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Language friendly school

Optimist International School has taken its first steps towards becoming a member of Language Friendly Schools. What is a Language Friendly School? A Language…

Childcare Allowance drama

As reported earlier in the Holland Times, about 8,500 Dutch parents have been wrongfully accused of childcare allowance fraud by the Belastingdienst (Tax and…

Culture in Quarantine

The Netherlands has adopted social distancing en masse since 12 March. The situation has had, and will likely continue to have, a massive economic…

Warning on infrastructure

Written by Marla Thomson Warning bells are ringing again for the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management to address the status of the…

Missing person

Connor James Murphy (39 years old) living in Amsterdam is missing since January 13th in the early morning (approximately between 1 and 2 o’clock)…

‘Lawless urban jungle’

 Edition 30 September 2018, by Femke van Iperen Mayor Halsema ready to tackle overcrowding in Amsterdam nightlife districts The recently-appointed Mayor of Amsterdam Femke…

Trendy accommodations

 Edition 30 September, by Phoebe Potter With the wealth of interesting and varied locations for events on offer in the Netherlands, wading through these…

Reality of mental health

Edition 28 December 2017, by Johannes Visser One in four people in the Netherlands suffers from a brain disorder. To combat this ‘epidemic’, about…

Why avoid night shifts?

Edition 30 November 2018, by Sagar Harinarayan Shift work is very common in jobs based in factories and laboratories. If a manufacturing process in…

Departure from Defence

Edition 26 October, by Johannes Visser “I have to step up, stepping down won’t fix anything.” These were the words of Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, fi ve…

Charity boom

Edition 5 September 2017, by Sagar Harinarayan Over the past two years, the Dutch economy has fl ourished. According to RaboResearch, the gross domestic product…