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The Hoge Veluwe national park near Arnhem was evacuated on Sunday because of a massive heath fire.
PEC Zwolle beat Ajax of Amsterdam 5-1 to win the KNVB Cup on Sunday.
A careful balance needs to be struck to make sure the volume and type of tourists in Amsterdam do not become a problem for its residents, according to the chairman of Amsterdam Centrum's borough council.

British public urged to fund campaign to free Morgan the orca
British newspaper The Sunday People and the Born Freed foundation have launched a campaign to try to free an orca found off the Dutch coast four years ago and now kept in a Spanish amusement park.

Ryanair to appeal against Dutch court over fuel allegations
Budget airline Ryanair is appealing a recent Dutch court ruling which rejected claims of defamation by Dutch broadcaster KRO in a three-part series, the Irish Times reports.

KPMG in Holland again under investigation, this time for tax fraud
Accountancy company KPMG is again under formal investigation by the authorities, this time for suspected tax fraud involving the construction of its new Amstelveen headquarters.

Marco van Basten set to take over as AZ coach
Former Dutch international Marco van Basten has reached agreement with Alkmaar football club AZ for a two year contract as head coach.

First Russian oil from Arctic Sea due to reach Rotterdam on May 1
Some 550,000 barrels of Russian oil, extracted from deep beneath the Arctic Sea, are due to arrive in Rotterdam on May 1, the Volkskrant reports on Friday.

Total ban on smoking in cafes and bars delayed by three months
Plans to reinstate the smoking ban in bars and cafes across the entire hospitality industry in July will not be achieved, junior health minister Martin van Rijn has confirmed.

Pro-paedophile group to be banned, Dutch supreme court says
The pro-paedophilia organisation Martijn should be banned, the Dutch supreme court ruled on Friday, marking the end of a legal battle which began in 2011.

Immigrants bullied into leaving The Hague district, mayor pledges action
The Hague's mayor Jozias van Aartsen and a local housing corporation have pledged to take action against a group of white residents in a working class neighbourhood who are bullying immigrants until they leave.

Dutchman implicated in Canadian teen suicide over webcam blackmail
The Dutchman in custody in connection with a major webcam sex scandal is suspected of placing a naked picture of a Canadian girl online who later committed suicide, Dutch media report on Friday.

Gold and silver medieval coins found under Utrecht's Domplein
A hoard of early medieval gold and silver coins has been found during excavation work under the Domplein in central Utrecht.

Rabobank to scrap 1,240 headquarters jobs in three years
Rabobank is reducing the workforce at its Utrecht headquarters by 1,240 jobs over the next three years.

Health authority again under fire: hid bad hospital finance news
The Dutch health authority (NZa) deliberately concealed information showing that four out of 10 Dutch hospitals were loss-making, Nos television said on Thursday.

Man jailed for 25 years for killing pensioner couple on boat
A 41-year-old man from Rotterdam has been jailed for 25 years for killing a retired couple after boarding their boat and attacking them with a weapon, before throwing them into the water.

Weather forecasters revise 'good Easter weather': take a brolly
Earlier forecasts of a warm and sunny Easter weekend have been revised, with forecasters now saying umbrellas will be essential for people planning outdoor visits.

Brazilian arrested at Eindhoven airport with 56,000 ecstasy pills
A Brazilian national has been arrested at Eindhoven airport trying to smuggle 56,000 ecstasy pills out of the country, news agency ANP reports on Thursday.

Dutch are biggest 'EU immigrant' group in Belgium
There are almost 42,000 Dutch nationals officially working in Belgium, making them the biggest immigrant group, Belgian media reports on Thursday.

'Ahold shareholders have had enough of US tomato protests'
Tomato pickers from Florida have been coming to Ahold AGMs for the last eight years to plead their case, much to the annoyance of shareholders, the Financieele Dagblad reports.

Dutch government's 14 casinos post record loss
The state-owned Holland Casino group, which runs 14 casinos around the country, booked a record loss of €22.3m last year.

Unemployment drops slightly but trend is still upwards
Unemployment fell by some 7,000 in March as more people withdrew permanently from the jobs market rather than found jobs, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.

Would-be students warned to sign up for college in time
School leavers hoping to go to college or university next year are being warned they only have two weeks left to apply.

Alternative medicine testing lab directors arrested for fraud
The two directors of a medical laboratory which specialises in testing blood, saliva and urine for alternative therapists have been arrested on suspicion of defrauding health insurers of €9.5m.

Agreement reached on long-term care reforms, senate majority assured
Agreement has been reached on reforming long-term care services between the government and three opposition parties, health minister Edith Schippers said on Wednesday evening.

'Pharmacists sometimes refuse to give doctors euthanasia drugs'
Dutch pharmacists sometimes refuse to provide the drugs needed by people who have chosen to end their lives through euthanasia, the NRC reports on Wednesday.




 
 
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Teeven must keep promise to asylum seekers
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It has been a year since junior justice minister Fred Teeven vowed he would do something about the conditions for asylum seekers. Nothing much has been happening since, write Dorine Manson and Eduard Nazarki.
 
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