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  • Social insurance bank scraps new IT system which cost €44m

    News from DutchNews.nl
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    The social insurance bank SVB, which pays out state pensions and child benefits, has abandoned its new IT system because of persistent failings.
  • Heineken to Sell Mexican Packaging Unit to Crown Holdings

    NYT > Netherlands
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:11 am
    The deal values the container unit Empaque at about $1.2 billion and would make Crown Holdings the second-largest beverage can producer in North America.
  • Gayet wins new French privacy case

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    2 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
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  • Blacklist of Physicians Incomplete, Full of Mistakes and Ineffective

    Bad News from the Netherlands
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:26 pm
    The Altijd Wat Monitor TV program has discovered that dentists who are prohibited from practicing in the UK can easily register in the Netherlands without any problems.  Furthermore, in the BIG register, which is the blacklist of Dutch physicians who are barred from practice, the names of many physicians who have been prohibited to practice cannot be found. Lawyer Yme Drost says that under these circumstances, further cases, similar to that of the neurologist Ernst Jansen Steur, are possible. This physician was condemned to three years of jail because he intentionally misdiagnosed…
  • The Netherlands Ranked Among Most Creditworthy Countries

    Dutch Daily News
    Dutch Daily News
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return o […]The post The Netherlands Ranked Among Most Creditworthy Countries appeared first on Dutch Daily News.
 
 
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    Bad News from the Netherlands

  • Blacklist of Physicians Incomplete, Full of Mistakes and Ineffective

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:26 pm
    The Altijd Wat Monitor TV program has discovered that dentists who are prohibited from practicing in the UK can easily register in the Netherlands without any problems.  Furthermore, in the BIG register, which is the blacklist of Dutch physicians who are barred from practice, the names of many physicians who have been prohibited to practice cannot be found. Lawyer Yme Drost says that under these circumstances, further cases, similar to that of the neurologist Ernst Jansen Steur, are possible. This physician was condemned to three years of jail because he intentionally misdiagnosed…
  • Children of Men Murdered by Dutch Army in Former Dutch Indies Want Compensation

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    Almost seventy years ago, the Dutch military executed, without trial, thousands of men in the southern part of Sulawesi Island. At that time, the island was part of the Dutch Indies, now Indonesia.  Three children of the murdered have now put in a claim against the Dutch government for compensation.  One of them witnessed, as a child, the murder of his father by Dutch troops.  The three come from the villages of Suppa and Bulukumba, where hundreds of men were executed without trial, and houses were burnt down to the ground.  This was done by the Dutch special troops under…
  • Three Dutch Jihadi Recruiters Arrested: One is Convert

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:53 am
    The Dutch police have arrested three people – two men and a woman – suspected of recruiting jihadis for the Middle East.  With the help of the German police, two of them were arrested in southern Germany.  All three are suspected of inciting terrorist crimes.  The two men are also suspected of planning murders with a terrorist aim.  These crimes can carry sentences of up to ten years in jail.  The person arrested in the Netherlands is the convert to Islam, Rudolph Holierhoek.  He receives social security from the Dutch authorities.  Holierhoek has been…
  • Police takes Passport away from 10 Members of Jihadi-families

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    Jihadis have again been discovered in the Netherlands. In Huizen the police has taken away the passports of ten people, belonging to two families. They are suspected of identifying with the jihadi movements in Syria and planning to travel there. The four adults of the two families have been arrested. So far 130 Dutch jihadis have traveled to the Middle East and about 30 have returned to the Netherlands. According to the general intelligence service AIVD 14 have fallen in battle and two have committed…
  • AIVD Intelligence Service is Losing Track of jihadis

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Due to the cutbacks in the budget and the new dynamics of the jihadi movement the general intelligence service can no longer follow adequately the Dutch jihadi movement. According to the general intelligence service AIVD the Dutch jihadi movement is now more dangerous than ever.www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2014/06/20/veiligheidsdienst-aivd-verliest-zicht-op-escalerend-jihadisme/
 
