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The Bataviller are an ancient Germanic tribe that advanced along the Rhine and established a new settlement at the swamp mouth of the Amstel River where it meets the sea. The region fell into the hands of various Germanic tribes after the fall of the Roman Empire and during the dark ages of Europe. The people basically make a living by fishing.

Around 1200 BC, the first treehouses began to be built on artificial hills called “terp”. In what is now Dam Square, there is a dam built on the Amstel River. The dam not only controls the tides, but also gives direction to trade by preventing overseas ships from being loaded along the river. Goods to be transported need to be transferred to local boats for forwarding inland. Thus, the inhabitants of the region had an important source of income, and two important elements emerged in the history of the city: the strengthening of the trading class and the use of barges in trade with the hinterlands.

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Dam Square – Dam Square:

Rokin Street, one of the tram routes leading to Dam Square, was a canal opening to this square, which used to be a port.
This canal from Muntplein was filled and turned into a street.

In 1275, the Dutch Count Floris granted permission to the inhabitants of the vicinity of the dam on the Amstel River to trade on the river without paying a toll, and granted a trade monopoly along the river. In 1323, this area becomes a duty-free port. At the end of the century, they began to export fish throughout Europe with high profitability, thanks to the method developed for the storage and drying of herring.

However, in 1345, an event of spiritual significance occurred in this town, a unique trading port. When a dying person is given communion bread (holy bread according to Christian tradition), he cannot swallow it. When the bread did not burn when thrown into the fire, this event was announced as a miracle, and within a few years Amstelredamme became a favorite pilgrimage site.

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In 1419, Philippe of Burgundy unites the “low provinces” under one power.

After the great fires in 1421 and 1452, the use of wood in the construction of buildings in the city was prohibited and bricks were used instead.

Arrival of the Spaniards

After the marriages between European dynasties and developing family ties, Amsterdam was left alone for a short time during the Spanish rule.

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In 1516, Charles V becomes sole ruler of the Spanish Empire and the Netherlands.

The fact that the city is an important trade port protects it from pressures encountered in other places, and even its population triples with immigration from other parts of the empire. Diamond cutting masters from Antwerp and Jews from Portugal add their own riches to the city.

Religious Strife

With the different groups that settled in the city, tolerance begins to develop. At the same time, Protestantism, the new Christian doctrine of Martin Luther, was spreading rapidly in Europe.

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It was during this period that French Protestants (Huguenots) came to the city.

With the rapid spread of Protestantism in the city, Catholic Spain, which was on the opposite side, began to demonstrate its power with the inquisition courts. In 1535, anti-papal demonstrations took place in Dam Square. In 1550, the “Edict of Blood” was issued by the Spaniards. Accordingly, heretics will be caught and punished. After these events, 80 years of internal turmoil begins in Amsterdam and the Netherlands.

History of Amsterdam and the Netherlands

Noorder Kerk (North Church):

The building, which is a Protestant church, lost its treasures due to fires and looting during the Alteration (reform movements in the country). Today, it can be seen as an exhibition hall.

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The Spanish King Charles V, originally from this region, sent the Duke of Alva to Amsterdam in 1567. Thus, the Spanish military administration, which took over the administration, imposes heavy taxes on the city.

Against this oppressive rule, the House of Orange, who came from a small town in France, claims the territory of the region and the dynasty member William the Silent starts an armed resistance against the Spanish rule.

In 1578, the people of Amsterdam revolt against the Papal forces and drive them out of the city (the Alteration period). The violence of the Inquisition against Protestants, this time against Catholics, and Catholic churches are looted.

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In 1759, the seven states in the North Rhine broke the Spanish pressure and established the Union of Utrech. In 1648, with the Treaties of The Hague and Westfalen, the independent Dutch State, which is very close to its present borders, was established.

Development of trade

As Spanish influence wanes, the Dutch star becomes brighter and closeness is established with Portugal, which made trade deals with the East and was the sole source of new goods such as spices and silk. Amsterdam merchants make high profits by buying these goods and selling them in the Northern regions. The Netherlands lives its golden age between 1600-1700.

