Weird

Henk the shrunken head is being sold on deuseumwinkel.com
Jan 19 '17 11:41

The Museumwinkel in Nijmegen is selling its human shrunken human head. It is listed on their website for 49 thousand euros. 'Henk', as he was named, could look good on a mantlepiece, the windowsill or even on the toilet, taxidermist Sophie Kiela said to NOS.

Pastafarian
Jan 18 '17 14:30

A Dutch court denied Pastafarian Mienke de Wilde from Nijmegen permission to wear a colander on her head in the photo for her driver's license, AD reports.

De Wilde belongs to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, which was acknowledged as an official religion in the Netherlands a year ago. Part of the religion is that followers - Pastafarians - should wear colanders on their heads. As such, De Wilde wanted to do so on the photo on her driver's license.

Stedelijk Gymnasium in Den Bosch
Jan 17 '17 09:45

The Stedelijk Gymnasium in Den Bosch is slowly resuming classes after mathematics teacher Erik Oltmans on Monday. "We're going to try to resume our normal rhythm, for as far as you can speak of normal", rector of the school Etha Schoemaker-Konings said at a press conference on Monday afternoon, Trouw reports.

Overcrowded train
Jan 12 '17 07:58

On Wednesday afternoon a man lost 16 thousand euros on a train between Rotterdam and Amersfoort. He fell asleep on the train, woke up when he had to change trains at Amersfoort and forgot his bag full of cash on the train. "We are distraught", his friend Mariska Berendsen said to Hart van Nederland. The man himself wants to remain anonymous.

The man had the bag of money with him because he just sold his Audi in Rotterdam. "I told him it was not a good idea. I warned him all day", Mariska said. "Why the car was paid for in cash I do not know."

Crazy River at Walibi Holland
Jan 4 '17 17:20

Dutch theme park Walibi Holland recently reached a new audience, though not necessarily one the park is pleased with. A 28 minute long video of a couple secretly having sex on a number of Walibi rides was posted on Flemish porn site Vurig Vlaanderen. Walibi Holland is considering legal steps, the Telegraaf reports.

The video shows the couple having sex on the Crazy River and the Ferris wheel, among others.

Dec 29 '16 09:37

Fake postal workers using a stolen mail truck are believed to be behind two separate robberies of a second-hand electronics store in Nieuwegein.
The iUsed location was robbed twice in five days. "This is very bizarre", iUsed manager Jip van Asperen said to newspaper AD. 

On Friday two people dressed as PostNL workers stole a large order of Apple devices directly from the store. The order, value estimated at around 20 thousand euros, was already packaged and waiting for the postal van to pick it up. 

"Dead body" and "crocodile" found in Roosendaal and Amsterdam respectively, 25 Dec 2016
Dec 26 '16 16:35

Inflatable toys sent first responders in Amsterdam and Roosendaal rushing to the rescue on Christmas day. Amsterdam police responded to what turned out to be a inflatable crocodile in one of the canals. And the Roosendaal police discovered their dead body was a naked blow-up doll.

Several police units in Amsterdam responded to the canal on 1e Constantijn Huygenstraat after someone reported a crocodile swimming in the canal. At the scene the police did find a crocodile, though this one did not seem to be much of a threat - it was an inflatable pool toy.

Dec 21 '16 12:00

Kamal Maihouane is suing the Postcode Lottery for winnings he missed out on when the lottery fell on his street in January. While his neighbors were celebrating their luck, Kamal realized that he because he did not have enough money in his account for the lottery tickets to be deducted.

Dec 15 '16 12:40

Businessman Dick Peschar, who went missing in Amsterdam on Saturday and suddenly reappeared on Wednesday, claims that he was kidnapped by Albanian criminals. But according to the Telegraaf, he was seen taking his ease at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam earlier this week.

Peschar is involved in a complicated fraud case. He was last seen in a cafe in Amsterdam on Saturday night. His Mercedes was found in a ditch. The police launched a search for him, and found no trace of the businessman, until he reappeared unharmed on Wednesday.

Veolia train in Nijmegen
Nov 29 '16 09:33

A 69-year-old mother and her 43-year-old daughter were the at a crossing on Sionsweg in Nijmegen on Monday. The victims lived together in a home on Breedweg near Groesbeek, the Gelderlander reports.

Local residents told the newspaper that they had a very reclusive lifestyle, with very little contact with neighbors. They had four or five dogs and five or six cats. 

Oct 17 '16 15:55

A motorist crashed into the police station in Almere Haven on Saturday because he was angry over a fine he received, the Almere police write on Facebook.

Oct 17 '16 15:20

A so-called killer clown was arrested n Roermond on Friday night. Several motorists and cyclists reported the clown jumping out and scaring them, which helped the police catch him red handed

Oct 14 '16 09:22

A killer clown in Delft got more than he bargained for when trying to scare a 14-year-old boy on Wednesday night. Luc and his little brother were walking the dogs on Theriasstraat when the killer clown approached him. Young Luc decided to send him on his way with a few well aimed punches

Oct 13 '16 15:15

The Breda police are looking for a group of boys that harassed a teenage girl on two separate occasions. In the last time a boy wearing a Jigsaw mask from the horror movie series Saw groped her under the viaduct on Lunestraat.

Oct 13 '16 08:42

The Rotterdam police arrested a so-called "killer clown" on Wednesday after several people reported seeing him. The clown was wearing a mask and green gloves and carrying a blood-smeared plastic butcher knife

Oct 12 '16 13:30

Dutch branches of fast food chain McDonald's decided to remove clown mascot Ronald McDonald from public view for the time being now that the "killer clown" phenomena popped up in the Netherlands

Oct 12 '16 08:34

A so-called killer clown was spotted in the Oss neighborhood of Ruwaard on Monday and Tuesday, the Oss police announced on Facebook. This one was walking around with a knife a hammer.

Oct 11 '16 09:53

Police in Almere received several reports about a so-called "killer clown" in the city over the past days. This clown is armed with a knife. According to the reports, he chases and scares children.

Taxi
Sep 15 '16 08:19

A group of tourists had bad luck with an Amsterdam taxi driver on Wednesday night. The taxi driver charged them 485 euros for the 20 minute trip from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam-West and refused to let them out of the car when they wouldn't pa

Sep 13 '16 15:30

The Dutch police bought a number of eagles and are currently training them to hunt drones. The police expect that they will be ready for deployment by next summer.

Sep 6 '16 07:45

The A2 highway from Maastricht to Eindhoven is closed on Tuesday morning after an accident left about 3 thousand chickens wandering the road

Aug 26 '16 14:00

A commonly used chemotherapy drug can temporarily make patients' fingerprints unreadable, according to a study by Eramsus MC and the police in The Hague

Aug 24 '16 13:10

On Tuesday the court in Maastricht gave a 57-year-old man permission to temporarily leave his deceased wife buried in his own garden in Brunssum. The body can remain buried in the garden at least until the Brunssum city council made a decision on the widower's request for his wife to be legally buried in the garden

Aug 18 '16 16:30

A 59-year-old man found lying in his garden with severe burns in Oudwoude on Wednesday night, died in hospital on Thursday morning, the police said in a statement on Thursday.

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