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    Amsterdam Travel and Visitors Guide

  • “To the canals of Amsterdam I have pledged my whole heart”

    CityDesk
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Full article: “To the canals of Amsterdam I have pledged my whole heart” Last Saturday saw the finale of the Prinsengrachtconcert (Concert at the Prinsengracht) -- part of an annual series of concerts on and around Amsterdam's canals. The concert traditionally finishes with an ode to Amsterdam, a Dutch song called "Aan de Amsterdamse Grachten." Amsterdam Tourist Information
  • Al Ponte, the best Italian coffee in Amsterdam — with a view

    CityDesk
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    Full article: Al Ponte, the best Italian coffee in Amsterdam — with a view Amsterdam is blessed with many great specialty coffee houses, but few garner such consistent praise as Al Ponte. This real Italian coffee kiosk (owned and staffed by Italians) also serves fantastic, freshly made sandwiches. Bonus: gorgeous, panoramic views of the river IJ. Amsterdam Tourist Information
  • Amsterdam weather in August

    CityDesk
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Full article: Amsterdam weather in August On average Amsterdam is the sunniest of the three summer months. It is also the rainiest, but showers tend to be brief. Expect lots of blue skies, dotted with white cumulus clouds. Amsterdam Tourist Information
  • Amsterdam Weather in July

    CityDesk
    1 Jul 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Full article: Amsterdam Weather in July Amsterdam's July weather can be precarious: it's the warmest month of the year, but you can also encounter wet and cool days (or weeks, even). Right now we're having a heatwave, though. Oh, and the sun rises before 6 am and sets around 9:30 pm, making for long days to be enjoyed outdoors. Amsterdam Tourist Information
  • ‘Scam City’ Amsterdam edition used staged scenes, NatGeo admits

    CityDesk
    2 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    Full article: ‘Scam City’ Amsterdam edition used staged scenes, NatGeo admits The National Geographic Channel admits that its Scam City TV series uses actors paid to stage crimes. Presenter Conor Woodman is in on the act, but he remains belligerent about it. The City of Amsterdam did not take the broadcast lying down. Amsterdam Tourist Information
 
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  • Done Deal: Transfer activity roundup

    Duncan Day
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Today, a couple of notable moves have taken place, as the summer transfer window’s deadline da
  • My New Watch

    charlesbanksumf
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    This is my new watch That I purchased in the city center in Utrecht. It’s made by Swatch international. I was choosing between the black or blue and the black won out. It’s touch screen and reminds me of something that James Bond would wear…lol
  • Earned my Certificate

    charlesbanksumf
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:25 pm
    My certificate for passing my course in Migration, Integration and Ethnic Relations at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. It was a great course. I learned so much and made friends from all over the world.
  • It All Makes Scents Now

    Christina
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    It only took one year and twenty days, but I can finally smell again. (For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, last summer I fainted and hit my head pretty hard, which led to me losing my sense of smell.) When I rolled over and snoozed my alarm for the third time this morning, I didn’t think that today would be different than another other lazy Sunday. It wasn’t until I pulled open my curtain and slid open the glass door to the canal that I noticed something was strange. What’s that … smell? Can I really smell the fresh air right now? Without…
  • DAY 61 NETHERLANDS SCHEVENINGEN

    utens99
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    today i went to the beach named “Scheveningen” with ilias and carola. first we looked ar
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    ECHR BLOG

  • New Book on EU Accession to the ECHR

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:42 am
    In Hart's Legal Publishing series on Modern Studies in European Law, Vasiliki Kosta, Nikos Skoutaris and Vassilis Tzevelekos have published the edited volume The EU Accession to the ECHR. This wide-ranging volume includes over twenty chapters, a few of which were published in a slightly different form before in the European Journal of Human Rights (see my earlier notification here). Tables of case-law, legislation and treaties render this book accessible for those who search for information on a particular issue, much more than edited volumes normally do. The full table of contents can…
  • New ECHR Readings

