Netherlands

How the Netherlands anti-lockdown movement turned violent
A car burns during anti-lockdown protests in Eindhoven in January
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How the Netherlands anti-lockdown movement turned violent

Bombing of Covid test centre near Amsterdam follows widespread protests in January
4 Mar 2021
Jewish family denied return of £18m painting allege bias
Bild mit Hausern by Wassily Kandinsky
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Jewish family denied return of £18m painting allege bias

Kandinsky masterpiece last changed hands soon after the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands
2 Nov 2020
Russia insists no nuclear plant leak as radiation spikes
Chernobyl
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Russia insists no nuclear plant leak as radiation spikes

Authorities insists no leakages or faults detected following rise in radioactivity levels across northern Europe
29 Jun 2020
Dutch family found after nine years in farmhouse cellar
Dutch house
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Dutch family found after nine years in farmhouse cellar

Police say the group were ‘waiting for the end of time’
16 Oct 2019
Thierry Baudet: the Dutch nationalist making waves in Europe
Thierry Baudet
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Thierry Baudet: the Dutch nationalist making waves in Europe

The controversial candidate’s Forum for Democracy (FvD) is on course to be largest Dutch party at this week’s European elections
23 May 2019
Dutch populists win shock election
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Dutch populists win shock election

Anti-immigrant party wins most votes in parliamentary elections just days after Utrecht shooting
22 Mar 2019
Utrecht shooting: suspect arrested by Dutch police
Utrecht suspect
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Utrecht shooting: suspect arrested by Dutch police

Three people were killed and five others injured in yesterday’s tram attack in The Netherlands
19 Mar 2019

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Why funeral urns are washing up on Dutch beaches
Noordwijk, Netherlands, Beach
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Why funeral urns are washing up on Dutch beaches

Mystery as human ashes from Germany land up 500 miles away
3 Jan 2019
Church holds month-long service to shield asylum seekers
Bethel Church
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Church holds month-long service to shield asylum seekers

Immigration officials cannot legally enter Netherlands’ Bethel Church during ceremony
3 Dec 2018
Robin van Persie set to retire: videos of his best goals
Robin van Persie’s flying header for Holland against Spain was one of the best goals at the 2014 Fifa World Cup
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Robin van Persie set to retire: videos of his best goals

‘Flying Dutchman’ says he will probably finish at the end of the season
25 Oct 2018
Fury over artwork inviting visitors to pose as Isis victims
Jihadi John
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Fury over artwork inviting visitors to pose as Isis victims

Installation by 22-year-old Anne Bothmer imitates a fairground picture board with face holes
12 Sep 2018
Is Pastafarianism a real religion?
Mienke de Wilde, a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
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Is Pastafarianism a real religion?

Dutch court rules followers cannot wear colander on her head for official photos
17 Aug 2018
Why the Netherlands is closing its prisons
Netherlands prison
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Why the Netherlands is closing its prisons

Dutch crime statistics make damning reading for UK ministers struggling to tackle overcrowded jails
21 Jun 2018
Dutch far-right party plans Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest
Geert Wilders speaks in German
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Dutch far-right party plans Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest

Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party gets green light for competition from nation’s counterterrorism agency
13 Jun 2018
High fidelity: Conservatorium Amsterdam hotel review
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High fidelity: Conservatorium Amsterdam hotel review

Former bank and musical conservatory transformed with a stunning contemporary makeover
29 Mar 2018
Can ‘artist’ Ronald Koeman bring a golden age to Holland?
Ronald Koeman new Holland manager
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Can ‘artist’ Ronald Koeman bring a golden age to Holland?

The Netherlands appoint ex-Everton boss as their seventh coach in eight years
7 Feb 2018
Ketel One Vodka: A family affair
Ketel One Vodka
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Ketel One Vodka: A family affair

Three hundred years, eleven generations and an innovative mix of old and new give birth to a drink that challenges preconceptions
19 May 2017
Europe watches on as Dutch voters go to the polls
Geert Wilders in Dutch elections
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Europe watches on as Dutch voters go to the polls

Mark Rutte expected to lead next coalition – but has far-right politician Geert Wilders really won the battle?
15 Mar 2017
Turkey accuses Dutch of Srebrenica massacre
Erdogan
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Turkey accuses Dutch of Srebrenica massacre

President Recep Erdogan steps up rhetoric and bars Dutch ambassador from returning to Ankara
14 Mar 2017
Geert Wilders: Who is the far-right Dutch politician?
Geert Wilders speaks in German
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Geert Wilders: Who is the far-right Dutch politician?

The anti-Islamic, anti-EU MP is riding high in the polls, but will his campaign of outrage end in success?
10 Mar 2017
Woman, 99, gets arrested as part of her bucket list
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Woman, 99, gets arrested as part of her bucket list

Dutch police handcuff pensioner and lock her in cells to fulfil her lifelong dream
1 Mar 2017
The Netherlands celebrates 100 years of De Stijl
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The Netherlands celebrates 100 years of De Stijl

Curator Hans Janssen on the Dutch art movement's origins and enduring influence ahead of a major retrospective on its founders in The Hague
20 Jan 2017
Which countries have the tallest men and women in the world?
Robin van Persie, World Cup
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Which countries have the tallest men and women in the world?

Netherlands and Belgium top the charts for men, while Latvia and Estonia hit the heights for women
26 Jul 2016
Dutch MPs vote to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars
Petrol pumps
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Dutch MPs vote to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars

Netherlands plans to phase out high-emission vehicles and sell only electric and hydrogen cars by 2025
19 Apr 2016
Netherlands rejects EU-Ukraine partnership
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Netherlands rejects EU-Ukraine partnership

Dutch referendum seen as a wider test of anti-European sentiment in run-up to UK vote in June
7 Apr 2016
MH17: Compare Dutch dignity with Cameron's bombast
Robert Fox
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MH17: Compare Dutch dignity with Cameron's bombast

The PM might have given Nick Clegg some space – after all, he is half-Dutch and a Dutch speaker
22 Jul 2014
FLIGHT MH17: Putin 'has picked the wrong fight'
Vladimir Putin
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FLIGHT MH17: Putin 'has picked the wrong fight'

For Putin, this is the worst collision between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War
18 Jul 2014
Dutch stars refused penalties, Neymar agent attacks Scolari
Luiz Felipe Scolari
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Dutch stars refused penalties, Neymar agent attacks Scolari

World Cup whispers: Vlaar volunteers, Scolari feels the heat, Belgian beauty scores contract
10 Jul 2014
Argentina into final after dire showdown with Holland
Argentina celebrate after winning their semi-final
In Review

Argentina into final after dire showdown with Holland

A day after German masterclass, second World Cup semi ends in stalemate and penalties
10 Jul 2014
Robben too hot to handle as Holland stun Mexico in 38C
Arjen Robben
In Review

Robben too hot to handle as Holland stun Mexico in 38C

Dive row overshadows late Holland comeback as conditions give a taste of what to expect in Qatar
30 Jun 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 22 Jun 2012
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 22 Jun 2012

22 Jun 2012
The anti-immigration polwho wants to lead Dutch
Dutch politician Geert Wilders
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The anti-immigration polwho wants to lead Dutch

Geert Wilders faces trial for inciting hatred against Muslims and ethnic minorities
23 Feb 2010