Guys Love Cooking Weekend Recipe: Alessandra Cake
Nothing warms up the chilly days of late autumn like a delicious cake. In this week’s Guys Love Cooking recipe, the guys bring us one inspired by top pastry chef, Ernst Friedrich Knam, who named the dessert after his wife.
Museums are having to find different ways to fund exhibitions. Companies are hesitant to sponsor after the financial crisis that started in 2008.
The world’s first Porsche classic car center is opening in Heteren, Gelderland on Thursday.
A total of 110 Dutch companies, non government organizations and governments are taking concrete measures to cut their CO2 emissions in half by 2020, environmental organization Natuur & Milieu announced on Wednesday.
The Cabinet is proposing to invest an additional 250 million euros into the Security and Justice budget. In the spring they will evaluate if more is needed. For the time being that is all the Ministry is getting extra.
A majority in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, wants the cabinet to gradually close all he coal power plants in the Netherlands.
The families of the MH17 disaster picked Schiphol airport for the national MH17 monument, the Stichting Vliegramp MH17 announced on Thursday.
Amsterdam is handing out Fake TV sets to 500 homes in Nieuw-West to deter burglars. The idea is that the fake TV, which mimics the light effects of a real television, will make burglars think that someone is home.
Magazine stand Primera is teaming up with PostNL and Telerepair Group to launch a new smartphone repair service, Primera announced on Thursday
According to WeTransfer, its new music service is not a competitor to Spotify or any other music streaming service.
The Netherlands first so-called FinTech bank launched on Wednesday. And Bunq, described as an IT startup with a banking licence, pledges to become the WhatsApp for the financial services.
Banks want politicians to stop with the ever increasing rules and requirements for the sector. They fear that all these requirements will force them to implement extra fees on loans and mortgages.
A 51 year old man from Roerdalen, Limburg is suspected of raping and sexually abusing two teenage girls, one of them his daughter, over a period of 14 years. His daughter fell pregnant with his child when she was 14 years old.
A group of about 40 activists blocked the entrance to the grounds where a camp for failed asylum seekers is being constructed on Thursday morning. The group calls Camp Zeist a “family prison”.
Both the Central Appeals Court and the Council of State are ruling on cases involving the so-called bed, bath and bread arrangement – limited provisions and shelter for failed asylum seekers and undocumented migrants
PVV leader Geert Wilders demanded a fair trial in the court in The Hague on Wednesday. He is standing trial for his “fewer Moroccans” statements made in a cafe in The Hague last year.
Education Minister Jet Bussemaker wants to split large secondary vocational schools into smaller “vocational colleges”, to change them from diploma mills into more personal education where the “human dimension” is the norm. For that reason she wants to implement a regulation in which all vocational schools with more than 5 thousand students have to split into smaller parts from next year.
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko is very hopeful that the Netherlands will vote for the association agreement with Ukraine in the referendum in April next year. He stresses the importance of Dutch people’s right to express themselves in a referendum, though he calls the voting “corn on Putin’s mill”
The Dierenrijk zoo in Nuenen welcomed two new arrivals. Polar bear Frimas gave birth to two healthy cubs over the weekend. According to the zoo, mother and cubs are doing well and are still in the birth cage, while father Henk is waiting impatiently outside.
The Netherlands has its on version of the American phenomenon Black Friday. But on the Monday just before Sinterklaas, instead of on the Friday after Thanksgiving as the Americans do it.
The number of traffic accidents involving cars declined last year. In 2014 insurers recorded 462 thousand insurance claims after a traffic accident, compared to 483 thousand in 2013. The road is most dangerous at the start of the school year and during morning and evening rush rush hour due to the low hanging sun.
The cardiology department of the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven and insurer CZ signed a contract in which the insurer will pay the hospital based on the quality of care. This means that the hospital will get more money if care improved and will have to pay money back to the insurer if care deteriorated