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Ghana and NAC Breda midfielder Thomas Agyepong has revealed that he is struggling to cope with the winter season in Netherlands. The 21-year-old, who joined the Dutch Eredivisie side on loan from Manchester City, has not been consistent in performance after recovering from an injury which kept him ...
DUTCH daredevils jumped at a rare chance to skate on the city's canals - and one even came across a kingfisher frozen in the ice. Dozens strapped on their blades ... Christoph van Ingen discovered the frozen bird while ice-skating in Oostzaan, a town just north of Amsderdam. He explains: "I found the bird ...

Local political parties are keen to reduce the number of cars in city centres but shops will be hard hit if plans go ahead, the Dutch retail association Detailhandel Nederland said on Friday. The retail group has analysed the manifestos for 12 of the Netherlands biggest cities and found that one in four parties ...
In low-lying Dutch city of Nijmegen, rising water levels from the nearby Waal River poses a real threat to communties. For centuries, dykes have helped manage severe flooding in the area. But as PRI notes, even those structures are starting to crack, putting the city's infrastructure at risk. Instead of fighting the rising tides, ...
'Living laboratories': the Dutch cities amassing data on oblivious residents ... Since the data on Stratumseind is used to profile, nudge or actively target people, this “smart city” experiment is subject to privacy law. According to ... “I don't think it's okay for the municipality to track its citizens in this way,” he said.
More than 700 products will be available without plastic packaging in the aisle which is being set up in a new metro-sized pilot store of supermarket chain Ekoplaza in the Dutch city, including meat, rice, sauces, dairy, chocolate, cereals, fruit and vegetables. Environmental campaign group A Plastic Planet, ...

More than 15,000 skaters take part, split into competitive and leisure divisions (demand is so high that entrants must be members of the Association of the Eleven Frisian Towns, which organizes the race, and purchase a starting permit and bib for around 100 euros). Racers collect a stamp in each city and ...
The Elfstedentocht is, literally translated, the eleven cities tour. It is a 199-kilometre ice skating, and speed skating tour through eleven historical Frisian towns. The tour starts in Leeuwarden and journeys through the towns of Sneek, IJlst, Sloten, Stavoren, Hindeloopen, Workum, Bolsward, Harlingen, ...
According to research from Natuur & Milieu, which compared the 43 largest urban municipalities in the Netherlands based on 12 factors in the areas of ... Amsterdam falls behind Utrecht when it comes to the purchase of sustainable energy and the city's aspirations for energy, climate or CO2 neutrality.
There is more to the Netherlands than four big cities with a few fields in between, says economist Mathijs Bouman. ... Dutch economy as a whole I took not only the economies of the four cities themselves but each so-called Corop area, the surrounding area which often has close economic ties with the city.
Dutch lender Rabobank's California unit agreed Wednesday to pay $369 million to settle allegations that it lied to regulators investigating allegations of laundering money from Mexican drug sales and organized crime through branches in small towns on the Mexico border. The subsidiary, Rabobank ...
Saint Nicholas, or Sinterklaas as he is known in Dutch, arrives every November with his helper Zwarte Piet (Black Pete) in Dutch towns, bearing gifts for excited children. Each year a different Dutch city or town is chosen to host the arrival, by boat, of the saint and his sidekick. For years Dutch actor, Stefan de ...
The Netherlands and the city of Amsterdam had argued that any ruling by the Luxembourg-based court would frustrate the political negotiations between the UK and the remaining EU member states, represented by chief negotiator Michel Barnier. But judge Bakels said in his ruling that politically sensitive ...
Delfzijl was the only town in the Netherlands with an average house price below €150,000 in 2017. In 80% of the towns surveyed, the average house price varied between €195,000 and €337,000. The average house price is below €195,000 in 10% of the towns; these are mostly located on the edges of the ...
According to the stats office, the differences in average home prices between municipalities increased last year. In 2016 the average home price in the most expensive municipality was 5.1 times higher than in the cheapest municipality. In 2017 it was 5.5 times. Statistics Netherlands' calculations are not ...
The Dutch Football Association has appointed former Everton and Southampton coach Ronald Koeman to take charge of the struggling national team. Koeman signed a contract on Tuesday to coach the Netherlands up to and including the 2022 World Cup. Koeman played 78 internationals for the ...
The average wealth of Dutch households increased by almost 10 percent in 2016, Statistics Netherlands reported on Wednesday based on new figures. This is mainly due to increasing house prices. Dutch without their own home did not see a wealth increase in that year, according to the stats office.

