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Euro 2020 football will cost €19m to stage in Amsterdam

04-24-2014

Staging four matches in the 2020 European football championship will cost €16m to €19m and bring in up to €75m in earnings, sports minister Edith Schippers has told MPs.

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Amsterdam's last peep show to close

04-24-2014

Amsterdam’s last peep show is set to close its doors for good and aims to reopen as a ‘luxury nightclub’, according to the Parool.

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Labour may be out in Rotterdam, Amsterdam city administrations

04-24-2014

The Labour party (PvdA) is likely to be excluded from new city administrations in both Rotterdam and Amsterdam, according to media reports on Thursday.

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Hilversum mayor wants ban on city centre New Year fireworks

04-24-2014

Hilversum's mayor Pieter Broertjes is in talks with the police and public prosecution department on banning fireworks from the city centre during the New Year celebrations.

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Sharp drop in traffic accident deaths

04-24-2014

In total, 570 people died in traffic accidents last year, a drop of 80 on 2012, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.

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Macintosh retail group reorganises, DIY group Kwantum for sale

04-24-2014

Retail group Macintosh is reorganising its operations and has put its discount DIY group Kwantum up for sale.

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Councillor, suspected of corruption, joins integrity committee

04-24-2014

A former councillor for the right-wing liberal VVD, who is under investigation for corruption, has been appointed to Roermond town council’s integrity committee.

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Motorists overpay to park by 22 minutes

04-24-2014

Motorists are so concerned about getting a hefty parking ticket that almost three out of four pay for more time than they need when using a parking meter, the Telegraaf reports on Thursday.

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Who's afraid of Red Yellow and Blue is back on public display

04-24-2014

The notorious painting Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue III by American artist Barnett Newman (1905-1970) is back on display at Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum.

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Amsterdam has most expensive student rooms, Rotterdam best deals

04-24-2014

The average price of a student room in the Netherlands rose 1.4% to over €420 last year, according to online rental agency Kamernet.

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Ajax extend away supporter ban for Feyenoord games for three years

04-24-2014

Amsterdam football club Ajax has decided to extend a ban on taking supporters to matches at Rotterdam’s Kuip stadium for a further three years, following crowd trouble at Sunday’s KNVB Cup final.

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Farmers, land owners benefit from high ground rent for wind turbines

04-24-2014

Wind energy is unnecessarily expensive because of the very high ground rents charged by farmers and land owners, according to research by Nos television.

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Dutch do not take part in armed drone attacks, minister says

04-24-2014

The Netherlands does not take part in drone attacks on terrorist suspects, defence minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said in a parliamentary debate on Wednesday evening.

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PVV MEP quit because of planned EU alliance with 'dodgy types'

04-24-2014

A European MP for the anti-immigration PVV said he pulled out of this year’s election because he did not want to work with ‘wrong people’ such as the French Front National and Austrian FPÖ.

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Just one in five thinks Dutch financial sector functions properly

04-23-2014

Just one in five people thinks the Dutch financial services sector is well-organised and only a similar proportion think the sector is properly supervised, according to the AFM's 2013 report.

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Population of the Netherlands grew by 50,000 last year

04-23-2014

The population of the Netherlands increased by 50,000 last year to over 16.8 million, the national statistics office CBS said on Wednesday.

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Dutch to get tough on diplomats who break the law, says minister

04-23-2014

An Afghan diplomat who hit a 23-year-old Dutch man several times during a road rage incident at the end of last year has been sent back home, foreign minister Frans Timmermans said on Wednesday.

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Mentally ill asylum seeker commits suicide, minister called to account

04-23-2014

An Armenian asylum seeker who arrived in the Netherlands last December has committed suicide in woods near the refugee centre where he lived in Deventer, the NRC reports on Wednesday.

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Export licence for Morgan the orca was correct, council of state rules

04-23-2014

Permission given to the Dolfinarium in Harderwijk to move a rescued Orca to an amusement park in Spain was correct, the Council of State ruled on Wednesday.

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Two Dutch suicide bombers have died in Iraq and Syria: minister

04-23-2014

Two Dutch suicide bombers have died in attacks in Iraq and Syria, home affairs minister Ronald Plasterk said on Wednesday at the publication of the secret service’s annual report.

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Fewer private sector homes for rent, €700 plus in greatest demand

04-23-2014

The number of private flats and houses offered for rent in the first quarter of 2014 was down almost 24% compared with the first three months of 2013, according to research by rental housing platform Pararius.nl.

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'Knives, drugs and mobile phones common in psychiatric prison'

04-23-2014

Patients living in a secure unit in a psychiatric clinic in the Frisian town of Oostrum have easy access to mobile phones, drugs, cigarettes and knives, according to a report by public television company EO.

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Commuters face more expensive rush-hour train tickets

04-23-2014

Dutch railway company NS is planning to make rush-hour tickets more expensive and has reached an agreement in principle with junior transport minister Wilma Mansveld, the AD reports on Wednesday.

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PVV leader Wilders loses key aide over anti-Moroccan chanting

04-23-2014

Geert Wilders’ personal policy advisor and member of Zuid Holland provincial council has left the PVV.

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De Hond defends poll as 43% say they want fewer Moroccans in NL

04-22-2014

Some 43% of the Dutch agree they would rather there were fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands, according to an opinion poll by Maurice de Hond for the anti-immigration PVV.

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