A number of streets close to the river in Rotterdam and Dordrecht have been flooded following the combination of strong winds and high tides, according to media reports on Friday.
Many of the over-55s who lose their jobs are still without paid work once their unemployment benefits dry up, according to research by the state job centre organisation UWV.
Dutch politicians have been paying tribute to Nelson Mandela, the former South African president who fought to end apartheid, and who died on Friday at the age of 95.
Dutch womem make hockey World League semi-finals
The Dutch women’s hockey team will take on hosts Argentina in the semi-finals of the World Hockey League on Saturday.
PostNL earns €507m selling TNT Express shares
Post delivery company PostNL has earned €507m by selling half its stake in express parcel company TNT Express to institutional investors.
Train services return to normal, water officials on alert
Train services are getting back to normal throughout most of the country following Thursday afternoon's severe gales, which battered northern parts of the country with winds of over 130 kph.
Dutch, Czechs least at risk of poverty and exclusion in Europe
More people may be classed as poor in the Netherlands but in European terms, the Dutch have the lowest risk of living in poverty and social exclusion, figures from European statistics office Eurostat show.
Storm warning raised to code red, all trains in the north cancelled
Dutch railway companies NS and Arriva have cancelled all services in the north of the country because of the winter gales battering the Netherlands.
Inflation fell again in November
The Dutch annual inflation rate fell marginally to 1.5% in November, down 0.1 percentage point on October.
Court upholds suspended jail terms for illegal baby adoption
The appeal court in the Belgian city of Ghent has given suspended jail terms to a Dutch couple involved in an illegal adoption, according to Belgian media reports.
'TV magnate John de Mol sets sights on full SBS ownership'
Television producer John de Mol has approached Finnish media group Sanoma about taking over its remaining 67% stake in SBS, the Financieele Dagblad reports on Thursday.
RBS, S&P's sued in Amsterdam over investment losses
A group of 16 investors has launched legal action in the Netherlands against Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and credit rating agency Standard & Poor's, holding them responsible for major losses incurred during the credit crisis.
Dutch cancer survival rates lower than in neighbouring countries
Cancer survival rates in the Netherlands are ‘notably’ lower than in many of the surrounding countries, figures presented by medical magazine The Lancet and quoted by the Volkskrant show.
Storm warning increased to code orange in coastal areas
The KNMI weather bureau has upped its extreme weather warning for coastal areas on Thursday to code orange.
Prime minister backs honours list for children
The suggestion that children who do something significant to serve the public should also be rewarded in the official honours list has gone down well with prime minister Mark Rutte, Nos television reports.
Achmea to cut 4,000 jobs: what the media say
The news that insurance giant Achmea is to reduce its workforce by 20% has generated wide-ranging reaction in the Dutch media.
Code yellow storm warning issued for Thursday
The KNMI weather bureau on Wednesday issued a code yellow storm warning for all of the Netherlands on Thursday, saying winds of up to 130 kph will hit northern parts of the country.
Police send 350 illegal firework video warnings
Secret police methods to track down people buying illegal fireworks online have resulted in 350 people being sent video warnings by email, RTL news said on Wednesday.
Father of murdered girl wants compensation from her killer
The father of a girl whose rape and murder was solved earlier this year after a 13-year investigation is demanding €250,000 from her killer, the Telegraaf reports on Wednesday.
MPs call for tougher controls on EU immigration
The ruling VVD and opposition CDA support tougher controls on EU immigration and want the cabinet to back British prime minister David Cameron’s call for limits, the Volkskrant reports on Wednesday
NS to remove most yellow timetable boards from stations
Dutch railway company NS is to remove most of the yellow timetable boards from its stations because too few people still use them, Nos television said on Wednesday.
Insurance giant Achmea to shed 4,000 jobs, 20% of its workforce
Insurance company Achmea is to cut its 19,000-strong workforce by 20% over the next three years, Nos television said on Wednesday morning.
Geese cull coalition collapses in dispute over winter shooting
The controversial plan agreed by bird protection group Vogelbescherming, the forestry commission and farming organisations to cull the Dutch goose population has collapsed, the Volkskrant reports on Tuesday.
NS may need to find an extra €119m for Fyra debacle
Dutch railway company NS may have to find a further €119m to pay for the cancellation of the high-speed Fyra train.
Rijksmuseum welcomes two millionth visitor
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on Tuesday welcomed its two millionth visitor since its reopening on April 13 this year.
Central bank warns consumers to be careful with unregulated bitcoins
The Dutch central bank on Tuesday warned consumers about the rising popularity of virtual currency such as bitcoins, pointing out that they currently fall outside official regulatory channels.