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Yesterday β€” September 17th 2019DutchNews News

2020 budget: the main points in the government’s spending plans

By robin
A youth parliament to give youngsters a voice in political developments, €2bn to stimulate local councils and housing corporations to...

2020 budget: MPs get ready for the big debate on a good news show

By robin
MPs will debate the government’s plans in two days of debate, starting on Wednesday. Here is a round-up of the...

2020 budget: tax income does not belong to politicians, says minister

By robin
Despite the problems elsewhere in the world, the Dutch economy remains robust, finance minister Wopke Hoekstra told MPs on Tuesday,...

Modest economic growth ahead, says king at state opening of parliament

By robin
King Willem-Alexander outlined the government’s plans for the coming years at the official opening of the new parliamentary year on...

Dutch singer Rob de Nijs to stop performing after Parkinson diagnosis

By hanneke
Popular Dutch singer Rob de Nijs (76), who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, will stop performing, the Telegraaf reports....

Company cars drove up total kilometers travelled, says CBS

By molly
Dutch drivers took to the open road more in 2018 than in the previous year, according to new figures from...

Dutch MEP: EU president goes AWOL on β€˜European values’ for all

By hanneke
Dutch MEP Sophie in ’t Veld (D66) has joined critics of incoming European Commission president Ursula Von der Leyen for...

Blackface banned: Sooty-faced Piets only at official Sinterklaas arrival

By robin
The national Sinterklaas procession in November will only include Piets with sooty faces, public broadcaster NTR, which organises the event,...

Train delayed after woman in niqab β€˜refused to show her face’ to inspectors

By robin
Image of NS double decker Dutch train sitting in stationA train departure was delayed for 20 minutes in Rotterdam station on Monday after a woman wearing a niqab reportedly...

Heat is on in Amsterdam to save troubled waste incinerator plant

By hanneke
The country’s biggest waste incineration plant AEB may go bust if Amsterdam city council continues to block a partial privatisation...

Dutch Youtubers are fined $2,280 for Area 51 alien adventure

By robin
Two young Dutchmen arrested in the US for trying to enter a military base part of Nevada known as Area...

Minister warns Jewish school for putting Jewish codices above Dutch law

By robin
Education minister Arie Slob has told the board of Amsterdam’s orthodox Jewish school Cheider to take steps to improve the...

FNV trade union targets 5% wage rise, CNV wants to scrap freelancer tax break

By robin
The FNV trade union federation has set its sights on a 5% pay rise next year, the same as its...

Royalty fans line up to see the king as ministers present their spending plans

By robin
Royalty fans began gathering in The Hague early on Tuesday morning, hoping to catch a glimpse of king Willem-Alexander and...
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Minister gives Islamic school board four week ultimatum to quit

By robin
Education minister Arie Slob has told an Islamic secondary school in Amsterdam that the entire board must step down, or...

Two face attempted murder charges after driving at rally race watchers

By robin
Two people who drove a rally car into the public at an event in Leende, in Noord Brabant, will face...

Police stop van carrying 2,000 litres of stolen petrol in hidden tanks

By Gordon Darroch
Police have intercepted two thieves driving a van that had been customised to transport 2,000 litres of stolen petrol. The...

Search for 66-year-old man swept away in Spanish floods

By Gordon Darroch
Rescue teams in Spain are searching for a 66-year-old Dutchman who fell into a drainage canal in the flood-hit province...

The mayor and the non-smoking gun: pressure mounts on Halsema over son’s arrest

By Gordon Darroch
Opposition parties in Amsterdam are pressing for an inquiry after it emerged that the gun that mayor Femke Halsema’s son...

New arrival’s plea to turn off the Westerkerk bells arouses local ire

By robin
Amsterdam city council will on Wednesday debate a letter from a new arrival to the city’s Jordaan district who wants...