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In total, 840 Dutch police officers are involved in the investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airways flight MH17, of whom all but 90 are in the Netherlands, Nos television says on Friday afternoon.
New Dutch national football coach Guus Hiddink was formally presented to the press on Friday and praised his predecessor’s approach at the recent World Cup.
Amsterdam is becoming dirty, sleazy and too full and if changes are not made, the city will be unable to cope with its millions of tourists, the director of the Rijksmuseum says in an open letter in NRCnext.

Work set to start at MH17 crash site as convoy of experts nears
Members of the international team searching for the remaining bodies of people on board Malaysia Airways flight MH17 are hoping to be able to reach the crash site on Friday, after an advanced team made it through on Thursday.

Dutch police to get tough on anti-semitism at pro-Gaza rallies
Public prosecutors in Amsterdam and The Hague are to be extra alert for anti-semitic statements at pro-Gaza and other demonstrations in the coming days.

Will they score? Online sex shop sponsors football club NAC Breda
Europe’s biggest online sex shop Pabo has signed a one-year contract to sponsor Breda football club NAC.

Pig farms re-opened after illegal antibiotic scare
Almost 100 pig farms closed last week after a banned antibiotic was found in animal feed are again open for business.

Mafia suspect arrested in Amsterdam
An Italian man has been arrested in Amsterdam as part of a Europe-wide string of arrests on behalf of the Italian police investigating a mafia clan, the public prosecution department told Nos television.

OSCE experts reach MH17 crash site, Dutch death toll rises to 196
Experts from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe on Thursday reached the crash site of Malaysia Airways flight MH17, after almost a week of trying.

Remains of 1770s Dutch ship found below New York's Ground Zero
Parts of an 18th-century ship found buried in soil 20 feet under the World Trade Center site four years ago are now thought to have come from a Dutch-designed boat to take people along the Hudson river, according to US media reports.

More arrests made in connection with Dutch Cup final fireworks
Twenty-five men have now been arrested in connection with a long investigation into crowd trouble at April’s KNVB Cup final between Ajax and Zwolle, police said on Thursday.

Two arrested for inciting violence at The Hague pro-Gaza rally
Two men have been arrested in connection with an investigation into anti-Jewish chanting at a pro-Gaza rally in The Hague a week ago.

OSCE officials in new attempt to reach MH17 crash site
A convoy of cars carrying OSCE experts will again try and reach the site of the crash of Malaysia Airways flight MH17 in Ukraine on Thursday, after turning back on four successive days because of fighting.

'Hundreds of Dutch Moroccans involved in gangland killings' (update)
Hundreds of Dutch Moroccan youths are involved in at least six gangland killings in the Netherlands and Antwerp as well as a string of violent robberies, not just a few dozen as thought earlier, the Volkskrant reports on Thursday.

Mass DNA swap with Belgium may solve hundreds of crimes (update)

Feyenoord's Champions League hopes take a knock
Rotterdam football club Feyenoord’s hopes of qualifying for the group stage of the Champions League took a knock on Wednesday night with a 1-2 loss against Turkish side Besiktas.

TV word game Lingo to be dropped after 25 years
Television word game Lingo is being dropped after 25 years because it no longer attracts a worthwhile audience.

PostNL to start delivering parcels seven days a week
Postal firm PostNL, which recently abandoned Monday letter deliveries, is planning to experiment with delivering packages on Sunday.

Court ends 'unreasonable' electronic tagging of Pim Fortuyn's killer
Special parole conditions imposed on the killer of populist politician Pim Fortuyn following his early release from jail have been torn up by judges in The Hague.

The Netherlands has liaison officer with Ukrainian army
A Dutch military liaison officer has been attached to Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian rebels in the area where flight MH17 crashed nearly two weeks ago, the defence ministry confirmed on Wednesday.

High street store Hema plans to scrap paid breaks for staff
High street retailer Hema is aiming to cut costs by scrapping paid breaks for staff in its shops, bakeries and distribution centres, the Financieele Dagblad reports on Wednesday.

Creator of Miffy the rabbit stops drawing
Dick Bruna, the Utrecht artist behind the globally successful Miffy children’s books, has put away his pencils for ever, local broadcaster RTV Utrecht reports on Wednesday.

Uber launches controversial taxi scheme in Amsterdam (update)
Taxi company Uber has launched its controversial UberPOP system in Amsterdam in which private citizens can offer taxi services to others for around half the price of a traditional taxi service.

Cost of renting a home in Amsterdam reaches record levels
The cost of renting a home in Amsterdam has reached record levels, with a rise of 5.6% in the previous quarter, according to research by rental agency Pararius.

Voting council says taking self-portraits while voting should be banned
The Dutch voting council is urging home affairs minister Ronald Plasterk to ban the practise of taking self-portraits in polling stations.

Officials again fail to reach MH17 crash site, MPs criticise Kiev
Officials from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe have once again failed to reach the MH17 crash site in Ukraine because of the security situation, Nos television reports.




 
 
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'There is an almost collective inability on the part of most Jewish institutions and organisations in the Netherlands to distance themselves from the behaviour of the state of Israel when it is waging another war on false pretences,' writes Jaap Hamburger.            
 
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