Baby seal born in Nuenen zoo
The Dierenrijk zoo in Nuenen welcomed a new resident – a baby seal was born to seal Dory, the zoo announced on Facebook on Friday.
The Dutch economy grew 0.5 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the last quarter of 2015, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Friday. The growth rate is the same as the initial figures published in May.
Barring any extremely cold winters, gas company NAM will only be allowed to extract up to 24 billion cubic meters of natural gas in Groningen a year for the next five years, Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs announced on Friday afternoon
A majority in Dutch parliament is calling for measures to be taken against Instagram account Straathyena’s (Street Hyenas) on which videos of mostly young people wantonly destroying everything they can get their hands on are shown
Dutch municipalities are worried that 90 percent of refugees given residency permits in the past years will not be able to find work, according to a survey by Kennisplatform Integratie & Sameleving
An 8-year-old boy drowned in a fish pond in the Limburg town of Meijel on Thursday
One person was killed in a shooting in De Meern, Utrecht on Friday, the police reported on Twitter.
Many a pedestrian was grateful to The Hague’s own superhero who saved them from wet shoes and feet by cycling them through the flooded Holland Spoor tunnel on a cargo bike on Thursday morning
A massive thunderstorm hit Brabant on Thursday evening. The southeast of the province bore the brunt of the storm with lightning flashes lighting the night sky and giant hailstones falling from the sky. The size of the hail stones ranged from 3 to 5 centimeters in diameter
A 59-year-old man was injured when a police vehicle crashed into his car in Amsterdam-Zuid during the early hours of Friday morning. The fire department had to free him from his car before he could be taken to the hospital, the Telegraaf reports.
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
What the police describe as a “professional drug lab” was discovered in the stables of an abandoned farming business in the Noord-Brabant town of Maarheeze on Wednesday. A 46-year-old man was arrested.
The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union in the Brexit referendum on Thursday, resulted in a dark day for the global financial markets on Friday. The Amsterdam stock exchange (AEX) plummeted 9 percent from 449.86 to 410.66 points, the Volkskrant reports.
A mentally disturbed man committed suicide after causing an explosion in his home in Noordscheschut on Thursday night, the police said in a statement.
The name of 74 Dutch people are on a “death list” currently circling the internet, according to the Telegraaf. The list was published under the name United Cyber Caliphate, a hacker group claiming to be affiliated with terrorist organization ISIS.
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.
Protest group MAD Mothers will be protesting against police brutality in The Hague on Monday, June 27th – the one year anniversary of Aruban man Mitch Henriquez’ death in police custody.
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
IKEA issued a warning stating that the baby gates for staircase the store sold for years is unsafe. The company received several reports of children falling down the stairs when the gates opened unexpectedly, sometimes resulting in injury
Government parties VVD and PvdA want to use money earned from taxing online gambling to promote and aid sports. They will present the proposal to parliament on Thursday
According to notorious Dutch criminal Willem Holleeder, his sisters are manipulating the trial against him by lying in their testimony, he said in a pre-trial hearing in the court in Amsterdam on Thursday
From Monday firefighters in the Netherlands will only respond to emergencies in a protest for a better retirement scheme. The unions announced this action after the employers did not responded to their ultimatum, which expired at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday