Oct 21 '16 16:25

Three Romanian suspects arrested in Brussels on October 8th for involvement in a fatal brawl in Amsterdam’s Red Light District, were extradited to the Netherlands, the Belgian authorities announced on Friday, ANP reports. 

The fight early in September left 32-year-old Robert Gerritsen in a coma. He later died of his injuries. It was initially thought that Gerritsen in his friends tried to calm the fight on Oudezijds Achterburgwal, but camera footage later showed that this was not the case. They were active participants in the fight.

Oct 20 '16 13:15

The police believe that six shootings at Amsterdam coffeeshops in less than a year's time may be connected, a spokesperson said to the Telegraaf. According to the police, it is "unlikely" that it involves six separate incidents.

Oct 20 '16 12:40

The Amsterdam Dance Event - the biggest dance festival in the world - kicked off in the Dutch capital on Wednesday. This year the event expects 375 thousand visitors at its hundreds of parties, breaking a world record

Oct 20 '16 12:05

Martin Garrix was named the best DJ in the world by DJ Mag Top 100 during the opening of the Amsterdam Dance Event on Wednesday. DJ Tiesto handed him the prize. The 20-year-old Dutch man is the youngest DJ ever to be awarded this title

Oct 20 '16 11:30

Tenants association Woonbond is suing the Dutch state to refund hundreds of thousands of renters for "unjustified rent increases". According to the association, the tax authorities illegally shared tenants' information with landlords for years, which resulted in higher rent increases, RTL Nieuws reports. 

Oct 20 '16 10:51

The financial position of the five largest pension funds hardly changed in the third quarter, meaning that four out of the five still have a funding shortfall. This final quarter of 2016 will reveal whether the funds will have to lower pensions next year

Oct 20 '16 10:10

A 15-year-old boy from Eindhoven was arrested on suspicion of sedition through social media. Using the name "Coco the Clown" he called people on Instagram to gather at a shopping center in Woensel

Oct 20 '16 09:53

Coffeeshop Blue Lagoon on Overtoom in Amsterdam was closed down indefinitely by order of Mayor Eberhard van der Laan on Wednesday. This follows the coffeeshop being targeted in a shooting during the early hours of Wednesday morning

Oct 20 '16 09:35

Johan van Laarhoven, a Dutch coffeeshop owner currently serving a 103 year prison sentence in Thailand, wrote a letter to King Willem-Alexnder asking him to intervene in his "hopeless situation"

Oct 20 '16 09:10

The screening process for new recruits was adjusted due to capacity problems, police union NPB told the Volkskrant. According to the union, there are concerns within the police that this will lead to more corruption as susceptible applicants won't be screened out.

Oct 20 '16 08:59

The German authorities confiscated 40 thousand kilograms of illegal fireworks believed to be destined for the Dutch market. The fireworks were found in bunkers in the Kleef area, just over the border from Nijmegen, which were raided at the request of the Dutch Public Prosecutor.

Oct 20 '16 08:28

The mood among Dutch consumers improved again in October, climbing to the highest level of consumer confidence in nine years, according to Statistics Netherlands. Consumer confidences increased by four points to 12 in October.

Oct 20 '16 08:02

Two thirds of Dutch voters are in favor of the European Union, according to a study by TNS Nipo published on Thursday. The same percentage feel they don't know enough about the EU

Oct 20 '16 07:30

Another 15 names were added to the Netherlands' national terrorism list on Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced. Their assets were frozen to make it more difficult for them to fund or participate in terrorist activities

Oct 19 '16 16:20

The police believe that a hit-and-run accident in Schiedam in which 21-year-old Hamidou Laiti was killed, may not have been an accident

Oct 19 '16 15:55

One of two suspects arrested in connection with a dead body found in a Zeewolde home on Wednesday, was turned in by his father. The father took his son to the police

Oct 19 '16 15:20

There will be no new judges on the trial on the rape and murder of 15-year-old Nicole van den Hurk in 1995. On Wednedsay the court in Den Bosch denied a recusal request filed by the girl's family

Oct 19 '16 14:45

Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health is removing the "conscious choice" check marks from food products. The check mark on food packaging indicates whether the product fits with a healthy lifestyle

Oct 19 '16 14:10

While the leak of carcinogenic formaldehyde at chemical company DuPont in Dordrecht was "very dangerous", it caused no immediate damage, State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Infrastructure and Environment wrote to parliament. The long-term effects of the leak are not yet clear

Oct 19 '16 13:35

An explosion rocked an apartment building on West Indischekade in Groningen on Wednesday morning. The explosion happened in one of the apartments

Oct 19 '16 13:00

The police discovered 419 kilograms of fireworks in a car during a traffic check in Ochten during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The 48-year-old driver was arrested.

Oct 19 '16 12:25

The police arrested two new suspects on Tuesday in connection with the kidnapping of 2-year-old Insiya Hemani

Oct 19 '16 11:50

A 25-year-old man from the Gelderland town of Aalst was arrested on Tuesday for running a website trading illegal fireworks. The police found illegal fireworks and two firearms in his home, the police said in a statement.

Oct 19 '16 11:15

The Dutch Ministry of Defense hired sports instructors to teach Dutch soldiers yoga. The Ministry hopes that yoga will help soldiers to deal better with stress and trauma