About 40 percent of the Dutch who rent out their homes on Airbnb don't hold to the only 60 days per year limit, according to a study by Trouw, De Tijd, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Le Monde. The study looked at the Airbnb rentals in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France and Switzerland based on data from Airbnb and data analyst AirDNA.
Hundreds more Indonesians were executed than initially thought when the Netherlands tried to suppress a revolt on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in 1947. At least 1,550 people were killed, and not 1,200 as listed in the National Archives, De Correspondent reports based on its own research.
De Correspondent spoke to 90 eye witnesses and relatives for this study. The victims were mainly killed in executions under the leadership of three Dutch soldiers. Victims came from dozens of villages in the regions of Pare-Pare and Madjene.
A 65-year-old man was killed in a brawl in Valkenburg on Thursday night. Emergency responders resuscitated him at the scene and rushed him to the hospital, where he died of his injuries, ANP reports.
The police will do a neighborhood investigation on Friday to find out who was involved in the fight and what circumstances were around it.
The brawl happened around 11:00 p.m. on Salviastraat. Multiple people were involved, according to the news wire. The police call on witnesses to come forward.
German supermarket chain Aldi is removing all eggs from the shelves across the country because of fipronil found in eggs from some Dutch poultry farms, the supermarket chain announced on Friday. According to Aldi, this is a "precautionary measure", ANP reports.
Health insurance will be more expensive in the Netherlands next year due to an unexpected setback, Chris Oomen, CEO of insurer DSW, said to Radio 1 Journaal on Friday morning. Due to a deficit of 400 million euros, premiums will increase by an average of 30 euros per year, ANP reports.
"Income from the health insurance fund fell out lower in 2016. That resulted in a deficit of 400 million euros", Oomen said. "This will have to be compensated for in the premiums. Because our reserves are decreasing because of this and therefore we can not keep our premiums low."
Hackers can easily break into Dutch solar panels, which could put the European power supply at risk, according to cyber security investigator Willem Westerhof of ITsec in the Volkskrant.
According to Westerhof, the SMA transformers in many Dutch solar panels are poorly protected and have a "wide range of vulnerabilities". Users aren't prompted to change the default password. The transformers are vulnerable to force attacks. And the devices are secured by one super password of the supplier. If a hacker gets hold of that password, many problems can be caused.
Haaksbergen couple Bjorn and Derya Breukers spent Thursday night at a Turkish police station, according to newspaper AD. The Turkish police are questioning them about the disappearance of their friend, Joey Hoffmann, and a magistrate decided to keep them over night.
A scooter rider was killed after a frontal collision with a police car on Thursday night. The accident happened around 8:30 p.m.on Dijkweg in Heukelom. The victim is a 40-year-old man from Berkel Enschot, the police said in a statement.
Police officers noticed the man riding on a scooter without license plates in Tilburg earlier on Thursday night. They signaled him to stop, but he ignored this and kept going. The police officers gave chase.
The Rotterdam police are determined to identify a baby found dead in a rubbish bag, hidden in some bushes in the parking lot next to the Luxor Theater in Rotterdam on Thursday. Investigators call on anyone with information to come forward, AD reports.
The gender and age of the child is still unclear. As is how or how long ago the baby died. It is also unclear whether the child was killed in a crime.
Travelers departing from the airports in Eindhoven and Schiphol today may face longer lines at the passport checks due to labor actions by the Koninklijke Marechaussee, a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is responsible for border protection, including at airports and harbors.
The Rotterdam court acquitted former CDA alderman in Gorinchem Eeuwit K. of having sex with a 16-year-old girl. The Public Prosecutor, who demanded 1.5 years in prison against the 31-year-old man, is appealing, the Telegraaf reports.
Two Amsterdam lawyers were found guilty of violating official secrecy by buying confidential information from a police volunteer. The Amsterdam court decided not to impose punishment though, NOS reports.
A 37-year-old police officer from the Zeeland-West-Brabant corps was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of leaking confidential information to a third party, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday. He is also suspected of possession and dealing of narcotics.
A 43-year-old man from Zierikzee was also arrested in the same investigation. He is suspected of trading in hard drugs. Three addresses were searched, though the prosecutor did not say if anything of consequence was found.
The Dutch police arrested five persons suspected of sexually exploiting at least two minor girls by inciting them into prostitution, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday.
The arrests were made late in May. Three people aged 32 and a 17-year-old girl are still in custody. A 57-year-old man was released, but is still a suspect.
A plastic bag containing remains was found in some bushes near the Luxor Theater in Rotterdam. Whether the remains are human has not been confirmed, but NOS reporter Robert Bas told the broadcaster he saw "something like a human skull".
A passerby reported the plastic bag to the police on Thursday morning. It is lying among some plants on the Antoine Platekade in Rotterdam-Zuid, close to the theater and the court.
A local resident told NOS that he noticed the bag on Tuesday already, but had no idea what was in it.