Netherlands

May 22, 2024

The richest Dutch pay 28% tax while the rest pay 40% or more

The richest 1% in the Netherlands pay relatively less tax than everyone else and their incomes have risen more sharply, according to new calculations by...
May 22, 2024

Van Lieshout claims first Dutch world judo title in 63kg class

The Netherlands has its first women’s judo world champion in 15 years after Joanne van Lieshout won the 63kg title...
May 22, 2024

Storms bring record jams and flash flooding to the Netherlands

Tuesday afternoon and evening’s thunderstorms led to the busiest rush hour on the roads this year, with over 1,150 kilometres...
May 22, 2024

House prices reach new high and more homes change hands

House prices in April were an average of 7.5% up on the same period last year and 1% month on...
May 21, 2024

VVD face expulsion from European liberals for coalition with PVV

The right-wing liberal VVD faces being expelled from its European “family” following next month’s elections after the group’s leader said...
May 21, 2024

Dutch police bust more drugs labs, fewer marijuana plantations

Dutch police found and demolished 151 drugs labs last year, compared with just over 100 in 2022, but busted fewer...
May 21, 2024

Papers slam rise of VAT to 21% as a “threat to diversity”

Over 30 newspapers and news media are calling on the coalition partners to scrap plans to increase value added tax...
May 21, 2024

With Plasterk gone, who is next in line as Dutch prime minister?

The decision by Ronald Plasterk to drop his hopes of becoming prime minister has raised many questions about who might...
May 21, 2024

Koeman “makes exception” for injured stars De Jong and Memphis

Netherlands head coach Ronald Koeman has defended his decision to include injured stars Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay in...
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