The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: the violent autumn storm that passed over The Netherlands, two dead by fire in wind turbine, top Dutch baseball players, violence against gay people in Vondelpark, and the death of Bonfire.
The A4 freeway by Leiden will be temporarily closed Saturday morning because a bomb will be dismantled, reported the City of Leiden, where the bomb was found Thursday.
The fourteenth edition of the Amsterdam Night of the Museum event is sold out. All 30,000 tickets for the 'N8' were sold, according to a spokesperson.
All of the nearly 70,000 homes and properties in North Groningen should be made earthquake resistant.
Millions of euros worth were seized in cash and goods, when the police raided a trailer settlement in Den Bosch Thursday and Friday. Sixteen people were arrested on suspicion of laundering of criminal assets.
The Greenpeace activists, detained in the Russian city of Murmansk, are still being sued for piracy. It is not true the indictment has been weakened to vandalism. The indictment of vandalism has been added to the original charge, according to Greenpeace.
In a preliminary ruling on Thursday, the Council of Europe’s Committee of Social Rights said the Netherlands should not reject asylum seekers and other foreigners until a final ruling.
In Rotterdam, a 30-year old pet shop owner has been jailed for one year with two years of probation.
Faiza Oulahsen, a Dutch Greenpeace activist imprisoned in Russia, has asked King Willem-Alexander for help.
The Dutch film industry will receive extra €20 million from the government, Nieuws.nl reports.
Dutch company Holland Marine Technologies BV has developed the Solar-Powerpack for remote hydraulic power-requirements, the company announced Oct. 30.
The Telegraaf Media Group (TMG) said it will shut down the Dutch social network Hyves, Telecom Paper reports.
Eneco has been granted a final permit for its 210 megawatt (MW) Q4 West wind farm located off the Dutch coast at Bergen aan Zee.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) has opened a new data centre in Roosendaal, the Netherlands, reports Telecom Paper.
Developing countries contribute almost as much to global warming and climate change as industrialized countries. Now 48 percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from developing countries. In 2020 that will probably increase to 51 percent, according to the Dutch Planning Office for Live environment (PBL).
During a raid on a trailer home settlement Thursday morning in Den Bosch, the police arrested sixteen people, suspected of money laundering.