Esther Paul, found murdered on the shore of the Veluwemeer near Biddinguizen on 30 Apr 2017
May 24 '17 13:40

A body found was identified as 43-year-old Esther Paul from Almere, the police announced on Opsporing Verzoct on Tuesday. She was connected to the criminal world, related to cannabis in particular, but the police can't yet say whether her criminal past is connected to her murder, the Gelderlander reports.

Wasting food
May 24 '17 13:05

The average Dutch citizen threw out 41 kilograms of food in 2016, meaning a 15% decrease in food waste from 2010, when it was still 48 kilos. This is one of the main findings from research commissioned by the Dutch Ministries of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure and the Environment. State Secretary Martijn van Dam (Ministry of Economic Affairs) sent the reports to the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

University of Amsterdam logo
May 24 '17 12:30

The modified version of Blackboard software used by the University of Amsterdam contains major security vulnerabilities that can easily be exploited by cyber attackers, according to two students at the university who researched this as part of their studies, NU.nl reports.

According to students Bram ter Borch and Auke Zwaan, they shared these vulnerabilities with the university's IT department in May last year, but the department did not do enough to fix the problems. So the students decided to make their findings public.

Airbnb
May 24 '17 11:55

Rental platform Airbnb is calling on its members to protest against Amsterdam's plan to fine Airbnb landlords who don't report their listing to the municipality. People who want to complain about this new obligation, which will be implemented on October 1st, can do so on a Airbnb established especially for this purpose, NU.nl reports.

Koninklijke Marechaussee
May 24 '17 11:20

Three suspects were arrested in connection with the theft of 7 million euros worth of Apple products from an industrial terrain on Schiphol airport in December, the Koninklijke Marechaussee announced on Tuesday.

In December the suspects drove onto a Schiphol business area with a truck. They loaded the truck with 46 pallets of Apple phones and tablets before taking off. The stolen products were worth about 7 million euros.

Shortly after the theft, some of the stolen goods were listed for sale on line. Some were also found in a warehouse in Delft.

Insiya Hemani
May 24 '17 10:45

In 2016 Amber Alerts were issued for a total of 23 missing children in the Netherlands, according to the annual report the organization presented on Wednesday. 22 of these kids were returned unharmed, ANP reports.

In 21 of the Amber Alert cases, the kids were found and returned home within a month. The average age of the kids involved was 11 years. 61 percent of them were girls, the other 39 percent boys.

Jeroen Dijsselbloem with the case containing the Netherlands annual budget.
May 24 '17 10:07

A massive financial setback means that the Nethrelands is now facing a 1 billion euros budget deficit, instead of the previously declared 3.5 billion euros surplus, sources in The Hague told NOS.

According to NOS, healthcare and education did less well financiallly than expected. There were also financial setbacks in other areas. 

The spring budget report will be discussed in the Council of Ministers today. More details are expected to be announced after the debate.

Eurostar train at St Pancras in London
May 24 '17 09:51

Eurostar plans to have a direct train connection between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and London before Christmas, the tranist company announced The trip between Rotterdam and St. Pancras station will take only 3 hours and 15 minutes, and from Amsterdam to St. Pancras will take 4 hours. There will be no stop at Schiphol for the time being, AD reports.

Bert Koenders
May 24 '17 09:16

The Dutch diplomatic network is in a "worrying state" and "urgently" needs to be strenghtened to avoid a diplomatic crisis, the advice council for international issues AIV said in a report on Wednesday. The new government will have to invest an extra 70 to 80 million euros annually into the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the report states according to ANP.

Dick Schoof
May 24 '17 08:42

The Netherlands terrorism threat level remains high at 4 out of 5 after a believed suicide on Monday, the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security Dick Schoof said on his website. After speaking with the event sector, it was decided that all security measured will be reevaluated, Schoof said on Twitter.

Alexander Pechtold
May 24 '17 08:10

The D66 will not accept the invitiation to talk with the VVD, CDA and ChristenUnie on forming a government together, the party announced during the early hours of Wednesday morning. A failed discussion with the ChristenUnie on Tuesday showed that the two parties can't bridge their differences and further negotiations "would not be sensible", the party said, according to ANP.

Amsterdam Centraal lit with the Union Jack to show solidarity with victims of the Manchester attack, 23 May 2017
May 24 '17 07:34

The municipality of Amsterdam projected an image of the British flag, the Union Jack, onto Amsterdam Central Station on Tuesday night to show solidarity with the victims of an

"Out of solidarity with the victims of the attack in Manchester, Amsterdam Central Station is lit with the Union Jack", the municipality said on twitter. 

