- Tenants run real risk of eviction if they rent out their homes to tourist
Tenants who rent out their homes to tourists using services like Airbnb run a very real risk of being evicted, according to Amsterdam’s Parool newspaper.
- Community service for rapper who threatened Wilders in a video
A Dutch rapper has been given 80 hours community service and a two-month suspended jail sentence for threatening anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders in a video.
- Brussels allows the Dutch to stagger ?642m surcharge payments
Brussels has given the Netherlands the green light to repay a €642m surcharge in its EU contributions in stages, Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Friday.
- Dutchman dies of Legionnaires' disease after sauna visit
An elderly man has died of Legionnaires' disease which he picked up at a sauna in the village of Avenhorn in Noord-Holland province, news agency ANP says on Friday.
- Feyenoord, PSV move closer to Europa League knock out stage
Rotterdam football club Feyenoord boosted their chances of proceeding to the knock-out phase of the Europa League on Thursday night with a 2-0 home win over Croatian side HNK Rijeka.
- Ziggo to be Ajax' new main sponsor
Cable company Ziggo is to be the new main sponsor of Amsterdam football club Ajax from next January.
- Prisoners to pay ?16 a day for their time in jail plus court costs
Ministers are pressing ahead with their controversial plan to make people found guilty of a crime pay towards the cost of the police investigation, trial and imprisonment.
- High levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in Asian farmed fish
Spot checks of fish and prawns which have been farmed in Asia found that half contain bacteria which are resistant to antibiotics, according to animal rights organisation Wakker Dier.
- Health authority forces down the cost of visiting the dentist
The cost of visiting a dentist will go down from next July, the Dutch health authority NZa, which sets fees for dentistry, has decided.
- Hospital worker suspended for frying food in operating theatre
A worker at the Isala hospital in Zwolle has been suspended for frying potatoes in part of the building used for operations, local broadcaster RTV Oost says on Thursday.
- Dutch gays and lesbians feel more insecure on their home turf
Dutch gay men and lesbians feel more insecure in their own neighbourhoods than heterosexuals, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.
- Dutch tax climate is attractive to foreign firms, says audit office
The Dutch tax system is attractive to foreign firms and is similar in regulation to Britain, Switzerland and Luxemburg, the national audit office said in a report published on Thursday.
- Amsterdam city council calls for licenced marijuana production
Ministers should sanction experiments to legally grow marijuana under licence and the city should make preparations to do so, according to a majority of Amsterdam city councillors.
- Row over care for minister's mother with dementia intensifies
The row over the care received by the mother of junior health minister Martin van Rijn took a new twist on Thursday, with the AD newspaper claiming the ministry tried to block the original interview.
- Gangland killing in Beverwijk, local gym at centre of allegations
A man shot dead in a hail of bullets in Beverwijk on Wednesday night is reported to be 55-year-old Hans Nijman, a former free fighter who part owns a gym with links to organised crime.
- Dutch short animation film on Oscar short list
The Dutch short animation film A Single Life has been included on the shortlist of 10 for an Oscar nomination, news agency ANP says on Thursday.
- Dutch girl, 16, picked up in Hungary on her way to Syria
A 16-year-old Dutch girl has been picked up by Hungarian officials travelling to Syria on a false passport.
- Ajax out of Champions League after losing to Barcelona
Amsterdam football club Ajax is out of the Champions League after losing 2-0 at home to Barcelona.
- First ground frost of winter recorded in Eindhoven
The ground temperature dipped fractionally under zero in Eindhoven on Wednesday night in what weather forecasters say was the first frost of the year.
- Suspect jihadis find police listening equipment hidden in garden
A police investigation into a suspected jihadi cell in Arnhem has come unstuck after the suspects discovered a secret listening device hidden in the garden of one of their homes.
- Many provinces, cities use too many external staff
The 12 Dutch provinces hire far more external staff than they should under government guidelines, according to Socialist Party research.
- Dutch military plane to bring back more MH17 victims on Saturday
A Dutch military transport plane will arrive at Eindhoven airport on Saturday afternoon carrying more remains of people who died in July’s MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine.
- ING to repay last of state loan on Friday
Financial services group ING is to repay the final €1.025bn it owes the Dutch government on Friday, six months ahead of the repayment schedule as agreed with the European Commission in 2012.
- Many self-employed are poor, but happy
One in six freelancers lives below the poverty line compared with just 3% of people in regular employment, according to research by the government’s socio-economic think tank SCP.
- Senate poised to make helping marijuana growers a crime
The upper house of parliament on Tuesday night came a step nearer to approving legislation which will make people who have helped illegal marijuana growers guilty of a criminal act.
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