When the Spaniards captured Portugal in 1580, the merchants of Amsterdam embarked on this trade and in 1595 they sent their own fleets to India. The Dutch-East India Company, founded in 1602, monopolized trade on all routes east of the Cape of Good Hope. The Amsterdam-based company turns into a more powerful trading empire than many countries over time.

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Financial structuring and subsequent banking practices that started in Italy in order to meet the rapidly developing commercial needs also developed in this period.

The welfare economy in the city also supports fine arts and scientific studies. Famous artists such as Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Vermeer and Paulus Potter lived in this period.

In the 16th century, public executions were held at The Waag building. The same building  was used as a weighing house in the early 17th century, where the loads carried along the Gelderskade Canal were weighed.

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It is known that in the upper floor rooms of the tower, the guilds came together and held meetings.

Founded in the city’s “Golden Age” period (1600-1700), the Surgeons’ Guild conducted research on cadavers and the structure of the human body in the meeting rooms in Waag, with the help of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, who invented the microscope.

Two famous paintings of Rembrandt were commissioned by this guild and hung in this building when completed. “ Dr. Tulp’s Anatomy Lesson” brings the 17th century to our minds.

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It was used for various purposes after the weighing house was closed at the beginning of the 19th century, it is still used as a restaurant.

The Waag:

Located in Nieuwmarkt Square, the “Waag” was opened in 1488 as a gate that marked the eastern border of the city, with new walls built after the great fire of 1452. It was located on the city walls at that time and was one of the entrance points of the city. The gothic building, which is shown as the oldest non-religious building in Amsterdam, is still used as a restaurant.

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Amsterdam Rembrant Square and a monumental adaptation of the artist’s famous painting “The Night Watch”

Decline and Decline

The greatest enemy of the Dutch on the high seas was the British. During the 17th and 18th centuries, there were major clashes between the two countries. Ultimately, England, which declared war in 1780, sank all the ships of the weakened Netherlands and did not allow it to regroup. Upon these developments, the Dutch-East India Company ended its commercial activities in 1791.

In the second half of the century, opponents of Orange, who wanted to form a government with French support, began to demonstrate and Napoleon Bonaparte captured the Netherlands in 1795. Thus comes the end of the Golden Age.

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Napoleon’s brother Louis is proclaimed King of the Netherlands and settled in the Koninklijk Palace. Four years later, when he wanted to increase taxes, he had to leave the city due to the riots.

Upon Napoleon’s military failures, Williem van Orange returns from exile and proclaims himself king in 1813. Efforts begin to cope with the economic collapse.

The industrialization process changes the city drastically. With the opening of the Central Station in 1889, the overseas past was left behind.

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Central Station:

It is built on three artificial islands supported by 8,687 tree stumps.

The station was built on the old port wall, and some old canals in the city center are filled to be opened for motor vehicles. Dam Square becomes landlocked for the first time in its history.

In the same period, together with all the ongoing industrialization movements, the benevolent dignitaries of the city, preserving the spirit of the Victorian era, pioneered the construction of major museums and parks.

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20th century: World Wars

The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I. In the first half of the century, land acquisition works that would enlarge the settlements and agricultural areas were emphasized.

He chose to remain neutral in World War II, but upon the invasion of Germany in 1940, the royal family and members of parliament escaped and took refuge in London. Protesting the persecution of Jews, Dutch dockworkers protest the situation with a one-day strike, but almost all Jews are taken to concentration camps. During the winter of 1944-45, the Germans withdrew essential items such as food and fuel from the city, leaving the people to starve.

Modern State

As the country tries to recover after the war, Indonesia and other Dutch colonies gain their independence.

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The power of the people manifests itself and in Amsterdam it is seen that progress does not mean getting rid of the past. When contractors want to demolish canal houses and empty buildings, Amsterdammers do not allow demolition, thinking that they have inherited these structures. Today, this historical building has been preserved and any renovation project will cause great controversy.

The Netherlands joined the European Union in 1957.

