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Amsterdam to return Kandinsky painting to Jewish family following public outcry

Following an international outcry, Amsterdam said its city-owned museum should return a Wassily Kandinsky painting that it had acquired from a Jewish family that was under duress during the Holocaust.

Dutch Soccer Player Steven Berghuis Targeted by Lurid Antisemitic Mural After Signing for Club Ajax

A top Dutch soccer player who announced that he had signed for a top-flight team associated by some fans with the Jewish community has been targeted by a lurid, Nazi-style wall mural.

The Netherlands will not participate in Durban IV conference

The Netherlands will join the US, UK, Canada, Hungary and Australia in boycotting the UN event marking the 20th anniversary of the World Conference on Racism in Durban, which featured antisemitic messages, Foreign Minister said.

Dutch broadcaster uses Nazi-era subtitles for German anthem in Euro 2020

Dutch broadcaster NPO issued an apology to Germany after it had accidentally used Nazi-era subtitles over the German national anthem when broadcasting their Euro 2020 soccer match against England, UK media reported.

Prosecutors allege terrorist intent in vandalism of Amsterdam kosher restaurant

A man who allegedly vandalised a kosher restaurant in Amsterdam, smashing a window and ramming an Israeli flag through the hole, acted with terrorist intent, prosecutors said.

Dutch to probe 3,000 Nazi-looted artworks, return them to Jewish heirs and groups

The Netherlands is to verify the origin of works of art stolen by the Nazis and hand over to the Jewish community objects that cannot be traced, the government said.

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