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  • First Glow-in-the-Dark Roads Light Up Dutch Highway

    Dutch Daily News
    Dutch Daily News
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    The first "glow in the dark" road was recently unveiled on a 500m stretch of highway in Netherlands. The artwork was designed by artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde and the road was constructed by Heijmans. This makes the project the first light-emitting highway pilot in the world.
  • Dutch high street store withdraws Brazilian 'merda' t-shirt

    News from DutchNews.nl
    25 Apr 2014 | 2:34 am
    Dutch high street retailer Cool Cat has withdrawn a yellow t-shirt with the Brazilian flag from sale because it is emblazoned with the word 'merda', which means shit in Portuguese. A group of Brazilian nationals in Luxemburg protested about the design and managed to have them removed from sale, according to Dutch media reports. Cool Cat, which has declined to say how many shirts are involved, said the text was a 'wink' towards the atmosphere during a football match. In February Adidas withdrew a range of World Cup related shirts after pressure from Brazil which said they were sexist and…
  • Bieber Apology Over Shrine Visit Falls Flat in China

    NYT > Netherlands
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Despite efforts by the pop star Justin Bieber to make amends after his visit to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Chinese online commenters seemed skeptical about his sincerity.
  • KPN sales fall; barely profitable in first quarter

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    24 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
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  • Soccer Final Interrupted Due to Fireworks on the Field

    Bad News from the Netherlands
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:18 am
    A few minutes after the Dutch soccer final between PEC Zwolle and Ajax started, the referee sent the players off the field. Ajax fans had thrown fireworks and flares onto the field twice, which caused a lot of smoke. Later, the game was resumed and PEC won 5-1.www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/2698/Sport/article/detail/3638571/2014/04/20/Bekerfinale-hervat-nadat-Ajax-supporters-vuurwerk-naar-eigen-keeper-gooiden.dhtml
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  • Dutch high street store withdraws Brazilian 'merda' t-shirt

    25 Apr 2014 | 2:34 am
    Dutch high street retailer Cool Cat has withdrawn a yellow t-shirt with the Brazilian flag from sale because it is emblazoned with the word 'merda', which means shit in Portuguese. A group of Brazilian nationals in Luxemburg protested about the design and managed to have them removed from sale, according to Dutch media reports. Cool Cat, which has declined to say how many shirts are involved, said the text was a 'wink' towards the atmosphere during a football match. In February Adidas withdrew a range of World Cup related shirts after pressure from Brazil which said they were sexist and…
  • Booking.com misleads clients with 'one room left' claims

    25 Apr 2014 | 2:12 am
    Hotel booking website Booking.com has been criticised by the Dutch advertising standards authority for misleading clients by suggesting they should book quickly because only a few rooms are left.
  • Panama puts organised crime experts on hunt for missing girls

    25 Apr 2014 | 1:42 am
    A team of organised crime experts from Panama's justice ministry is picking up the investigation into the disappearance of two Dutch girls at the beginning of April.
  • MPs back shifting long-term care from central to local government

    25 Apr 2014 | 1:31 am
    As expected, parliament on Thursday night voted in favour of reforming long-term care provision in the Netherlands, by transferring responsibility to local councils and cutting budgets.
  • Last year, 17 people in the Netherlands died in an honour killing

    25 Apr 2014 | 1:14 am
    There were 17 honour-killing-related deaths in the Netherlands last year, 10 of which involved male victims, according to police figures released on Friday.
 
 
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    Bad News from the Netherlands

  • Soccer Final Interrupted Due to Fireworks on the Field

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:18 am
    A few minutes after the Dutch soccer final between PEC Zwolle and Ajax started, the referee sent the players off the field. Ajax fans had thrown fireworks and flares onto the field twice, which caused a lot of smoke. Later, the game was resumed and PEC won 5-1.www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/2698/Sport/article/detail/3638571/2014/04/20/Bekerfinale-hervat-nadat-Ajax-supporters-vuurwerk-naar-eigen-keeper-gooiden.dhtml
  • Thirty Jihadis have Returned to the Netherlands; Two Have Blown Themselves Up

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    Minister Plasterk (Labor) of the Interior said that in the annual report of the General Intelligence Services (AIVD), it is stated that 30 jihadis have returned to the Netherlands.They represent a potential threat to the country. Furthermore, new Dutch jihadis are departing. The report also says that two Dutch jihadis have blown themselves up in the past year. One did so in Iraq with a backpack aiming at a civilian target. The other carried out a suicide attack with a car bomb in Syria.www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/22540627/__Aanslagen_door_NL_se_jihadi_s__.html
  • Amsterdam: Post-War Municipality Charged and Fined Jews for Missing Wartime Payments

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Jews, including those who were in hiding during the war, or returned from concentration camps, were taxed and fined for long-lease payments during the Second World War when they returned. This often concerned Jews whose homes had been expropriated for use by Germans and Nazi collaborators. Documents related to this issue have come into the hands of students when they were digitalized before the originals were destroyed.Amsterdam’s conduct in this issue was far more severe than other…
  • Family Members of Srebrenica Murdered Request Court Case against Dutch Officers