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:38 am
    Here is another selection of recent academic writings on the European Convention of Human Rights. The newest issue of the Human Rights Law Review (vol. 14, no. 3, September 2014) has been published. Its contents include:* Robert Spano, 'Universality or Diversity of Human Rights?: Strasbourg in the Age of Subsidiarity'* Ed Bates, 'Analysing the Prisoner Voting Saga and the British Challenge to Strasbourg'* James A. Roffee, 'No Consensus on Incest? Criminalisation and Compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights'Earlier in the month, the EJIL Talk! blog reporter on the Yukos…
  • New Edition of Jacobs White & Ovey ECHR Handbook

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:31 am
    This summer also witnessed the publication of a new version of one of the other widely used handbooks about the ECHR: Jacobs, White & Ovey, The European Convention on Human Rights. This revised sixth edition was edited by Benadette Rainey (Cardiff University), Elizabeth Wicks (University of Leicester) and Claire Ovey (from the Court's Registry) and published with Oxford University Press.The book's case-law has been updated until October 2013. For any further developments occurring between the publication of this version and a future one, the publisher offers an online resource centre,…
  • New Edition of ECHR Handbook Harris Warbrick and O'Boyle

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:29 am
    As announced last week in a guest post, the newest, third edition of the classic Harris, O'Boyle and Warbrick, Law of the European Convention of Human Rights has been published with OUP by Harris, O'Boyle, Bates, and Buckley. It is always an enormous endeavor to update books covering such large fields of law, with a constantly increasing flow of new jurisprudence. This is reflected in the faster need to update. Between the original edition of the book (1995) and the second (2009), the time span was much longer than between the second and current third edition. The new edition slightly exceeds…
  • Fact Sheet on Gender Identity Issues Updated

    15 Aug 2014 | 4:17 am
    The Court has put online a fully updated factsheet on gender identity issues, with the subtitle 'from the Rees case to the Christine Goodwin case' referring to the gradual shift over the years - often used in teaching about the Convention - in the Court's views on the issue. A number of other factsheets have also been recently updated. Over fifty handy factsheets outlining the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights on key issues are now available.
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    Happy Hotelier

  • Hotel Frontdoor

    GJE
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Hotel Frontdoor Your guests come and go via the frontdoor. The Frontdoor of this hotel has etched in its glass that its telephone number is 1. The door must be from somewhere around 1900. Many guests must have passed this door. This was a hotel long before there were hotel chains like Marriott, Hilton or Starwoord…. The hotel is stil in operation and located in a small village in The Netherlands, not far, only a busride, from Amsterdam. Are you able to guess its location? Actually it was rebuilt in 1905 and the telephone was installed as late as 1920… Hotel Frontdoor is a post…
  • Google tests Project Wing

    GJE
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:46 am
    Google tests Project Wing A drone delivery system being tested in Australia as their drone regulations are less steep than those in the US. Google tests Project Wing is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update: Friday, August 29, 2014Google tests Project Wing is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter?
  • Wakeup Copenhagen Borgergade – Hotel Reviews by HH (1)

    GJE
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    The front of Wakeup Copenhagen Borgergade Introduction to numbered “Hotel Reviews by HH” – cooperation with Hotel Designs My wife and I became hoteliers in 2000 after having fulfilled creative and caring professions unrelated to hospitality. In 2000 we started to convert a dilapidated terraced house next to our own house into a luxury 3 suites “Hotel” or Luxury B & B and operated it under the name Haagsche Suites (i.e. Suites of The Hague) until we’d closed it in December, 2013. Currently I am an almost full-time blogger on several blogs, Happy Hotelier…
  • Wilhelm Lutjens Bookcase – Dutch Design (64)

    GJE
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:21 am
    Wilhelm Lutjens Bookcase – Dutch Design (64) Actually this is more like a “note to self” as I was inspecting an auction of German auction house Quittenbaum to see if I could find something for my Chair Blog (and Yes, I did find some, see Chair Blog’s Quittenbaum section). The bookcase sold for Euro 2,000. I just happen to have a smaller version of same bookcase. Before I throw it away, I should remember I wrote about it here and should bring it to an auction house. Wilhelm Lutjens Bookcase – Dutch Design (64) is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to…
  • MH 17 Crash

