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Blue mosque:  imam Yassin Elforkani says his request for the call to prayer was “to normalise Islam in this beautiful world city”.

In a 21st-century answer to a proposal with its roots in the seventh century, Amsterdam has rejected a plan by a prominent mosque to become the first (...)

Groningen. ‘There is a lot of interest in Dutch universities: they have high-ranking courses.’ Photograph: iStock

The CAO has an almost hallowed air, but going to college abroad can be a particularly rewarding, more accessible and often cheaper option than staying(...)

Police officers are seen near  the site of an attack  in Buitenveldert, in which Dutch lawyer Derk Wiersum was shot dead. Photograph: Michel van Bergen/ANP/AFP/Getty Images

The Netherlands was in shock on Wednesday after its usually discreet international drugs underworld – worth more than €20 billion a year – seemingly b(...)

A woman wearing Islamic dress in Rotterdam: along with  Amsterdam and Utrecht, the city plans to ignore application of the burka ban. Photograph: Robin Utrecht

The Netherlands on Thursday became the sixth EU country to introduce a prohibition on face-covering in public buildings – in other words, a burka ban (...)

File photograph of Adrienne Cullen. A report in May by the Utrecht hospital in question showed there had been two opportunities to save Ms Cullen’s life by diagnosing what was then early-stage cancer

The Dutch health inspectorate is to open a “further investigation” into the case of Adrienne Cullen, the 58-year-old Irish woman who died of cervical (...)

A burka ban – first proposed in 2010 – is scheduled to come into effect in The Netherlands on Thursday, August 1st. Photograph: Jerry Lampen/AFP

Two days before it even comes into effect, the Netherlands’ new “burka ban” has been rendered largely unworkable by operational decisions by police an(...)

A cyclist enjoying the good weather in Phoenix Park, Dublin last week.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A study of thousands of children in Denmark found that those cycling or walking to school are better able to learn, the head of Copenhagen’s Bicycle P(...)

Adrienne Cullen: Report described Ms Cullen’s treatment at UMC Utrecht as a ‘calamity’.

The head of a Dutch hospital that missed Irishwoman Adrienne Cullen’s cancer and resisted the investigation of her case for several years has apologis(...)

Thierry Baudet of  Forum voor Democratie (Forum for Democracy) during provincial elections night in Zeist, the Netherlands. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

An upstart populist party shocked the Dutch political establishment by winning the most votes in provincial elections after a preliminary count in the(...)

Leon was established in 2004 in London. Its menu includes dishes that predominantly draw on Mediterranean food culture, with Moroccan meatballs, grilled halloumi wraps and kefir smoothies available

Popular healthy fast-food chain Leon has announced plans to open its first Irish outlet in Temple Bar in May, with a second outlet due to open in Dund(...)

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