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Today β€” January 29th 2020DutchNews News

Van Gogh museum acquires important Degas pastel

By hanneke
In a first for the Netherlands, the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam has acquired a fully worked out pastel by...

Woman found not guilty of killing two babies at second trial

By robin
A 41-year-old woman from Amersfoort has been found not guilty of killing her two babies for a second time. The...

Renting to tourists? You must have a permit, highest Dutch court says

By robin
Amsterdam is wrong to allow locals to rent property to tourists without a permit, the country’s highest administrative court said...

KNVB and cabinet to tackle racism in football together

By hanneke
The cabinet and football association KNVB will shortly announce a number of measures to combat racism in football stadiums, the...

Leiden motorists spend most time stuck in traffic

By robin
Car drivers in Leiden had to put up with the longest delays in Dutch traffic last year, according to an...

Stop locking children up in police cells, advisory group urges minister

By robin
A prison corridorAn influential Dutch advisory committee is urging the government to make sure that minors do not get locked up in...

Dutch children’s classic β€˜The Letter for the King’ is a new Netflix series

By hanneke
The first images of a new Netflix series based on the popular Dutch children’s book The Letter for the King,...

Three people in NL tested for coronavirus, all results negative

By robin
Three people in the Netherlands have so far been tested for the coronavirus but all three were false alarms, the...

Warm, wet weather set to continue, but there was some sleet in the north

By robin
January may have been exceptionally mild this year, but some sleet and wet snow did fall in the north and...

Almost 71,000 new homes were completed last year, says statistics office

By robin
Last year construction companies handed over the keys to almost 71,000 new homes, the highest number since 2009, the national...
Yesterday β€” January 28th 2020DutchNews News

Dutch parliament calls off visit to Russia after D66 MP is refused entry

By robin
MPs have cancelled next month’s working visit to Russia because of Moscow’s refusal to grant a visa to D66 parliamentarian...

β€˜Fewer than 10’ foreign investors have bought Dutch residency rights

By robin
‘Fewer than 10’ rich investors have taken advantage of a Dutch scheme to give residency permits to people pledging to...

Experts are divided as Dutch online retailers gear up for Amazon arrival

By robin
Online retailers in the Netherlands are gearing up to cope with the arrival of global giant Amazon which is expected...

Despite being below sea level, most Dutch not worried about future floods

By hanneke
A large majority of the Dutch population is confident the authorities will be able to protect the country from future...

Primary schools present their plans to cope with teacher shortages

By robin
Primary schools in Amsterdam have presented their plans for combating the shortage of teachers to education minister Arie Slob, and...

Fewer refugees and their families arrived in the Netherlands last year

By robin
Refugee children on the Syrian border.There was a slight drop in the number of refugees moving to the Netherlands last year, the national statistics agency...

Suicide prevention hotline deals with thousands more calls

By robin
Volunteers working at the Stichting 113 suicide prevention agency dealt with 93,000 calls last year, three times the figure in...

PSV youngster Steven Bergwijn to head for Spurs for €30m

By robin
PSV Eindhoven has reportedly reached a deal with English club Tottenham Hotspur for Steven Bergwijn in the final week of...

β€˜New’ wasp species found during expedition to Amsterdam park

By hanneke
The Vondelpark in Amsterdam is home to a hitherto undiscovered species of wasp, which has now been named after it,...

The car as a cash cow? Parking fees set to top €1bn this year

By robin
Parking fees will generate at least an estimated €1bn for Dutch local authorities this year, a rise of nearly 10%...