    GJE
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    MH17 Crash The Netherlands was shocked when it learned Malaysian Airplane, Flight MH 17, crashed in Ukraine. Presumably the crash was caused by Russian backed rebellions who fired an anti aircraft rocket to it. Of the nearly 300 passengers and crew almost 200 fellow Dutchman died in the crash. There were 80 children amongst them. In an earlier speech the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs thanked the UN Security Council for adopting a resolution that condemned this act. Wednesday July 23 was a day of National Mourning in the Netherlands. The first 40 bodies came home… MH 17 Crash is a…
 
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    FOK!frontpage Nieuws

  • Halfbroers 30 jaar ten onrechte in cel VS

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Twee Amerikaanse halfbroers hebben dertig jaar ten onrechte vastgezeten. Het zwakbegaafde duo was in 1984 veroordeeld voor het misbruiken en vermoorden van een 11-jarig meisje in North Carolina, maar uit nieuw onderzoek blijkt dat ze vermoedelijk...
  • Amerikaanse dokter besmet met ebola

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Een Amerikaanse dokter in Liberia heeft positief getest op het ebolavirus. Dat heeft de Amerikaanse christelijke organisatie SIM USA dinsdag bekendgemaakt. De dokter was voor de organisatie werkzaam in een ziekenhuis in de hoofdstad Monrovia van...
  • Kabinet: geen grond te onteigenen in Israël

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Het kabinet is bezorgd over het plan van Israël om 400 hectare grond bij een nederzetting op de Westelijke Jordaanoever te onteigenen. Dat zei premier Mark Rutte dinsdagavond in een debat in de Tweede Kamer. De Europese Unie heeft het plan...
  • Timmermans: ik word geen personeelschef

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken en aanstaand eurocommissaris Frans Timmermans (PvdA) spreekt tegen dat hij 'personeelschef' wordt in de nieuwe Europese Commissie. Wat zijn portefeuille wel wordt, wil Timmermans nog niet zeggen. Volgende week...
  • Burgemeester Calais dreigt haven te sluiten

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:43 pm
    De burgemeester van Calais in Frankrijk wil dat Groot-Brittannië een 'krachtig gebaar' maakt om de toestroom af te remmen van migranten die het Kanaal willen oversteken naar Engeland. Zo niet, dan dreigt burgemeester Natacha Bouchart de haven...
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    nrc.nl

  • Kabinet bekritiseert Israëlische claim op stuk grond

    Peter Zantingh
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Het kabinet is bezorgd om de gevolgen van Israëls beslissing om een stuk land op te eisen op de Westelijke Jordaanoever. “De EU, waaronder Nederland, veroordeelt de onteigening en roept op tot het terugdraaien van het besluit”, aldus het kabinet vanavond in een verklaring. Lees verder op nrc.nl… Lees meer over: Israël, Palestina, Westelijke Jordaanoever
  • NRC staat achter artikel over declaraties NZa-top

    Peter Zantingh
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Het onderzoek van accountantsbureau Flynth naar het reis- en declaratiegedrag van de top van de Nederlandse Zorgautoriteit (NZa) brengt de berichtgeving van NRC Handelsblad in diskrediet. Er staan “aantoonbare onjuiste conclusies en aannames” in het dinsdag gepresenteerde rapport, stelt de hoofdredactie vanavond in een reactie. Lees verder op nrc.nl…Lees meer over: Nederlandse Zorgautoriteit, Theo Langejan
  • Is dat handig, tandenpoetsen met hulp van je smartphone?