The Netherlands’ great strength in agricultural production and trade contributes to its success together, and the country also becomes an important center for international companies with commercial relations with Europe. During the 1990s, it played a leading role in the work carried out in the process of removing borders, increasing the freedom of movement of people and increasing their commercial relations within the framework of the EU, as well as the transition to the euro currency.

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The price of a pack of cigarettes in Belgium will be 10 euros

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The price of a pack of cigarettes in Belgium will be 10 euros

The Belgian government has determined the road map for the goal of a smoke-free generation.

The price of a pack of cigarettes will increase to 10 euros next year.
The following items were included in the road map announced by Minister of Health Frank Vandenbroucke for the goal of a smoke-free generation:

Starting from 2025, cigarette and e-cigarette products will not be visibly displayed in stores and large supermarkets. These items will be stored in a separate room or cabinet in the store.
Temporary sales points will also disappear. Cigarettes will no longer be sold at festivals.
Starting from 2025, smoking will be banned in theme parks, zoos, children’s farms, playgrounds and sports fields.
A smoking ban will be imposed within a 10-meter area at the entrances of health, care, educational institutions and libraries. .
There will continue to be designated smoking areas in restaurants and bars.
Banning disposable e-cigarette products, which are popular among young people, may also be on the agenda.
There will be stricter controls on cigarette and advertising sales. Businesses that do not comply with the rules will be closed for a month.
Belgium needs to get approval from the European Union to implement these bans. However, Minister Vandenbroucke thinks that the permit will be obtained in the near future.

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Rising rents in the Netherlands led citizens to Belgium

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Rising rents in the Netherlands led citizens to Belgium

The number of citizens moving to Belgium is increasing every year. Over the past year, many middle-income families have moved to Belgium due to low rents.

The lack of rental housing supply in the Netherlands in recent years has caused rents to increase even more. On the other hand, citizens living in the south of the country find the solution by moving to Belgium. Although it is not known exactly how many families have moved, it is estimated that the number has approached 250 thousand in recent years.

According to an interview conducted by the producers of the Nieuws en Co program broadcast on NPO radio with real estate agents in Belgium’s Flemish region, 80 percent of those looking for rental housing in the region are Dutch.

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Daniel Buschman, head of the Flemish Confederation of Real Estate Professionals (CIB) and also a real estate agent, said that while wealthy Dutch usually crossed the border to buy a house, middle-class citizens are now trying to move to the area as well.

Rents are lower than in the Netherlands

Especially the low rental prices in Belgium are the first reason why the Dutch want to move to this country. It is possible to rent a detached house with a garden or a large apartment for less than in the Netherlands.

“In Belgium you can rent detached houses for less than 1500 euros. I’ve heard that in the Netherlands tenants pay 30 to 40 percent more for this type of house,” Buschman said. He uses the expression.

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The Dutch generally prefer areas close to the border to move. The regions most sought after for rental homes are the cities of Limburg and Antwerpen and its environs.

Excess demand causes rents to rise

The increase in the number of people moving to Belgium from the Netherlands causes the rental prices in this country to increase. It is stated that rents in the Limburg region have increased by 5 to 7 percent in the past year.

Prices in Belgium will again rise sharply this year, according to unpublished figures from the CIB. The annual increase, which was around 1.5 percent on average before, is expected to increase to 6 percent this year.

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The fall of the government in the Netherlands will negatively affect the pocket of the citizen

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The fall of the government in the Netherlands will negatively affect the pocket of the citizen

Although the fall of the government brings early elections to the agenda, there is another issue that is more important than this. And that is that the aid that millions of people expect will not be provided.

Last week, the failure to reach agreement among coalition partners on immigration policy led to the fall of the government. In an article in the Trouw newspaper, it was pointed out that this situation would affect the income of millions of people and cause poverty to increase in the country.

According to the newspaper’s report, with the fall of the government, issues such as additional energy assistance and increased health benefits, which were put into effect temporarily, have been shelved for now. It was emphasized in the news that this situation indicates that poverty in the country will increase and that it will affect millions of low-income individuals.

