One of four suspects allegedly involved in the trade of hazardous substances is also suspected of ''the possession of chemical weapons.''
Customers are unable to pay for their groceries, have thousands of euros more or less in their bank accounts than yesterday and can not to log into Internet banking because of extreme technical failures at the ING bank on Wednesday.
Five chunks of amber weighing a total of 83 kilograms were found in the body of a sperm whale, and may have be the reason that the animal washed ashore last December on a sandy plain in Texel, Noord Holland. Taxidermist Mickel van Leeuwen announced the findings after investigating the mammal's remains.
Men who feel like a woman and women who feel like a man can now easily change their gender on their birth certificates, diplomas and travel documents.
The number of houses sold in March has increased compared to the previous two months.
The city council of Amsterdam wants to legalize the cultivation of weed. This should reduce criminality in the supply of coffee shops and because selling soft drugs is legal but growing isn’t, it would make Dutch legislation more logical.
Copper theft from Dutch railways decreased in 2012 because of the deployment of special intervention teams. The Dutch railway administrator ProRail concluded this in their annual report.
The Dutch Railway, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), and the railway administrator ProRail are investigating the possibility of measuring heat in the Schipholtunnel. This should prevent the now regular interruptions in rail traffic caused by smoke detection alarms.
The city of Amsterdam will reduce the number of bicycle taxis from approximately 200 to 100 because of the danger they cause on the road.
The in 1982 founded Pedophile association Martijn cannot be prohibited anymore; the high court of Leeuwarden ruled this on Tuesday. The case against the association started with an investigation in 2010 and ended with the termination of Martijn in 2012.
Travelers will be able to use their OV-chip card to pay in the different shops on all NS-stations later this year. Instead of the 10 to 15 seconds needed for payments with a bankcard, settling bills with the OV-chip will only take 1 to 2 seconds.
Volkskrant.nl reports that the number of primary- and secondary schools under financial supervision has increased from 12 in September 2012 to 26 this month. The inspection on education, Onderwijsinspectie, had to publish these numbers according to the Dutch law on publicity of governance, Wet openbaarheid van bestuur (Wob).
The police is investigating alcohol consumption during the Easter fire in Teuge where a 15-year-old pushed a boy from Twello into the flames on Sunday night.
A mistress of one of the four suspects arrested in Limburg on Saturday for possession of a prohibited substance would have been the target of an attack with the nerve gas Sarin. The Mayor of Maastricht, Onno Hoes, Chief Justice Roger Bos and the police chief of the unit Limburg, Gerry Veldhuis, gave this information on Monday about the recent investigations at the Bodemsweg in the outskirts of the Maastricht district Amby.
On Monday, about 3,000 people attended the benefit concert for SC Veendam, which was organized by the soccer team from the Jupiler League. The team expects to raise thousands of euros for the club.
This club from Groningen was declared bankrupt last week and SC Veendam only had 8 days to appeal. On Tuesday afternoon, the club will need 675,000 euro to turn back the bankruptcy into a moratorium on payments.
By Saturday, 225,000 euro has been raised and it may have already increased at present.
A grenade was found at the beach of Zandvoort (Noord Holland) on Monday afternoon.
When the rescue brigade noticed that there was something going on at the beach, they called for the bomb squad (EOD). On Monday evening the grenade was made to explode at another location.
The type of the grenade is still unclear. It was a relatively small grenade with a length of approximately 50 cm and a diameter of 13 cm. The police think that the grenade was washed ashore.