    Jacco Hupkens
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Lees verder op nrc.nl…
  • Rutte rekent op ‘stevig’ Brussels takenpakket voor Timmermans

    Mark Kranenburg
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Rutte rekent op een stevig takenpakket voor de door Nederland voorgedragen Europees commissaris Frans Timmermans (PvdA). Dat zei hij vanavond in de Tweede Kamer. Wat de huidige minister van Buitenlandse Zaken gaat doen in de door de Luxemburger geleide Europese Commissie, wilde Rutte niet zeggen. Dat laat hij aan Juncker over als deze volgende week zijn volledige team inclusief hun portefeuilles bekendmaakt. Het kabinet weet wel welke rol Timmermans in de 28 leden tellende commissie gaat spelen. Rutte zei er van overtuigd te zijn dat Timmermans een takenpakket krijgt dat “in…
  • Teruglezen: de H.J. Schoo-lezing van Timmermans

    Peter Zantingh
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Minister Frans Timmermans gaf vanavond - toevallig op de dag dat hij ook in het nieuws was vanwege zijn verhuizing naar Brussel - de jaarlijkse H.J. Schoo-lezing, waarmee het politieke seizoen officieus wordt geopend. Timmermans gaf in een deftige, beschouwende rede zijn langetermijnvisie op het Europese en Nederlandse veiligheidsbeleid in het licht van de geopolitieke ontwikkelingen aan de oostgrens van de EU. Lees de tekst ervan hier terug. Lees verder op nrc.nl… Lees meer over: amsterdam, De Rode Hoed, Europa, Frans Timmermans, H.J. Schoo-lezing
 
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  • "Belastingontwijking kan bij bank"

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Nederlandse banken zijn mogelijk betrokken bij belastingontwijking in het buitenland. Dat stellen Oxfam Novib, FNV en Amnesty International, die samenwerken in Eerlijke Bankwijzer.
  • Timmermans krijgt coördinerende rol

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Minister Timmermans krijgt in Brussel een belangrijke coördinerende functie in de Europese Commissie, melden bronnen aan de NOS. Hij zou geen portefeuille krijgen, maar Juncker gaan helpen bij het uitvoeren van zijn agenda.
  • NL weer op 8 in concurrentie-index

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Nederland blijft staan op de achtste positie op de ranglijst van meest concurrende economieën van het World Economic Forum. Sinds vorig jaar is het klimaat voor innovatie verbeterd, stelt hoogleraar Henk Volberda, die betrokken was bij de totstandkoming van de lijst.
  • Controle tbs-kliniek was niet goed

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Tbs-kliniek de Rooyse Wissel had meer maatregelen kunnen nemen om te voorkomen dat er verboden middelen bij patiënten terecht zouden komen. Dat schrijft staatssecretaris Teeven aan de Tweede Kamer. De kliniek in Venray heeft de controles inmiddels verscherpt.
  • ICT-miljoenenstrop bij de SVB

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    De vernieuwing van de automatisering van de kinderbijslag en de AOW bij de Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB) is mislukt. De SVB stopt met het maken van een nieuw systeem omdat doorgaan te veel problemen geeft.
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  • Zonnig nazomerweer

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Zeist (weeronline.nl), 3 september 2014 – Een hogedrukgebied met kern boven de Oostzee zorgt vandaag en morgen voor zonnig en droog weer. Daarbij wordt het 22-25 graden. Vrijdag is naast zon ook kans op een bui, maar het weekend verloopt weer droog. Wel wordt het iets minder warm.
  • Land Rover Discovery Sport onthuld

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Na een carrière van 17 jaar valt het doek voor de Freelander. Zijn opvolger is compleet nieuw en krijgt een net zo verse naam mee. Voortaan luistert het kleinste Land Rover-model naar de aanduiding Discovery Sport.
  • Dubbelsucces Hingis in New York

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Voor de Zwitserse tennisster Martina Hingis lonkt zowaar weer een grandslamtitel. De 33-jarige Hingis bereikte dinsdag met haar Italiaanse partner Flavia Pennetta de halve finales van het dubbelspel bij de US Open. In de kwartfinale rekenden Hingis en Pennetta af met Kveta Peschke uit Tsjechië en Katarina Srebotnik uit Slovenië, die als vijfde waren geplaatst in New York (6-4 6-3).
  • Feyenoord TV El Ahmadi en Vermeer naar Feyenoord

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Feyenoord TV van 30-09-2014.
  • PSV TV Interlandweek bij relaxed PSV

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    PSV TV van 01-09-2014.
 