    13 Apr 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Family members of three victims of the Srebrenica genocide request prosecution of the commander of the Dutchbat UN unit, Thom Karremans and his deputy Rob Franken. They claim that the two officers delivered their family members the Dutchbat translator Hasan Nuhanovic and the unit’s electrician Rizo Mustavic to the Bosnian Serbs who murdered them. Their lawyer says the Dutch prosecution has failed in its investigation of the two officers. http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/2686/Binnenland/article/detail/3630231/2014/04/07/Alsnog-berechting-commandant-Karremans-geeist.dhtml
  • Catholic Church Admits Sexual Misbehavior of Dead Bishop

    13 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    Catholic Church Admits Sexual Misbehavior of Dead BishopAfter the story appeared in the media the bishoprie of Roermond admits that Bishop Jo Gijsen abused two boys when he was a chaplain. He died last year. There are many more rumors about his sexual misbehavior both in the Netherlands and Iceland where he later became a bishop. The bishop of Roermond Frans Wiertz apologized to the victims and expressed his regrets that the exemplary function of the late bishop has been damaged.
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    Dutch Daily News

  • Rijkstudio Award: Designers win with make-up line

    Dutch Daily News
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:46 am
    What happens when make-up meets fine art? Latvian designer Asnate Bockis and fellow Dutch designer Rogier Arents, who both graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven, presented their answer to the Rijksmuseum earlier this year.
  • 5 Dutch artists and innovators you need to know

    Bianca Castro
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Here, I gather five upcoming and experienced Dutch artists who are catching worldwide attention and invariably, doing justice to the art history of the Netherlands.
  • mApp: First iBeacon platform for museums

    Dutch Daily News
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    Visiting a museum is no longer a one-sided experience. With the launch of LabWerk’s museum app platform, mApp, museums can now benefit from iBeacon technology - the latest tool in location based communication and engagement.
  • First Glow-in-the-Dark Roads Light Up Dutch Highway

    Dutch Daily News
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    The first "glow in the dark" road was recently unveiled on a 500m stretch of highway in Netherlands. The artwork was designed by artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde and the road was constructed by Heijmans. This makes the project the first light-emitting highway pilot in the world.
  • Netherlands Ranks First on EU Transport Scoreboard

    Dutch Daily News
    12 Apr 2014 | 1:39 am
    The Netherlands has been ranked number one in a new scoreboard which ranks European countries according to the quality of their transport infrastructure, their success in implementing EU law and environmental and safety issues.
 
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    Amsterdam Travel and Visitors Guide

  • Judge allows Amsterdam to close coffeeshops in Red Light District

    CityDesk
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    Full article: Judge allows Amsterdam to close coffeeshops in Red Light District A court has ruled that the city of Amsterdam is within its right in closing a number of cannabis cafes in the center of town. The closures are part of a project to upgrade Amsterdam's medieval center. Amsterdam Tourist Information
  • Alert: Pickpockets — Plus Fake Police

    CityDesk
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    Full article: Alert: Pickpockets — Plus Fake Police Pint-sized pickpockets, bold muggers, and even bolder fake policemen. When in Amsterdam, as anywhere, beware of thieves. And we'll show you why you should also beware of the Scam City television show. Amsterdam Tourist Information
  • Ordering a beer in Amsterdam

    CityDesk
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Full article: Ordering a beer in Amsterdam Ordering a beer is simple enough, of course, but knowing the Dutch lingo for doing so can certainly help foreigners get exactly what they want. Amsterdam Tourist Information
  • Amsterdam weather in April

    CityDesk
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Full article: Amsterdam weather in April April weather in Amsterdam is a study in contrasts. Sunny and warm one day; rainy and stormy the next. There will be days with summer-like temperatures and days that remind you of fall. Amsterdam Tourist Information
  • Amsterdam weather in March

    CityDesk
    28 Feb 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Full article: Amsterdam weather in March March in Amsterdam is characterized by erratic weather. But the old joke that Holland has four seasons a day is more likely to make sense in March than in any other month. Amsterdam Tourist Information
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  • Best Bubble Tea in Amsterdam

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Fans of bubble tea - as well as those curious to try the Taiwanese-born tea trend - can now head to YoYo! Fresh Tea Bar for their fix in Amsterdam. Situated on the Zeedijk in Amsterdam Chinatown, the tea house brews their teas fresh from ingredients imported directly from Taiwan.
  • A Lunch Stop Southwest of the Vondelpark

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    In search of a café or lunchroom for a mid-day meal near the Vondelpark? Anne&Max, just a few minutes' walk from the southwest corner of the park, has a wide assortment of lunch choices; while the selections can be hit-or-miss, there are some real stand-outs on the menu. Read more in my full review.
  • Museum Guide to Leiden

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    The city of Leiden, South Holland, is renowned not only as the seat of the country's oldest university, but also as the location of no fewer than 12 excellent museums. Find out which ones to visit on your trip in this Museum Guide to Leiden.
  • A Petite Crêperie on Haarlemmerstraat

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Not far from the previous post's West-Indisch Huis (West India House) is Crêperie Le Berger, which turns out excellent wheat- and buckwheat-flour crêpes on Haarlemmerstraat - an ideal spot for a quick lunch or snack for pedestrians on the attraction-filled street. Read my full review of the crêperie here on Amsterdam Travel.
  • Dutch Architecture 101: The West India House

    10 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    The West-Indisch Huis (West India House), an attractive 17th-century house on a square off Haarlemmerstraat, was the very spot where the Dutch West India Company decided to build a fort on the island of Manhattan - and thereby found the colony of Nieuw Amsterdam. See this historic site on a trip down colorful Haarlemmerstraat.
 