The rise in property values has led to a 10% increase in the mean assets held per Dutch household, the national statistics office CBS said on Wednesday. The average household had €22,000 in assets in 2016, but excluding property there was no increase on 2015, the CBS said. The number of ...
The police hope to identify all the unidentified victims of the disaster. The aim of the new study is to collect as much DNA as possible from both the living and the unidentified dead. Municipalities in the Netherlands are responsible for the unidentified dead, and getting DNA from them is not always possible, ...
Baarle-Hertog and Baarle-Nassau are two of the most complex enclave and exclave territories in Europe, lying about 7 km (4.35 miles) north of the national border between the Netherlands and Belgium. Baarle-Hertog contains 22 Belgian enclaves inside the Netherlands, while Baarle-Nassau is formed by ...
“Yes, we have a very special situation,” says Marjon de Hoon-Veelenturf, the mayor of Baarle-Nassau, a town on the southern edge of the Netherlands with a population of 6,757. Leo van Tilburg, sitting next to her chuckles in agreement. He is the mayor of Baarle-Hertog, population 2,695, a Belgian town ...
Uruguay, Canada, Portugal, the Netherlands, the US and lately Mexico are among the countries that have already or are planning to legalise the sale or ... People will similarly enjoy lower prices and higher quality and variety – creating renewed impetus among cannabis tourists to visit Dutch cities.
I'd only been living in Amsterdam for a year when we met my husband's friends in one of the many cafes and bars in the city's famous Vondelpark. We chose our seats and waited, but the waiter was nowhere to be seen. When he finally materialised, seemingly out of nowhere, he didn't ask 'What would you ...
Guided tours in Amsterdam's red light district must ensure tourists turn their backs to windows and not photograph prostitutes. These new measures, which are set to start in April, aim to lessen the number of tourists visiting the oldest parts of the city. "De Wallen is a nice and cozy part of the city, but it's also ...
The university's China branch, called the University of Groningen Yantai (UGY), was formed following a three-way agreement (pdf) signed in March 2015 by the university, Beijing's China Agricultural University, and the Yantai city government in northeastern China at a ceremony presided over by president ...
Hoekstra had an uncomfortable news conference with Dutch reporters on Wednesday after they repeatedly pressed him to clarify or retract the 2015 comments. He said he "expressed my regrets and my apology for the comments that I made. And I'm not revisiting the issue." Hoekstra eventually stopped ...
An earthquake triggered by a giant Dutch gas field has rocked the UK's gas market in a further threat to energy supplies that risks driving gas bills higher. ... helped make the Netherlands the most important gas market in Europe, but decades of drilling has riddled the northern Dutch town with earthquakes ...
“If the Dutch lived in Ireland they'd feed the world, but if the Irish lived in Holland, they'd drown.” This old joke came to mind when reading about Clontarf this week. Rather than address the fundamental problem of too many cars on the road at rush hour, Dublin City Council will seek to make the daily ...
Cape Town - The Cape Town Magistrate's Court has granted a postponement in the case involving a Dutch arms dealer convicted of crimes against humanity and for selling firearms to former Liberian president Charles Taylor. Augustinus Petrus Kouwenhoven, 75, appeared in court on Friday morning, ...
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands clashed Wednesday with Dutch reporters on his first official day in the job over ... Hoekstra, a former Republican congressman from Michigan, was born in the northern Dutch city of Groningen before his family emigrated to the ...
As winds of up to 110 kph continued to batter the Netherlands on Wednesday, a replica of Noah's ark has come adrift in the harbour of the staunchly Protestant fishing village of Urk. The 70 metre-long 13-metre high replica of Noah's ark came loose from its moorings in the strong winds and caused ...
within walking distance to the center of the north dutch village of bergen, estate 'de haaf' was completed in september 2017. reinald bosman and bruce kee of BREIN architects have designed this striking project consisting of three organically planned apartment villas surrounded by a collective garden. in ...
But the wrath of God for indulging in those pursuits is unlikely to be the most pressing concern at the moment for some of the 20,000 residents of Urk, for centuries a major centre for Dutch fishing. During an ongoing trial of five people, including three of the town's fishermen, suspected of attempting to ...
Six people, including two minors, have been arrested in connection with violence at a pro-Turkey demonstration in the Dutch city of Rotterdam in March, officials said Friday. "The public prosecutor is pursuing six suspects for public order offences during the unrest which occurred around the Turkish ...
