It may sound funny but it´s not, considering the many real property laws & options:
Do people in the Netherlands own their houses and the soil where they are built ? is buying a house / land affordable for the average guys ?
Depending on the place a leasehold estate is also possible. The land is then often the property of the municipality.
"Record price for first barrel of herrings"
http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archive...rst_barrel.phpThe herring season was officially launched in the seaside resort of Scheveningen on Wednesday with the traditional auction of a barrel of fish in aid of charity.
This year, the barrel fetched a record €95,000, which will go to a children's sports charity. The barrel was bought by staffing agency Start People.
In case you were wondering, yes we like to eat raw herring, a lot...
"The Netherlands EU 'champion' for internet accesss".
With 94% of households having internet access, 20% above the EU average, the Netherlands tops the EU list, with Norway and Sweden in 2nd and 3rd place.
State may pass on administration costs, says court
http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archive...ministrati.phpThe Dutch state is within its rights to charge administration costs on traffic fines, a court in Leeuwarden ruled on Friday.
Great, now you can be fined, and pay for the privilege too.
Is there an officially ID card for citizens ?
The following are valid identity documents in the Netherlands:
- a Dutch passport or a passport or identity card of a country belonging to the EU or the EEA. Passports of all other countries must contain a valid residence sticker;
- a Dutch identity card (formerly known as a European identity card);
- a refugee travel document issued by the Dutch authorities;
- an alien’s travel document issued by the Dutch authorities
- a residence permit or leave to remain card (W-document);
- a driving licence (in some cases).
What you use for identification is up to the individual.
Seems legitIf you receive a fine from the police for failing to show proof of identity, you will not be entitled to file an objection.
Out of interest, would my driving license suffice in NL?
Why not stay a part of Spain?
If you think the law does not apply to you, a judge can decide on that for you (protip: fine + trial cost = more expensive).....If you fail to pay the fine, the public prosecutor will decide whether to prosecute you. You may be prosecuted within two years of the date of the offence.
Obviously not paying is more epxensive, but I thought it was odd that you're not entitled to object/appeal the fine at all