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    nrc.nl

  • Kabinet bekritiseert Israëlische claim op stuk grond

    Peter Zantingh
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Het kabinet is bezorgd om de gevolgen van Israëls beslissing om een stuk land op te eisen op de Westelijke Jordaanoever. “De EU, waaronder Nederland, veroordeelt de onteigening en roept op tot het terugdraaien van het besluit”, aldus het kabinet vanavond in een verklaring. Lees verder op nrc.nl… Lees meer over: Israël, Palestina, Westelijke Jordaanoever
  • NRC staat achter artikel over declaraties NZa-top

    Peter Zantingh
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Het onderzoek van accountantsbureau Flynth naar het reis- en declaratiegedrag van de top van de Nederlandse Zorgautoriteit (NZa) brengt de berichtgeving van NRC Handelsblad in diskrediet. Er staan “aantoonbare onjuiste conclusies en aannames” in het dinsdag gepresenteerde rapport, stelt de hoofdredactie vanavond in een reactie. Lees verder op nrc.nl…Lees meer over: Nederlandse Zorgautoriteit, Theo Langejan
  • Is dat handig, tandenpoetsen met hulp van je smartphone?

    Jacco Hupkens
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Lees verder op nrc.nl…
  • Rutte rekent op ‘stevig’ Brussels takenpakket voor Timmermans

    Mark Kranenburg
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Rutte rekent op een stevig takenpakket voor de door Nederland voorgedragen Europees commissaris Frans Timmermans (PvdA). Dat zei hij vanavond in de Tweede Kamer. Wat de huidige minister van Buitenlandse Zaken gaat doen in de door de Luxemburger geleide Europese Commissie, wilde Rutte niet zeggen. Dat laat hij aan Juncker over als deze volgende week zijn volledige team inclusief hun portefeuilles bekendmaakt. Het kabinet weet wel welke rol Timmermans in de 28 leden tellende commissie gaat spelen. Rutte zei er van overtuigd te zijn dat Timmermans een takenpakket krijgt dat “in…
  • Teruglezen: de H.J. Schoo-lezing van Timmermans

    Peter Zantingh
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Minister Frans Timmermans gaf vanavond - toevallig op de dag dat hij ook in het nieuws was vanwege zijn verhuizing naar Brussel - de jaarlijkse H.J. Schoo-lezing, waarmee het politieke seizoen officieus wordt geopend. Timmermans gaf in een deftige, beschouwende rede zijn langetermijnvisie op het Europese en Nederlandse veiligheidsbeleid in het licht van de geopolitieke ontwikkelingen aan de oostgrens van de EU. Lees de tekst ervan hier terug. Lees verder op nrc.nl… Lees meer over: amsterdam, De Rode Hoed, Europa, Frans Timmermans, H.J. Schoo-lezing
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  • Touring the euro bank note bridges in Spijkenisse

    Orangemaster
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:36 am
    In 2011 we reported about pedestrian bridges resembling euro bank notes in Spijkenisse near Rotterdam and that they would be built at the same time as the neighbourhood they connect to downtown Spijkenisse. The fictional bridges were designed by Austrian engraver Robert Kalina while the real bridges were designed by Dutch designer Robin Stam. The neighbourhood is still being built, but the six bridges are all there. Read on to find out why there are only six bridges although there are seven bank notes. I happened to be working at the Spijkenisse Festival this year, which was held next to the…
  • Landscape paintings of Schiermonnikoog by Stella van Acker

    Branko Collin
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:09 am
    Schiermonnikoog is an island and the northernmost and least populated municipality of the Netherlands. Among its 942 inhabitants is watercolorist Stella van Acker who moved there decades ago from one of the southernmost places in the Netherlands, Valkenburg, and has remained there ever since. Holly Moors calls her “an absolute master. Her watercolors and other paintings have by now reached the level of a William Turner”. Check out her site.
  • Police hands out criminal records at music festival

