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  • 1915: Holland Expects Many Americans

    NYT > Netherlands
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:14 am
    From the International Herald Tribune archives: Holland expects American post-war tourists in 1915.
  • Jewish Organization takes Dutch National Soccer Assocation to Court about Anti-Semitic Chants

    Bad News from the Netherlands
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:34 am
    The Jewish FJN organization has demanded that the Dutch National Soccer Association KNVB sends an instruction to referees how to behave when there are anti-Semitic chants in the Dutch soccer stadions. The KNVB has refused this. The KNVB says that the responsibility for what happens in the soccer stadiums is with the various clubs and that that system works well. FJN will now take the KNVB to 
  • Growing number of hybrids in the Netherlands

    Dutch Daily News
    Dutch Daily News
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:42 pm
    The number of hybrid cars continues to rise, according to recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands.
  • ICJ hearings start in dispute between Costa Rica-Nicaragua

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    14 Apr 2015 | 9:44 am
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The International Court of Justice has opened public hearings in two longstanding border disputes between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.Tuesday's opening session at the ...
  • My Gallery of Keukenhof

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    13 Apr 2015 | 8:04 am
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  • 1915: Holland Expects Many Americans

    12 Apr 2015 | 9:14 am
    From the International Herald Tribune archives: Holland expects American post-war tourists in 1915.
  • Natural Selection May Help Account for Dutch Height Advantage

    8 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A new study from the Netherlands suggests evolution favors taller people.
  • Giving Artworks a Second Life

    8 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    The Netherlands has put in place a system for jettisoning lesser works from its troves of accumulated art, moving them out of overstocked storage where they are gathering dust.
  • Iris van Herpen’s Intelligent Design

    8 Apr 2015 | 6:07 am
    At a time when Silicon Valley is trying (and failing) to be fashionable, the Dutch designer is taking a different route — borrowing the discoveries of scientists, architects and even the military to create artistic pieces of great beauty.
  • A Menagerie of Childhood Pets

    3 Apr 2015 | 6:14 am
    When the Opinion section started Menagerie, a blog on animal life, the idea of artists drawing their childhood pets was natural for an art-centered feature.
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    Bad News from the Netherlands

  • Jewish Organization takes Dutch National Soccer Assocation to Court about Anti-Semitic Chants

    14 Apr 2015 | 6:34 am
    The Jewish FJN organization has demanded that the Dutch National Soccer Association KNVB sends an instruction to referees how to behave when there are anti-Semitic chants in the Dutch soccer stadions. The KNVB has refused this. The KNVB says that the responsibility for what happens in the soccer stadiums is with the various clubs and that that system works well. FJN will now take the KNVB to 
  • Dutch Soccer Fans chant Murderous anti-Semitic Songs

    13 Apr 2015 | 6:41 am
    In a game at the Utrecht soccer stadium the local club played against Ajax from Amsterdam. Dozens of Utrecht fans chanted: “My father was in the commandos , my mother was in the SS, together they burned Jews, cause Jews burn the best” and “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas.” Some Ajax fans call themselves Jews, though they have often been requested not to do so. The Utrecht soccer club is trying to identify the fans who chanted the hate texts.
  • Five to ten percent of Dutch people infected with chicken-bacteria

    12 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Five to Ten percent of Dutch people infected with chicken-bacteriaIn her doctorate at Amsterdam Free University the physician and microbiologist Ilse Overdevest proves that five to ten percent of the Dutch population are infected with the dangerous ESBL bacteria. According to the researcher 80 percent of chicken meat is infected with the bacteria, which produces enzymes which eliminate the activity of antibiotics. Beef is also often infected by the
  • Next Bad News Will Be On Sunday April 12th

    2 Apr 2015 | 7:49 pm
    The next bad news will be on Sunday, April 12th.
  • Parliamentary Question about Dutch Financing of the Muslim Brotherhood

    2 Apr 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Parliamentarians Van Klaveren and Bontes of the Voor Nederland party have asked questions to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Koenders about Dutch co-financing of a conference held by an organization linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.  The organization in question is the Cordoba Foundation, which has, as its slogan, “Allah is Our Purpose, and The Prophet is Our Leader, The Koran is Our Law, Jihad is Our Way, and Dying for Allah is Our Greatest Hope”.  The parliamentarians have also raised the issue that the Muslim Brotherhood, which has connections to the Cordoba Foundation, also…
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    13 Apr 2015 | 8:04 am
  • Mullah Obama compares IRANIAN ‘hard-liners’ to American Republicans