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  • Postcards from Postcrossing as of 4-23-14

    ubirox0309
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:33 pm
    As of right now, I have received 61 postcards from all over the world.  They are all very unique and
  • Lawyers for Lawyers raises the alarm: Filipino lawyers at risk

    Hans Thoolen
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
      Cathy Salucon, Philippines via L4L On 23 April 2014 Amsterdam-based Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) warn in an open letter to President Aquino of the Philippines for the continued labeling of lawyers as enemies of the state by the military. Since March, Atty. Maria Catherine L. Dannug-Salucon has been the subject of death threats, labeling, surveillance and verbal intimidation by military officers. Mrs Dannug-Salucon is reportedly on the Filipino military’s Watch List of so-called ‘Communist Terrorist’ supporters providing legal services.
  • Postcrossing Postcards (mellowyellow account)

    ubirox0309
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:54 pm
    These are the postcards that I received from an old postcrossing account I had when I was younger.  
  • Rooky Contest 2014 - NETHERLANDS

    Skate Agenda
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:19 pm
    On the 25th may at the World Skate Center in ‘s-Hertogenbosch will be held the “Rooky Contest 2014″ ,a kids skateboards contest. more info HERE    
  • Kitesurfing Heaven

    Debbie
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:45 pm
    -Look Up, Look Down Challenge, Week 36 Every Thursday, I publish a post containing photo(s) taken from above or below, and invite you tojoin in the challenge by posting your own photos with an up or down perspective. This week I’m taking you back to the windswept beach of Scheveningen to share the photos I couldn’t upload the other week. The wind that threatened to blow me over was clearly a kitesurfer’s delight.   The Challenge Click here to enter the challenge Every Thursday, I publish a post containing photos taken from above or below, and invite you to join in…
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    ECHR BLOG

  • Failures to Comply with Interim Measures

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    There are still serious and worrying failures of state parties to the Convention to comply with interim measures indicated by the Court under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court. This was the message coming from the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) of the Council of Europe last week. It adopted a draft resolution and draft recommendation on the issue, to be sent to the plenary of PACE. Here is a summary of the Committee's position: "The committee strongly condemns instances of outright violations by several States Parties to the Convention of the…
  • New ECHR Readings

    10 Apr 2014 | 5:39 am
    The newest issue of the European Journal of International Law (vol. 25, issue 1, 2014) includes a symposium on human rights implementation in Europe: * Dia Anagnostou and  Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, ‘Domestic Implementation of Human Rights Judgments in Europe: Legal Infrastructure and Government Effectiveness Matter’ * Erik Voeten, ‘Domestic Implementation of European Court of Human Rights Judgments: Legal Infrastructure and Government Effectiveness Matter: A Reply to Dia Anagnostou and Alina Mungiu-Pippidi’A number of other journals also include ECHR-related articles: * A.
  • René Cassin Competition 2014

    8 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    Later this week, on 10 and 11 April, the 29th edition of the French-language moot court competition René Cassin will be held at the premises of the Court. It consists of mock legal proceedings in an imaginary case related to the European Convention. Sixteen university teams from French-speaking countries, but also from Slovenia and Turkey, will gather in Strasbourg for the competition. As the fictitious case this year involves sport and laws voted by referendum, it is most suitable that this year's mock court wil be chaired by David Douillet who is both a former French Minister for…
  • Conference on UK and European Human Rights

    4 Apr 2014 | 12:17 am
    The University of Leicester is organising a two-day conference on the issue of 'The UK and European Human Rights - A Strained Relationship?' on 23 and 24 May. The conference is convened by  Dr Loveday Hodson, Professor Liz Wicks and Professor Katja Ziegler. The full programme of the event can be found here. This is the idea of the conference:"The conference will encompass both the UK’s relationship with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and the additional layer of human rights protection through the European Union. It will seek to contribute to the debates in the…
  • Guest Post on Biao v Denmark

    3 Apr 2014 | 3:05 am
    I am very happy to introduce a guest post by my SIM colleague dr Alexandra Timmer. She has written a commentary on the recent judgment in Biao v. Denmark which concerns family reunification and discrimination issues. This is her guest post: Divided Opinions in Biao v. Denmark: Of Race, Rights and Family ReunionAlexandra TimmerLast week the Second Section of the European Court of Human Rights delivered a 4:3 judgment in the case of Biao v. Denmark. This case confronted the Court with difficult questions. The first – indirect – question is: what is race? And the second is: what is…
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  • Van Gogh in Vienna