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In the news, the warnings of experts that the minimum wage and social allowances should be increased were reminded.

Low-income citizens will experience a reduction of 100 to 500 euros per month in their monthly income, according to a recent finding by the Social Minimum Commission, which was commissioned by the House of Representatives and working on the livelihood guarantee in the Netherlands. Especially families with children will be in a more difficult situation.

The fact that the current interim government does not have the power to decide on necessary arrangements, such as a new additional energy allowance, will worsen the situation. According to the newspaper, approximately 1 million people will be in a difficult situation.

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In the news, it was noted that the interim government responded positively to the municipality’s call for an increase in poverty, but the situation still remains uncertain as to how to find a solution.

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Record increase in real estate value of residences in the Netherlands

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Record increase in real estate value of residences in the Netherlands

The average property value of residences (WOZ-waarde) increased by approximately 16.4 percent compared to last year. This figure is said to be the highest increase ever seen.

According to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the real estate value (WOZ) of residences increased by a record high compared to last year. At the beginning of 2022, the average real estate value increased by approximately 16.4 percent compared to the previous year and reached 369,000 euros. It was stated that the highest increase was realized in the municipality of Lelystad with 26.3 percent. In this region, the WOZ value rose to 327,000 euros.

Among the four major cities, the city with the highest average WOZ increase was Amsterdam with 19.1 percent. The average real estate value in the capital increased to 517,000 euros. This city was followed by Utrecht with an increase of 17.6 percent. The average property value in Utrecht was 461,000 euros.

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The average property value in Rotterdam rose 16.4 percent to 320,000 euros, and in Den Haag by 14.1 percent to 355,000 euros.

On a state basis, the region with the highest increase in average real estate value was Flevoland. Residential real estate values in this region increased by 19.2 percent to 348,000 euros.

In the state of Noord-Holland, the real estate value of residences rose to 461,000 euros, in the state of Groningen it was 268,000 euros.

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When looking at cities, the highest increase was seen in the municipality of Blomendaal. The real estate value within the boundaries of this municipality has increased to 932.000 euros. The lowest WOZ-waarde increase across the Netherlands was seen in Pekela municipality. The value of residential real estate in this municipality has increased to 194,000 euros.

The WOZ-waarde price, determined by the municipality, also determines how much tax should be paid for the housing.

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Additional energy aid will be provided to low-income people in the Netherlands this year

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Additional energy aid will be provided to low income people in the Netherlands this year

Just like last year, 1300 euros additional energy support will be given to low-income citizens this year. Additional assistance will be given to some students this year.

Low-income people with social minimum wage or just above it will be able to receive 1300 euros of additional energy support this year. In addition, students who live separately from their families and receive additional scholarships will be paid 400 euros for the first time this year.

This year, the Cabinet decided to help low-income citizens with energy costs. Although the municipalities stated in a statement in March that they did not want to distribute this aid on the grounds that it creates additional workload and additional expense to the personnel, the initiatives of Poverty Policy Minister Carola Schouten yielded results. This year, additional energy aid will be distributed through municipalities.

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1300 euro per household

The additional energy assistance of 1300 euros to be paid per household does not affect the other allowances received by the households. This year, the municipalities will decide who can benefit from this aid, and while doing this, they will look at the 2022 income of the household. In other words, if the income of the households that received additional energy assistance increased last year, they will not be able to receive assistance this year.

It is not yet clear when additional energy aid applications can be made. In the meantime, it is stated that municipalities, which have already paid 500 euros with the permission of the government, will also pay the remaining 800 euros this year.

400 euro aid to students

Additional energy assistance will be provided for some students this year. According to the sources of the Ministry, this year, a one-time energy aid of 400 euros will be given to the children of low-income families who live separately from their families, have to receive additional scholarships, and have low income. Additional aid will be distributed through Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO).

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Chip blow from USA and Netherlands to China

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The United States and the Netherlands are increasing their chip restrictions as part of their ongoing efforts to prevent their technologies from being used to strengthen China’s military.