    13 Apr 2015 | 8:04 am
    An enemy of the state elected to be the President of the state. Six years of destruction and ruin. Michael Goodwin described this way in the NY Post: First he comes for the banks and health care, uses the IRS to go after critics, politicizes the Justice Department, spies on journalists, tries to curb religious freedom, slashes the military, throws open the borders, doubles the debt and nationalizes the Internet. He lies to the public, ignores the Constitution, inflames race relations and urges Latinos to punish Republican “enemies.” He abandons our ­allies, appeases tyrants, coddles…
  • Bitterness

    13 Apr 2015 | 7:07 am
    Bitterness is a strongman of the enemy.  Just as there are ranks of angels (like in the armed forces), there are also ranks of fallen angels and demons.  Bitterness is a high-ranking evil spirit, but it comes in so subtly and so gradually that we’re unaware that we have even strayed into the enemy’s territory.  Here’s how it all works: Unforgiveness – It all starts with unforgiveness.  Someone hurts you.  They say or do something that hurts you.  You must understand that people were not made to hurt, betray, or be mean to each other.  It is not in our original design.  But…
  • Amsterdam!

    13 Apr 2015 | 6:48 am
    This weekend a friend was visiting Amsterdam so we took a trip over on Saturday to join him. We had planned to go on the train but it was going to be 70EUR return for the both of us we decided to drive in and park at Ajax stadium and go on park and ride. Off we went to centraal station to be met by a bomb scare! Caused by left luggage at a bench, our poor friend had been sat next to the luggage for 10 minutes…oops! Not sure of the outcome but there was no explosion. Happy days! So off we went and on the first corner we found the Sex museum, for 4EUR we really couldn’t resist it…
  • Walking with Digitourist

    13 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Dear followers, Digitourst has been working hard and added their last walking trails this morning to the website, Now you can find all kinds off walking trails with gpx! Walking trails are avaible in the next countries on Digitourist: -Spain -Portugal -Italy -France -Andorra -Austria -Switzerland -Belgium -Netherlands -luxemburg -Germany -Slovenia -Croatia -Bosnia -England -Ireland -Denmark -Sweden If you want to go for a walk but dont know how gpx works, dont panic! all you need is an app on which you can upload the files and turns your smartphone into a GPS-device. When you go to the Apple…
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  • New ECHR Readings

    7 Apr 2015 | 9:37 am
    A large number of new ECHR-related publications have been published as book chapters and articles in the past few months. Here is the first batch of updates on these:* James Sweeney, 'Non-retroactivity, Candour and ‘Transitional Relativism’: A Response to the ECtHR Judgment in Maktouf and Damjanović v. Bosnia and Herzegovina', Diritti Umani e Diritto Internazionale, vol. 8, no. 3 (2014) pp. 607-622.* Heta-Elena Heiskanen and Jukka Viljanen 'Reforming the Strasbourg Doctrine on Extraterritorial Jurisdiction in the Context of Environmental Protection', European Law Reporter, no. 11 (2014)…
  • Conference on Parliaments and the European Court of Human Rights

    20 Mar 2015 | 4:14 am
    Middlesex University and the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights are co-organising a conference on the interface of national parliaments and the European Court of Human Rights. The conference will be held in Warsaw, Poland, on 12 May from 09:30 to 17:30 (CEST).Confirmed speakers include (former) ECtHR Judges Myjer and Kaladjieva; Almut Wittling-Vogel (the Representative of the German Federal Government for Matters Relating to Human Rights); Murray Hunt (legal adviser to the UK Joint Committee on Human Rights); Polish Senator Michal Seweryński; Polish Government Agent Justyna Chrzanowska;…
  • Conference on 20 years after McCann v UK

