January 1 - Fire at a New Year party in a bar in Volendam kills 13 young people and injures 140.
January 18 - Fire at airport Amsterdam Schiphol leads to chaos.
January 26 - Suspect of fireworks explosion in Enschede in May 2000 arrested.
February 6 - Foreign minister Van Aartsen calls off visit to the People's Republic of China because of human rights.
February 8 - Eight Hells Angels are arrested in their club house in Amsterdam.
February 14 - Government Information Service declares that Beatrix of the Beatrix's second son Prince Friso of is not.
February 14 - The creator of the Anna Kournikova (computer virus) turns himself in.
March 21 - First case of foot and mouth disease discovered.
March 30 - Engagement of Crown Prince Prince of Orange Willem Alexander and Máxima Zorreguieta announced.
March 26 - Michael Dudok de Wit wins an Academy Awards|Academy Award (Short film/animated) for Father and Daughter.