Netherlands

Germans and Dutch show growing interest in travelling to Croatia

The German and Dutch markets have shown growing interest in bookings for holidays in Croatia, according to information from the CTM tourist fair in Stuttgart, which lasts from 14 to 22 January,...

Tens of thousands of Dutch swimmers take traditional new year's dip

Tens of thousands of Dutch people have celebrated the new year with a traditional dip in the North Sea on Sunday.

Hospital may have given women wrong sperm during fertility treatment

Twenty-six women may have been given the wrong sperm during fertility treatment, the University Hospital in the Dutch city of Utrecht said on Wednesday.

Dutch officials discover 300 kilos of cocaine at Port of Rotterdam

Dutch customs officials on Friday found around 300 kilograms of cocaine at the Port of Rotterdam.

Ukraine deal won't lead to membership, EU leaders assure Netherlands

EU leaders have given Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte the assurance he wanted that a free trade deal between the European Union and Ukraine would not put the former Soviet republic on the path to...

Crimean treasures must go to Ukraine, not Russia, Dutch court rules

A trove of Crimean treasures loaned to the Netherlands for a 2014 museum exhibit must be returned to Ukraine, a Dutch court ruled Wednesday, defying warnings from Russia.

Oxfam names world's worst tax havens

Multinational corporations rob developing countries of 100 billion dollars every year by using tax avoidance schemes, global charity Oxfam said in a report released Monday.

Terror suspect arrested in Rotterdam in possession of Kalashnikov

A special Dutch police unit on Friday arrested a terror suspect in Rotterdam.

Dutch populist Wilders guilty of hate speech - but no penalty imposed

Dutch right-wing populist Geert Wilders has been found guilty of hate speech for leading a chant against Moroccans in a 2014 campaign rally.

190,000 ducks culled in the Netherlands after bird flu discovery

The Netherlands' Economy Ministry said Saturday that 190,000 ducks had been culled after a strain of bird flu was discovered in the country's north-east.

Depay lifts Dutch 3-1 past Luxembourg; Swiss remain perfect

Substitute Memphis Depay spared the Netherlands blushes on Sunday with a second-half brace for a 3-1 win in World Cup qualifying at minnows Luxembourg.

Six European countries confirm bird flu outbreaks

Six European countries have confirmed outbreaks of a dangerous strain of bird flu, which has caused alarm in Germany where the H5N8 virus spread further on Thursday.

Dutch government seeking adjustments to EU-Ukraine agreement

The Dutch government said Monday that it wants to reach a compromise that would allow it to ratify an agreement to boost ties between the European Union and Ukraine.

Dutch euthanasia law may be expanded to people with "completed" lives

The Dutch government wants to expand the country's assisted suicide law to include those who feel their lives are "completed" and wish to die, even if they are not ill.

May meets Danish, Dutch leaders as lawmakers call for Brexit vote

Prime Minister Theresa May met Danish counterpart Lars-Lokke Rasmussen on Monday as she faced growing calls for British lawmakers to be given a vote on her Brexit negotiating strategy.