Rotterdam port could heat homes in Leiden and The Hague

In five years’ time homes in Leiden and The Hague and greenhouses in the Westland district could be heated using...


Dutch budget in surplus, way cleared for new government spending

The Dutch economy is poised to grow by 2.1% this year and 1.8% in 2018, the government’s macro-economic think tank...


Man arrested for rape and violent robbery, nine years after DNA match made

A man has been arrested for a violent robbery and a rape, nine years after police matched his DNA to...


Three suspected ‘mortgage’ fraudsters arrested

Three people arrested on suspicion of scams are thought to have conned victims out of at least €500,000, reports NOS...


Campaign group loses court case for more refugees

A campaign group that wants to make the Netherlands take the number of refugees agreed with the European Union lost...


Suspected Antwerp attacker ‘was arrested in the Netherlands’: AD

A man who is suspected of an attempted attack in Antwerp had been arrested in Rotterdam a week before, reports...


The Dutch had 1.4% more to spend last year, as wages rose

Dutch disposable household income rose by 1.4% last year, due in the main to higher wages, the national statistics office...


Outgoing Dutch government budget surplus hits nearly €3bn

The Dutch government posted a budget suplus of €2.9bn in 2016, its first surplus since 2008, the national statistics office...


Tweets to measure signs of trouble: Dutch statistics office

Birdsong might announce the spring – but the Dutch statistics office is using Twitter to measure more worrying signs in...


Dutch cancer charity joins lawsuit against big tobacco over holes in filters

Cancer charity KWF Kankerbestrijding has made a formal complaint against the big four tobacco companies, accusing them of grievous bodily...