Dutch women aged between 25 and 30 earn more per hour than men, according to research by the national statistics office CBS.
Draft legislation pegging the maximum salaries for the public sector to that of a government minister have been sent to the council of state for its recommendations.
The right-wing VVD Liberal party in Rotterdam is standing by a local election poster with the text: ‘In Rotterdam we speak Dutch’.
Islamic college chief did not incite hatred, public prosecutor says
Comments made by the rector of Rotterdam's Islamic University about non-Muslims are not a criminal offence and are covered by legislation governing freedom of speech and religion, the public prosecution department said on Friday.
Cannabis cafe owners offer to buy out school forcing their closure
A group of cannabis cafe owners in central Amsterdam are offering to buy out the school which is forcing their closure because it is less than 250 metres away, the Parool reports.
Apprenticeships to make a come-back at Dutch trade schools
Education minister Jet Bussemaker plans to bring back the concept of apprenticeships at trade schools, in an effort to increase the standing of craftsmen and women.
Parliament backs lowering tax-free pension build-up
A majority of MPs on Thursday evening backed plans to reduce the amount workers can save tax free towards their company pension.
Border town fuel sales collapse as drivers head for Germany, Belgium
Fuel sales at Dutch petrol stations near the borders with Belgium and Germany fell further in February as motorists crossed the borders to fill up their cars.
The Netherlands seizes 'several 100 million euros' in Ukrainian cash
The Netherlands has already seized several hundred million euros in Ukrainian assets in the Netherlands, according to finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem.
College withdraws green light for porn industry work experience
The Inholland college group has withdrawn its approval for a student to do work experience at a porn company, the Telegraaf said on Thursday.
Crime rate falls across the board, new police figures show
Fewer crimes were committed in the Netherlands in 2013 and more muggings, burglaries and armed robberies were solved, according to new police figures.
Dutch firms made a record 7,606 patent applications last year
Dutch companies and individuals made a record 7,606 applications for patents to the European patent office last year, a rise of 17% on 2012.
New calculation method shows Dutch economy is bigger than thought
A new, harmonised EU method of calculating economic figures shows the Dutch economy was almost €45bn bigger than thought in 2010, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.
Children with Down benefit from ordinary schools: research
Children with Down syndrome benefit tremendously from being in an ordinary primary school environment and advance significantly in terms of language, reading, writing and arithmetic, according to a Dutch researcher.
Dutch diplomat flees Ukraine, says situation in Crimea is 'dangerous'
Robert Serry, the Dutch diplomat and United Nations envoy to Ukraine, was forced to flee the country after being threatened by armed men in camouflage uniforms while in Crimea.
Delft up in university reputation rankings, other Dutch institutions slide
Delft University of Technology has climbed into the top 50 of the Times Educational university world reputation rankings.
One-third of local council finance chiefs are VVD
Members of the right-wing Liberal party account for one-third of all local authority finance chiefs, according to research by the Volkskrant.
'Labour MPs won't back immigration checks on Antilleans'
A draft bill drawn up by the VVD to introduce income and criminal record checks on people from Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten who want to move to the Netherlands will not be supported by Labour MPs, the Volkskrant says on Thursday.
Oranje loses World Cup warm up against France
The Dutch national football team lost Wednesday night's World Cup warm up against France 2-0.
Superfoods 'are not a magic solution' says Dutch food advisor
The government's healthy eating advisory body Voedingcentrum on Thursday warned consumers not to be taken in by the current 'superfoods' fad, saying there is little evidence about their efficacy.
Three-quarters of local councils expect to make cuts
Three out of four Dutch local authorities expect to make spending cuts next year, according to research by broadcaster Nos.
Ukrainian oligarchs have tried to remove cash held in Holland: minister
Ukrainian oligarchs have over the past few weeks tried to remove money which they have stashed in Dutch financial institutions, finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem told parliament on Wednesday evening.
Advocate general recommends banning pro-paedophilia group
The advocate general on Wednesday recommended the Supreme Court ban the paedophile association Stichting Martijn, signalling the end of a legal battle which has been going on since 2011.
Media management student to produce a porn film as work experience
A student of media and entertainment management at an Inholland college in the west of the country is making a porn film as part of a work placement scheme.
Local elections: More people have doubts about who to vote for
Over one-third of voters still don’t know which party to vote for in the local elections on March 19, according to research carried out for the home affairs ministry.
Justice ministers were aware of Demmink abuse claims, court told
Ministers did know about allegations that senior justice ministry civil servant Joris Demmink and three top level public prosecutors had links to the abuse of young boys, a magistrates court in Utrecht was told on Wednesday.