The Netherlands, an outsider's view.

The Netherlands, an outsider's view.

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WWII
New footage found of Netherlands-based Nazi deportation camp Westerbork

REFUGEES
Refugees, expert to 31Mag: the safe countries list is political

RACISM
Asians in the Netherlands: the hidden discrimination

COVERUP
U.S. pressured Dutch Safety Board to downplay 2009 Boeing tech flaws: NYT reports

LABOR
Dutch academics demand investigation into structural unpaid overtime

HOUSING
Municipality costs surge to highest levels since 2007

CONSUMERISM
Amazon officially launches full Dutch web shop

POVERTY
70% of Dutch population unaware of country’s childhood poverty level

DRUGS
Over 80 kilos cocaine found aboard KLM-affiliated plane; multiple Dutch arrested

FOCUS
“Hier Alleen Pinnen.” Is the prohibition of cash payment legal?

FINANCE
ABN AMRO first major Dutch bank to lower savings interest to 0%

DEATH
More Dutch than ever choosing to be buried in the wild as natural burials surge

TRAVEL
Dutch-Iranian woman stopped at Schiphol; banned from entering U.S.

MIGRANTS
Last decade, over 2500 children went missing from Dutch asylum centers

EDUCATION
Universiteit Twente becomes first Dutch university using English as official language

SCANDAL
In wake of scandal, Dutch tax office to be broken up

CRIME
Three men wanted for €3 million Schiphol warehouse theft

HOUSING
Dutch housing crisis is now an “emergency” says real estate association chief

LABOR
Leeuwarden sex workers more vulnerable to human trafficking

2019 saw largest Dutch consumer price increase in nearly 2 decades; wage growth lags