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Netherlands: Country in Western Europe
The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country primarily located in Western Europe and partly in the Caribbean, forming the largest constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In Europe, it consists of 12 provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with those countries and the United Kingdom. In the Caribbean, it consists of three special municipalities: the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. The country's official language is Dutch, with West Frisian as a secondary official language in the province of Friesland, and English and Papiamentu as secondary official languages in the Caribbean Netherlands. Dutch Low Saxon and Limburgish are recognised regional languages, while Sinte Romani and Yiddish are recognised non-territorial languages.

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Netherlands tourism: Businesses wait to see reopening benefits [Video]

Netherlands tourism: Businesses wait to see reopening benefits

There is no sign of visitors even though restrictions have been lifted, but many fear the Netherlands is too dependent on tourism.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published
Netherlands reopens with strict social distancing rules [Video]

Netherlands reopens with strict social distancing rules

Crowds have been out across the Netherlands as bars, restaurants, museums and theatres were allowed to reopen.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:56Published
Netherlands holds virtual auction of 5G network bandwidth [Video]

Netherlands holds virtual auction of 5G network bandwidth

There is hope that the move by the Dutch government will raise at least $1bn, but the plan has been fiercely opposed by rights groups.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:27Published
22 Teddy Bears Go On Theme Park Rides During Lockdown [Video]

22 Teddy Bears Go On Theme Park Rides During Lockdown

A Dutch theme park had some lockdown fun by putting 22 teddy bears on one of it's roller coasters. Staff at Walibi Holland theme park in Biddinghuizen, Netherlands passed the time in lockdown by..

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Black Lives Matter movement blooms in Netherlands, Belgium [Video]

Black Lives Matter movement blooms in Netherlands, Belgium

Teenagers in both countries have come to the forefront in the Black Lives Matter movement after being inspired by events in the United States.

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The Netherlands struggling to meet housing demand [Video]

The Netherlands struggling to meet housing demand

Number of homeless people has doubled in recent years and 300,000 new houses are urgently needed, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the yearly target will not be met.

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Chelsea reach agreement to sign Werner from Leipzig [Video]

Chelsea reach agreement to sign Werner from Leipzig

Chelsea have reached an agreement with RB Leipzig to sign striker Timo Werner, who is set to join the English side in July.

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World’s largest container ship arrives in UK for first time [Video]

World’s largest container ship arrives in UK for first time

The world’s biggest container ship has arrived in the UK for the first time. HMM Algeciras concluded its journey from China to Essex on Sunday –-via South Korea, the Netherlands, Germany and..

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Fans get to watch as Blech stars in drive-in pole vaulting event [Video]

Fans get to watch as Blech stars in drive-in pole vaulting event

Fans deprived of live athletics action are treated to a mini pole vaulting competition as German Torben Blech wins the Flight Night event at a drive-in cinema in Duesseldorf, Germany.

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Trump authorizes sanctions against ICC officials [Video]

Trump authorizes sanctions against ICC officials

President Donald Trump on Thursday authorized U.S. economic and travel sanctions against International Criminal Court employees involved in an investigation into whether American forces committed war..

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Amsterdam protest: Thousands rally against racism in capital city [Video]

Amsterdam protest: Thousands rally against racism in capital city

The Netherlands questions some of its longtime traditions in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:01Published
Restaurant in the Netherlands to use robots to help out waiters [Video]

Restaurant in the Netherlands to use robots to help out waiters

Robots will help out with basic tasks at this restaurant as the coronavirus pandemic has encouraged physical distancing between people.View on euronews

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COVID-19: Google Maps rolls out new features to avoid crowds when using public transit [Video]

COVID-19: Google Maps rolls out new features to avoid crowds when using public transit

Google on Monday introduced new features to Google Maps that aim to inform users better about how their trip may be impacted due to the coronavirus. When a user will look up public transit directions..

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Passengers arrive at London Stansted Airport as quarantine measures come into effect [Video]

Passengers arrive at London Stansted Airport as quarantine measures come into effect

Passengers arriving at Stansted Airport react to the Government's new quarantine measures requiring passengers to the UK to self-isolate for 14 days. All passengers – bar a handful of exemptions –..

