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Until otherwise signposted, do Dutch highways default to a 130 km/h maximum speed even during daytime?

Dutch highways default to a 130 km/h speed limit (per article 21 of the Dutch Traffic Law). In the current situation, all Dutch highways have a reduced speed limit of 100 km/h between 6:00 and 19:00 ...
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If a Dutch/Indian couple register their baby's birth with India, does it cease to be Dutch due to "voluntarily adopting" another citizenship?

Section 4 of The Citizenship Act, 1955 (as amended by subsequent law) states that a child born outside India to an Indian parent has Indian "citizenship by descent" (which can coexist with ...
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What's the legal difference between a security camera and filming on your smartphone?

In the Netherlands you should not have your security cameras record the public space (e.g. the road in front of your house), basically because recording the public space would infringe on people's ...
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Betting with VPN [closed]

The Stake Online Casino is not available in the Netherlands. However, you can bypass this geoblocking with a VPN. Is this a legal thing to do? And can Stake find out in any way?
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What are requirements to determine options for statutory or private health insurance after moving back from abroad (in the EU)?

When a person moves back to Germany after being abroad in the EU (e.g. Netherlands) long enough to have to insure themselves there and not be insured in Germany anymore, what determines if you can be ...
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Does receiving an email informing me of a change in policy mean I automatically agree with it, unless I object?

Several years ago I bought a domain name. I have never really used it, and have been wanting to get rid of it for quite some time now, but every year the hosting service finds another trick to make me ...
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What are the grounds for close in age exceptions in the Netherlands?

The age of consent in the Netherlands is 16 but Netherlands statutory rape law is violated when an individual has consensual sexual contact with a person under age 16 out of wedlock. Close in age ...
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Alimony on gross salary

How does someone pay alimony on their gross salary if they are employed by someone else? Suppose the partners agree on giving half of the gross monthly salary as alimony. If said person has X gross ...
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Is there a government department in the Netherlands regulating sex work?

Do the Netherlands have a government department that specializes in understanding and analyzing sex work, and is tasked with maximizing the legal rights, ethical conditions, and positive outcomes for ...
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Being employed in two EU countries simultaneously

Is it possible (legal) to be employed in two jobs (full time) in two different European countries at the same time? Secondly, is it possible to have work permits of two countries simultaneously being ...
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Can you refuse services to businesses you deem unethical?

As a business owner, is it within my rights to refuse to sell products to other businesses that I personally view as unethical, such as Facebook, due to their alleged questionable or harmful practices?...
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If a party does not fulfil an obligation of a clause, and the other party ignores the failure for a long time, is the clause still legally valid?

Say there's a clause (art. 14) that creates an obligation for party A, from which an obligation for party B follows. Say it looks like this: art.14. Every year, no later than six months after the end ...
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Why, in the JIT's opinion, was it murder to mistakingly shoot down the Malaysian plane over Ukraine in 2014?

If the court adjudicated that they didn't shoot the MH17 plane on purpose (they thought, mistakenly, that it was a Ukrainian military aircraft), why did it find the defendants guilty of murder as ...
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What are my rights if my boss paid me 600 euro too much for 2 years long?

My little brother, lets call him A for now, came to me today and said his boss, call him B, came to him and said that he (B) had been paying him (A) 600 euro too much for 2 years long. Ofcourse B ...
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Effect of non-compete of ex-employee clause after legal merge in Netherlands

If an employee of company A in the Netherlands with a non-compete clause quits before transfer of undertaking for the legal merge with company B(overgang van onderneming), would the non-compete clause ...
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Non-Compete in consultancy and switching to freelance work

I'm currently working as a cloud engineer in a cloud consultancy company and when I joined the company as part of my contract there was a non-compete clause forbidding me to carry on a business or ...
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When buying a product directly from the manufacturer, which type of warranty applies: store warranty or manufacturer warranty?

In a Dutch chatroom concerning computer hardware, we've had a bit of a discussion concerning warranty for an overheating GPU (AMD Radeon RX 6700XT Reference edition in case it's relevant) that was ...
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Why can Dutch police order Binance to freeze funds of Colombian customers?

In short, Dutch police ordered Binance (cryptocurrency exchange) to freeze funds of some Colombian customers, and those customers are supposed to prove - to the satisfaction of Dutch police - that ...
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Law regarding toilets use in The Netherlands

Today my manager sent an email to our department regarding the toilet use; they said that it is not allowed to use the ladies' room as a man, by law, and vice versa. That got me curious. Note that I ...
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Can being a board member of a 'Vereniging van Eigenaren' be made mandatory?

Dutch apartment buildings must have a "Vereniging van Eigenaren" (VvE, loosely translated: "owner's association"). If you buy an apartment in the building, you must become a member ...
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What is the process for making and quantifying a legal claim against a tenant in the Netherlands?

The situation A tenant has caused damage to property, including furniture and appliances, mattresses and walls. The total cost of repair and replacement will be probably around €3000. The tenant also ...
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Can one file a legal claim against a person in the Netherlands without knowing their address?

Is it possible to file a legal claim against an individual in the Netherlands without knowing their home address? In this particular case, all the following are known: the individual's name town of ...
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Dutch Portrait rights for persona

I'm no lawyer, so the following is to the best of my understanding. In Dutch copyright law there's the notion of portrait rights. This law specifies certain restrictions for the author of a photo/...
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Does the Netherlands concept of free speech extend to online media platforms?

What protections does Netherlands provide to users of online platforms incorporated in their country? Currently, the United States treats online platforms as private property and so the users are ...
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Trademark-application denied due to company name which describes activity

I am co-founder of a company with which we want to apply for a trademark of our name in BeNeLux. We were told that this would be quite dangerous for us and would be risky as our company name also ...
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Could it make sense to add a non-used reason for firing someone in court?