    10 Mar 2015 | 10:42 am
    This year it will be twenty years since the European Court issued its key judgment in the case of McCann and others v the United Kingdom, finding violations of the right to life in relation to British anti-terrorist operation in Gibraltar. To reflect upon the judgment's aftermath and meaning, dr Stephen Skinner of the Centre for European Legal Studies of the University of Exeter is organising a conference entitled "Lethal Force, Policing and the ECHR: McCann and Others v UK at Twenty". The event will be held at Doughty Street Chambers in London on 25 March. This is the organiser's abstract of…
  • Hutchinson v UK: The right to hope (revisited)…

    10 Feb 2015 | 5:44 am
    I am happy to present a guest comment by Dr Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou of the University of Surrey on the recent judgment of Hutchinson v the United Kingdom:The European Court of Human Rights has recently delivered a judgment in the case of Hutchinson v the United Kingdom The applicant in this case is serving a life-long imprisonment sentence. It means that he will never be eligible for an early release. Two years ago in the case of Vinter the Court ruled that such a practice is incompatible with the Convention. This short comment examines whether the new judgment develops or modifies the…
  • Two New Judges Elected to the Court

    2 Feb 2015 | 6:59 am
    Last week, two new judges were elected to serve at the European Court of Human Rights. In respect of Bulgaria, the newly elected judge is Yonko Grozev. He received 108 of 187 votes cast. Grozev wil succeed Zdravka Khalaydjieva. With his election the Court seems to gain a solid voice for human rights, at least judging from his CV: he is an active human rights lawyer, having taken cases both to Bulgarian courts and to the European Court itself. In fact, it is fair to say that he has litigated in a large number of the most notable ECHR cases concerning Bulgaria, including…
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  • SS Oceanic – Dutch Design (66)

    13 Apr 2015 | 2:54 pm
    SS Oceanic Becoming a member of PicFair inspires me to go through old photo’s to see if they are still of any interest. At wikipedia I found out the ship was built in Italy in 1965 But at SS Maritime I found out something really interesting: It seems the design was of Dutch a designer of Maatschappij de Schelde. A huge yard at Vlissingen. Question – “Who Really Designed The Oceanic”? By William Vandersteel – Alpine, NJ – USA Little known history behind the identity of the original designers of the SS Oceanic, steadfastly denied by the Italian shipbuilder and the…
  • Amsterdam Expands in the 17th Century

    24 Mar 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Amsterdam Expands in the 17th Century is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update: Tuesday, March 24, 2015Amsterdam Expands in the 17th Century is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter?
  • Minka

    15 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
    Minka from Birdling Films on Vimeo. A poetic documentary found on Made with Kickstarter, a series by the New York Times, about a Japanese farmhouse, taken apart an rebuilt by an American Journalist, John Roderick, Japanese and China correspondent for the Associated Press and his Japanese adopted son. Minka is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update: Sunday, March 15, 2015Minka is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter?
  • Scheveningen 11 and Scheveningen 90

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:45 am
    Scheveningen 11 and Scheveningen 90 I took this photo of the painting of the Scheveningen 11 and Scheveningen 90 by Hendrik Willem Mesdag in the Groninger Museum. I’m not sure whether the painting belongs to its collection or not. I took the photo to use it for a post here about Hendrik Willem Mesdag, an important Dutch painter of the The Hague School. We have a panorama in The Hague, Panorama Mesdag and we have the Mesdag Collection in The Hague, a small museum which consists of his former home and studio’s, but also of the small museum he built himself for his own art…
  • Quote of the Day (20) – no D.O.M. but S.S.C.

    9 Feb 2015 | 1:14 am
    Long time no quotes, but here is one;-) I’m not a Dirty Old Man, but a Sexy Senior Citizen is an apt sign I saw at the back of a car. Quote of the Day (20) – no D.O.M. but S.S.C. is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update: Monday, February 9, 2015Quote of the Day (20) – no D.O.M. but S.S.C. is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter?
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  • Van Miltenburg onder vuur om lekaffaire

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Tweede Kamervoorzitter Anouchka van Miltenburg ligt nu zelf onder vuur vanwege de lekaffaire rondom de benoeming van de Nationale ombudsman. Bij de benoeming van Guido van Woerkom werden destijds de namen van andere kandidaten gelekt naar media....
  • Raket van SpaceX op weg naar ruimtestation

