The Dutch consumers' association Consumentenbond, MPs and the public have attacked ING for its plans to help companies target its clients with advertising.
AS Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman will not play for the Netherlands during this summer's World Cup in Brazil after tearing a ligament in his left knee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New limits on public sector salaries by January, minister says
Draft legislation pegging the maximum salaries for the public sector to that of a government minister have been sent to the council of state for its recommendations.
Islamic college chief did not incite hatred, public prosecutor says
Comments made by the rector of Rotterdam's Islamic University about non-Muslims are not a criminal offence and are covered by legislation governing freedom of speech and religion, the public prosecution department said on Friday.
Local elections: VVD sends out mixed messages over language
The right-wing VVD Liberal party in Rotterdam is standing by a local election poster with the text: ‘In Rotterdam we speak Dutch’.
Cannabis cafe owners offer to buy out school forcing their closure
A group of cannabis cafe owners in central Amsterdam are offering to buy out the school which is forcing their closure because it is less than 250 metres away, the Parool reports.
Apprenticeships to make a come-back at Dutch trade schools
Education minister Jet Bussemaker plans to bring back the concept of apprenticeships at trade schools, in an effort to increase the standing of craftsmen and women.
Parliament backs lowering tax-free pension build-up
A majority of MPs on Thursday evening backed plans to reduce the amount workers can save tax free towards their company pension.
Young Dutch women earn more than men - just, says the CBS
Dutch women aged between 25 and 30 earn more per hour than men, according to research by the national statistics office CBS.
Border town fuel sales collapse as drivers head for Germany, Belgium
Fuel sales at Dutch petrol stations near the borders with Belgium and Germany fell further in February as motorists crossed the borders to fill up their cars.
The Netherlands seizes 'several 100 million euros' in Ukrainian cash
The Netherlands has already seized several hundred million euros in Ukrainian assets in the Netherlands, according to finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem.
College withdraws green light for porn industry work experience
The Inholland college group has withdrawn its approval for a student to do work experience at a porn company, the Telegraaf said on Thursday.
Crime rate falls across the board, new police figures show
Fewer crimes were committed in the Netherlands in 2013 and more muggings, burglaries and armed robberies were solved, according to new police figures.
Dutch firms made a record 7,606 patent applications last year
Dutch companies and individuals made a record 7,606 applications for patents to the European patent office last year, a rise of 17% on 2012.
New calculation method shows Dutch economy is bigger than thought
A new, harmonised EU method of calculating economic figures shows the Dutch economy was almost €45bn bigger than thought in 2010, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.
Children with Down benefit from ordinary schools: research
Children with Down syndrome benefit tremendously from being in an ordinary primary school environment and advance significantly in terms of language, reading, writing and arithmetic, according to a Dutch researcher.