While the Dutch are planning to block some equipment from national champion ASML and other companies, the US is expected to go a step further and withhold more Dutch equipment from certain Chinese factories. The US In October, on national security grounds, American companies such as Lam Research and Applied Materials exported chips to China. China imposed export restrictions on shipments of production tools and lobbied other countries with key suppliers to impose similar restrictions.Chinese Embassy spokesman Liu Pengyu said the US has “deliberately blockaded and obstructed Chinese companies, forcibly relocated industries, and segregated.” He denounced this move, stating that China is “pressing for the sake of peace” and said that China will “follow developments closely and strictly protect its own interests”.

Japan, home to chip equipment manufacturers Nikon Corp and Tokyo Electron Ltd, adopted rules to restrict the export of 23 types of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, which will come into effect on July 23. The Dutch government announced on Friday that ASML’s second-best product line was deep plans to announce new regulations requiring licensing for the top tier of ultra violet (DUV) semiconductor equipment.

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Extreme ultraviolet “EUV” lithography machines, ASML’s most sophisticated machines, are already restricted and have never been shipped to China. ASML said in March that it expects Dutch regulations to affect the TWINSCAN NXT:2000i and its more sophisticated models. However, the company’s TWINSCAN NXT:1980Di Older DUV models, such as the navy model, may also be kept out of about six facilities in China by the US.

These facilities are expected to be defined in a new US rule that would allow the US to restrict foreign equipment, even a small percentage of which is US part, from entering these facilities, according to a person familiar with the matter. The person in question is not authorized to speak publicly. Sources said the new Dutch regulations will not come into effect immediately, with one expecting the effective date to be in September, two months after they were issued. He said the planned US rule would require licenses to export equipment to about half a dozen Chinese facilities, including a factory operated by China’s largest chipmaker SMIC. The person in question said that licenses to ship equipment to these facilities would likely be denied. The US rule is expected to apply to ASML, the world’s leading chip equipment manufacturer and the Netherlands’ largest company, because its systems contain US parts and components.US regulations It’s not unusual for him to change bids before clarification, so both timing and constraints are subject to change.

The announced plan reflects the thoughts at the end of June. According to sources, the US is expected to bring further updates in July to its comprehensive rules from October. ASML is Europe’s largest chip equipment company due to its dominance in lithography, one of the key steps in the computer chip manufacturing process. Other companies that could be affected include atomic layer deposition firm ASM International.

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In the Netherlands, the tax reduction in fuel is removed: Gasoline will exceed 2 euros again

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In the Netherlands the tax reduction in fuel is removed Gasoline will exceed 2 euros again

The tax reduction applied by the government on fuel ends in July. In particular, the price of gasoline will exceed the psychological limit of 2 euros.

Due to the increased inflation and energy costs last year, the tax reduction applied to fuel is removed as of 1 July. This situation will especially affect vehicle owners and will direct drivers to cross-border fuel tourism.

According to UnitedConsumers data, the recommended selling price of a liter of gasoline today is 1.98 euros, and a liter of diesel is 1.68 euros. From another point of view, as of this weekend, the price of gasoline will exceed 2 euros, which is called the breaking point.

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According to UnitedConsumers representative Paul van Selms, this will lead to an increase in fuel tourism in particular. Van Selms noted that the difference between now and July prices is tens of cents. “I think a lot of people will want to refuel ‘cheaper’ by the end of this week.” used expression.

Stating that some stations across the country are already storing extra fuel due to this density that will occur at gas stations, Van Selms said, “Still, there is a possibility that some stations will run out of fuel. Because it can take two days for a supplier to arrive,” he said.

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How will the 1st of July decisions affect us in the Netherlands?

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The minimum wage, AOW, fuel tax, child benefit changes as of 1 July. How will all these changes affect your pocket?

A lot of things change with new laws and regulations every July. How will these regulations affect your wallet? Here are the changes coming into effect next month, from less child allowance to higher fuel tax…

Minimum wage rises

From 1 July, the monthly salaries of minimum wage workers will increase by about 2 percent (36 euros on average). The net salary will increase from 1857.73 euros to 1894 euros.

