Tuesday, 30 November 2021
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Dutch big internet shoppers

Dutch consumers are among the top online shoppers in Europe. In 2011 65 per cent of 16-75 year old shopped online. This puts the Netherlands in fourth place behind the UK, Sweden and Denmark, accor...
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Arts cuts damage Netherlands culture

The decision by the government to cut the Netherlands’ arts council subsidies by 25 per cent over the next four years means that some orchestras, theatre groups and dance companies will no longe...
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Dutch fees for non-EU residency too high

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the Netherlands charges non-EU residents too much for residency permits. The fee is between
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Dutch fees for non-EU residency too high

The European Court of Justice has ruled the Netherlands charge non-EU residents too much for residency permits. The fee is between €188 and €830 for the permit. Each country in the EU is...
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Dutch bookshops win awards

Two Dutch bookshops have been named among the 20 most beautiful bookshops in the world. The Selexyz Bookstore in Maastricht heads the list and the American Book Center in Amsterdam, which also has a b...
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Deaths on Amsterdam canals

According to a report in the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Amsterdam
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Amsterdam ring road digs in

The Netherlands ministry of transport has agree to fund a project to put a southern section of the Amsterdam ring road underground. It has also given the go-ahead to widen the stretch that dissects th...
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Amsterdam to target illegal immigrants

Amsterdam is to tighten its approach to illegal immigrants in the city, particularly those from central and eastern Europe. It is planning to improve its registration procedures, get tougher on illega...
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Cannabis sales to be controlled

Tourists will not to able to buy cannabis in coffee shops in the Netherlands starting from May 2012. Under the new law coffee shops will only be able to sell the drug to registered members and not to...
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Monday mail may be scrapped

The delivery of mail on Mondays could now be scrapped according to a new ruling from the Netherland
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Amsterdam central library to charge for internet access

From 1 January 2012 the Amsterdam Public Library will no longer offer free internet or WiFi services. As from 1 January all those wanting to use the service will have to become a member or buy a v...
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The number of people buying cannabis in Amsterdam would fall by 70 per cent, say city authorities, if proposals by the Netherland
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Hidden Goya portrait discovered in Amsterdam

A fully-finished second painting by Spanish master Goya has been discovered beneath one of his masterpieces at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. High-intensity x-ray technology, developed by technicia...
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KLM to run flights on used cooking oil

The Netherlands flagship carrier KLM has announced that, from September, it will begin running flights between Amsterdam and Paris fuelled by used cooking oil. More than 200 flights on the route w...
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First electric taxis on the road in Amsterdam

The first electric taxis in Amsterdam are now on the road. Authorities claim they are a cost effective way of reducing pollution and will help meet new air quality regulations introduced in May. O...
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Rembrandt honoured in Amsterdam

Visitors to Amsterdam will now be able to follow a tourist trail unveiled in honour of 17th-century artist Rembrandt van Rijn, reports Dutch News. The trail will follow the path the artist, who died i...


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