    Branko Collin
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    Dutch prosecutors recently acquired the possibility of by-passing courts for minor offences if they can come to an agreement with suspects about a fine. Placing the public prosecutor on the seat of the judge: what could possibly be go wrong? Two weeks ago at the Lowlands festival, the prosecutor wasn’t too eager to explain to suspects what exactly the consequences of their choices were, Vice reports. The 119 visitors out of 50,000 who had been charged with possession of recreational substances were not always told that agreeing to the so-called ‘strafbeschikking’…
  • Two Belgian tanks ram each other on Dutch motorway

    Orangemaster
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    Dear stand-up comedians: Christmas has come early this year. Like two cars swerving to avoid a duck crossing the road in slow motion, two Belgian Piranha-type tanks rammed each other near Valkenswaard, Limburg on the busy N69 (giggle) motorway, attempting to avoid a tractor. Both tanks are leaking fuel, but fortunately no one was hurt. I’m sure some egos are bruised though, as they should be. Let me see how many cheap shots I can take before reading other people’s comments: ‘Sergeant! There’s a big green tractor that keeps getting closer! BAM! ‘Whew! It’s a…
  • Car rental video redefines the art of local advertising

    Orangemaster
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:33 am
    The Dutch don’t do local TV commercials, as most of them are either made nationally or dubbed from countries like France (you’ll notice everybody is white, shorter and has dark hair). There’s no tacky second-hand car salesman ads, with the exception of a bed and mattress chain that went rogue a few decades back. Dutch car rental company Diks, a generic surname like Smith in Dutch, has gone rogue too and made their own commercial. It’s a short movie full of corny Dutch puns (great for learning Dutch catch phrases), the Diks family men showing off their resemblance and…
 
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    Eating Amsterdam Tours

  • 30 Unique Things to Do in Amsterdam

    Chantal Hintze
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:42 pm
    How better to take a break from being a tourist than by asking the locals for their city secrets? And since we want you to make the most of your time in Amsterdam, we’ve done the asking for you. We’ve searched high and low for local insiders to find out how they love to spend their free time in Amsterdam. Here are their suggestions for unique things to do in the Dutch capital: Amsterdam looking simply gorgeous… 1. Get a group of friends together and let yourself be Sherlocked in Amsterdam’s first escape room. You’ll be locked into a mysterious room full of secrets and have to…
  • Five of the Best Foodie Gifts from Amsterdam

    Ashley Howe
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Amsterdam is a city that loves food. Whether it’s snacking on a stroopwafel, filling up on new herring, or going to the latest restaurant to check out the menu, food is something that Amsterdammers are passionate about. Sadly, you won’t be able to take herring or bitterballen on the plane, though that’s probably for the best. We have rounded up the perfect foodie gifts that you should be able to pack in your suitcase. Stroopwaffels come in cute tins that make great gifts! 5 Best Food and Drink Gifts to Buy in Amsterdam Cheese Cheese is a classic Dutch staple food. Locals eat it for…
  • Something Fishy Going On… Best Places to Eat Herring in Amsterdam

    Julia Evans
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Amsterdam is famous for having a laid back attitude to things that might be frowned on in other places. There is one thing in particular that is available on almost every street corner here in Amsterdam, which you might be hard-pressed finding elsewhere. Sure, people might partake behind closed doors in other cities, but here in Amsterdam, we enjoy it right out in the open for all to see. We’re talking about herring, of course. Herring – a Dutch staple Herring, the salty fish specialty straight from the North Sea, is one of (if not THE) signature foods of the Netherlands. And when in…
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Amsterdam’s Red Light District but Were Afraid to Ask