    GJE
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:08 am
    Van Gogh in Vienna I was rummaging trough my countless photo’s and found this one of many people queuing for a Van Gogh exhibition of the Albertina Museum in Vienna. It was December 7, 2008, the last day before the exhibition would close. It was a rainy day and I would hate to stand in a queue in the rain, but I remembered being proud and therefor taking this very photo: It was a Dutch painter they were all waiting for in the rain….Just reviving my What are you thinking about series… Van Gogh in Vienna is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my…
  • Obama: Truly Gezellig in The Hague

    GJE
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Truly Gezellig in The Hague I’ve seen some of the Nuclear Security Summit 2014 here in The Hague and took a bit of video and some photo’s at the final press conference where Obama thanked the Dutch for a well organized summit and showed he knows a Dutch word “Gezellig” that many English speaking people claim is not so easy to translate….My idea is that the following English words give some meaning to gezellig: Cozy, snug and intimate cover it more or less. After the press conference the president was induced to being photographed in front of the Victory Boogie…
  • Mandela on NSS 2014

    GJE
    23 Mar 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Mandela on NSS 2014 “Hi, oh you didn’t know I would attend? Well that is quite easy, as I’m here for quite some time already. And see look down my left hand…they have some girls around that seemingly like to re enact that famous scene with Marilyn. You know which one I’m referring at, don’t you? Dutch gouvernment was proud to announce this was a business meeting, so the wifes would stay home. That made it much cheaper for them to organise this venue. Once a Dutchman, always a Dutchman don’t you think? As a consequence I heard the escort services are…
  • Wine and Water

    GJE
    7 Mar 2014 | 3:14 am
    Wine and Water The French do believe in fairy tales: Their Wine Museum in Paris is located in the ….Water street (or more precisely the Ch. Dickens square…still named after a fairy tale writer) Wine and Water is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update: Tuesday, April 1, 2014Wine and Water is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter?
  • Wiener Schnitzel

    GJE
    5 Mar 2014 | 6:18 am
    For these schnitzel I took a piece of pork. Many people find veal better for the real schnitzel. Me too, but for this one I liked to experiment with pork. First you dip both sides in flour. Then you dip both sides in egg. Some German gourmet friend of mine suggested to mix some cream through the egg. Will do that next time. Then dip the meat in the breadcrumbs. With family ties in Austria we tend to take the position the breadcrumbs have to come from Austria…. Finally the schnitzel sizzles in the pan. Use some kitchen paper to take away a bit of the butter before you serve them.
 
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  • Oekraïne zet legeractie in oosten door

    25 Apr 2014 | 1:17 am
    De operatie van het Oekraïense leger tegen separatisten gaat ondanks de Russische druk gewoon door. 
  • Willem-Alexander opent Koningsspelen in Ens

    25 Apr 2014 | 1:16 am
    Koning Willem-Alexander heeft vrijdagochtend in Ens (Flevoland) het startsein gegeven voor de Koningsspelen. Zo'n 1,1 miljoen leerlingen van ruim 5400 scholen in het hele land doen mee aan de dag vol sport en spel. 
  • Vorig jaar twintig doden door eerwraak in Nederland

    25 Apr 2014 | 1:10 am
    In Nederland is het afgelopen jaar iets meer dan vijfhonderd keer melding gemaakt van eerwraak. Het gaat daarbij om allerlei vormen van geweld, zoals mishandeling, verkrachting, ontvoering en moord. 
  • Toestel Virgin maakt gedwongen landing op Bali

    25 Apr 2014 | 12:55 am
    Een vliegtuig van de Australische maatschappij Virgin Blue is tot landen gedwongen op het Indonesische eiland Bali, omdat de piloten dachten dat het toestel werd gekaapt.
  • Nederlander wil drugshandel bekennen in VS

    25 Apr 2014 | 12:25 am
    Een 22-jarige Nederlander in Chicago zal bekennen schuldig te zijn aan drugshandel via de inmiddels opgedoekte website Silk Road. Dat heeft de Amerikaanse federale justitie bekendgemaakt. Cornelis Jan S. uit Woerden zou miljoenen dollars aan bitcoins hebben verdiend met zijn handel. Wanner hij wordt voorgeleid, is nog niet bekend.
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  • Nederlandse whizzkid wil drugshandel bekennen in VS

    25 Apr 2014 | 1:40 am
    Een 22-jarige Nederlander in Chicago zal bekennen schuldig te zijn aan drugshandel via de inmiddels opgedoekte website Silk Road. Dat heeft de Amerikaanse federale justitie bekendgemaakt. Cornelis Jan S. uit Woerden zou miljoenen dollars aan...
  • Oekraïne: legeractie in oosten gaat door

    25 Apr 2014 | 1:34 am
    De operatie van het Oekraïense leger tegen separatisten gaat ondanks de Russische druk gewoon door. Dat heeft de Oekraïense minister van Binnenlandse Zaken Arsen Avakov vrijdag gezegd. Avakov ontkende dat Oekraïense leger zijn...
  • Toezicht op internet moet globaal project worden

