Bloodstains are visible on a wall as men collect human remains at a site hit by what activists said was an air strike by forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in Raqqa, eastern Syria, which is controlled by Islamic State militants. Photograph: Nour Fourat/Reuters

A 19-year-old Dutch teenager who converted to Islam so that she could marry her jihadist boyfriend has been detained by police in the Netherlands a(...)

Dutch far-right Party for Freedom leader Geert Wilders in Schilderswijk: there have been problems  with supporters of Islamic State flying the flag, literally, for the new caliphate. Photograph: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images

When the mayor of a major city such as The Hague writes formally to his city council to warn that they have neither the resources nor the expertise to(...)

 Dutch right wing  Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders:  “The popularity of the government is dwindling again and the threat of attack posed by returning jihadists with connections to Islamic State gives Wilders a stronger profile.” Photograph: Sander Koning/EPA

A new opinion poll in the Netherlands shows Geert Wilders’s anti-Islam, anti-EU Freedom Party neck-and-neck with the Liberals, led by prime minister (...)

Relatives and friends of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines  disaster at  a national commemoration ceremony in Amsterdam yesterday. Photograph: Jasper Juinen-Pool/Getty Images

The day is already being remembered as 17/7, the Netherlands’ own 9/11 – and so it was fitting that the centrepiece of yesterday’s national day of r(...)

The red light district in Amsterdam. Dutch police have warned that drug dealers in the city are selling heroin in place of cocaine to unsuspecting tourists.

Dutch police have warned that drug dealers in Amsterdam are selling heroin in place of cocaine to unsuspecting tourists – and that at least 10 peopl(...)

Lead investigator Fred Westerbeke confirmed his team was preparing a “request for assistance” from Russia. Photograph: Alyona Zykina/EPA

Dutch investigators examining the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash are to ask Russia to hand over radar data which Moscow claims proves the airc(...)

Euro group president and Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem: The Netherlands will pay €642 million bill “if the facts are correct”. Photograph: Koen van Weel/EPA

It was quite surreal to hear that the Netherlands faces an EU surcharge of €642 million for better-than-expected economic growth – in the same week as(...)

The Netherlands outgoing foreign minister Frans Timmermans (right) transfers his duties to Bert Koenders at the foreign ministry in The Hague on October 17th.  Photograph: Valerie Kuypers/ EPA

You probably won’t have heard of Bert Koenders, which is typical of the man. Until last week he was the United Nations chief of mission in Mali, so we(...)

Too many of us are confused by pensions. We know that Irish funds have recovered strongly since the financial crisis, but also that more than 60 de(...)

All 298 passengers and crew died when the  Malaysia Airlines jet flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed on July 17th. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

The Dutch foreign minister has apologised for revealing on television that one of the passengers on the Malaysian Airlines flight shot down over Ukrai(...)