    Sonia Kolasinska
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:38 pm
    When you hear Amsterdam, you probably think: canals, cannabis and the Red Light District. Not surprisingly, as you’re wandering the streets of the Oudezijds Voorburgwal and Oudezijds Achterburgwal, you’re likely to have a lot of questions about the Red Light District (RLD), feeling a mixture of curiosity and embarrassment. Don’t worry, we’ve got it covered. Read on to find out everything you need to know about the RLD… Amsterdam’s Red Light District has been drawing crowds for decades… How does it work? When you’re walking down the narrow streets of the RLD (also…
  • Gluten-free Amsterdam: Where to Eat in Amsterdam on a Gluten-Free Diet

    Chantal Hintze
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Sticking to a gluten-free diet in a country that has a not-too-secret love affair with bread and its various toppings (kaas / cheese, pindakaas / peanutbutter and hagelslag / chocolate sprinkles to name but a few) can seem like mission impossible. But, in fact, it’s not all that difficult if you know where to go. And we’re here to point you in the gluten-free direction. So leave your rice cakes at home and come to check out Amsterdam! Fresh produce is one of the delicious benefits of going gluten-free… Breakfast in Amsterdam Yoghurt Barn De Pijp neighborhood appears to be the…
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  • Natuurcentrum Veluwe (Nature Center)

    Jan M.
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:48 am
    In Ede you will find the Nature Center Veluwe, here you’ll find not only a landscaped natural garden of 7500m², but also an apiary where you can get information and explanations by beekeepers. Throughout the year also several events are organized. There are plenty of opportunities for group arrangements, eg. Riding, cycling and hiking. This is always led by a naturalist. Address: Natuurcentrum Veluwe Groot Ginkelseweg 2A 6718 SL Ede Phone: 0031 (0)318-610439 Website: http://www.natuurcentrumveluwe.nl/ The post Natuurcentrum Veluwe (Nature Center) appeared first on Netherlands Tourism.
  • Cultura

    Jan M.
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:43 am
    Cultura Ede is the center for culture, art and theater in Ede. Cultura consists of several branches. For example, there is the theater Cultura where as many as about 85 professional performances are given each year. In the art center Cultura you can make choices of courses, projects and events in music, art, dance or musical. Additionally there is a library and the possibility to rent spaces. There are regular exhibitions shown for both young and old. Address: Cultura Molenstraat 45 6711 AW Ede Phone: 0031 (0)318-672801 Website: www.cultura-ede.nl The post Cultura appeared first on…
  • Cinemec (Movietheatre)

    Jan M.
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:40 am
    Cinemec Ede in Ede is not just a movietheatre but also a conference location. This is not just a place to meet each other, but also to be entertained and enjoy.In the cinema section, you can have a fine selection (every day) from 20 to 25 movie titles. The conference venue is an ideal location for business customers and has a variety of meeting rooms, halls and foyers. Address: Cinemec Laan der Verenigde Naties 150 Postbus 2034 6716 JE Ede Phone: (not for cinema bookings) 0031 (0) 318-648811 Website: www.cinemec.nl The post Cinemec (Movietheatre) appeared first on Netherlands Tourism.
  • Doesburgermolen

    Jan M.
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:36 am
    Since the 15th century the Doesburgermolen Mill was built in Ede and used to grind grain. Definitely take a look at at this and admire this beautiful mill. It is open every Saturday between 10am and 16h but you can also maken an appointment for visiting on other days The Doesburger Mill is located between Ede and Lunteren. Address: Doesburgermolenweg 2 6178 VG Ede Nederland GPS coordinates: N 52°.03.723’ O: 5°.38.929’ Website: www.doesburgermolen.nl The post Doesburgermolen appeared first on Netherlands Tourism.
  • The Mill Ranch

    Jan M.
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    On a beautiful location in Ede you will find The Mill Ranch. This site has a talented team that is ready and experienced in training, showing and breeding horses. At The Mill Ranch you can either go with your own horse or a ‘borrowed’ one. You can opt for rides or day trips in western style. There are also group packages. It is also possible to store, placing them on the lawn or even to stay with your horse. There is also a wide choice of various breeds and ages available for those looking to buy a horse. Enjoy a day in western style! Address: The Mill Ranch Apeldoornweg 9 6718 SB…
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