    25 Apr 2014 | 1:28 am
    Er moet een effectief en legitiem raamwerk komen voor het beheren van het internet. Dat is besloten na een tweedaagse internationale conferentie in Brazilië. In de slotverklaring werd erop gewezen dat grootschalige afluisterpraktijken het...
  • Schuurtjes in achtertuin populair bij inbrekers

    25 Apr 2014 | 12:09 am
    Inbrekers hebben het steeds vaker voorzien op schuurtjes die in de achtertuin van woningen staan. Dat blijkt volgens het AD uit cijfers van de politie. De bergingen zijn vaak niet of nauwelijks voorzien van een slot, terwijl er vaak waardevolle...
  • 'Batman vs Superman' voegt Cyborg toe aan de lijst

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:19 pm
    En daar is Justice League-lid nummer vier. SuperHero Hype maakt deze week bekend dat het vervolg op Man of Steel, waarin naast Superman ook Batman een grote rol speelt en waarin Wonder Woman een verschijning zal maken, ook Cyborg zal...
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  • SP-Kamerlid Jansen wordt wethouder in Utrecht

    Carlijn Vis
    25 Apr 2014 | 12:50 am
    SP’er Paulus Jansen (60) verlaat de Tweede Kamer en wordt wethouder in Utrecht. Hij wordt daarmee de eerste wethouder van de SP in één van de vier grote steden. Jansen gaat per 8 mei in Utrecht deel uitmaken van het college dat wordt gevormd door D66, GroenLinks, VVD en SP. Vanmiddag om 14 uur worden het nieuwe college en de portefeuillebekleding bekend gemaakt. Jansen zat zeven jaar voor de SP in de Kamer, waar hij zich bezighield met de thema’s wonen, energie, water, ruimtelijke ordening en milieu. Hij is voorzitter van de vaste commissie voor Infrastructuur en Milieu. Tot dusver…
  • ‘Kaper’ vliegtuig op weg naar Bali blijkt dronken passagier

    Mirjam Remie
    25 Apr 2014 | 12:20 am
    Er lijkt toch geen sprake van een kaping van het vliegtuig van Virgin Australia op weg naar Bali, zoals we eerder meldden. Volgens een medewerker van de vliegtuigmaatschappij probeerde een dronken passagier de cockpit binnen te komen. Daarop maakte de piloot melding van een poging tot kaping. De passagier is inmiddels gearresteerd. Alle passagiers aan boord van het vliegtuig zijn ongedeerd en worden nu geëvacueerd. Het betreffende vliegtuig vertrok vanuit Brisbane. Virgin Australia is de op een na grootste vliegtuigmaatschappij van Australië. Lees verder op nrc.nl…
  • ‘Zoektocht MH370 duurt nog jaren’ - onderwaterrobot bijna klaar

    Mirjam Remie
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:56 pm
    De onderwaterrobot die op zoek is naar signalen van de verdwenen vlucht MH370, heeft 95 procent van het zoekgebied onderzocht. De kans dat er in dit gebied nog wat gevonden wordt, is daarmee nihil. Volgens een Amerikaanse hooggeplaatste defensieambtenaar kan de zoektocht nog jaren duren. De bodem van de Indische Oceaan is twee weken lang doorzocht met een onderwaterrobot. Vandaag gaat de Bluefin-21 te water voor een dertiende en mogelijke laatste missie. Die zal zo’n zestien uur duren en vindt plaats op 4,5 kilometer diepte, op een gebied van tien vierkante kilometer zo’n 3200…
  • Winst en omzet KPN fors gedaald in het eerste kwartaal

    Annemarie Coevert
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:48 pm
    De winst van telecomprovider KPN is in het eerste kwartaal fors gedaald ten opzichte van een jaar eerder; vorig jaar was deze nog 152 miljoen, dit jaar 3 miljoen euro. De omzet daalde met 8,2 procent als gevolg van de hevige concurrentiestrijd onder aanbieders van mobiele telefonie. De daling is deels veroorzaakt door prijsdalingen op de mobiele markt en door de hoge kosten vanwege het stoppen met toestellease, zo meldt KPN vanochtend. Hierbij huren klanten een toestel in plaats van het aan te schaffen bij een abonnement. Dat besluit nam het bedrijf nadat veel klanten ontevreden waren over…
  • Kerry waarschuwt Rusland voor kostbare nieuwe sancties

    Annemarie Coevert
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:25 pm
    De Amerikaanse minister van Buitenlandse Zaken John Kerry beschuldigt Rusland ervan zich niet te houden aan de afspraken die in Genève zijn gemaakt. Als Moskou niet onmiddellijk ingrijpt om de situatie te de-escaleren heeft Washington geen keus en zal het moeten ingrijpen, aldus Kerry vannacht. Lees verder op nrc.nl… Lees meer over: John Kerry, Oekraïne, Oost-Oekraine, Rusland, Verenigde Staten
 
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  • Kiev:legeroperatie oosten gaat door

    25 Apr 2014 | 1:29 am
    Oekraïne zet de militaire operatie tegen pro-Russische rebellen in het oosten van het land voort. Minister van Binnenlandse Zaken Avakov zegt dat er genoeg middelen zijn. Hij spreekt tegen dat de operatie onder Russische druk is opgeschort.
  • "Gekaapt" vliegtuig landt op Bali

