Dutch right-wing anti-immigrant politician Geert Wilders:  warned that Dutch workers faced being priced out of their jobs. Photograph: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images

It’s an indication of the enormous gap between perception and reality when it comes to potentially explosive issues such as immigration that a new su(...)

Police officers face protesters outside   a council meeting in Geldermalsen, the Netherlands, on Wednesday night  over plans to open a  centre for 1,500 refugees. Photograph: Jeroen Jumelet/EPA

Armed police fired warnings shots and fought running battles with hundreds of protesters who staged riots in the centre of a small Dutch town on Wedne(...)

The reconstructed wreckage of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777, which was shot down over Ukraine in July. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

The Dutch government has been warned that the criminal case against those who shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 could be undermined because the(...)

Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders, who said it would be good for Europe and America if Donald Trump became the next US president. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders has said he hopes Donald Trump will become the next president of the United States – because it would be “g(...)

Edward Snowden: classified documents he published  revealed the way global surveillance programmes work. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

It’s a sign of the extent to which the world has been changed by the revelations of CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden. A legal action by two Somali tri(...)

The wrecked cockpit of Flight MH17 during a presentation of the final report into the aircraft’s crash. Photograph: AFP Photo/Emmanuel Dunand

A Dutch policeman has been suspended from duty and arrested on suspicion of embezzlement for allegedly attempting to sell souvenirs from Flight MH17, (...)

 Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte:  The  “mini Schengen” plan of cutting back the borderless zone to just five countries – the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg and Austria – was being discussed before the Paris attacks. Photograph: Martijn Beekman/EPA

It’s a sign of how fractious the European debate over the future of Schengen has become that the only coherent proposal this weekend is one f(...)

Teenaged girls in the Netherlands are  more likely to become “anxious” about rejection if their posts are not “liked” by their friends and shared with approval among their peers. Photograph:  Karen Bleier/Getty Images/AFP

One out of six Dutch teenagers – nearly 17 per cent – between the ages of 12 and 18 admits to being addicted to social media – “unable to function” wi(...)

Sesame Street muppets Grover and Elmo. Proposed Dutch channel move has been described as ‘outrageous’. Photograph: Paul Zimmerman/WireImage

The Dutch are laid back about most things, but every few years a government is given a sharp reminder that messing around with the children’s TV prog(...)

Prime minister Mark Rutte: a No vote would be hugely embarrassing for him. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The Netherlands has named April 6th as the date for a referendum on a treaty forging closer ties between the EU and Ukraine, a vote which is in danger(...)