Chinese investor takes over historic Amsterdam Paleis van Justitie
Chinese-Dutch real estate company CTF completed the purchase of the former Paleis van Justitie, literally the “Justice Palace” in the center of Amsterdam for 61.3 Million Euros. It was the second attempt by the firm to pick up the historic building on the famed Prinsengracht canal.
Artis Zoo has welcomed its first baby giraffe for this year. The female giraffe was born around 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday and the zoo managed to capture the birth on video.
Loneliness is a major issue in the Netherlands, especially among women between the ages of 30 and 60 years. This is according to annual figures of Sensoor, the 24 hour anonymous helpline for people who need someone to talk to.
The court in Maastricht sentenced the second batch of suspected clients in the Valkenburg teen prostitution case on Thursday. One man was acquitted and 12 others were convicted for fornication with a 16 year old girl
Doctors and pharmacists should wait before installing Windows 10 on their practice computers, former doctor and expert in medical IT systems Wim Jongejan writes on his website. According to him, just upgrading to Windows 10 could cause a substantial number of problems with practice software.
Due to electricity and gas prices dropping 10 to 20 percent, Dutch homes may soon see a decrease in their energy bills of between 66 and 132 euros per year
Last year insurers saved nearly 99 million euros by tackling fraud – a 10 percent increase compared to 2013, despite the fact that fewer investigations were done, the Association of Insurers announced on Thursday.
The police arrested a woman in Almere on Wednesday night for driving under the influence with eight children in the car.
A Dutch criminal was one of two people injured in a shooting in Barcelona on Tuesday. Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia reported on Thursday that one victim is a 26 year old Dutchman that is on the international wanted list.
The explosion that killed one man in Wormer earlier this year happened on the wrong houseboat. The man believed to be the perpetrator of the attack – 26 year old Milo G. – actually wanted to take revenge on another man.
The police have released photos of 10 people involved in the riots in Schilderswijk, The Hague after the death of Aruban man Mitch Henriques. Ten photos will be released every week until all of the rioters have been identified.
Nearly 70 percent of adult Somalians living in the Netherlands are on welfare benefits. More than half of the people from Syria, Iraq and Eritrea are also on welfare benefits.
Google has updated its Google Translate app and it is now able to translate Dutch text to English simply by pointing your phone’s camera to the text in question.
Catawiki has received a total of 75 million euros in investments, the Dutch auction site announced on Wednesday. Investors include investment fund Noord Nederland, Lead Edge Partners, Accel Partners and a number of media entrepreneurs including Willem Sijthoff
In another effort to avoid the severance pay attached to the new Work and Security Act that was implemented on […]
The Austrian police arrested 10 Ajax fans at the match between Rapid Wien and Ajax in the qualifying round of the Champions league in Vienna on Wednesday.
Shell will be cutting 6,500 jobs. Over the pas three months the oil and gas company has been facing a sharp decline in profits, mostly due to the low oil prices.
The renovation of Utrecht Central Station is running a year behind and may go up to 100 million euros over the 270 million euro budget, the Financieele Dagblad reported on Thursday based on internal documents of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment.
To no one’s surprise Russia vetoed the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the downing of flight MH17. The United Nations Security council voted on it in New York on Wednesday night. Both Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister Bert Koenders are “deeply disappointed” with Russia’s decision.
Fewer people are speaking the Zeelandic language in the communities surrounding the southwestern parts of The Netherlands. In the past, one out of five children spoke the language, today that ratio has dropped to one of seven.
On Tuesday the police arrested a 35 year old man in Bergen op Zoom on suspicion of money laundering and participation in a criminal drug organization. This drug organization is believed to be one of the two that were involved in the assassination of 37 year old Lithuanian man Gintas Macionis in Huijbergen on February 22nd last year.