Monday 16 May 2022

Young adults are taking less exercise but pensioners and children do more

Young adults are taking less exercise but pensioners and children do more

Almost half of people in the Netherlands meet government targets on exercise, a figure unchanged since the new guidelines were introduced five years ago, national statistics office CBS said on Monday. The government recommend adults exercise for at least 150 minutes a week at moderate intensity, such as walking and cycling, and do muscle and bone strengthening activities at least twice a week. Children aged four to 17 should do at least an hour of moderate-intensity exercise every day and... More >

A summer of spectator sports

There is plenty of international sport offer for fans in the Netherlands this summer. Here is a round-up of some of the main events. Dutch Open Golf The Dutch Open golf tournament starts off the summer of sport, taking place from May 26-29 at the Bernardus golf club in the heart of Brabant. Thomas Pieters, Bernd Wiesberger and the twins Nicolai and Rasmus Højgaard are among the players taking part in the 102nd edition of the event, which is the... More >

Ajax confirms Schreuder is new head coach

As expected, Alfred Schreuder has signed a two year deal to become new head coach at Amsterdam football club Ajax, replacing Eric ten Hag who is moving to Manchester United. The contract, agreed between Ajax and Schreuder’s current club Brugge, includes an option for a third season. Schreuder, a former Eredivisie player, was previously active as an assistant coach to Ten Hag, from January 2018 until 2019. ‘We know Alfred as a tactically strong coach … These last years he... More >

Ajax wrap up Eredivisie title with 5-0 win

Ajax have wrapped up their 36th Eredivisie title by cantering to a 5-0 home win against Heerenveen. Nicolás Tagliafico set the ball rolling in the 16th minute with a shot from a narrow angle, before Steven Berghuis headed in Jurriën Timber’s cross to put the home fans in party mood. Late strikes from Brian Brobbey and Edson Álvarez put the gloss on the scoreline as Erik ten Hag signed off as Ajax head coach in style. Ten Hag, who claimed... More >

Police probing 'attack' on Jody Lukoki

Police are investigating a possible assault involving the former Ajax and Twente Enschede footballer Jody Lukoki, who died suddenly on Monday at the age of 29. The Dutch-Congolese winger was allegedly attacked during a family gathering in Almere at the weekend, the Parool newspaper reported. On Sunday he went to hospital complaining of a headache and pain in his knee. Doctors reportedly decided to amputate his leg, which had become seriously infected, but he fell into a coma after the... More >

Lidl first to pull World Cup campaign

Budget supermarket group Lidl will not run adverts or promotions during the World Cup in Qatar in December in response to growing criticism of the decision to hold the tournament in the Gulf state. A spokeswoman for Lidl said the decision was the result of ‘a number of factors’. ‘With what is going on in the world right now we don’t feel the time is right to mount a big campaign,’ she told the Financieele Dagblad. Lidl is the Netherlands’... More >

Ajax stay on course despite 2-2 draw at AZ

Two late goals for Feyenoord against PSV boosted Ajax’s chances of winning a 36th Eredivisie title, after the champions themselves narrowly escaped defeat in Alkmaar. Brian Brobbey’s well-judged lob gave Ajax a half-time lead, but AZ turned the game around with goals from Vangelis Pavlidis and Håkon Evjen before Edson Alvarez headed in from a corner with four minutes left. That gave PSV, who kicked off later, the chance to close the gap at the top to two points with... More >