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Chelsea agree deal to sign Germany forward Werner - media reports [Video]

Chelsea agree deal to sign Germany forward Werner - media reports

VIDEO SHOWS: FILE FOOTAGE OF TIMO WERNER, FILE FOOTAGE OF CHELSEA'S STAMFORD BRIDGE AND MANAGER, FRANK LAMPARD SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (FEBRUARY 18, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. RB LEIPZIG

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Chelsea set to sign Germany forward Werner - media reports [Video]

Chelsea set to sign Germany forward Werner - media reports

Sky Sports in the UK is reporting that Chelsea have agreed a deal in principle to sign Germany striker Timo Werner from Bundesliga club RB Leipzig.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:54Published
Dutch Study Reveals Role Children Play In Spreading COVID-19 [Video]

Dutch Study Reveals Role Children Play In Spreading COVID-19

The Netherlands’ National Institute for Health has published its findings on the role young children play in spreading the novel coronavirus COVID-19. According to Reuters, the study concluded that..

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Coronavirus: Small greenhouses open to encourage social distanced dining [Video]

Coronavirus: Small greenhouses open to encourage social distanced dining

As the Netherlands emerges from coronavirus lockdown, restaurants are trying to find new ways to encourage diners to return to their tables.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

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Defence wants more time in Dutch MH17 trial after Covid-19 delays

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Car drives onto sidewalk cafe in southern Netherlands, injuring six

A car drove into an outdoor cafe in the southern Netherlands on Wednesday night, injuring six people, one of them seriously, police said.
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Dutch school shuts after teachers test positive for COVID-19

An elementary school in the Netherlands closed in the city of The Hague on Wednesday after two teachers tested positive for coronavirus and seven students developed gastrointestinal symptoms, an..
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Dutch bar terraces fill quickly as lockdown ends

Terraces throughout the Netherlands filled quickly on Monday as bars and restaurants were allowed to open for the first time in almost three months on a sunny public holiday.
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Dutch PM did not visit dying mother until end due to coronavirus rules: statement

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte did not visit his 96-year-old mother for more than eight weeks until hours before her death this month due to lockdown measures in the Netherlands, his office said on..
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A group of around 100 striking worker have blocked the doors at Tata Steel's main Ijmuiden plant at the Netherlands, ANP news agency reported on Tuesday.
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Mink infected two humans with coronavirus: Dutch government

Mink with the coronavirus have infected two people in the Netherlands in what are probably the first such cases of transmission during the epidemic, government and health authorities said on Monday.
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Dutch dog, three cats infected with coronavirus: minister

A dog and three cats in the Netherlands have been infected with the new coronavirus, authorities said on Friday, the first confirmed cases involving house pets in the country.
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Dutch coronavirus cases rise 455 to 41,774, with 84 new deaths: officials

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Netherlands have risen by 455 to 41,774, with 84 new deaths, health authorities said on Thursday.
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Dutch to begin easing lockdown measures next week, government says

The Netherlands will begin easing coronavirus lockdown measures next week nearly two months after they were imposed, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Wednesday.
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Netherlands to begin phased easing of lockdown Monday: broadcaster

The Netherlands will begin a phased easing of its almost two-month-old coronavirus lockdown on Monday, according to a report by the national broadcaster NOS.
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Dutch confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 199 to 40,770: health authorities

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Netherlands rose by 199 on Monday to 40,770, with 26 new deaths, health authorities said.
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Dutch coronavirus cases pass 40,000

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the Netherlands has increased by 445 to 40,236, Dutch health authorities said on Saturday.
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Netherlands reports 400 new coronavirus cases, 43 deaths - health authorities

The Netherlands' number of confirmed coronavirus cases has risen by 400 to 38,245 health authorities said on Monday, with 43 new deaths.
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Two mink farms in the Netherlands have been put into quarantine after animals were found to be infected with the new coronavirus, the agriculture ministry said on Sunday, urging people to report any..
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The experts advising the Netherlands on handling the coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday advised the government to reopen day care facilities and primary schools, documents released by broadcaster NOS..
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Dutch report lowest daily corona death rate in over 3 weeks

The number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus in the Netherlands has risen by 83, Dutch health authorities said on Sunday, which was the smallest reported daily increase since March 26.
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Dutch Coronavirus infections reach 31,589, 142 new deaths: authorities

Confirmed coronavirus infections in the Netherlands have risen by 1,140 to 31,589, Dutch health authorities said on Saturday.
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Deaths in the Netherlands in the week of April 6-12 were around 2,000 higher than in an average week, national statistics agency CBS said on Friday.
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The number of people who have died from the new coronavirus in the Netherlands has increased by 86 to 2,823, Dutch health authorities said on Monday.
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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Netherlands has topped 25,000, health authorities said on Sunday, with the number of deaths rising by 94 to 2,737.
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The number of confirmed new coronavirus cases in the Netherlands rose by 777 to 19,580, health authorities said on Tuesday, as a slowing trend in the rate of increase continued.
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The number of deaths in the Netherlands resulting from the new coronavirus has risen by 134 to 1,173, health authorities said on Wednesday.
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