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For those under the age of 21, the increase will be less. Based on a 40-hour work week, a 20-year-old’s hourly salary will increase from 8.93 euros to 9.21 euros, and for a 16-year-old from 3.85 euros to 3.98 euros.

Accordingly, the net salary will be 1596 euros for 20-year-olds, 1197 euros for 19-year-olds, 997.50 euros for 18-year-olds, 788.05 euros for 17-year-olds, and 688.30 euros for 16-year-olds.

AOW and allowances increase

With the increase in the minimum wage, the amount of AOW and other allowances increases. The AOW amount for single residents will be 1378.98 euros. The net salary per person for couples will increase to 939.24 euros.

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Child benefit is declining

Child benefits (Kinderbijslag), paid quarterly, will be deducted based on the consumer price index. There will be a 3% reduction in child benefit in the coming quarters.

Effective from October, the third quarter of the year; Child benefit paid for children up to the age of 6 will decrease by 8.06 euros to 261.70 euros. Child benefit paid to families for children aged 6 to 11 years will decrease by 9.97 euros to 317.77 euros, and for children aged 12 to 18 years old, the amount paid will decrease by 11.52 euros to 373.85 euros.

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Rent increase in social housing

Starting from July, the rents of social housing can be increased by a maximum of 3.1 percent. If your rent is less than 300 euros (without additional costs), your landlord can increase your rent by a maximum of 25 euros. The 4.1 percent rent increase determined in January for private sector residences will remain the same.

Telecom companies will raise

Telecom companies will increase their wages depending on inflation. Ziggo announced that it will increase package prices by 8.5 percent from 1 July. KPN increased its package prices by 6.4 percent. T-Mobile made the inflation adjustment in prices in January and increased its prices by 8.6 percent.

Single-use plastics will be charged

All businesses, from gas stations to grocery stores and kiosks, will start charging additional fees for single-use plastic cups and containers to increase sustainability. The government recommended 25 cents for glasses, 50 cents for food containers, and 5 cents for prepackaged small servings of fruit, vegetables, nuts and gravy, for example. However, each business will determine how much additional fees will be charged. Apart from this, businesses also need to offer an alternative to support recycling. For example, containers that have a deposit on them and can be used repeatedly can be used.

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Fuel taxes increase

The fuel tax was temporarily lowered last year due to high energy prices. From July 1, 2023, the tariff will gradually begin to increase. The tax amount for a liter of gasoline will increase from 65 cents to 79 cents, and for a liter of diesel from 42 cents to 52 cents.

Tax Office raises interest rate

The tax office raises interest rates from 4 percent to 6 percent as of July 1. Those who owe the tax office will have to pay more interest, for example on income tax.

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Chocolate will be even more expensive in 2024

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Cocoa prices have skyrocketed and are taking chocolate prices with them.

So far this year, cocoa futures prices have risen nearly 21 percent.

As is often the case, higher prices are due to demand exceeding supply. This season, the cocoa crop is scant, possibly due to diseases and heavy rains.

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And for next season, forecasters expect another shortfall due to El Niño, a natural phenomenon in the tropical Pacific Ocean that often brings warmer global temperatures.

Rabobank analyst Paul Joules, who focuses on the cocoa and dairy products markets, states that demand, meanwhile, remains strong, especially in Europe and Asia.

According to the monthly report of the International Cocoa Organization for last April, ‘Compared to the 2021/22 cocoa year, the 2022/23 season is heading towards a supply deficit due to reduced production.’

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The price hike could provide some financial relief to poor cocoa farmers.

Tony’s Chocolonely, an Amsterdam-based chocolate company that aims to reduce exploitation in the cocoa supply chain, is happy with the rise in prices.

“We are very happy that cocoa prices are going up,” says Pascal Baltussen, Tony’s CEO. ‘Cocoa prices were too low for West African cocoa farmers to make a living.’