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:14 pm
    SpaceX heeft dinsdag een capsule gelanceerd met ruim 1800 kilo spullen voor de bemanning van het internationale ruimtevaartstation ISS aan boord, waaronder een espressomachine. De Dragon moet vrijdag bij het ISS aanmeren. Het ruimtevaartbedrijf...
  • Asielzoekers slapen in krakersbolwerk Vrankrijk

    14 Apr 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Een groep van ongeveer zeventig uitgeprocedeerde asielzoekers brengt de nacht van dinsdag op woensdag door in het krakersbolwerk Vrankrijk in de Amsterdamse Spuistraat. Ze werden daartoe door Vrankrijk uitgenodigd, zei woordvoerder Pieter Smit van...
  • Uitslagen Champions League 14/04/2015

    14 Apr 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Dinsdagavond werden er twee kwartfinales gespeeld in de Champions League. AS Roma ging op bezoek bij Juventus en Atlético Madrid kreeg stadsgenoot Real Madrid op bezoek.   Juventus - AS Roma 1-0 Juventus gaat met een goed gevoel...
  • Cruijff laat Ajax nog even wachten

    14 Apr 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Clubicoon Johan Cruijff begint later dan de bedoeling was aan zijn verzoenende gesprekken bij Ajax. Dat heeft zijn vertrouwensman en oud-speler Keje Molenaar dinsdag aan AD Sportwereld laten weten. "Er is werk aan de winkel, zeker, maar Johan weet...
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  • Matthijs kreeg er 'knetterende pijn in mijn kop' van

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:33 pm
  • Jihadverdachte wil Marcouch als getuige

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Azzedine C., alias Abou Moussa (32), ging vorig jaar verhaal halen bij het Kamerlid Ahmed Marcouch, vanwege diens felle uitspraken over jihadsympathisanten. 'Ik ben in de PvdA-vleugel geweest in de Tweede Kamer. Marcouch heeft zijn excuses aangeboden', vertelt de geagiteerde jihadverdachte dinsdag in de extra beveiligde rechtszaal De Bunker in Osdorp.
  • Boottocht naar Europa eist weer vierhonderd levens

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Vierhonderd migranten zijn op 24 uur varen van de Libische kust verdronken tijdens hun boottocht richting Europa. Dat hebben overlevenden van de bootramp vandaag gezegd tegen medewerkers van Save the Children na aankomst in de Italiaanse stad Reggio Calabria.
  • Atletico weet nog steeds hoe Real te temmen

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:09 pm
    De industrie van de Champions League had weer eens een prachtig affiche op de poort geplakt, maar tijdens de uitvoering zelf gunden de topacteurs elkaar niets. Atletico Madrid - Real Madrid, verheven naar het Europese podium van het topvoetbal, eindigde in 0-0, waarmee Real zichzelf tekort deed.
  • Pak slaag voor ijshockeyers tegen Zuid-Korea

    14 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    De Nederlandse ijshockeyers zijn vanavond op het WK in eigen land hard onderuit gegaan tegen Zuid-Korea. De Aziaten walsten in Eindhoven over de ploeg van bondscoach Chris Eimers heen: 7-1. Na twee nederlagen staat Nederland dan ook onderaan in divisie 1, groep B.
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  • Kamervoorzitter Van Miltenburg raakt geïsoleerd

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Bronnen in het dagelijkse bestuur van de Tweede Kamer zeggen dat zij het nieuws over de affaire rond Kamerlid Voortman in de krant moesten lezen. Dat meldt Nieuwsuur.Kamervoorzitter Van Miltenburg besprak de beschuldigingen aan Voortman niet met het presidium, voor zij aangifte deed van het lekken van informatie. Zij vroeg alleen ruimte aan het bestuur om het lek rond de benoeming van de ombudsman te laten opsporen.Nieuwsuur-verslaggever Dominique van der Heyde noemt deze informatie zeer belastend voor Kamervoorzitter. "Van Miltenburg begint geheel geïsoleerd te raken, nu ook haar collega's…
  • OM denkt over alternatief visitaties

