Top Four Destinations for a Cheap-Ass Holiday from the Netherlands

We know. It’s cold, it’s windy, it’s rainy in the Netherlands right now. We also know you love the Holland – but there’s nothing wrong with a temporary sea change! But it’s even better if you can do a holiday the Dutch way: extra-cheap. One of the best things about the Netherlands is its central […]

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Two injured in stampede outside new MediaMarkt in Leidenschendam

On Thursday, two people were injured in an overexcited crowd outside a MediaMarkt store in Leidenschendam. According to police, hundreds of people had gathered outside the store. The injuries occurred at the entrance to the store, where the large crowd had to funnel in through the narrow gates. According to nu.nl, people pushed and shoved each other […]

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The Dutch are using more and more plastic each year

A study by ING’s Economic Bureau has shown that the Dutch are using 26 million pieces of plastic food packaging each year. This is more than in previous years, largely due to population growth and the rise of individually packaged meals. If you break that statistic down, that means 1500 pieces of plastic food packaging are used […]

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Hacker to sell data of visitors to prostitution forum

The email addresses and other details of 250,000 members of the Dutch prostitution forum hookers.nl have been accessed by a hacker, who intends to sell the data. This site is used by those who visit sex workers to share tips and experiences. NOS has verified the website’s security breach after a tip by an anonymous source. […]

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Dutch government to name and shame AND FINE discriminating employers

Employers and employment agencies may soon have to pay a fine of 4500 euros if they are found to be discriminating against applicants. This is stated in a bill introduced by the State Secretary of Social Affairs Tamara van Ark. Van Ark wants employers to record in writing the ways they avoided discriminating against potential employees […]

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Got a lot of student debt? Send a Tikkie to Rutte!

Students have announced that they will be sending Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, a Tikkie for their student debt.  We’ve all been there. You log on to DUO and see that disgusting large number staring back at you. All that debt. Panic ensues. You question your life choices, your reason for existence. You […]

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The Blue Mosque wants to amplify their Friday call to prayer

The Blue Mosque in New-West Amsterdam wants to become the first mosque in the Netherlands to amplify their call to prayer with loudspeakers. This would only apply to the Friday call to prayer.  On their Facebook page on Tuesday, the Blue Mosque announced that they wanted to amplify their Friday call to prayer. Their reason for […]

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Eleven hospitals in the Netherlands in a bad financial position

Eleven hospitals in the Netherlands are not in a good financial position, which threatens to jeopardise care. Smaller hospitals in particular are struggling with higher debts and dwindling buffers. 11 hospitals fail stress test The financial situation of these eleven hospitals became apparent following the results of a stress test by BDO Accountants. This test was […]

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The world’s oldest airline? That’s from the Netherlands, of course.

You’ve probably seen their bright blue airplanes sitting at a terminal (especially if you’ve ever been to the Netherlands), but did you know that KLM is in fact the the world’s oldest airline? Well, it is. It’s been operating continuously since 1919, and it now has flights to about 135 airports around the globe. I’ve […]

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Assault on the taste buds: trying the Dutch drop (A.K.A Black Licorice)

When one decides to go abroad, there are many factors to consider: where to live, the best places to go out, the culture and values, cost of living, the public transport system and of course, the culinary delights (or horrors) that a country has to offer. If you’re like me, then you love food. Eating […]

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