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Inside restaurant Tribeca in Heeze
Dec 12 '16 15:30

Restaurant Tribeca in Heeze was named the 20th two Michelin star restaurant in the Netherlands during a ceremony in the DeLaMar in Amsterdam on Monday. Restaurant Rijks, in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, was given its first Michelin star, the Volkskrant reports. 

Dec 12 '16 14:55

PostNL fired one of its drivers with immediate effect on Monday for a Facebook post in which he praised the bombing in Istanbul, Turkey over the weekend. The Dutch postal service confirmed the dismissal on Facebook and Twitter, following an outraged storm of reactions.

"Too bad there were only 20 deaths, there should have been many more. At least those 29 aren't coming here, great." The man wrote on Facebook

Dec 12 '16 08:54

Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure is working on a law that will ban the use of a smartphone while cycling. That means no more texting or calling from your bike, a spokesperson for the Ministry confirmed to newspaper AD on Monday. 

Fog on Amsterdam's Oostelijke Eilanden and KNSM island, 12 Dec 2016
Dec 12 '16 08:29

Motorists will face a difficult morning rush hour in the central and southern parts of the Netherlands on Monday due to thick mists and dangerous conditions. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow weather warning, warning that visibility may be reduced to less than 200 meters in some places.

"Dangerous driving conditions due to poor visibility. Adjust speed and keep a safe distance. Mist can be treacherous by sudden onset. Folow weather forecasts and warnings", the KNMI advises. The mist is expected to dissipate during the course of the morning. 

arrest
Dec 12 '16 08:17

A 27-year-old British man was arrested in connection with the. The man was near Kok when he was gunned down in te parking lot of sex club Boccaccio in Laren on Thursday, according to AD.

Police
Dec 12 '16 07:41

A 52-year-old man from IJmuiden was stabbed to death at a company in the city on Sunday morning A 55-year-old man was arrested as suspect later on Sunday, after being shot in the leg by the police.

The suspect fled the scene of the stabbing on Ruyterstraat in the Zeeheldenbuurt, the police said in a statement. The police released his description - blood covered man around the age of 30 carrying a shopping bag - on Burgernet. The man was spotted in Driehuis later that afternoon.

Dec 12 '16 07:18

The police shot and injured a man after a fire in an apartment building in Zwolle on Monday morning. He was taken to hospital with injuries in his leg, according to De Stentor.

The fire started in the apartment building on Van der Laenstraat around 2:30 a.m. on Monday. The building was evacuated. After the fire was extinguished and the fire department started cleaning up, several shots were fired.

Lodewijk Asscher of Dutch Labour party PvdA
Dec 9 '16 17:23

A change in leadership was confirmed on Friday at the top of the PvdA, the Labour Party of the Netherlands. The new party leader is current Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher, party chairman Hans Spekman announced in Amsterdam.

Asscher defeated Diederik Samsom by a nine percent margin, winning 54.5 percent of the vote. Asscher had decided fairly late in the process to challenge Samsom for the leadership. 

Kalashnikov AK-47 in Rotterdam terrorism case
Dec 9 '16 16:59

Police in the Netherlands arrested a 30-year-old Rotterdam resident suspected of planning a terrorist-related crime, the Dutch public prosecutor revealed on Friday. The suspect had a Kalashnikov AK-47 with two full magazines when authorities conducted the investigation.

A large painting in the suspect’s home depicting a flag used by ISIS was found, as well as four boxes of highly explosive illegal fireworks. Several mobile phones were also seized, along with 1,600 euros.

Geert Wilders rally in Purmerend
Dec 9 '16 11:41

Anti-Islam party leader Geert Wilders was found guilty of inciting discrimination and insulting a race of people . In issuing its ruling, judges at the maximum security court near Schiphol Airport said the populist politician's rhetoric did not fall within his rights to free speech.

 crime scene tape
Dec 9 '16 08:23

One person was fatally wounded in a shooting at a sex club in Laren, Noord-Holland, according to the AD. The victim, believed to be convicted killer-turned-crime blogger Martin Kok, died after shots rang out at the Boccaccio club on Hector Treublaan just after 11:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Kok was in his 80-year-old father's car at the time of the shooting, according to Het Parool. Investigators were still looking for those involved in the shooting as of 8 a.m. on Friday, the AD said.

