Monday afternoon affecting Gelderland, Limburg, Noord-Brabant and Zeeland. Storms predicted Monday night could include wind speeds over 100 km/h, according to the KNMI, the country’s national meteorological institute. Thunderstorms, excessive rain and hail are all possible.
A Dutch youth film 'Mimoun' of director Tallulah Schwab has won the Prix Jeunesse International, one of the most important television prizes for youth programs in the world, producer Bind announced.
Among businesses and institutions, 18 percent fewer are bankrupt. This trend is in reverse with the hotel and restaurant business, however, which is seeing more failures.