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Catering Industry in the Netherlands Reintroduces Blacklists to Keep Troublemakers Out

Catering Industry in the Netherlands Reintroduces Blacklists to Keep Troublemakers Out

The catering industry in the Netherlands is once again using blacklists to keep people who misbehave in bars and clubs from entering any establishment in the entertainment zone. This includes anyone who uses a weapon, assaults someone, or trades drugs. The Dutch Data Protection Authority (AP) has permitted 137 entrepreneurs in seven catering areas to …

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Regional Public Transportation to Strike for 5 Days in the Netherlands

Regional Public Transportation to Strike for 5 Days in the Netherlands

Public transportation workers in the Netherlands will go on a five-day strike starting February 6, 2023. The CNV labor union announced the strike after negotiations with employers over a new collective bargaining agreement broke down. The agreement covers 13,000 employees, mainly bus drivers. The strike comes after a previous strike by the FNV labor union …

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A12 Highway Reopened After Extinction Rebellion Protest, Over 500 Arrests

A12 Highway Reopened After Extinction Rebellion Protest, Over 500 Arrests

The A12 highway near The Hague in the Netherlands was blocked for several hours on Saturday by climate activists from Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesting against the government’s handling of subsidies for fossil fuel producers. The highway was cleared by police and reopened shortly after 5:30 P.M. on Saturday. According to police, hundreds of people were …

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Etten-Leur man Gianni de W. Arrested for Extorting Over 100 Girls in Largest Dutch Online Abuse Case

Etten-Leur man Gianni de W. Arrested for Extorting Over 100 Girls in Largest Dutch Online Abuse Case

In a shocking revelation, a 24-year-old man from Etten-Leur has been accused of extorting more than a hundred underage girls in the Netherlands. The suspect, identified as Gianni de W., is believed to have used social media platforms to seduce and trick the girls into sending him nude photos, which he then used to blackmail …

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Puck Pieterse Dominates in Mud to Claim Dutch Elite Women's Cyclocross Title

Puck Pieterse Dominates in Mud to Claim Dutch Elite Women’s Cyclocross Title

Zaltbommel – 20-year-old Puck Pieterse of Alpecin-Deceuninck has become the new Dutch elite women’s cyclocross champion, soloing to victory in the muddy conditions of Zaltbommel on Sunday. Pieterse took the title from 2022 winner Marianne Vos, crossing the finish line 26 seconds ahead of her teammate Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado. Fem Van Empel of Jumbo-Visma …

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Dutch Foreign Minister summons Iranian ambassador over the execution of protesters

Dutch Foreign Minister summons Iranian ambassador over the execution of protesters

Dutch Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra has summoned the Iranian ambassador over the recent execution of two protesters in the country. Hoekstra called on other EU member states to follow suit in condemning the “horrific executions.” The Dutch government summoned the Iranian ambassador last month after protesters were killed. Hoekstra also mentioned that the EU is …

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Circus Acrobat Seriously Hurt in Fall from Wheel of Death at Haarlem Christmas Circus

Circus Acrobat Seriously Hurt in Fall from Wheel of Death at Haarlem Christmas Circus

Haarlem, Netherlands – A circus performer was seriously injured on Wednesday evening after falling up to 15 meters while performing a stunt at the Reinaldapark in Haarlem.  The accident occurred during the Wheel of Death act as part of the Christmas Circus.  The performer, who has not been named, suffered several rib fractures and is being examined for internal injuries and …

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Dutch cities to register sex workers to ensure voluntary participation and protection from abuse

Dutch cities to register sex workers to ensure voluntary participation and protection from abuse

The Dutch government is set to implement a new measure requiring cities to monitor sex work to ensure that it is being carried out voluntarily and that minimum age and language requirements are being met.  The measure aims to protect sex workers from abuse and coercion.  It will give cities the right to review company records and …

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Mark Rutte wished Ulf Kristersson and Discussed Migration and European Economy problems

Mark Rutte wished Ulf Kristersson and Discussed Migration and European Economy problems

Mark Rutte, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, had a call with Ulf Kristersson, the Prime Minister of Sweden, to discuss issues such as migration and the European economy.  The conversation took place as Sweden prepared to take on the six-month presidency of the Council of the European Union. During the call, the leaders talked …

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