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(...)

Inhabitants react during a council meeting about the arrival of refugees in their town Steenbergen, The Netherlands  . Photograph:  Robert Vos/AFP/Getty Images

So vicious has the debate over the increasing number of refugees arriving in the Netherlands become – with one politician being sent a bullet in the(...)

The wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is exhibited during a presentation of the final report on the cause of the its crash at the Gilze Rijen airbase. Photograph: Getty Images 2:41

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte has demanded Russia co-operate with the criminal investigation into the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster, after (...)

An official inspects a piece of wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/EPA

The Dutch Safety Board, issuing long-awaited findings of its investigation into a crash involving a Malaysian passenger plane over eastern Ukraine, is(...)

The   Rembrandt wedding portraits jointly purchased by France and the Netherlands. Photograph: Rijksmuseum

The French and Dutch governments and two of Europe’s leading museums, the Louvre in Paris and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, have come together to buy(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte. There have been reports of one prospective politician telling a youth wing meeting of Rutte’s Liberal party that he feared “beheadings” on the streets. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

It should be reassuring for all of Europe when the national counter-terrorism co-ordinator for the Netherlands takes the unusual step of saying public(...)

Geert Wilders of the Freedom Party: said the uncontrolled movement of refugees across Europe represented an “Islamic invasion” that had to be stopped. Photograph: Michel Porro/Getty Images

In an indication of the extent to which the influx of migrants from the Middle East is hardening attitudes towards migration, a new survey in the Ne(...)

Geert Wilders: claims arrival of refugees from war-torn countries being used as cover by economic migrants. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders described the mass migration from the war zones of the Middle East to the European Union as “an Islamic inv(...)

A volunteer sorts donated clothes and items at the Emergency Shelter for Refugees in the America hall in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands. The country is expected to take in 9,000 migrants and refugees. Photograph: Jerry Lampen/AFP/Getty Images

The Netherlands is willing in principle to accept a share of the migrants and regufees arriving in Europe, but only as a “temporary solution”, the gov(...)

The wreckage of  Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Australia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Belgium and Ukraine have pledged to seek an alternative means of bringing to justice those who shot down Malaysi(...)