    25 Apr 2014 | 1:23 am
    Een passagiersvliegtuig van Virgin Australia is in Indonesië gekaapt, zegt de Indonesische luchtmacht tegen de tv-zender Metro. Het toestel is geland op Bali, waar het ook naar op weg was. Het vliegtuig was vertrokken uit de Australische stad Brisbane.
  • Booking misleidt met kamerschaarste

    25 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    De hotelboekingssite Booking. com misleidt klanten, concludeert de Reclame Code Commissie. Klanten worden er vaak ten onrechte op gewezen dat er nog maar een beperkt aantal kamers beschikbaar is in een bepaald hotel.
  • Koning fluit en Spelen zijn geopend

    25 Apr 2014 | 12:40 am
    Koning Willem-Alexander heeft de Koningsspelen geopend. Op de sportvelden in Ens, in de Noordoostpolder, blies de koning op een oranje fluitje en opende daarmee de Spelen. Kinderen van drie scholen uit de buurt waren erbij. Er doen ruim 5400 scholen mee.
  • Omzet en winst KPN daling flink

    25 Apr 2014 | 12:11 am
    KPN heeft in het eerste kwartaal fors minder omzet gehaald. De omzetdaling was 8 procent en dat komt vooral door de aanhoudende druk op de prijzen en felle concurrentie op de markt van mobiele telefonie.
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  • 'Goed begin voor Acomo'

    25 Apr 2014 | 1:31 am
    Amsterdam Commodities (Acomo) is het jaar goed begonnen, zo schrijven analisten van SNS Securities. De noten- en zadenhandelaar meldde donderdag nabeurs dat de nettowinst hoger lag dan in dezelfde periode in 2013. De omzet lag op hetzelfde niveau als vorig jaar en licht hoger dan in de voorgaande periode.
  • Topman Vic Gundotra verlaat Google

    25 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    Vic Gundotra, de man achter het onsuccesvolle sociale netwerk Google+, verlaat Google per direct. De 45-jarige topman maakte zijn vertrek gisteren zelf bekend via zijn eigen Google+-pagina.
  • Groene vingers in midden-Zweden

    25 Apr 2014 | 1:28 am
    Zweden staat bekend om bossen, meren, rode huisjes en goed eten. Minder bekend is het als het op verbouwen van bloemen en gewassen aankomt. Want wat groeit daar nou - behalve dennenbomen - in de kou? Het zal je verbazen, want ook op dit gebied krijgen ze het voor elkaar te verrassen.
  • Legeractie Oekraïne gaat door

    25 Apr 2014 | 1:26 am
    De operatie van het Oekraïense leger tegen separatisten gaat ondanks de Russische druk gewoon door. Dat heeft de Oekraïense minister van Binnenlandse Zaken Arsen Avakov vrijdag gezegd.
  • Overstappers op e-roken gezonder

    25 Apr 2014 | 1:26 am
    De elektronische sigaret blijkt pluspunten op te leveren bij het afstappen van de gewone sigaret. Overstappers melden gezondheidsvoordelen, zoals een betere ademhaling en smaak- en reukzin. Ook reeds bestaande klachten zoals luchtwegaandoeningen, te hoge bloeddruk en cholesterol lijken zich positief te herstellen.
 
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    nrc.nl

  • SP-Kamerlid Jansen wordt wethouder in Utrecht

    Carlijn Vis
    25 Apr 2014 | 12:50 am
    SP’er Paulus Jansen (60) verlaat de Tweede Kamer en wordt wethouder in Utrecht. Hij wordt daarmee de eerste wethouder van de SP in één van de vier grote steden. Jansen gaat per 8 mei in Utrecht deel uitmaken van het college dat wordt gevormd door D66, GroenLinks, VVD en SP. Vanmiddag om 14 uur worden het nieuwe college en de portefeuillebekleding bekend gemaakt. Jansen zat zeven jaar voor de SP in de Kamer, waar hij zich bezighield met de thema’s wonen, energie, water, ruimtelijke ordening en milieu. Hij is voorzitter van de vaste commissie voor Infrastructuur en Milieu. Tot dusver…
  • ‘Kaper’ vliegtuig op weg naar Bali blijkt dronken passagier

    Mirjam Remie
    25 Apr 2014 | 12:20 am
    Er lijkt toch geen sprake van een kaping van het vliegtuig van Virgin Australia op weg naar Bali, zoals we eerder meldden. Volgens een medewerker van de vliegtuigmaatschappij probeerde een dronken passagier de cockpit binnen te komen. Daarop maakte de piloot melding van een poging tot kaping. De passagier is inmiddels gearresteerd. Alle passagiers aan boord van het vliegtuig zijn ongedeerd en worden nu geëvacueerd. Het betreffende vliegtuig vertrok vanuit Brisbane. Virgin Australia is de op een na grootste vliegtuigmaatschappij van Australië. Lees verder op nrc.nl…
  • ‘Zoektocht MH370 duurt nog jaren’ - onderwaterrobot bijna klaar

