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Robin van Persie to re-join Feyenoord after cancelling Fenerbahce contract

Robin van Persie will be returning to boyhood club Feyenoord from Turkish side Fenerbahce next week, the Dutch champions confirmed on Friday. The 34-year-old, who has scored 36 goals in all competitions since moving to Turkey in 2015, will sign a contract with Feyenoord on Monday to seal his return

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The Netherlands has expelled Eritrea's top diplomat for forcing Eritreans to pay a "diaspora tax"

The Netherlands has expelled Eritrea's top diplomat after finding increasing evidence that it was forcing Eritreans who fled the country to pay a "diaspora tax" in order to gain services. In a letter to parliament, Dutch foreign affairs minister Halbe Zijlstra declared Tekeste Ghebremedhin Zemuy per


Insane video shows tree falling just inches from woman and her baby in a stroller

A woman and her baby came just inches from certain death after a tree fell during a major windstorm in the Netherlands. Security cam footage timestamped on Thursday from a snack cart in Horst shows a woman pushing her child in a stroller next to a large tree. Suddenly, as the woman is passing, the


Deadly storm Friederike causes Dutch and German transport chaos

Eight people including two firefighters have been killed in storm-related accidents as hurricane-strength winds tear across northern Europe. Both firefighters were helping with clean-up efforts in Germany when they died. Many of those killed, in the Netherlands and in Germany, were hit by falling tr


You've never seen a bridge like this before

You've never seen a bridge like this before. This is the Slauerhoffbrug. Otherwise known as the "Flying Drawbridge." You can find it in the city of Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. It crosses over the Harlinger Vaart River. How does it "fly?" The Slauerhoffbrug is classified as a tail bridge. It uses


Woman and baby perilously avoid tree falling over in narrow escape

A woman and baby narrowly avoided a tree as it was brought crashing down by gale force winds in the Netherlands. CCTV capture the moment it slammed into the ground in the village of Horst. The woman does not seem to notice the tree toppling over as she passes with a baby in her pram. It then crashe


Storm kills three in the Netherlands, three in Germany

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Three people were killed in the Netherlands and three people died in Germany on Thursday as powerful winds toppled trees, blew trucks off the road and forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights. Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport briefly suspended all air traffic on Thursday as


Dutch people are sharing terrifying storm footage from the Netherlands

As a dangerous storm blows across the Netherlands, the Dutch people are documenting the truly horrifying storm damage in real time. Per the BBC, three people in Netherlands and one person in Germany have died in the storm. Al Jazeera reports others have been injured, including three people who were


Strong storm blasts northern Europe; 2 dead in Netherlands

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - A powerful storm lashed Europe with high winds and snow Thursday, killing at least two people, grounding flights at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, halting trains and blowing over trucks in several countries. Dutch police said one 62-year-old man died after being hit in t


Violent storms bring travel chaos to the Netherlands

Severe winds batter a beach near Rotterdam, the Netherlands ANP/AFP Robin Utrecht Severe winter gales battered the Netherlands Thursday forcing Amsterdam airport to cancel all flights, bringing Dutch trains to a halt and toppling trucks as winds reached 140 kilometres (86 miles) an hour. "Due to sev


The Netherlands is getting a 'vertical forest' skyscraper covered in over 5,000 plants - and apartments cost less than $900 a month

A rendering of the Trudo Vertical Forest, to be built in Eindhoven, Netherlands.Stefano Boeri Architetti/The Big Picture VisualA plant-filled, affordable housing skyscraper will be built in Eindhoven, Netherlands.Designed by Italian firm Stefano Boeri Architetti, it will feature 125 apartment units


Africa highlights: Netherlands expels Eritrea diplomat, H&M gets 'diversity tsar'

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It's the law. Posted at17:39 Scroll down for Wednesday's stories We'll be back tomorrow That's all from BBC Africa Live today. Keep up-to-date with what's happening across the continent by listening to the Africa


Netherlands stocks higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.37%

Reuters. Netherlands stocks higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.37% Investing.com - Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology, Consumer Goods and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher. At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX rose 0.37% to hit a new 5-ye


Brexit: Brits take EU rights bid to Dutch court

Five UK nationals are going to court in the Netherlands in a campaign to keep their EU citizenship after Brexit. They want a Dutch judge to press the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to clarify their rights. The ECJ, if it decides to make a ruling, could guarantee such rights as freedom of movement a


Van Gogh drawing unveiled in the Netherlands after 100 years

A previously unknown drawing by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh has gone on display in the Netherlands. The monochrome sketch called The Hill of Montmartre with Quarries dates from 1886, shortly after the artist moved to Paris. The forgotten piece sat in a private collection for almost a century. The


UK citizens ask Dutch court to protect post-Brexit EU rights

AMSTERDAM (AP) - A group of British citizens who live in the Netherlands has gone to a Dutch court in a bid to retain their EU citizenship rights after Britain completes its divorce from the bloc. In a case that could have far-reaching consequences for some 1 million Britons currently living in Euro


Rare Van Gogh sketches go on public display for first time in 100 years

A drawing of Van Gogh's The Hill of Montmartre with Stone Quarry is unveiled at the Singer Museum in Laren, the Netherlands. Photograph: Robin van Lonkuijsen/EPA Art lovers are in for a rare treat as four forgotten works by Dutch masters Vincent van Gogh and 17th-century painter Govert Flinck have


MEPs vote to ban 'electrical pulse fishing'

Members of the European Parliament have voted to ban commercial fishing using an electric current in EU waters, so-called pulse fishing. Opponents say the method is equivalent to putting a Taser in the water. The European Commission and the Dutch government say it is better for the environment than


Why the Dutch are Missing Out on the Global Natural Gas Glut

The world may never have produced more natural gas, but that's little comfort for the Dutch government as it seeks to replace flows from Europe's biggest field. Lawmakers in the Netherlands on Tuesday will discuss options to supply their pipeline network, which was built around the relatively poor-q


Dutch talisman Kramer hoping to strike 10,000m gold

LONDON (Reuters) - The Dutch speed skating team at the Winter Olympics in South Korea is hoping their talisman Sven Kramer can complete his dominance of the longer distances with an elusive gold in the 10,000 meters. The 31-year-old has won the event five times at the world single distance champion