Lets imagine there is a person called George that works for the dutch government to secure their ICT systems. The government body he worked for was not a secret agency or something like that. This ...
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Do I need "cookie management modal" in my web application?

We have a web application (+1000 users) and we use analytics cookies and have also some cookies that are required for the application to work. Before the user creates an account, it has to accept both ...
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How do sexting laws work in the Netherlands?

I've noticed that in some countries the definition of child pornography varies. For example, in Canada, where if a conversation is private between people of a very small age gap and there is never any ...
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Is it necessary for both the divorced parents to consent for their younger than 12 years old kid to wear face mask or get tested for COVID-19?

I guess there is some consent needed since the kid is younger that 12 years old. But is it necessary for both the parents to consent? Does the opinion of the kid also count? More specifically I would ...
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Where do I find the list of weapons referenced in this Netherlands weapon law?

I am reading the wet wapens en munitie, which is the Dutch law concerning possession of weapons and ammunition. In this law there is frequent referrence to "bij regeling van Onze Minister ...
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Foreigners in boards of public owned enterprises

In the EU, is it allowed to have a member in the board of directors for a public/government-owned organization when the following is true? The member is a citizen of a country outside the EU. The ...
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Is it legal to alter and resell a product under its original name?

I recently picked up a little business on the side, and I am thinking of bringing it a step further by approaching a store that can sell the product for me, which got me thinking about the legality of ...
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Can I be held responsible for objects abandoned by other tenants?

I live in the Netherlands (Amsterdam to be specific), in an apartment building with two communal spaces (a bike cellar and a currently unused room). In the bike cellar there are many broken and ...
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Can a company in the Netherlands which has an American parent company hire an Iranian?

Because of the US sanctions, there are many limitations and restrictions on some countries, and these sanctions also affect the people of those countries. Suppose that a person, A, was going to work ...
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Lack of action taken by landlord against a noisy neighbor

(First time posting on this SE, I hope it's not off-topic.) I have a friend who lives in the Netherlands, let's call her Allison. Both her and her neighbor (let's call him Bob) live in an apartment ...
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Is the car in my possession part of my household effects?

The Netherlands have a tax on the acquisition or import of private motor vehicles (BPM) which can be fairly expensive depending on what car you have. I am moving from Germany to the Netherlands and ...
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Confidentiality clause in a contract (Netherlands/EU)

I have a contract signed at Oct 2016 and valid for one year. It has the following lines: OBJECTIVE OF THE AGREEMENT This contract is valid for one year. Also, it has confidentiality clause: ...
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To achieve ECTS credits at my school a student is forced to drop his/her right of privacy

Some background about the situation: I attend a vocational university (university of applied sciences) I live in the Netherlands - Europe We have a mandatory activity that provides us with ECTS ...
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Cannot afford speeding ticket Netherlands

My friend lives in the Netherlands and was doing 62 km/h in a 30 km/h zone. He did this on a scooter that he illegally removed the 25 km/h cap on. From these two facts the fine will likely be around ...
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Hacking devices to unlock features: Legal or not?

There are 2 models of multimeter, A and B. Physically they are absolutely identical, yet model B has some functions unlocked, that are locked in model A. B costs about $400 more than A. If one tampers ...
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Without judicial review, what is the point of the Dutch constitution?

I gather from various sources (note: most links are in Dutch) that no process of judicial review exists in the Netherlands. In my understanding, most democracies have a process for creating, amending ...
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Can Netherlands enforce the car import tax legally?

As I understood I am free to import goods from other countries within Europe tax free. I have been living in The Netherlands for 3 years now, but I want to bring my car from home country, Latvia. Yet, ...
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Is it legal to create a carbon copy of an application? [closed]

A couple of days ago, an acquaintance of mine asked for help with an application for his non-profit company. This application was already done previously by people who the client hired previously. He ...
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Forced to sign NDA or no notice period [closed]

Context: I currently live in India and working remotely as a Software Engineer for a Dutch company since August 2018. I have got a residence permit for the Netherlands starting next month and was ...
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What are legal ways to get a persons address (Person living in Ireland, I'm living in The Netherlands)?

This is a follow-up to my previous question. I filed for a European small claims procedure but the only address I had of that person, seems invalid. The people at the address in question claim they ...
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Is there any chance to get a loan back from someone in another country? (Loanee is in Ireland, Lender in Netherlands)

Lets say someone form another country loans a small amount of money (400 euro) in The Netherlands (A Dutch person lends money to someone from Ireland). Signing a Dutch loan contract (in English) ...
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Package recieved after full refund, illegal to keep it? [duplicate]

So I ordered a package with a company (a Chinese company), after it not arriving and reaching the deadline I got a full refund (490 USD). The day after I received the money, I bought the same product ...
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Are employees in the EU more protected than in the US for sexual harassment? [closed]

For example, I know someone who was hired in the US for companyX. CompanyX has three locations, one in the Netherlands, one in the US, and one in Australia. CompanyX told my friend that he must work ...
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Can I process the e-mails from my own e-mail account to make statistics?

I'm working on a project for a company and I’m not sure if it's legal. I've made a system that automatically analyses my e-mail account and then displays statistics like: -Most common senders -Most ...
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I'm 16 years old and I want to move in with my 18 year old SO, am I allowed to decide this for myself? What can my parents do against this?

I want to move in with my SO who is 18 years old and has his own place. My question is basically: When I run out of my home, what can my parents do against this? Can they "force" take me from his ...
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