The Netherlands, an outsider's view.

The Netherlands, an outsider's view.

Kelsey Fennell


Suspected jihadist leader tortured in Mali, defense lawyer argues against ICC

Defense lawyer Melinda Taylor accused International Criminal Court prosecutors of ignoring the claims that her client, Al Hassan Ag Abdoul...


Groningen gas extraction, advisory body asks the government a phase out term

The Dutch minister of economic affairs and climate policy must give the government’s top advisory body a clearer explanation on how...


1 billion euros from Google to continue building Dutch data centers

Google announced on Monday its intention to invest an additional 1 billion euros ($1.14 billion) to build data centers in the Netherlands....


The Netherlands to a ‘Unicorn Nation’ in tech

Tech Leap.NL, a new initiative being launched by the Dutch government, supports the expansion and standing of Dutch start-ups. The Dutch...


Moped riders protest new Amsterdam regulations

Thousands of moped riders obnoxiously rode around Amsterdam to protest the new city regulations forcing them out of the bike lanes and...

Huge Pride Flag - 31magnl


Your NL weekend scene: June 7 – June 9

Summer is upon us! The rain may not be gone yet, but our spirits are still high. June is LGBTQ+ Pride month so there are lots of activities...


Bikers gang Hell’s Angels banned from the Netherlands

The motorcycle gang, Hells Angels, has been banned by a Dutch court on Wednesday. The Utrecht District Court ruled that “the violence...


ICC, Appeals Chamber to give its judgement on the Prosecutor’s appeal on Comoros’s case

September 2nd, 10:30am, is the date when the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court in The Hague will deliver it’s...


Dutch government to issue second medical cannabis growing license as demand increases

Medical cannabis use has been growing more and more recently, so the Dutch government is responding by planning on issuing a second license...


Airbnb catfish: ‘cottage’ becomes shipping container at £100 a night

Before coming to Amsterdam to watch the Tottenham Hotspur vs. Ajax football match, British tourists Ben Speller and his friend booked an...


Your NL Weekend Scene: 24 May – 26 May

This weekend the Netherlands is putting bountiful amounts of food and drink out for you to enjoy. From the Food Truck festival in Leiden,...


ICC Prosecutor urged to look into Palestine situation

Riyad al-Maliki, Palestinian Foreign Minister, urged Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), to promptly...


Your NL Weekend Scene: 17 May – 19 May

Cities in the Netherlands are constantly beating with all sorts of different activities and events for its residents to participate in....


Dutch prosecutors want Royal Dutch Shell to pay a 2.7 million euro fine

Dutch prosecutors claimed on Tuesday that Royal Dutch Shell should pay a fine of 2.7 million euros ($3 million) since they allowed an...


Vegan activists occupy Dutch pig farm, police step in

A large group of animal rights activists from the group “Meat the Victims,” broke into a pig barn in Boxtel, near the Belgian...


EP Who is who: PvdA, Labour Party

Name of the Party: PvdA (Partij van de Arbeid). Labour Party Position in the political spectrum: centre-left Ideology: social-democratic...


Your NL weekend scene: 10 May – 12 May

It looks like we may get some sun this weekend so head out into town for some fun. Choose from a night of hipster-techno music, a vibration...


‘We screwed up’ says De Correspondent over misleading $4.3m US launch plans

De Correspondent, Dutch media group, admits to failure and miscommunication after deciding to keep all operations in Amsterdam. It...