    14 Apr 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Het Openbaar Ministerie gaat kijken naar alternatieven voor de visitaties die gedetineerden van de speciale terreurafdeling in de gevangenis van Vught moeten ondergaan. Dat bleek vanmiddag bij de pro-formazitting in het Haagse jihadproces. Een aantal verdachten zit vast op die afdeling, waar het regime strenger is dan op andere afdelingen.Het OM denkt aan een apparaat waarmee een bodyscan kan worden gemaakt. Dat zou visitaties overbodig maken. Op korte termijn zal er waarschijnlijk niets veranderen, omdat het OM eerst onderzoek wil doen.De verdachten Azzedine C. en Rudolph H. lieten bij een…
  • A2 afgesloten door brandende vrachtwagen met hooi

    14 Apr 2015 | 1:47 pm
    De A2 bij Born is vanavond afgesloten door een brandende vrachtwagen die hooi vervoerde. De chauffeur wist op tijd de truck aan de kant te zetten en uit te stappen. Hij raakte niet gewond. Het verkeer op de snelweg mocht keren om via de afrit om te rijden. Tot wanneer de weg tussen Born en Roosteren is afgesloten, is niet bekend. De brandweer is nu bezig met nablussen. Of de weg gerepareerd moet worden, wordt rond middernacht bekeken.Waardoor de brand is ontstaan, is niet bekend.
  • Topman verhoogt loon en levert zelf in

    14 Apr 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Dan Price las in een artikel dat mensen die minder dan 70.000 dollar verdienen niet zo gelukkig zijn als degenen die meer op hun loonstrookje krijgen.De zakenman liet het daar niet bij en verhoogde de laagste salarisschaal naar 70.000 dollar in zijn bedrijf, Gravity payments. Met andere woorden: geen enkele werknemer van de producent van creditcards gaat met minder naar huis.Voor 70 van zijn 120 werknemers betekende dat een loonsverhoging, voor 30 van hen is het zelfs een verdubbeling. Om de loonsverhoging mogelijk te maken leverde Price zelf fors in. Hij verlaagde zijn salaris van 1 miljoen…
  • Geen bewijs voor handicap, ov-pasje ingenomen

    14 Apr 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Nooit kreeg Joey Canales zo veel reacties op een video die hij op Facebook zette. Het was een filmpje waarin te zien was hoe de gehandicapte Amerikaan zijn kortingspasje voor het openbaar vervoer moest inleveren.Reden: Canales kon zijn handicap niet aantonen. Een controleur op het station van San Diego nam deze keer geen genoegen met alleen het pasje, hij wilde ook een schriftelijk bewijs van de invaliditeit."Ik was samen met mijn vriend die ook zo'n pasje heeft. Hij had een schriftelijke verklaring over zijn beperking bij zich, ik niet. Daarop werd mijn pasje ingenomen."Canales maakte van…
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  • NBA-prof legt schuld beenbreuk bij politie

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:40 pm
    De Zwitserse basketballer Thabo Sefolosha, die vorige week betrokken was bij een steekpartij in New York, heeft aangifte gedaan tegen de politie. Sefolosha was zelf geen slachtoffer of dader in de steekpartij, maar hinderde de politie bij hun werkzaamheden. De Zwitser liep daarbij een kuitbeenbreuk op en gaf dinsdag daarvoor de schuld aan de agenten.
  • 70.000 dollar voor iedereen

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Dan Price, topman van het Amerikaanse bedrijf Gravity, gaat al zijn personeelsleden ongeacht hun werkzaamheden tenminste 70.000 dollar betalen.
  • Geld voor foltering agent

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:33 pm
    De gemeente Chicago gaat slachtoffers van een folterende politiechef schadevergoedingen betalen. Dit heeft de burgemeester van de stad, Rahm Emanuel, dinsdag aangekondigd. Hij zei dat de stad een alles omvattende overeenkomst met de slachtoffers heeft gesloten. Die voorziet ook in de oprichting van een monument en een speciaal fonds van ruim 5 miljoen euro voor nog niet aangemelde slachtoffers.
  • Ancelotti niet blij met 0-0

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:27 pm
    "Dit is geen goede uitslag", besefte Real Madrid-coach Carlo Ancelotti zich na de 0-0 van zijn ploeg tegen Atletico Madrid in de kwartfinale van de Champions League.
  • Pak slaag voor ijshockeyers

