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At least two people in the Netherlands have admitted paying someone else for a donor kidney while others have traveled abroad for a commercial operation, the Volkskrant reports on Monday.
The Kurhaus hotel in Scheveningen, which first opened its doors in 1885, has asked for court protection from creditors after running up debts of over €8m, the NRC reports on Tuesday.
Dutch football coach Guus Hiddink and officials from the football association KNVB will meet today to discuss the poor performance of the Dutch team since Hiddink took over this summer.

Scary clown Halloween poster angers parents
Some parents in Zoetermeer are calling on the local shopkeepers association to remove posters for a Halloween parade featuring a scary clown with an evil grin because he is frightening their children.

Nearly one in three Dutch secondary schools are going digital
Dutch secondary schools are switching to digital teaching aids and in three out of 10 schools, pupils work on a laptop or tablet in at least some lessons, Trouw reports on Tuesday.

More traffic jams in August
There was an increase in the number of traffic jams on the Dutch roads between May and the end of August, ending months of decline, transport minister Melanie Schultz has told parliament.

Consumers buy more clothes, household goods in August
Dutch consumers increased their spending by 1.5% in August this year, compared with the year earlier period, the national statistics office CBS said on Tuesday.

Paint maker AkzoNobel boosts profit 32% in third quarter
Paint and chemicals company AkzoNobel boosted its net profit by 32% in the third quarter of this year, compared with 2013.

Dutch deny mysterious submarine off Sweden is one of theirs
The Dutch defence ministry has denied a mysterious submarine spotted in difficulty off the coast of Sweden is Dutch.

Man and child in hospital after cargo bike ends up in canal
A man and child are seriously ill in hospital after their cargo bike ended up in a canal in Brabant, broadcaster Nos said on Monday.

Ministry to tackle asbestos removal fraud
Asbestos removal companies which lose their license as a result of fraud or breaches of safety regulations are free to apply for a new license and start another limited company without any sanctions whatsoever, Trouw writes on Monday

Rural Dutch council to abolish 80% of its local laws: RTL
The mayor in the rural Dutch district of Hollands Kroon wants abolish 80% of local laws, scrapping fines for public urination and leaving dog mess, RTL news said on Monday.

Heineken sends Sierra Leone workers on leave
The Heineken brewing group has sent workers at its Sierra Leone subsidiary on leave because of the Ebola epidemic.

SHV bids to buy animal feed group Nutreco
Animal and fish feed firm Nutreco is being taken over by Dutch conglomerate SHV, owned by the wealthy Fentener van Vlissingen family.

Dutch electronics giant Philips books third quarter loss
Dutch electronics giant Philips booked a €103m loss in the third quarter of this year, on turnover down marginally at €5.5bn.

Georgian girl at centre of refugee status row dies of leukemia
An eight-year-old girl found to be suffering from acute leukemia shortly after her deportation from the Netherlands has died in Leiden, while being treated for the disease.

Two die at Amsterdam Dance Event
Two people who attended the Amsterdam Dance Event have died, presumably as a result of drug use, local broadcaster AT5 reports.

Poison pen letter writer caught
A 51-year-old woman from Koewacht in the province of Zeeland has confessed to writing anonymous letter to dozens of fellow-villagers since 2011, RTL news reported on Sunday.

Dutch dredging firms win new Suez Canal mega contract
Dutch dredging companies Boskalis and Van Oord have acquired a hotly contested contract to build a second Suez canal in Egypt. The contract is worth around $1.5bn, the Financieele Dagblad reported at the weekend.

'Safety procedures ignored' at Petten nuclear reactor: investigation
An investigation into the safety of the nuclear reactor in Petten has revealed a catalogue of errors, leading to calls for it to be shut down, the Volkskrant said on Saturday.

Missing Dutch hikers found alive and well in Nepal
The three Dutch trekkers who went missing in the wake of the snow storm in Nepal are safe, the Telegraaf reports on Saturday.

Suspected terrorist arrested in Amsterdam
Police have arrested a 26 year-old Moroccan man in Amsterdam on suspicion of preparing terrorist attacks against policemen, the public prosecution department said in a statement.

Brink's to cut Dutch workforce by 600
The Brink’s security transport company is to close three of its seven Dutch branches in the next year, the Volkskrant reports.

Zwarte Piet protesters wrongly arrested: national ombudsman
Police in Dordrecht wrongfully arrested two men on an anti-Zwarte Piet demonstration during a Sinterklaas parade in 2011, the national ombudsman ruled on Friday.

Steelmaker Nedstaal declared bankrupt
Dutch steel manufacturer Nedstaal in Alblasserdam has been declared bankrupt after failing to meet outstanding debts, RTL news reports.

Bert Koenders sworn in as new foreign affairs minister
Bert Koenders was on Friday sworn in as new minister of foreign affairs by king Willem-Alexander.

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Dutch flag carrier KLM is celebrating its 95th anniversary this month - with the help of Armin van Buuren. (Sponsored feature)
Do some serious networking at the AABC's annual Meet and Greet in Amsterdam on October 20.
Uberpop is the solution, not the problem
photo Dutch newspapers
Uberpop is only doing what others have failed to do: promote competition, improve quality and lower prices, writes Dutch Uber general manager Niek van Leeuwen.
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