Bottle-feeding
Aug 16 '17 11:00

Albert Heijn re-implemented measures in the sale of baby formula as the demand is increasing again. According to the supermarket, traders across the country are buying up Nutrilon 1 to 5 and shipping the formula to China, NOS reports.

Albert Heijn branches are therefore limiting the purchase of formula to two cans per customer. Baby formula can also only be bought at the service desk - there is a note on the shelves telling customers to go to the desk for baby formula. The supermarket chain hopes that this will ensure that the product is always available to Dutch customers. 

arrestant-staat-voor-politiebalie
Aug 16 '17 10:20

The Rotterdam police arrested a 26-year-old scooter rider last week after finding several cellphones and over 100 thousand euros in cash on his person. The man could not explain why he had so much money on him, AD reports.

Damage to De Bongerd shopping center in Doetinchem caused by an ATM bombing, 16 Aug 2017
Aug 16 '17 09:41

An ATM bombing massively damaged the De Bongerd shopping center in Doetinchem during the early hours of Wednesday morning. Part of the shopping center will not open on Wednesday due to the damage, NOS reports.

Local residents were woken by two loud bangs around 3:15 a.m. Witnesses saw men leaving the scene on a scooter. It is unclear whether the robbers managed to steal any money from the ATM. 

The bombing caused major damage to the facade of a pet shop next to the ATM. As far as is known, the animals inside weren't harmed. 

The Catalina - a water plane from 1941
Aug 16 '17 09:24

A historical water plane of the Aviodrome theme park had to make an emergency landing at Lelystad Airport on Tuesday. The plane was used in the India memorial in The Hague and on the return flight the landing gear in the nose stopped working, NOS reports.

The historic plane Catalina was built in 1941. Aviodrome uses it for pleasure trips.

According to Omroep Flevoland, the plane first landed on its wheels and then slowly braked on the nose of the aircraft. This landing was safer than landing on the water according to the fire department.

No injuries were reported. 

Schiphol
Aug 16 '17 08:50

The Dutch Safety Board investigated two "serious incidents" at Schiphol airport in the last quarter. One involved a so-called tail strike, the second a plane being given permission to take off while a bird watch vehicle was still on the runway, NU.nl reports. 

On April 21st, a Boeing 777's tail hit the runway during takeoff - the so-called airstrike. The crew decided to return to Schiphol as a precaution after the plane lost fuel over the North Sea.

800px-Dutch_flag,_Antwerp
Aug 16 '17 08:26

The four parties currently negotiating forming a new Dutch government together want to obligate schools to teach their students the text, meaning and melody of the Wilhelmus, the Dutch national anthem, AD reports based on a draft text of the government agreement the newspaper managed to get hold of. 

ambulancebroeders-en-agent-bij-incident
Aug 16 '17 07:46

One man was killed and two others were hurt in a stabbing in a home on Woudsterweg in Heerenveen on Tuesday night. One of the injured men is the suspected perpetrator, RTL Nieuws reports.

A 60-year-old man was killed, and a 29-year-old man was taken to hospital with unknown injuries. According to the police, they are the residents of the home in which the stabbing happened.

Fog at Schiphol Airport, 28 Oct 2016
Aug 16 '17 07:27

Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning stating that thick mists could cause traffic problems during morning rush hour. The warning is in effect for most of  the country.

The mist is expected to dissipate around 9:00 a.m. 

"Dangerous driving conditions due to poor visibility. Adjust speed and keep a sufficient following distance. Fog can be treacherous by sudden occurrence. Follow weather reports and warnings", the KNMI advises.

Looking for a job
Aug 15 '17 16:40

An employee committing theft was the most common reason for dismissal with immediate effect in the Netherlands over the past 12 months, the Volkskrant reports after studying 194 published lawsuits conducted in this period.

Nearly a fifth of these cases, 18 percent, involved stealing, though the severity of the theft varied widely. In a few cases employees were fired for stealing a bag of chips or a pack of cookies, in one case the employee embezzled 55 thousand euros. 

Eggs
Aug 15 '17 16:10

Two men suspected of endangering public health in the s were remanded into custody for 14 days by a magistrate on Tuesday. The two suspects are managers at Barneveld pest control company ChickFriend, the company considered to be the source of the fipronil contamination in the Netherlands, NU.nl reports.

construction worker
Aug 15 '17 15:30

The departing Dutch government's policies inadvertently caused the current shortage in new housing facing the Netherlands, according to the NVB association for developers and construction. The association is calling for the new government to appoint a "strong minister for housing and building" who, when taking measures, also considers the consequences for the construction sector, ANP reports.

Utrecht_University_library
Aug 15 '17 14:50

Utrecht University is the best university in the Netherlands for the 15th year in a row, according to the annual published by the Shanghai University on Tuesday. This year Utrecht University got 47th place, compared to 65th place last year, NU.nl reports

Pai Canyon in Thailand
Aug 15 '17 14:20

A 46-year-old Dutch tourist was rescued from a ravine in Mae Hong Son in Thailand on Monday night. Rescue workers believe the woman slipped while hiking in the mountains and fell into the six meter deep hole. She sustained injuries to her back, but is doing well under the circumstances, AD reports.

The Dutch woman spent about an hour and a half at the bottom of the ravine before the rescuers managed to get her out. She was taken to a hospital in Chiang Mai for X-rays and recovery. 

water
Aug 15 '17 13:40

Traces of the potentially carcinogenic substance GenX were found in the tap water of The Hague, Zoetermeer and Leiden, water company Dunea announced on Tuesday. The company stresses that the concentrations are very low and that the drinking water is still safe, AD reports.

Efteling
Aug 15 '17 13:00

The Dutch theme parks and zoos are doing very well, especially thanks to foreign tourists, according to a report by ABN Amro economists. Tourists are attracted to the quality of the theme parks, easily available accommodation and the relatively low entrance prices, the researchers conclude, AD reports.

The researchers predict a 3 percent increase in the number of visitors this year, should the current weather predictions hold, and a 2.5 percent increase next year. Foreign tourists, especially from Germany and Belgium, account for a significant part of this growth. 

St Jozef church in Tilburg
Aug 15 '17 12:20

The Public Prosecutor decided not to prosecute the persons who filmed a pornographic video at the St. Jozef Church in Tilburg early this year. The church council pressed charges, but the Prosecutor decided to drop the case as no punishable offense was committed, NOS reports. 

"We find it hurtful and disrespectful, but we've looked at the law book and do not really see a criminal offense. Blasphemy is not punishable and there is no question of trespassing", a spokesperson for the Prosecutor explained to the broadcaster.

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