    14 Apr 2015 | 1:59 pm
    De Nederlandse ijshockeyers zijn dinsdagavond op het WK in eigen land hard onderuit gegaan tegen Zuid-Korea. De Aziaten walsten in Eindhoven over de ploeg van bondscoach Chris Eimers heen: 7-1. Na twee nederlagen staat Nederland dan ook onderaan in divisie 1, groep B.
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  • Real Madrid kan verschil niet maken tegen Atlético - Juventus wint wel

    Joost Pijpker
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Het is Real Madrid vanavond niet gelukt om afstand te nemen van stadsgenoot Atlético, ondanks het grote overwicht van de ploeg van trainer Carlo Ancelotti. In de kwartfinale van de Champions League kwam de regerend kampioen niet verder dan 0-0. Volgende week speelt Real opnieuw tegen Atlético, maar dan thuis. Dat Real niet met de overwinning naar huis gaat, was volgens persbureau ANP voor een belangrijk deel te danken aan doelman Jan Oblak van Atlético. Die voorkwam vooral in de eerste helft meermaals met fraaie reddingen dat zijn ploeg op achterstand kwam tegen het sterrenteam van de…
  • Google officieel door EU aangeklaagd wegens machtsmisbruik

    Wouter van Noort
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    De Europese Commissie heeft vandaag besloten om officieel een klacht in te dienen tegen Google voor machtsmisbruik bij zijn zoekmachine, dat meldt The Wall Street Journal. Aan de aanklacht werkt de Europese Commissie al jaren. Door concessies van Google werden harde acties tot nu toe uitgesteld. Dat lijkt nu voorbij te zijn. Verwacht wordt dat Eurocommissaris Margarethe Vestager van Mededinging morgen meer details geeft over de zaak. Google wilde vanavond nog niet reageren. Grootste mededingingszaak sinds Microsoft Het wordt de grootste mededingingszaak in Europa sinds de zaak tegen Microsoft…
  • President Lincoln werd 150 jaar geleden vermoord. Dit schreef een ooggetuige

    Joost Pijpker
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Het is vanavond exact 150 jaar geleden dat de Amerikaanse president Abraham Lincoln tijdens een bezoek aan het theater door zijn hoofd werd geschoten. Lincoln overleefde de aanslag aanvankelijk, maar stierf een dag later alsnog aan zijn verwondingen. Een journalist van AP zat destijds in het theater en deed verslag. Anders dan tegenwoordig gebruikelijk is, begon Lawrence A. Gobright zijn relaas over de aanslag op Lincoln – die tijdens zijn ambtstermijn de slavernij afschafte - niet met het nieuws. In plaats daarvan schetst hij in de eerste zinnen van zijn verhaal de avond zelf. Hij…
  • Dijkhoff gaat sluiting inloopbalie Juridisch Loket niet terugdraaien

    Marije Willems
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Staatssecretaris Klaas Dijkhoff (Veiligheid en Justitie, VVD) is niet van plan om de sluiting van de balies van het Juridisch Loket terug te draaien of tegen te gaan. Het besluit om de inloopspreekuren te schrappen komt van deze zelfstandige stichting zelf en het is niet aan hem om in de bedrijfsvoering in te grijpen, zei de bewindsman vanavond in de Kamer. Een meerderheid in de Tweede Kamer wil dat het inloopspreekuur aan de balie van het Juridisch Loket behouden blijft. Per jaar verleent het Loket zo’n 900.000 gratis juridische adviezen en trekt de website drie miljoen bezoekers. Het…
  • Waarom je collega ‘fatidiot’ als wachtwoord heeft gekozen

    Marlène Duretz
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Het wachtwoord ‘fatidiot’ gebruiken omdat een enorme hekel hebt aan je collega. Of ‘IAmTooFat’, omdat je vindt dat je moet afvallen na een zwangerschap. Het wachtwoord dat je kiest, zegt ook iets over wie je bent. Dat schrijft Business Insider. Lees verder op…Lees meer over: psychologie, wachtwoorden
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  • Photo-realistic rugs by Moooi Carpets