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May 23 '17 16:55

After a total of 513 donations and giving 333 liters of blood, Limburg man Frans Hollander is retiring. He donated blood for the last time on Monday, L1 reports.

At the age of 69, Hollander from Rijkholt was forced to retire. According to Dutch rules, you can't be a donor after the age of 70. This age limit is intended to protect the donor, as many elderly people aren't able to donate blood. 

Hollander would've liked to continue for another few years. "It's little effort to help sick people this way. And it's nice here", he said to L1. 

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May 23 '17 16:20

The police arrested a Limburg bailiff on Monday for telling women that if they have sex with him, he would wipe out their debts. A total of 11 women pressed charges against the man, AD reports.

The Public Prosecutor and police have been. The authorities believe that he's been sexually harassing women in this way since 2001. 

Nicky Verstappen, murdered at age 11 in Brunssum in August 1998
May 23 '17 15:45

The Public Prosecutor is launching a massive DNA kinship investigation in an ultimate effort to find out who murdered 11-year-old Nicky Verstappen from Heibloem in 1998, Prosecutor Roger Bos announced in a press conference in Maastricht on Tuesday. The magistrate gave permission for DNA samples to be taken from 15 thousand men, AD reports.

Nicky Verstappen was found murdered one day after he disappeared from a summer camp on Brunssummerheide in August 1998. His body was found over a kilometer from the camp. The perpetrator was never found.

Ajax makes it through to the Europa League finals, 11 May 2017
May 23 '17 15:10

The between Ajax and Manchester United on the Museumplein on Wednesday, will continue as planned, the Amsterdam municipality announced in the wake of an.

Crime scene tape
May 23 '17 14:33

A large part of the Ceintuurbaan in Amsterdam was closed down and evacuated after two unattended suitcases were found in tram 24, near Ferdinand Bolstraat on Tuesday. The police are investigating.

GVB employees noticed a suspicious looking person placing the suitcases in the tram around 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday and called the police. After some deliberation, the authorities decided to evacuate the area, AT5 reports. Shopkeepers were instructed to close their stores, local residents were instructed to stay inside and pedestrians were escorted out of the area.

Ajax on the way to Stockholm for the Europa League Finals against Manchester United, 23 May 2017
May 23 '17 14:00

The Ajax team departed from Schiphol airport on Tuesday morning and is on their way to Stockholm, where the Amsterdam team is playing against Manchester United in the Europa League finals on Wednesday. Manchester United is also scheduled to travel to Stockholm today.

Tonight both teams will train in the Friends Arena, where the match will be played on Wednesday, NU.nl reports. After training coaches Peter Bosz and Jose Mourinho and a player for each team will give a press conference. 

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May 23 '17 13:25

A woman gave birth on an Arriva Bus in Breda on Sunday evening. The baby boy was born on line 115 on Markendaalseweg, with the help of bus driver and passengers, Omroep Brabant reports.

Bus driver Frans Videler saw in his mirror that something was up with the woman. He heard a shout and saw her water break. He pulled the bus over, let traffic control know via the emergency button and called the emergency services. He was still on the line when the baby was born 

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May 23 '17 12:50

The Public Prosecutor demanded 120 hours of community services against three swim coaches and two teachers suspected of death through negligence in the . The Syrian girl drowned after a swimming lesson in t' Gastland swimming pool in September, just months after she and her family arrived in the Netherlands, AD reports.

Veluwemeer in Biddinghuizen Flevoland Netherlands
May 23 '17 12:15

Esther Paul, the woman whose , was in hiding at a campsite in Biddinghuizen a few days before her death.

King Willem-Alexander giving the 2016 Christmas speech
May 23 '17 11:40

King Willem-Alexander is deeply affected by a "terrifying" that left at least 22 people dead, including children. Over 50 others were injured in the explosion at Manchester Arena, just after a concert by teenage pop star Ariana Grande.

teacher
May 23 '17 11:05

Primary education teachers get significantly less respect and lower wages than their high school counterparts and other university graduates, according to a study by the research center for education and labor market ROA and Ecorys, NU.nl reports.

baby
May 23 '17 10:30

Gay couple Stefano Franke and Arnout Janssen had toafter a DNA test proved that the woman's husband, and not Stefano, was the baby's father. The surrogate mother still can't believe that her husband is the little girl's father, the 27-year-old woman said to AD. "This was not premeditated", she said.

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