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Cocoa futures are used to determine wages paid to cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast and Ghana. With prices rising in the futures market, we ‘hope that growers’ income will be positively affected.’

Like other chocolatiers, Tony’s has been hit by rising prices not just for cocoa, but for sugar as well.

Earlier this year, the company increased its US prices for retailers by nearly 8 percent for the first time since it entered the US market in 2015. Other companies have also raised prices.

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And the rise in the cost of cocoa means there could be further increases in the price of chocolate.

Cocoa contracts are long-term, so higher prices are likely not yet passed on to consumers.

“I don’t think consumers have seen the full impact yet,” says Joules. Once the new contracts come into effect, ‘that’s when we’ll see the full price increase for consumers.’

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Any increase will add to the already high retail prices of chocolate. From the beginning of the year to April 29, chocolate prices increased by an average of 14.5 percent compared to the same period last year, according to NIQ data that tracks US retail sales.

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Housing prices in the Netherlands continue to fall

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Housing prices have been falling in the last four months.

Prices of houses for sale in May decreased by 6 percent on average compared to the same period of the previous year.
According to the data published by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the rate of decrease in house prices for sale in May is higher than the previous month. In April, homes for sale were 4.4 percent cheaper than in the same month of the previous year. The average price of a house was around 403.913 euros last month.

Since August 2022 in the Netherlands, house prices for sale have been falling almost every month. This is partly due to rising mortgage rates. This is why home buyers can get less loans.

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Housing sales fell

The number of houses whose owners change is also decreasing. According to the data obtained, 15,099 houses were sold last month. This represents a decrease of more than 4 percent compared to the previous year. In the first five months of 2023, almost 10 percent less houses were sold compared to the same period of the previous year.

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News6 months ago

Dutch Supreme Court: Israeli soldiers cannot be tried in our country

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News6 months ago

Amsterdam fine for loud car engines and exhausts

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Sports6 months ago

Verstappen equals F1 record

Amsterdams Best Laptop Friendly Cafés
Travel6 months ago

Exploring Amsterdam’s Best Laptop-Friendly Cafés for Digital Nomads

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Health & Beauty6 months ago

How Netherlands Emergency system works?

2 Russian warplanes approaching Dutch airspace intercepted
News7 months ago

2 Russian warplanes approaching Dutch airspace intercepted

In another city in the Netherlands a bacteria warning was issued in drinking water
News7 months ago

In another city in the Netherlands, a bacteria warning was issued in drinking water

Warning from TK Maxx in the Netherlands Electric leakage in the adapters 1 1
News7 months ago

Warning from TK Maxx in the Netherlands: Electric leakage in the adapters!

Rising rents in the Netherlands led citizens to Belgium
Economy7 months ago

Rising rents in the Netherlands led citizens to Belgium

Childrens bicycle helmets are recalled for safety reasons in the Netherlands 1 1
News7 months ago

Children’s bicycle helmets are recalled for safety reasons in the Netherlands

Train tickets increase by 6.6 percent in the Netherlands
News7 months ago

Train tickets increase by 6.6 percent in the Netherlands

Mother and son missing for 2 months in the Netherlands still not found
News7 months ago

Mother and son missing for 2 months in the Netherlands still not found

The sweltering heat is coming in the Netherlands
News7 months ago

The sweltering heat is coming in the Netherlands

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Art & Culture7 months ago

‘Netherlands’ Stonehenge’ Discovered: 4000-Year-Old Graveyard and Glass Beads From Mesopotamia Found

Large cruise ships banned in Amsterdam seeking to reduce tourist numbers
News7 months ago

Large cruise ships banned in Amsterdam seeking to reduce tourist numbers

Ship loaded with vehicles burning off the Dutch coast for 2 days raises environmental disaster concerns
News7 months ago

Ship loaded with vehicles burning off the Dutch coast for 2 days raises environmental disaster concerns

Netherlands Suspect who produced porn using deepfake technology with TV presenters face will be tried
News7 months ago

Netherlands: Suspect who produced porn using ‘deepfake’ technology with TV presenter’s face will be tried