The Netherlands is a European country, whose capital is Amsterdam, in the county of North Holland. It is a founding member of the EU, WTO, and NATO. The Netherlands is an international economic, political and cultural center.
Palestinians in the Netherlands will for the first time be able to list the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem as their place of birth, in part because of the Dutch policy that Israel has no sovereignty over those areas.
A former Dutch politician from Geert Wilders’ right-wing Freedom Party (PVV) has announced his unexpected conversion to Islam. Joram Van Klaveren’s ‘Road to Mecca’ moment occurred while researching a book critical of the faith.
Several people have been rescued, but at least one person is still believed to be trapped under the rubble of a three-story building that was partially destroyed by a powerful blast in the Netherlands, local media report.