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:19 am
    Breda-based Dutch design studio Moooi is launching a new company called Moooi Carpets with an inaugural collection of photo-realistic designs by Studio Job, Ross Lovegrove, Neri & Hu (as shown above) and many more. Moooi Carpets explains that it uses advanced technology to print designs directly onto carpet at a higher definition than ever before. Its printing plant will be able to print everything from rugs to full-width fitted carpet as well as one-off designs. “It’s the reinvention of the carpet,” says Moooi CEO Casper Vissers. “The carpets are produced using a…
  • Drone with asparagus crashes and burns

    13 Apr 2015 | 1:12 am
    Having a drone deliver asparagus to your restauraunt to ring in the new season on 1 April was a novel idea and a great publicity stunt for restaurant De Zwaan in Etten-Leur, Noord-Brabant, but it didn’t go exactly as planned. Plan B was landing the drone nearby in case of wind and then taking a walk to pick up the asparagus, but that didn’t pan out either, as the drone went with Plan C, which resulting in a crash-and-burn scenario. The drone made a stop along the way to change batteries, which went well, but the takeoff afterwards eventually turned into a nose dive and a pile of…
  • Dutch people may be tall because of natural selection

    Branko Collin
    11 Apr 2015 | 5:46 am
    The Dutch are among the tallest people in the world. According to the Guardian, Dutch men average a height of 1.84 metres and women a height of 1.71 metres. Although no-one knows exactly why this is, it has long been held that health and well-being may have something to do with it. Cue Gert Stulp, a 2-metre-tall Dutchman working at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine who says the impressive rise of 20 centimetres in the past 150 years may have to do with natural selection. Writes Science: [Stulp] and his colleagues turned to a database tracking key life data for almost…
  • Dutch speed cameras rubbish with foreign plates

    10 Apr 2015 | 1:16 am
    Last year a friend asked me to check a series of fines he received from France in French (in error), stating he had to pay the maximum fine for speeding even though he never got the original fines, which were for a lot less. Although an administrative mess, at least French speed cameras can read Dutch license plates. It took the Netherlands until sometime last year to be able to properly read French license plates on speed cameras and stop being the laughing stock of French speed freaks. However, we’re still laughing stock to anyone that doesn’t have a Dutch, French, Swiss, German…
  • Ithaca, New York to build Dutch-style ‘woonerf’

    9 Apr 2015 | 2:08 am
    After a few cities in Canada, it’s now the turn of the United States to embrace the building of a ‘woonerf’, a typical Dutch construct from the 1930s, an area where drivers, cyclists and pedestrians have to share the same space, but where pedestrians always have the right of way. Ithaca, New York is building what they call a ‘living yard’ (‘woonerf’), with a low speed limit of no more than 10 or 12 mph (16 km/h to 19.2 km/h). Today in the Netherlands the woonerf speed limit is 15 km/h, although a few years ago it was still referred to as…
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    Netherlands Tourism

  • The 8 most impressive castles in the Netherlands

    Jan M.
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:32 am
    The Netherlands has had some pretty impressive castles throughout history. Many of these medieval castles have not survived, but luckily there are still some beautiful castles still worth a visit.  These castles that you can still visit serve a purpose as this is the only way to preserve them as it costs quite a lot of money.  For example some of them serve as a museum, hotel and others as a location for events like weddings and fairs.  Let’s get on with the list, here’s the 8 most impressive castles in the Netherlands: 1. Muiderslot Castle Muiderslot castle is an impressive…
  • 18 stunningly beautiful pictures of Amsterdam

    Jan M.
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:14 am
    Amsterdam is beautiful and loved by many professional and amateur photographers, so there’s many pictures floating around on the internet… not all of them are gems, but most are certainly enjoyable to look at. Because there’s so many pictures of the city I decided to have  look and see if I can make a cool collection of what I think are among the best pictures of Amsterdam out there. I’ve picked out 18 of the most stunning photo’s I could find. I’m quite sure you’ll be amazed! 1. I really love the lights on the bridges:P   2. The Amsterdam…
  • 14 Reasons to visit the Netherlands in Spring!

