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Dutch swimmer Maarten van der Weijden crosses the English Channel twice in a row, 13 Aug 2017
Aug 14 '17 13:50

Dutch marathon swimmer Maarten van der Weijden managed to swim across the Channel between England and France twice in succession on Sunday. He arrived on the English coast in Dover late last night, after leaving from that same coast during the early hours of Sunday morning, RTL Nieuws reports. 

The Oranje Lionesses celebrate their European Championship in the Lepelenburg Park in Utrecht, 7 Aug 2017
Aug 8 '17 07:57

The Dutch national women's football team was celebrated and honored for their European Championship victory in Utrecht on Monday evening. Some 12 thousand fans cheered the Oranje Lionesses as they sailed over the Stadsbuitengracht and then took the stage in Lepelunburg Park for the official ceremony, NU.nl reports.

The Oranje Lionesses win the European Women's Championship 2017, 6 Aug 2017
Aug 7 '17 07:48

The Oranje Lionesses beat Denmark 4-2 in the finals of the European Championship in Enschede on Sunday, thereby winning the European Cup for the first time ever. The Dutch women's football team was ecstatic by the win.

"This is truly unbelievable", an emotional Vivianne Miedema said to NOS in the Grolsch Veste after the match. "The realization still has to set in, but this is really great." 

The Oranje Lionesses celebrate their 3-0 victory against England in the semi-finals of the European Women's Championship, 3 Aug 2017
Aug 4 '17 13:30

The Netherlands national women's football team beat England 3-0 on Thursday night and thereby progressed to the European Women's Championship finals for the first time ever, according to ANP. The Oranje women will be facing off against Denmark in Enschede on Sunday. Should they win the cup, the Dutch team will be honored in a celebration ceremony in Utrecht on Monday evening. 

Tribute to Abdelhak Nouri during the Ajax vs Nice Champions League match in the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam, 2 Aug 2017
Aug 3 '17 08:51

Goose bumps and tears filled the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam on Tuesday night as tribute was paid to Ajax footballer Abdelhak Nouri during the Championship League match between Ajax and Nice. Nouri sustained serious and permanent brain damage after he collapsed during a practice match a few weeks ago. 

The Oranje women progress to the quarterfinals of the European Championships, 24 Jul 2017
Jul 25 '17 08:18

The Dutch national women's football team won the last group match against Belgium 2-1 on Monday. The Oranje women is thereby the group winner and progressing to the European Championships quarterfinals, NU.nl reports. 

Sherida Spitse scored the first goal for the Netherlands halfway through the first half in the Koning Willem II stadium in Tilburg. An hour into the match Belgium came back with a goal by Tessa Wullaert. In the 75th minute Lieke Martens scored, brining the Netherlands to 2-1 and to victory. 

A rainy start to the third day of the Nijmegen Vierdaagse, 20 Jul 2017
Jul 20 '17 07:54

Rain gear was the order of the day for the first group of hikers kicking off the third day of the Nijmegen Vierdaagse. On Thursday the hikers were greeted by heavy rainfall and thunder when they started their hike on the Wedren in Nijmegen at 4:00 a.m., according to the Gelderlander.

Vierdaagse
Jul 18 '17 08:52

Nijmegen's annual four day hiking event, the Vierdaagse, kicked off on Tuesday morning. The first hikers started their journey at 4:00 a.m. and by 6:30 a.m. over half of the 42,036 participants were on the way, the Volkskrant reports.

This is the 101st edition of the Nijmegen Vierdaagse, which ends in the Nijmegen city center on Friday. Hikers from no less than 67 countries are participating this year. The youngest participant is 11-year-old Maud Molemans from Nijmegen, the oldest is 94-year-old Herman Dubie from Amsterdam. This is the Amsterdam man's 20th Vierdaagse. 

Volleyballs
Jul 14 '17 15:45

A 27-year-old volleyball coach from Berlicum was taken back into custody on he suspicion that he secretly filmed young players while they were nude, AD reports.

The coach was arrested late in May, and released from custody two weeks later. The Public Prosecutor filed an appeal against the release, and the court in Den Bosch ruled on Friday that the man must be taken back into custody.

Vierdaagse
Jul 14 '17 11:05

People participating in the Nijmegen Vierdaagse hike next week, will have to take high temperatures into account, according to Weeronline. From Sunday, temperatures will rise to tropical highs of above 30 degrees on Wednesday, according to the weather service.

The Nijmegen Vierdaagse is happening between Tuesday and Friday next week. Some of the accompanying parties already start on Saturday.

KNVB
Jul 14 '17 08:41

Dutch football union KNVB acknowledges that mistakes were made in the selection procedure for the national team's new coach. "In business, it is good to have three candidates follow a trajectory next to each other. In football that can't work, that is really a mistake I learned from", interim-director Jean Paul Decossaux said to the Volkskrant. 

Abdelhak Nouri
Jul 14 '17 08:18

All football matches must have a mandatory defibrillator available in future, according Michel D'Hooghe, physician and chairman of world football union FIFA's medical committee. If a defibrillator is handy, situations like Ajax player Abdelhak Nouri sustaining brain damage may be prevented, he believes, according to NOS.

