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An investigation into the safety of the nuclear reactor in Petten has revealed a catalogue of errors, leading to calls for it to be shut down, the Volkskrant said on Saturday.
The three Dutch trekkers who went missing in the wake of the snow storm in Nepal are safe, the Telegraaf reports on Saturday.
Men who visit prostitutes who have been forced to work in the sex industry should be jailed for up to four years or face heavy fines,  the Labour Party, Socialists and ChristenUnie say in draft legislation presented on Friday.
Suspected terrorist arrested in Amsterdam
Police have arrested a 26 year-old Moroccan man in Amsterdam on suspicion of preparing terrorist attacks against policemen, the public prosecution department said in a statement.
Brink's to cut Dutch workforce by 600
The Brink’s security transport company is to close three of its seven Dutch branches in the next year, the Volkskrant reports.
Zwarte Piet protesters wrongly arrested: national ombudsman
Police in Dordrecht wrongfully arrested two men on an anti-Zwarte Piet demonstration during a Sinterklaas parade in 2011, the national ombudsman ruled on Friday.
Steelmaker Nedstaal declared bankrupt
Dutch steel manufacturer Nedstaal in Alblasserdam has been declared bankrupt after failing to meet outstanding debts, RTL news reports.
Bert Koenders sworn in as new foreign affairs minister
Bert Koenders was on Friday sworn in as new minister of foreign affairs by king Willem-Alexander.
Weekend to be 'historically hot'
Saturday and Sunday will be warm with temperatures in the south east of the country reaching 23 to 24 degrees, according to RTL Nieuws.
Search on for missing Dutch hikers Nepal
A team of five British hikers is hoping to find signs of life of three Dutch hikers who have been missing for three days after a snowstorm hit Nepal, the Telegraaf reports on Thursday.
A family in serious debt costs Dutch society €100,000: Nibud
A household in serious debt costs Dutch society €100,000 in unpaid bills, social security benefits, lost working hours, health costs and evictions, says family spending institute Nibud in a new report.
Dutch crime show Flikken Maastricht is best tv programme
Television detective series Flikken Maastricht was awarded the Golden Televizier Ring as best Dutch television show at a star-filled ceremony in the Carre theatre in Amsterdam on Thursday night.
Two more Rabobank staffers face US charges over interest rate fixing
The American authorities have charged two more former Rabobank workers for the role in the Libor interest rate manipulation scandal.
'2.5 million people in the Netherlands live below the poverty line'
In total, 2.5 million people out of almost 17 million live below the poverty line in the Netherlands - that is 14% of the population - according to a new report.
Online market conman jailed for ripping 200 people off
A man who ripped off more than 200 people via the classified advertising website has been jailed for three years, one year suspended, by a court in Middelburg.
Brussels takes The Hague to court over animal experiments
The European Commission is taking the Netherlands to court over its failure to implement new legislation covering animals used in scientific experiments.
No jail or fines for 'idealistic' marijuana growing couple
A couple who grew marijuana 'by the book' and informed the tax office about their income have been found guilty of running an illegal plantation but will face no punishment.
Video: Amsterdam Dance Event kicks off with church bells
The Amsterdam Dance Event kicked off in the Dutch capital on Wednesday to the sound of church bells performing with a dj.
Dutch unemployment rate falls for fifth month in a row.
The Dutch unemployment rate fell for the fifth month in a row in September and now stands at 8%, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.
Free marriage ceremonies soar in popularity, councils can't cope
So many couples are opting to get married for free that councils are being forced to reduce the ceremony back to basics to keep costs under control, the Telegraaf reports on Thursday.
Courts should make more use of repeat offender treatment: minister
Junior justice minister Fred Teeven wants the courts to make greater use of the option to detain repeat offenders in special clinics for treatment.
Ebola training centre to be set up in Amsterdam
Charity Doctors without Borders is launching a training programme for medical personnel and support staff who are being sent to countries where ebola is rife in Amsterdam.
D66, CDA up pressure for spending cuts ahead of tax overhaul
The leaders of the Liberal Democrats and Christian Democrats are putting joint pressure on the government to start making spending cuts ahead of the tax system overhaul.
Former transport minister Camiel Eurlings quits as KLM chief executive
Former Dutch transport minister Camiel Eurlings has stepped down as chief executive of airline KLM.
Heat and hygiene issues hit Dutch soldiers in Mali
Living conditions at the Dutch military base in Mali have generated a string of complaints from soldiers, particularly the heat, the NRC said on Wednesday.
Not everyone is happy with 'sex sells' adverts for Museum Night
A number of Amsterdam museums are unhappy with the poster campaign for this year’s Museum Night on November 1 because they feature naked people photographed by Playboy photographer Govert de Roos.

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