    Mirjam Remie
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:56 pm
    De onderwaterrobot die op zoek is naar signalen van de verdwenen vlucht MH370, heeft 95 procent van het zoekgebied onderzocht. De kans dat er in dit gebied nog wat gevonden wordt, is daarmee nihil. Volgens een Amerikaanse hooggeplaatste defensieambtenaar kan de zoektocht nog jaren duren. De bodem van de Indische Oceaan is twee weken lang doorzocht met een onderwaterrobot. Vandaag gaat de Bluefin-21 te water voor een dertiende en mogelijke laatste missie. Die zal zo’n zestien uur duren en vindt plaats op 4,5 kilometer diepte, op een gebied van tien vierkante kilometer zo’n 3200…
  • Winst en omzet KPN fors gedaald in het eerste kwartaal

    Annemarie Coevert
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:48 pm
    De winst van telecomprovider KPN is in het eerste kwartaal fors gedaald ten opzichte van een jaar eerder; vorig jaar was deze nog 152 miljoen, dit jaar 3 miljoen euro. De omzet daalde met 8,2 procent als gevolg van de hevige concurrentiestrijd onder aanbieders van mobiele telefonie. De daling is deels veroorzaakt door prijsdalingen op de mobiele markt en door de hoge kosten vanwege het stoppen met toestellease, zo meldt KPN vanochtend. Hierbij huren klanten een toestel in plaats van het aan te schaffen bij een abonnement. Dat besluit nam het bedrijf nadat veel klanten ontevreden waren over…
  • Kerry waarschuwt Rusland voor kostbare nieuwe sancties

    Annemarie Coevert
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:25 pm
    De Amerikaanse minister van Buitenlandse Zaken John Kerry beschuldigt Rusland ervan zich niet te houden aan de afspraken die in Genève zijn gemaakt. Als Moskou niet onmiddellijk ingrijpt om de situatie te de-escaleren heeft Washington geen keus en zal het moeten ingrijpen, aldus Kerry vannacht. Lees verder op nrc.nl… Lees meer over: John Kerry, Oekraïne, Oost-Oekraine, Rusland, Verenigde Staten
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  • Judge allows Amsterdam to close coffeeshops in Red Light District

    CityDesk
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    Full article: Judge allows Amsterdam to close coffeeshops in Red Light District A court has ruled that the city of Amsterdam is within its right in closing a number of cannabis cafes in the center of town. The closures are part of a project to upgrade Amsterdam's medieval center. Amsterdam Tourist Information
  • Amsterdam passes world’s first Airbnb-friendly law

    CityDesk
    13 Feb 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Full article: Amsterdam passes world’s first Airbnb-friendly law The City of Amsterdam has approved a new law that allows residents to rent out their privately-owned homes for limited periods of time. The law, which creates a 'private rental' category, was written with Airbnb and similar services in mind. Amsterdam Tourist Information
  • No more cannabis at Amsterdam’s Grasshopper

    CityDesk
    20 Jan 2014 | 9:20 am
    Full article: No more cannabis at Amsterdam’s Grasshopper Famous cannabis café The Grasshopper, which often was the first stop for Amsterdam tourists in search of marijuana, has lost its license to operate. The coffeeshop is one of the first victims of Project 1012, designed to spruce up downtown Amsterdam. Amsterdam Tourist Information
  • Amsterdam phases out 28 (not 31) cannabis ‘coffeeshops’

    CityDesk
    17 Dec 2013 | 4:14 pm
    Full article: Amsterdam phases out 28 (not 31) cannabis ‘coffeeshops’ As part of nationwide policy of discouraging drug use among underage youth, Amsterdam is closing 31 cannabis cafes (known as 'coffeeshops') that are located too close to high schools. But Amsterdam remains the Coffeeshop Capital of the World. Update, December 18, 2013:: 3 coffeeshops on the list will not have to close after all Amsterdam Tourist Information
  • Many Amsterdam houseboats connected to sewer system; many not yet

    CityDesk
    7 Dec 2013 | 5:50 pm
    Full article: Many Amsterdam houseboats connected to sewer system; many not yet A boat tour of Amsterdam's canals is a sightseeing must -- one that frequently tops the list of Holland's most popular tourist attractions. Picturesque? Sure. But there's something in the water the tourist office doesn't tell you about. Amsterdam Tourist Information
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  • Student sells all his personal data for 350 euro

    Orangemaster
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
    Dutch student Shawn Buckles decided to sell his personal data to the highest bidder in an attempt to raise awareness about privacy. E-mail, diary, location, medical records and more were up for grabs. He claims he didn’t sell anything he didn’t own, and had a lawyer helping him out. Most of what he sold is available in bits and pieces on the Internet for anyone who would want to look for it, something we collectively noticed when the likes of Julian Assange were more prominently in the news. In a radio interview with BBC radio Buckles said, “I’m trying to add more…
  • Young democrats to distribute free ecstasy pills