Abdelhak Nouri
Jul 13 '17 14:40

Abdelhak Nouri sustained severe and lasting brain damage when he suffered from heart arrhythmias during an Ajax practice match against Werder Bremem on Saturday, the Amsterdam team revealed in a statement on Thursday.

"In the intensive care unit of the hospital in Innsbruck, Nouri's brain functions were further tested over the past few days", Ajax reports. "The diagnosis that was made is that a large part of his brain no longer functions and that the chance of recovery of these crucial brain functions is nil."

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Jul 12 '17 14:40

Terrorist group ISIS called for a terrorist attack during the European Women's Championship football match in Galgenwaard Stadium in Utrecht on July 19th. The call was placed on a pro-ISIS telegram channel according to RTL Nieuws.

England and Scotland will be playing in the affected match. 

Football
Jun 26 '17 09:40

Reports of sexual abuse in the Dutch sports world are often not adequately handled, concludes a research report by Bureau Beke and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Information about sexual abuse is often left untouched at clubs, federations and the person of trust point of the NOC*NSF, which means that perpetrators walk free for longer than necessary. The sports world also rarely call in the police, according to the report, the Volkskrant reports.

Ambulance
Jun 12 '17 10:25

A woman was severely injured while taking part in the VenloStormt obstacle course on Saturday. She was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, where she died of her injuries a short time later, a spokesperson for the event organizers said to NU.nl. 

The woman got hurt after sliding from a meters-high slide into the water of the harbor. Once in the water, she collided with another participant and disappeared under water, according to the newspaper. It took several minutes for divers to pull her out and start resuscitation, 1Limburg reports.

Jochem van den Hoek
Jun 8 '17 16:50

Dutch racer Jochem van den Hoek was killed in a crash during the Isle of Man TT motorcycle street circuit on Wednesday. Van den Hoek is the second person to die in this year's race. British racer Davey Lambert was killed in a crash on Tuesday. And hours after the Dutch racer's fatal accident, Irishman Alan Bonner was killed in a crash, BBC reports. 

PSV Eindhoven
May 31 '17 14:40

Football club PSV in Eindhoven is calling on all professional clubs in the Netherlands to open their own helpline where players and former players can report sexual abuse. Clubs need to do more to help the victims, PSV director Toon Gerbrands said to the Volkskrant.

Avondvierdaagse
May 29 '17 14:45

On Monday the Netherlands royal hiking federation KWBN advised schools and other organizations to cancel the first night of the annual four evening marches should the weather make it necessary. Meteorological institute KNMI for the entire country for Monday and the KWBN calls on participants not to take any risks, NU.nl reports.

Tom Dumoulin
May 29 '17 09:42

Tom Dumoulin's historic victory in the Giro race in Italy is on the front page of all major Dutch newspapers on Monday. Big things are expected for te 26-year-old cyclist. Dumoulin is the first Dutch ever to win the Giro d'Italia and only the third Dutch to win a major cycling race. This is the first major cycling victory for the Netherlands in 37 years, according to AD.

Ajax fans watching the Europa League finals on the Museumplein in Amsterdam, 24 May 2017
May 25 '17 08:27

The Amsterdam police arrested a total of 30 people during and after the public viewing of the Europa League finals on the Museuplein on Wednesday night. After Ajax lost the title to Manchester United (2-0), the Dutch capital quickly and calmly ran empty, ANP reports.

Arrests were made for public intoxication, insults and setting a parasol on fire, among other things. One police officer was assaulted. "For us this is really an ordinary very busy Saturday night", the police said around midnight. By 1:00 a.m. Amsterdam was mostly empty and quiet, according to the news wire.

Passengers cram into a train in Amsterdam after the Europa League finals match between Ajax and Manchester, 24/25 May 2017
May 25 '17 07:29

Train passengers trying to leave Amsterdam after the public viewing of the Europa League finals on Wednesday night are furious at NS over poor service. Social media flooded with complaints about overcrowded trains, lack of communication and general chaos, ANP reports. Ajax lost the match against Manchester United 2-0.

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May 24 '17 19:54

Police in Amsterdam are asking people to avoid coming to Amsterdam on Wednesday night to watch the Europa League final match between Ajax and Manchester United. to show up, trying to watch the match on a giant screen at Museumplein, but police said an hour before the match that at least 120,000 were already in the city center.

Amsterdam's Museumplein being prepared for a public viewing of the Ajax vs Manchester United Europa League finals match, 24 May 2017
May 24 '17 14:50

Amsterdam is preparing the Museumplein for a live screening of the Ajax vs Manchester United match in the Europa League finals tonight. Some 100 thousand supporters are expected to watch the match in the square, Het Parool reports. 

Ajax is facing Manchester United in the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden tonight. Should the Amsterdam team win, the team will be honored in a ceremony also on the Museumpleini on Thursday. Some 150 thousand people are expected to attend the ceremony.

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