    Jan M.
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:55 am
    Spring is a lovely time to visit the Netherlands! The days are getting longer, the flowers make for beautiful sights and you can sit and enjoy a beer outside until late in the evening…. ok maybe in the beginning of spring a patio heater may be nice to make sure you’re warm enough but there will be plenty of days you can do without:) Want to know why you should visit the Netherlands in spring? Here you go: 1.  Tulips 2. Tulips and Mills 3. Take your bike out to the park 4. Pick nick in the Vondelpark 5. Even the cows are happier in spring! 6. A river of flowers 7. Drink a cold one…
  • Bowl and Fun Emmen

    Jan M.
    11 Mar 2015 | 3:08 am
    When it comes to bowling and having fun in Emmen, Bowl & Fun Emmen is the place to go.  The establishment can be used as a place for fun and recreation, but it can also be used as a venue for meetings, team buildings and parties for celebrating special occasions. Guests will find everything they need to organize a successful and fun-filled party at the Bowl & Fun Emmen. Amenities in Bowl & Fun First of all, the establishment provides guests with service and food packages of great value, and designed to keep people’s stomachs full while having a good game of bowling. Bowl &…
  • Dutch Terror Owl Strikes Again

    Jan M.
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:57 am
    Terror Owl –   The aggressive owl that has been terrorizing residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend strikes again! On the morning of Friday the 6th a paper boy was severely injured when the European eagle owl attacked. Employees of a nearby company helped the woman who was covered in blood and had a big bump on her face. Citizens were recommended to use an umbrella to protect themselves. Strangely enough the owl targets mostly woman. Already over 20 people have been attacked of which some were hospitalized and needed to be stitched up. Earlier this week permission…
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    Amsterdam for Visitors

  • Keukenhof

    7 Apr 2015 | 6:26 am
    Amsterdam For Visitors Tulips are starting to look really good at Keukenhof. The surrounding fields are still a little barren although there are some patches of colour. The gardens are open daily until 17 May 2015 between the hours of 8:00 and 19:30. The special coaches which run every 15 minutes from Schiphol Airport are the easiest way to access the park. Instagram filter used: Normal Photo taken at: Keukenhof The post Keukenhof appeared first on Amsterdam for Visitors.
  • Marnixplantsoen, Amsterdam

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:02 am
    Amsterdam For Visitors The Blue Violin Player (De Blauwe Vioolspeler) is a metal sculpture placed in the Second Marnixplantsoen near the Raampoortbrug bridge in Amsterdam. The artwork depicts an apparently faceless / invisible man running with a violin case towards Marnixstraat. The sculpture is also called Man Trying to Catch Tram 10 or Man with Violin Case. The sculpture was erected in 1982. It was removed for restoration for a brief time and then came back painted blue. The city council has received the work on the basis that the identity of the artist remained unknown. #blue #violin…
  • Waterloopleinmarkt

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:48 am
    Amsterdam For Visitors Cars in concentric circles carefully arranged in colour groups rather than piled in a box. It kind of reminded me of the cars driving around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Many of the merchants at Waterlooplein market regularly demonstrate artistic expression and creativity to draw customers attention. Strolling through Waterlooplein market is a step back in time. A steady stream of people browse through vintage clothing and memorabilia from the ‘Hippie’ age. #cars #toycars #concentric #circles #spirals #colour #waterlooplein #market #vintage #amsterdam…
  • NDSM

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Amsterdam For Visitors Take a trip from Central Station on one of the free local ferries to the NDSM, a former shipyard which is now home to Amsterdam’s creative and artistic community. As you approach the landing point, you’ll see this Soviet Zulu class submarine docked in the harbour. The owners had hoped to turn it into a unique party venue, but plans were abandoned and it’s now for sale. #foxtrot #b80 #soviet #zulu #submarine #project611 #ColdWar russia #graffiti #scrap #harbour #shipyard #NDSM #amsterdam #holland #netherlands Instagram filter used: Normal Photo taken…
  • Posthoornkerk

    21 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Amsterdam For Visitors The Posthoornkerk church is the first church in Amsterdam designed by architect PJH Cuypers, who later went on to design Amsterdam central station and the Rijksmuseum. Construction of the church began in September 1861. The church towers were erected between 1887 and 1889. In the 1970s the church was threatened with demolition but thankfully this was avoided and in 1989 the renovated building was be opened. #Posthoornkerk #Church #towers #spires #neogothic #architecture #Cuypers #harlemmerstraat #Amsterdam #Holland #netherlands Instagram filter used: Normal Photo taken…
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