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Today β€” April 1st 2020DutchNews News

Dutch children’s series wins International Emmy Kids Award

By hanneke
Public broadcaster VPRO’s children’s programme De regels van Floor (Floor Rules) has won the prestigious International Emmy Kids Award in...

Dutch police take 10 corona fraud webshops off line

By hanneke
Dutch police have taken 10 web shops off line in a move to prevent internet fraud connected with coronavirus and...

More deaths and hospitalisations but there are signs of change: RIVM

By robin
A further 447 patients have been hospitalised in the Netherlands due to the coronavirus outbreak, while 134 more people have...

250 fined for breaking 1.5 metre rule, but β€˜traditional’ crime drops sharply

By robin
In total police fined more than 250 people for breaking the rules on social distancing between March 26 and March...

Fewer houses are being sold but prices are not yet going down

By robin
The number of houses changing hands in the first two weeks of the government’s ‘intelligent lockdown’ to head off the...

More calls to children’s hotline, as school closures stretch into May

By robin
A hotline which children can ring if they are worried or victims of physical and sexual abuse has reported a...

Cigarettes go up in price, number of sales points shrink

By robin
The price of a packet of cigarettes or rolling tobacco goes up on Wednesday as the government brings in more...

Iconic Dutch retailer Hema under threat, slashes rent payments

By hanneke
A dramatic 30% fall in sales caused by the corona crisis is threatening Dutch retail chain Hema, prompting CEO Tjeerd...

Mark Rutte and the VVD win support during coronavirus crisis

By robin
The ruling right-wing Liberal party of prime minister Mark Rutte is the main gainer in the first poll of polls...

Police arrest father three days after family found dead in Etten-Leur

By robin

Dutch police say they have arrested the man they want to question in connection with the death of four people...

Dutch finance minister tells south the Netherlands is ready to help

By robin
Dutch finance minister Wopke Hoekstra has admitted that ministers have not shown sufficient empathy towards southern European countries which are...

Up time, down time: paid β€˜niksseksen’ breaks for Dutch sex workers

By robin
Dutch sex workers will be entitled to 20 minute paid breaks for subsidised physiotherapy and mental relaxation, under new proposed...
Yesterday β€” March 31st 2020DutchNews News

The Netherlands extends anti-corona measures to April 28, at least

By robin
Special measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in the Netherlands are to be extended until April 28 at least,...

Dutch passenger dies on board stricken cruise ship MS Zaandam

By Gordon Darroch
A Dutch tourist is one of four people to have died on board a cruise ship where dozens of passengers...

Police block taxi drivers’ protest against coronavirus measures

By Gordon Darroch
Police in The Hague have partially blocked the A12 motorway to stop taxi drivers staging an illegal demonstration against coronavirus...

Dutch corona death toll tops 1,000, but in Brabant there is improvement

By robin
Dutch hospitals have admitted a further 722 coronavirus patients in the past 24 hours, the national health institute RIVM said...

Coronabond debate opens old wounds, Dutch accused of lack of solidarity

By molly
The Dutch government has been criticised by domestic politicians, MEPs, and Italian mayors and officials for its tough line on...

US government invests €414m in Leiden-based Janssen vaccine project

By robin
The American government is pumping $456m (€414m)  into Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceuticals arm Janssen which is working on a vaccine...

Holocaust centre investigates role of local authorities during WWII

By hanneke
Holocaust and genocide study centre NIOD has announced the start of a comprehensive investigation into the role played by the...

Anne Frank the diarist becomes Anne Frank the vlogger

By hanneke
At a time when millions of youngsters have been confined to their homes, Anne Frank the diarist has become Anne...