The effect of long-term exposure to air pollution is associated with increased mortality even when the pollution is below European Union limits, according to researchers at Utrecht University.
Rotterdam and The Hague city councils are introducing extra checks on the accommodation used by migrants on short-term employment contracts, the AD said on Monday.
Celebrating victory. Photo Novum
The Dutch women’s hockey team have won the Hockey World League final in Argentina, beating Australia 5-1.
Graduates often keep student loan quiet in mortgage applications
Four out of 10 graduates to not tell their bank they have an unpaid student loan when applying for a mortgage, according to research by debt registration agency BKR.
King Willem-Alexander to attend Mandela memorial service
King Willem-Alexander and foreign minister Frans Timmermans will represent the Netherlands at the memorial service for former South African leader Nelson Mandela.
Food safety inspectors 'enforce' meat and water regulations
The Dutch food safety authority NNWA has made ‘several enforcement visits’ in recent months to Dutch factories where meat is tumbled with water to increase its weight, the Guardian newspaper reported on Saturday.
VVD parliamentarian quits after drink-driving bust
VVD parliamentarian Matthijs Huizing has resigned after being caught drink-driving, news agency ANP said at the weekend.
Security scanner row disrupts Dutch prime minister's Israel visit
The Netherlands and Israel are embroiled in a dispute over a security scanner at the Gaza border, Israeli paper Haaretz reported on Sunday.
Ukrainians in the Netherlands show solidarity with Kiev protestors
Some 70 Ukrainian nationals, friends and supporters gathered on Amsterdam’s Dam square on Saturday to show support for the ongoing anti-government protests in Kiev.
The Netherlands draws Spain, Chile and Australia in World Cup
The Dutch national football team will kick off its World Cup campaign next year with a match against Spain on Friday, June 13.
Philips is part of Brussels probe into online electronics sales cartel
Dutch electronics giant Philips is one of a number of companies being investigated as part of a European Commission probe into a suspected online sales cartel.
Vion admits selling factory-farmed pork as organic ham
Meat processing company Vion has admitted selling 11,000 kilos of factory-farmed pork last year as organic ham, Nos television reported on Friday.
Telegraaf apologises for Mandela Zwarte Piet 'joke'
The Telegraaf newspaper has apologised for a website article with a ‘distasteful link’ between the death of Nelson Mandela and the Sinterklaas celebrations.
Final Rotterdam art heist suspect arrested in Manchester: report
The final suspect in the Rotterdam Kunsthal art theft has been arrested in Manchester, England, Nos television quotes Romanian media as saying.
Dutch women 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.
Half of the unemployed over-55s don't find another job
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.
Politicians pay tribute to Mandela, footballers to hold minute's silence
Dutch politicians have been paying tribute to Nelson Mandela, the former South African president who fought to end apartheid, who died on Thursday at the age of 95.
Some flooding in Rotterdam, Dordrecht as storm clean-up begins
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.
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.