The DutchNews.nl team is a small one and we cover the entire country. So sometimes local news stories don’t make the cut on our site. But there are other options out there. Here’s a round-up of local, English-language news sources and specialist news websites.
Amsterdam, unsurprisingly, has a few options. The city government’s office for internationals, InAmsterdam, regularly updates its website with news stories from around the city. The city government itself also translates from of their news items into English and posts them on their website. The University of Amsterdam has an active English-language student paper, The Amsterdammer. The content is geared towards the student body but they also cover lots of local events and issues.
The city itself provides a lot of English-language news on their website. In addition, The Hague Online regularly updates with news stories about the city and region, plus lots of events and other useful information for local internationals.
Utrecht has Utrecht Central, which aims to keep internationals in Utrecht up to date with all the happenings in the city. Invest Utrecht is the province’s business agency which publishes some corporate news and information.
Groningen, Drenthe and Friesland
Going north, the Northern Times covers Groningen, Drenthe and Friesland. It provides daily news about the region and keeps a regional calendar so internationals can find lots of things to do.
To keep up with local events there check out Eindhoven News, a news website focused on the city which is updated daily.
The southern city’s international population can get their news from News Maastricht. It’s a Facebook page, not a website, but will keep you up to date. News Maastricht is part of the local RTV news station.
Specialist news websites
Tech and start-ups
There are several ‘official’ start-up and tech websites focusing on the Netherlands out there, but our favourite is Silicon Canals which covers the whole of the Benelux and manages to avoid the hype.
For fans of Oranje and the Dutch professional leagues, Football Oranje has the lowdown.
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