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Three minors stabbed in The Hague shopping area

Den Haag - Dutch police were hunting an assailant who stabbed three minors in The Hague's main shopping street as people looked for bargains on Black Friday.

Three wounded in stabbing in shopping street in The Hague: Dutch police

Den Haag - Three people were wounded in a stabbing in one of the main shopping streets in the centre of the Dutch city of The Hague on Friday night, police said."Stabbing incident with several wounded at the Grote Marktstraat in The Hague.

Suu Kyi fans join VIP tours for Rohingya genocide trial

Ardent fans of Aung San Suu Kyi are snapping up spots on $2,000 tours to The Hague, in a display of moral support as Myanmar faces charges of genocide over the Rohingya crisis at the UN's top court in December.

Australian, Dutch police break up massive ecstasy smuggling operation

Sydney - International police have broken up a huge drug smuggling operation preventing millions of ecstasy pills flooding into Australia, officials said Friday, as a minister claimed the drugs were timed to target holidaying teens.

Migrants found alive in refrigerated truck on Dutch-UK ferry

Den Haag - A ferry crew found 25 migrants in a refrigerated container on a boat sailing from the Netherlands to Britain on Tuesday, emergency services said.

Tata Steel to cut up to 3,000 jobs in Europe

Den Haag - Indian group Tata Steel said Monday it would slash up to 3,000 jobs in Europe as it restructures European operations following the collapse of a planned merger.

Oscar Wilde's stolen ring found by Dutch 'art detective'

Amsterdam - A golden ring once given as a present by the famed Irish writer Oscar Wilde has been recovered by a Dutch "art detective" nearly 20 years after it was stolen from Britain's Oxford University.

Dutch flaunt Brexit booty with EU agency opening

Amsterdam - The Netherlands showed off the spoils of Brexit on Friday as it officially handed over the European Medicines Agency's new building in Amsterdam after the regulator was forced to move from London.

MH17 calls 'show ties between Russian officials, rebels'

Den Haag - International investigators looking into the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine released intercepted phone calls on Thursday showing close links between "high-ranking" Russian officials and rebel suspects facing trial over the crash.

Dutch man arrested for 'Black Pete' suicide bomb threat

Den Haag - Dutch police have arrested a man who threatened in a social media post to blow himself up over plans to sideline "Black Pete", a Christmas-time character provoking accusations of racist stereotyping.

Accidental hijack alarm triggers Amsterdam airport chaos

Den Haag - A pilot accidentally set off a hijack alarm on a plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Wednesday, triggering a huge security operation by Dutch police.

Dutch judge extends custody for farmhouse cult suspects

Den Haag - A Dutch judge on Wednesday extended the detention of two men suspected of keeping a family captive for nearly a decade in a farmhouse by another 90 days.

Germany resists fresh calls to boost govt spending

Paris - Germany resisted fresh pressure Wednesday to boost European growth through increased public spending after incoming European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde urged countries with budget surpluses to open their purse strings.

New ECB chief Lagarde criticises Germany for low spending

Paris - Incoming European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde on Wednesday took aim at Germany and other thrifty eurozone members running budgetary surpluses, saying they should increase their spending to shore up slowing growth.

Dutch port aims to keep on trucking despite Brexit 'chaos'

Den Haag - While Boris Johnson scrambled Friday to sell his EU divorce deal to parliament, the Dutch port of Rotterdam handed out "Brexit Muppet" leaflets to truckers to prepare them for whatever happens.

Suspected Dutch kidnap case opens old wounds in Austria

Vienna - The case of an Austrian suspected of holding a Dutch family captive for nearly a decade has sparked memories of two other high-profile kidnappings in the Alpine country.Following the detention earlier this week of Josef B.

Dutch police arrest 'father' in farmhouse cult case

Den Haag - Dutch police on Thursday arrested the father of a family kept for nearly a decade in a farmhouse, saying they were investigating whether a "certain belief in faith" was behind the case.

'Cultist' detained in Dutch farm family case

Den Haag - A Dutch judge on Thursday ordered the detention of an Austrian suspected of holding a family captive in a farmhouse, as reports emerged that both the suspect and the family had been in religious organisations.

Farmers' strike causes disruption across Netherlands

Den Haag - Thousands of tractor-driving Dutch farmers stepped up protests on Wednesday against the government's climate policies, prompting authorities to block off parliament with army vehicles.

Austrian man held in Dutch cellar family case

Den Haag - Dutch police were holding an Austrian man after the discovery of a father and his adult children who were believed to have stayed hidden in a remote farmhouse for years, officials said Wednesday.

Tulips from Amsterdam? A blooming scam, says new probe

Den Haag - Tourists are being ripped off at Amsterdam's famous flower market, with just one percent of all bulbs sold at the floating bazaar ever producing a blossom, investigators said Tuesday.

Dutch family found in cellar 'waiting for end of time'

Den Haag - Dutch police found a father and six adult children hidden in the basement of a remote farmhouse where they had reportedly spent years "waiting for the end of time", officials said Tuesday.

Dutch family found in cellar 'waiting for end of time'

Den Haag - Dutch police found a family of seven people hidden in the basement of a remote farmhouse where they had reportedly spent years "waiting for the end of time", officials said Tuesday.

Dutch to raise legal age for prostitutes to 21

Den Haag - The Dutch government said Tuesday it is eyeing new laws to regulate prostitution including banning sex workers aged under 21 and handing out permits.

Belgium outrage over woman punched in burger ad

Apo - Belgium's advertising regulator said Wednesday it has clocked up hundreds of complaints over a viral hamburger ad showing a comic-book version of a man punching a woman for handing him the wrong sandwich.

Hidden for 21 years, Ethiopian crown set to return home

Rotterdam - A priceless 18th-century Ethiopian crown is set to be returned from the Netherlands to Addis Ababa after a one-time refugee found it in a suitcase and hid it in his apartment for two decades.

Tractor protest sparks 'biggest' Dutch traffic jam

Den Haag - Thousands of Dutch farmers drove their tractors on Tuesday to a huge protest against government climate policies, causing the country' biggest ever traffic jams, officials said.

Starbucks, Fiat brace for EU court decision on taxes

Luxembourg - An EU court on Tuesday will decide if orders by Brussels that Starbucks and Fiat Chrysler pay back taxes are legal, in an early signal on how the same judges will decide a similar case with Apple.

Early Van Gogh works auctioned in Belgium

Ghent - Two early works by Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh were auctioned in the Belgian city of Ghent on Sunday, fetching near estimate prices that the organiser said were bargains.

Vandals spray swastikas on British war graves in Netherlands

Den Haag - Vandals spray-painted swastikas and slogans about the crash of flight MH17 on a British cemetery for World War II soldiers in the Netherlands, police said Friday.
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One of 60,000 suspension bridges in the Netherlands that allow traffic to pass on both water and road.
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Storks are large birds, looking majestic when overhead in the air.
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Screenshot of Robin Van Persie's header goal during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
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In the spring, cows are released from their winter stables and can once more feast on fresh grass.
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Located in the North Sea, the Gemini Wind Park off the coast of the Netherlands will generate enough renewable energy to supply 785,000 households with clean energy.
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A typical Dutch produced DAF 2 cylinder car from the 1960s and 1970s
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Tim Krul saves a penalty against Costa Rica in the quarter-final of the 2014 World Cup
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Water is everywhere, and so are sheep and horses.
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A stork elegantly descending towards the nest
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12m Flash Mob in Dam Square, Amsterdam on May 12, 2012
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Spring also brings the flowers of which millions are exported all over the world each year.
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