Russia's Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Viktor Yanukovich
Dec 8 '16 11:58

The Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV) called upon Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte to push through ratification of a European Union agreement with the Ukraine. The deal, rejected by Dutch voters in a non-binding referendum, includes policy on energy, economics, labour rights and free travel across borders.

Former Amsterdam prison Bijlmerbajes
Dec 8 '16 10:18

The number of adults held in custody by order of Dutch courts fell in 2015 by 3,450 to 39,790. It represents a decline of nearly eight percent on the 2014 prison population, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), a reversal after two straight years of slight increases.

Police uniform
Dec 7 '16 14:45

The court in Den Bosch acquitted police officer Ronald V. on appeal for shooting an innocent passenger in a getaway car in 2013. When the case was first tried, the Kerkrade police officer was found guilty of manslaughter and AD reports.

V., his family and many colleagues were in court to hear the verdict.

Bird's eye view of the MH17 monument in Vijfhuizen near Schiphol - artist's impression
Dec 7 '16 12:55

The construction of the national MH17 memorial starts in Vijfhuizen, near Schiphol airport today. The memorial will consists of a forest of 298 trees, one for each person who died when the Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down, as well as the National Monument for the victims, NOS reports.

Dec 7 '16 11:39

The government wants the Netherlands to be nearly CO2 emissions free by 2050, according to Economic Minister Henk Kamp's Energy Agenda. The Agenda contains a number of measures to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and encourage sustainable living. Environmental organizations call the plan unambitious, NU.nl reports.

Dec 7 '16 08:25

A majority in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, voted against a proposal to ban foreign financing for Dutch political parties. The proposal was rejected by right-wing parties VVD, PVV and VNL and Christian parties CDA, ChristenUnie and SGP, NU.nl reports. 

New York City
Dec 7 '16 07:57

The state of New York placed four Dutch companies on a blacklist because the Americans believe the boycott Israel. The comopanies are ASN Bank, Royal HaskoningDHV, Triodos Bank and water company Vitens, NU.nl reports.

In June of this year New York decided to boycott companies that boycott Israel by withdrawing investments or making sanctions against the country. The four Dutch companies on the list have 90 days to prove that they are not boycotting Israel, or they will never again do business with New York.

Crime scene (Photo: Politie)
Dec 7 '16 07:21

The police are investigating a possible hostage situation in Best, Noord-Brabant. Two suspects, men aged 24 and 25 years from Valkenswaard, were arrested on Tuesday, the Telegraaf reports.

The investigation was triggered by a wounded man showing up at a police station on Tuesday afternoon. He told the police that he was held against his will, according to newspaper AD. He was treated for his injuries, though the police would not say what the nature of those injuries were.

An AIDS memorial in Nuremburg
Dec 6 '16 16:35

HIV patients in the Netherlands are furious about the AIDS fund's "horror campaign" about the disease. "I kill about 300 children a day" and "I am now more dangerous than ever" are two phrases fro the Dutch AIDS Fund's radio commercial campaign. 

Lunch at school
Dec 6 '16 15:25

An increasing number of Dutch primary schools are switching over to the so-called , in which kids aren't sent home for lunch, instead staying at school for a short break and then going home earlier. Currently only about half of primary schools are still using the traditional timetable, the Volkskrant reports based on a survey by DUO, NU.nl reports..

The Netherlands takes blackface to Africa - Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet visit Dutch soldiers on an UN mission in Mali, 5 Dec 2016
Dec 6 '16 09:00

Dutch soldiers on a United Nations mission in Mali got a visit from Sinterklaas and two Zwarte Piets in their traditional blackface makeup on Monday, according to a photo the Ministry of Defense posted on Twitter. 

Asylum seekers fighting in a shelter in Apeldoorn, 4 Dec 2016
Dec 6 '16 08:21

PVV leader Geert Wilders issued another deportation call on Twitter, posting a video of a "recent" fight between asylum seekers in a shelter in Apeldoorn. But according to the police, the video is just over a year old and the asylum center in which it was shot is not even open any more.

Dec 6 '16 07:58

The police recovered the car of a man who wasThe black Mercedes was found late on Monday in Putten following a tip, the police said in a statement. The case will be discussed on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.

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