In Leeuwarden, capital of the region of Frisia in the northern part of the Netherlands, the project called "European Cultural Capital" has been turned into a social experiment. The objective is to transform the city into the most open-minded community ("iepen mienskip" in the regional Frisian language) ...
But the Dutch report shows a video clip of Hoekstra at a 2015 event at the David Horowitz Freedom Center where Hoekstra said, “The Islamic movement has now gotten to a point where they have put Europe into chaos. Chaos in the Netherlands, there are cars being burned, there are politicians that are ...
The fires weren't even out by the time city officials met on 18 May to decide what to do next. Though the walls had mostly collapsed, there was more than enough to rebuild. It was the logical choice. It was a choice that Coventry, Warsaw and scores of German towns and cities would make over the coming ...
Mainz pulled off one of the signings of the winter transfer window in bolting down Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong. The 33-year-old was an English Premier League champion with Manchester City as well as a FIFA FIFA World Cup finalist with the Netherlands, but what else is there to know about the ...
Dutch police arrested four men in the northern city of Rotterdam and carried out anti-terror raids in several other Dutch cities, authorities said on Tuesday. "Rotterdam police detained four men early on Sunday evening on suspicion of being involved in terrorism," the Dutch public prosecutor's office said in a ...
Jenever or genever both refer to the alcoholic beverage flavoured with juniper berries, which is so typical to the Netherlands. For ease, we will refer to the beverage as jenever. Jenever goes way back in Dutch history, so let's take a quick look at its origins.
A Reddit thread documenting the reveal of the Dutch civ suggests that Radio Oranje will be the name of Wilhemena's unique ability. While no information has been announced yet, some speculation suggests that it could be linked to Dutch city loyalty, or provide increased penalties to civs that occupy Dutch ...
People walk through a narrow alley in the Red Light district in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Every weekend, the heart of the historic port city, with its strip joints, seedy bars and scantily-clad prostitutes flaunting themselves behind plate glass windows, is overrun by foreign visitors over for ...
Michelin, the French tire company that also sells international dining guides, ends this year's star announcements with its 2018 guide to the Netherlands. There's one new three-stared restaurant on the list: Inter Scaldes, a restaurant from chef Jannis Brevet in the Dutch village Kruiningen. According to Fine ...
On first impression, it's not easy to tell the territories apart, as they look no different from any typical red-brick small Dutch town. Around three-quarters of the region's roughly 9,000 total residents are Dutch passport holders, and the Dutch municipality also has by far the larger share of land (76 sq km ...
At this year's celebration, angry pro-Piet supporters set up roadblocks on the streets leading into the small northern Dutch village of Dokkum, to block ... A week later, there was another attempt at an anti-Piet demonstration in Dokkum to protest the group being barred from entering the town on Sinterklaas.
Sea level rise is already eroding coastlines and flooding cities and towns — from Miami, Florida to Sussex, England — during storms. Cities in the Netherlands have long served as examples of how to grapple with these threats. For years, sand dunes and sea walls have protected the country's coasts.
In Dutch inner cities, old houses are the most affected by Wi-Fi problems as the network signal is interfered with by neighbouring signals. Private and public networks compete for the available bandwidth, thus slowing each other down. The common 2,4GHz bandwidth is also becoming busier due to ...
CINCINNATI – Europeans often ask why there is so much gun violence in the United States. So a TV crew from the Netherlands came here to find out. The fact that gun violence is decreasing in Cincinnati is one factor that drew the crew from the documentary program "Trippers" to the Queen City.
Dutch jihadist Victor D. is on his way back to the Netherlands, The Hague city councilor Arnoud van Doorn said to newspaper AD. The Dutch man plans to report to the Turkish army in the border region of Idlib in Syria, armed with a letter in which he distances himself from terrorist organization ISIS and asks ...
Primary schools in the Dutch countryside achieve better results on their final tests than those in the city areas, according to RTL Nieuws' annual school study. The 890 primary ... Of the Netherlands' four large cities, Rotterdam primary schools got the best scores with an average of 7.14. Schools in The ...


 

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