Jun 20 '17 13:30

The new bicycle and pedestrian bridge Amsterdam has planned over the IJ river, between Java Island and Noord, will open for ships that can't fit beneath it at request, Het Parool reports based on the municipality's plans for the Java Bridge. This means that the estimated 30 thousand cyclists who will use the bridge, will often find it with closed gates, waiting for a ship to pass.

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Jun 20 '17 12:55

A massive 8,700 votes from the municipalities Boxmeer and Bergeijk were not counted in the due to human error at the main polling station in Den Bosch, Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs revealed after receiving a report from Mayor Ton Rombouts, Brabants Dagblad reports.

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Jun 20 '17 12:15

What was a lovely holiday visiting his boyfriend in Amsterdam, ended in a nightmare for 23-year-old Kevin from Suriname and his partner. On the last night of his vacation, the two young men in the Dutch capital. Kevin was left with a torn lip and swelling, his boyfriend had to undergo oral surgery, AT5 reports.

The police believe that the couple's attack was a hate crime. 

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Jun 20 '17 11:40

A Thai court convicted former coffeeshop owner of laundering money made by the sale of soft drugs in the Netherlands.

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Jun 20 '17 11:00

The number of youth care institutions in the Netherlands is growing explosively. In 2014 the country counted 120 major institutions, including things like foster homes and group homes for young people, now there are around 3 thousand, according to newspaper Trouw. The Youth Care Inspectorate is struggling to keep up.

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Jun 20 '17 10:25

A man teaching Dutch at the ROC Midden-Nederland disappeared without a trace, taking with him the oral exams and results of 80 students training to be chefs in the school's Facility, Hospitality and Travel College. These students will now have to retake the exam, a spokesperson for the school confirmed to NU.nl.

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Jun 20 '17 09:44

If the PvdA wants to survive, it must spend the coming years changing from a classic management party to a broad public movement that stands with and for the people, Labour party celebrity Paul Depla said in a report on the party's future, ANP reports.

The party asked Depla, a prominent PvdA member and mayor of Breda, to investigate how the party could overcome the loss of 29 seats in the last parliamentary election. Depla did so by speaking with hundreds of people, both in and outside of the party, to come up wth what he calls "future recommendations".

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Jun 20 '17 08:56

The counting of votes in Dutch elections must be better checked and there must be more transparency into the process, Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs concluded after evaluating the , ANP reports.

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Jun 20 '17 08:27

The body of a 26-year-old woman was found in a home on Waag in Almelo on Monday afternoon. The police believe she was killed in a crime. A 24-year-old man from Almelo was arrested after being taken to hospital to be treated for unknown injuries, Tubantia reports.

The police responded to the home around noon on Monday. An investigation is underway into how the woman was killed. So far the only details released about the victim were her age and that she comes from Almelo. 

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Jun 20 '17 08:14

Dutch young people become sexually active at a later age than five years ago. In 2012 half of Dutch youths had sex by the time they were 17.1 years old, compared to 18.6 years in 2017, according to a major study titled Sex before your 25th. But while teens are waiting longer before becoming physically sexually active, the number of young people participating in sexting doubled, NU.nl reports.

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Jun 20 '17 07:39

Two Dutch journalists are being "held against their will" in Colombia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The two were abducted by left-wing movement ELN, the National Liberation Army, on Saturday, according to local newspaper El Tiempo.

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Jun 19 '17 17:10

Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs condemned the "horrible attack" on at a mosque in London last night in a statement on Twitter. One person was killed and ten others injured when a delivery van crashed into people leaving a mosque in Finsbury Park, NU.nl reports.

"Horrible attack on mosque attendees in London. I empathize with the victims. Offered condolences to colleague Johnson", Koenders said on his Ministry's Twitter feed.

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Jun 19 '17 16:00

If the Dutch police officers have their way, people caught t will henceforth be charged with attempted murder. The police also want a ban on exploding fireworks and rockets, National Police chief Erik Akerboom said on Monday, NU.nl reports.

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Jun 19 '17 15:35

expected in the Netherlands this week triggered national health institute RIVM to issue a heat warning for most of the Netherlands. The heat warning is in effect for the seven provinces in central and southern Netherlands between Monday and Thursday, NU.nl reports.

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Jun 19 '17 14:50

A gay couple was hospitalized after being injured in what the Amsterdam police is considering a hate crime. The two men were walking in the Damrak, in Amsterdam city center, when four men attacked them, the police said in a statement..

The attack happened during the early hours of Sunday morning. The police are certain that the couple was attacked due to their sexuality. 

Investigators are working on identifying the perpetrators based on footage from several surveillance cameras in the area. They call on witnesses to come forward.

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Jun 19 '17 14:15

Portugal can count on the Netherlands for help in dealing with the aftermath of massive forest fires that killed 62 people in the country over the weekend, Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs said to his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva. Both he and Prime Minister Mark Rutte expressed their condolences and support for the victims and their families, they said on Twitter.

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