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Friday 31 October  
  • VVD launches helpdesk for expats

    VVD MP Joost Taverne has launched a helpdesk for expats intended to assist them in casting their ballots in the September general election.

    An estimated half million enfranchised Dutch citizens are living abroad. In the previous genera...

  • Catholic monk responsible for dozens of deaths

    One man is responsible for the deaths of dozens of boys at the Saint Joseph mental institution in the province of Limburg, according to an investigation conducted by the local newspaper De Limburger.

    Between 1952 and 1954, the mortality...

  • Dutch Muslim Party dissolved

    The Dutch Muslim Party (NMP) no longer exists.

    Board members Henny Kreeft and Jacques Visker have resigned, and dissolved the party.
    The two men have decided that the Netherlands is not ready for a Muslim political party i...

  • Joran van der Sloot apologises for murder

    Joran van der Sloot has sent a letter apologising for murdering Stephany Flores.

    In the letter, which was written to Stephany Flores' parents, Joran says, “I wish I could go back and change things. This never should have happened....

  • Rotterdam professor suspected of fraud

    Rotterdam's Erasmus University once again suspects a professor of committing fraud.

    The Dutch daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad reports that the school will annouce its suspicions later on Monday. The Belgian professor of consumer behavio...

  • Dutch and Tanzanian killed in safari park

    A Dutch tourist and a Tanzanian national were killed in a raid on a holiday camp in the village of Rubanda in Tanzania on Wednesday.

    According to a statement by the Tanzanian Tourism Minister, Khamisi Kagasheki, forty visitors staying ...

  • New Rotterdam docks change Dutch coastline

    The Rotterdam Port Authority expects the first ship will unload its cargo along a quayside of the new Maasvlakte 2 docks in a year and a half.

    The Maasvlakte 2 project is an extension of the port of Rotterdam, which will see the const...

  • Self-repairing grid to prevent blackouts

    Regional power grid operator Stedin on Monday brings on-line the Netherlands’ first self-repairing grid.
    The new grid, which supplies power to 6,000 homes and businesses, is to reduce power cuts from several hours to just minutes...

  • Anky van Grunsven selected for Olympics

    Dutch dressage champion Anky van Grunsven will compete in the London summer Olympics.

    National Coach Sjef Janssen announced on Sunday that the triple winner of the event will have an opportunity to defend her title with her gelding Sal...

  • Rus to play at Wimbledon on Monday

    Arantxa Rus will be the only Dutch tennis player to play on the opening day of Wimbledon on Monday.

    She will play Japanese Misaki Doi in the second match on Court 17. Her compatriots Kiki Bertens and Robin Haase are scheduled to play l...

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