A google map showing North Holland, where national grid operator Tennet says there is a “significant” power outage.

The Amsterdam region suffered a power blackout of more than five hours on Friday that hit a million households, forced flights to divert from Schipho(...)

UberPOP was deemed illegal in The Netherlands in December Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A Dutch regulatory agency raided the Amsterdam offices of taxi hailing service Uber on Thursday in connection with its UberPOP unit after a court deem(...)

Gendarmerie and French mountain rescue teams arrive near the site of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps. Photograph: by Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images

July 17th, 2014: Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashes near Grabove in eastern Ukraine. The 298 people on board were killed on the flight from Amsterd(...)

Aisling Casey: ‘There’s huge interest in Irish music here [Amsterdam]. But I wanted to show that the range of that music is much broader than most people expect.’ Photograph: Fred van’t Slot

Aisling Casey grew up in a house alive with music. But it wasn’t until the age of 20, when she won a place to study in Germany with one of Europe’s le(...)

‘For all Vienna’s grand architecture and delightful bicycle lanes, it seems an unlikely spot to top any chart of most exciting cities.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Vienna has plenty to recommend it. At the start of the last century – as Gustav Klimt, Sigmund Freud and Egon Schiele prowled the coffee shops – it st(...)

Gemalto chief executive Olivier Piou said an internal investigation had shown that in 2010 and 2011 there had been ‘two particularly sophisticated intrusions’. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The world’s largest producer of SIM cards says it believes both the US and UK security services hacked its computer systems in 2010 and 2011 trying(...)

Gemalto chief executive Olivier Piou said an internal investigation had shown that in 2010 and 2011 there had been ‘two particularly sophisticated intrusions’. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The world’s largest producer of SIM cards says it believes both the US and UK security services hacked its computer systems in 2010 and 2011 trying to(...)

Campaigners supporting the Assisted Suicide Scotland Bill during a rally outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on February 17th. The Netherlands legalised assisted suicide in 2002 but the issue remains controversial there. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

The first time I came across physician-assisted suicide was when a Dutch couple to whom I’ve become close over the years told me they were going to vi(...)

Cees’t Hart steered FrieslandCampina through a large merger and substantial growth in Asia, a key area for Carlsberg. Photograph: Marcel Antonisse/EPA

Danish brewer Carlsberg named a new chief executive yesterday and warned that problems in Russia and Ukraine would weigh on earnings again this year.D(...)

Net income for the ING group in the fourth quarter increased to €1.2 billion from €626 million a year earlier

Dutch banking group ING rose in Amsterdam trading after the lender said it would pay a dividend for the first time since the government came to its re(...)