The unemployment rate among Dutch people with an ethnic minority background is more than triple that of the white Dutch, according to a new report by the government’s socio-cultural think tank SCP.
Around half of the Dutch population is unhappy with the amount of sleep they get and around a quarter of them are worried about it.
A British employment tribunal has rejected claims of discrimination made by a senior lawyer against ABN Amro but did say her dismissal in September was not fair.
Two euro Beatrix coin sells for €1,200
One of the last coins struck with the image of former queen Beatrix was sold at auction for €1,200 on Tuesday, Nos television reports.
What was once Rembrandt's largest painting returns home
Rembrandt's painting The Conspiracy of the Batavians Under Claudius Civilis, returns to Amsterdam on March 21 to hang in the Rijksmuseum.
Many firms already have access to your spending patterns: FD
Despite the outcry over ING’s plans to offer information about customer spending patterns to advertisers, dozens of Dutch firms are already involved in similar projects, the Financieele Dagblad says on Tuesday.
Keep security services meetings secret, cabinet sources say
The cabinet wants to continue its meetings with the commission for information and intelligence services, dubbed the 'Stiekem' (Sneaky) commission by the press, sources have told the Telegraaf.
VVD opens door to change on criminalising illegal immigrants
The government’s plans to make it a criminal offence to be in the Netherlands without proper papers could be renegotiated, but the Labour party would have to give up something in return, Halbe Zijlstra, leader of the parliamentary VVD, told website nu.nl.
'Anti-depressants can reduce libido for years'
Anti-depressants can have a long-term impact on libido years after patients have stopped taking the drugs, according to Dutch researchers.
Support grows for elected mayors among councillors, but MPs are keener
Support for elected mayors is growing among local councillors, according to research carried out by Trouw.
Employers optimistic on jobs
Dutch employers are optimistic about prospects for the jobs market with the net employment outlook up from 0% to 1% for the next quarter, according to a survey by Manpower.
Limit New Year fireworks to around midnight, big city mayors say
Fireworks will only be allowed to be set off between 23.00 and 01.00 hours on New Year's Eve if the four big cities get their way.
Ahold boosts supermarket presence in Czech Republic by 50 stores
Supermarket group Ahold is to acquire Spar’s 50 stores in the Czech Republic for some €190m in an all-cash deal.
At least 36 people a year die in Holland without anyone noticing
At least 36 people die unnoticed at home in the Netherlands every year, the AD reports on Tuesday.
EU needs speedy political agreement with Ukraine: minister
'The EU should come to a speedy political agreement with Ukraine,' foreign affairs minister Frans Timmermans said on Monday evening.
Well-educated Dutch women most likely to use alternative medicine
Almost one million Dutch people use alternative medicine and acupuncture is the most popular therapy, the national statistics office said on Monday.
Consumer groups, MPs demand answers on ING ad sale plan
The Dutch consumers' association Consumentenbond, MPs and the public have attacked ING for its plans to help companies target its clients with advertising.
The Netherlands trails most EU nations in meeting green energy targets
The Netherlands is one of the slowest countries in Europe to make progress towards sustainable energy targets, according to a new European Commission report.
At least 30 people injured in three-tram collision in Rotterdam
At least 30 people were injured in a collision between three trams close to the Kuip football stadium in Rotterdam on Monday afternoon, Dutch media report.
Local elections: housing, learning Dutch focus of Amsterdam expat debate
The need to ensure Amsterdam increases the supply of low-cost housing and the importance of learning Dutch were among the issues discussed at a special local election debate organised by the city's expat centre.
Big bank is watching you: ING to share spending with advertisers
ING is considering selling companies information about what its customers spend their money on so they can directly target advertising at them, retail banking chief Hans Hagenaars says in an interview with the Financieele Dagblad.
Indoor pentathlon gold for the Netherlands
Dutch woman Nadine Broerson won the gold medal in the pentathlon at the world indoor athletics championships in Sopot, Poland on Saturday.
Shark washed up on Wadden island dies
The Starry smooth-hound shark which washed up alive on the Wadden Sea island of Vlieland two weeks ago has died.
'Oegstgeest is the best place to live in the Netherlands'
The Zuid-Holland town of Oegstgeest is the best place to live in the Netherlands, scoring 8.7 out of 10 in a Telegraaf research project.
Heineken wants to weaken executive performance bonus targets
Brewing group Heineken is planning to relax the targets it has set senior executives in order to qualify for a bonus, the Volkskrant said at the weekend.
Record breaking temperatures as the Netherlands basks in the sun
The beginning of March has never been so warm as this weekend, weather bureaus said on Sunday.