    Orangemaster
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    The youth wing of the Democrats 66 (aka D66) has announced plans to hand out free ecstasy (XTC) pills in some big cities, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht over the next two weeks. The goal is to demonstrate that it is better to take XTC freely, as in, still illegal but turning a blind eye to it like with marijuana and other ‘soft drugs’ than ingest bad quality pills. Since XTC often needs to be tested, some of us are thinking, ‘well just don’t use it then’, but the reality is people will continue to do so and some will die. With King’s Day around…
  • Swimming for kids now also about swimming skills, not just safety

    Orangemaster
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:53 am
    Today the national swimming organisation (KNZB) has introduced its own swimming certificate, as they said they would last year. They believe in teaching children the front crawl (aka free style) and the back stroke, as opposed to the breast stroke, which is what children usually learn when they go for their national swimming pool organisation (NPZ) certificate. The biggest difference between the two organisations is that the latter is all about swimming as a safety measure and the former is all about swimming as a sport. The KNZB claims children were not being taught properly and has…
  • Dutch Rail’s slow replacement for high speed train keeps breaking down

    Branko Collin
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    If you’ve followed the drama with Dutch Rail’s showpiece train Fyra, you’ll remember that they had to replace it because it kept embarrassing them by dropping parts on the rails and by not running as often as one would expect from a regular train service. The replacement came in the form of Bombardier’s Traxx locomotives. According to Metro, the new train is not without its own problems. Last Friday the paper wrote that a Traxx train breaks down about 4.8 times a day on average. As a comparison, the Thalys, a high speed train run by a consortium of European countries…
  • New Greetings from Holland

    Branko Collin
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:21 am
    In 2009 four organisations decided it was time to reboot Dutch travel postcards, the ones containing cheese, windmills, cows, cheese, wooden shoes, cheese, cheese, tulips and cheese, amongst others. Have I mentioned cheese? They asked the public to come up with new iconic images of the Netherlands and some 8,000 people responded by sending in photos, often reproducing, referencing or riffing off the same old icons. The resulting postcards were displayed in a travelling exhibition called Nieuwe Groeten Uit… and writer-photographer Hans Aarsman and writer Anna Woltz collected a selection…
 
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    Eating Amsterdam Tours

  • How to Have Your Herring and Eat It

    Amber Paulen
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:04 pm
    When I was young and visiting Holland with my oma, or grandma — who emigrated from the low countries to North America after World War II — our first stop was always the herring stand. My grandpa would stand by, pinching his nose, as my grandma ordered a couple of these small fish topped with chopped raw onions, which she ate with a toothpick decorated with a paper Dutch flag. I don’t know if my affinity with herring was instant, but it certainly solidified over the years. Herring’s particular salty, mildly fishy taste screams Holland, so you should not let a trip pass without…
  • A Quick Reference Guide to King’s Day

    Sonia Kolasinska
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:02 pm
    This year, on April 26, you’ll have a chance to be part of the first King’s Day (Koningsdag) ever! Traditionally, the Dutch celebrated Queen’s Day in honor of Queen Wilhelmina’s, and later on Queen Juliana’s, birthday. After the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander last year, Queen’s Day turned into King’s Day and, although the festivities will not differ much from the previous years, you’ll still be able to brag to your kids that you took part in making history! If you’re a newbie to the whole Amsterdam-Goes-Orange Madness, below are…
  • A Beginner’s Guide to the Jordaan Neighborhood

    Amber Paulen
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:23 am
    Not far from Amsterdam’s city center, the Jordaan district is one of the most well-known neighborhoods in the city. Charming narrow streets give way to flower-lined canals, and there are plenty of quaint shops and boutiques, as well as cafes, restaurants and artists’ studios to keep everyone entertained. More than any other part of Amsterdam, the Jordaan exemplifies a peaceful, Dutch way of life and after one visit, you’ll certainly want to come back for more things to do and see. The beautiful Westerkerk, right by the Jordaan… Where is the Jordaan? The Jordaan is…
  • Amsterdam food knowhow – who you gonna call?

    Vicky Hampton
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:23 am
    When it comes to knowing a city’s local cuisine – from restaurants to specialist shops to markets – nowadays bloggers are the go-to resource. Unlike guidebooks and other publications that are often written months before they’re printed and can quickly get out-of-date, blogs offer up-to-the-minute, ultra-local knowledge of their area of expertise. And Amsterdam is no exception. But with hundreds of food bloggers out there writing about everything from bitterbal recipes to the latest locally brewed beer hotspot, how do you sort the best from the rest? Here’s our roundup of the top of…
  • Sweet Tooth? Introducing Dutch Sweets and Candies!

    Amber Paulen
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:47 am
    Though they may not be known worldwide, Dutch sweets and candies are made to satisfy a country with a very sweet tooth. All sorts of baked goodies line the shelves of every neighborhood bakery, from delicious cakes to traditional cookies. The word cookie actually came from the Dutch koekje, a diminutive of koek. At Christmastime especially, you can count on an abundance of sweets, like the fried balls of sweet dough called oliebollen. Then there are the candies: a huge range from the super-sweet to the super-strong in the case of some Dutch liquorice. We’ll take you to the candy…
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