Firefighters' gear
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.

Top Dutch - Groningen, Drenthe and Friesland's campaign to bring a massive Tesla factory to north Netherlands
Jun 19 '17 13:35

Top Dutch - Groningen, Drenthe and Friesland's - launched a new step in its campaigning on Monday. The northern provinces are now recruiting people to work at the prospective Tesla factory, the Leeuwarder Courant reports.

Maserati Quattroporte crashes into at least 5 parked cars on the seaside promenade in Zandvoort, 19 Jun 2017
Jun 19 '17 13:00

The driver of a Maserati Quattroporte caused havoc on the seaside promenade in Zandvoort on Monday morning when he crashed into several parked cars. According to a local road inspector on Twitter, seven cars were hit. Some of the cars, including the expensive Maserati itself, were severely damaged, RTL Nieuws reports.

The car shot off the road around 8:00 a.m. and crashed into the other cars, parked over an area of at least a dozen meters, according to the broadcaster. The cause of the accident is unclear. The driver was taken to hospital in unknown condition.

Wallen
Jun 19 '17 12:25

The city of Amsterdam is launching an experiment on Monday in which surveillance cameras and WiFi sensors will be used to snap pictures in the Red Light District to monitor crowds. In this way the municipality wants to find out whether it is necessary to better manage the flow of people through the area, to prevent unmanageable crowds, AD reports. 

The experiment starts Monday and lasts for four weeks. It will be done in Stoofsteeg, Oudekennissteeg and part of the Oudezijds Voorburgwal. 

TU Eindhoven and BAM team up to 3D print a bicycle bridge, 15 Jun 2017
Jun 19 '17 11:50

The Technical University in Eindhoven, working with construction company BAM, started 3D printing a bicycle bridge this weekend. The bridge is the first of its kind in the world and is printed with pre-stressed and reinforced concrete, according to NOS.

Lelystad Airport
Jun 19 '17 11:15

Lelystad airport may accommodate some 25 thousand annual flights within four or five years after its , the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment confirmed to the Telegraaf.

Airbnb
Jun 19 '17 10:36

The number of Amsterdam homes being rented out on Airbnb is still growing significantly, BNR reports based on figures from Inside Airbnb from July 2016 and April 2017. BNR teamed up with map specialist Esri to create a map showing the numbers of Airbnb listings per neighborhood, for 2016 and 2017.

Remarkably, most of the Airbnb growth happened outside the Amsterdam city center. Some neighborhoods in the city center and Amsterdam Zuid, like Nieuwmarktbuurt, Museumkwartier and Zuidas, even saw a decrease in listings.

People enjoying the summer weather at Amsterdam's inner city beach bar Roest, 18 Jun 2017
Jun 19 '17 10:05

Hot weather is in store for the Netherlands this weak, with a heat wave expected for the southern parts of the country, according to weather services Weerplaza and Weeronline. 

Many inland areas of the Netherlands will see temperatures around 30 degrees today. The extreme south may even see their thermometers climb to 33 degrees. Along the coast will be slightly cooler with temperatures around 27 degrees, according to meteorological institute KNMI. If temperatures climb to 30 degrees in De Bilt, today will be the second tropical day of this year. The first was on May 27th.

arrestant-staat-voor-politiebalie
Jun 19 '17 09:44

The police arrested a total of 10 people in Enschede on Sunday for breaking a demonstration ban implemented in the city. About an equal number of right-wing anti-Islam movement Pegida supporters and their opponents were arrested, according to news wire ANP.

All of the detainees were released again by Sunday night, the Enschede police said on Twitter. Pegida leader Edwin Wagensveld was one of those arrested. 

Jun 19 '17 09:07

A 22-year-old student was killed in a house fire on Emmanuel Murandstraat in Leeuwarden early on Monday morning. Firefighters rescued the victim with a crane and resuscitated him at the scene. He was rushed to the hospital, where he died of his injuries, the Leeuwarder Courant reports.

Lounge 2, Schiphol
Jun 19 '17 08:42

Some 70 percent of adult Dutch are worried about a terrorist attack being committed in the Netherlands, according to a study published by Statistics Netherlands on Monday. Four in ten Dutch think there is a good chance of an attack in the Netherlands and 16 percent worry about an attack on a regular basis.

Despite these concerns, only 4 percent think it likely that they themselves will be the victim of an attack.

The Mali capital city of Bamako
Jun 19 '17 08:09

Two people were killed when an unknown number of gunmen attacked a luxury resort in the African country of Mali on Sunday. Six Dutch were present during the attack, but escaped unharmed, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed, ANP reports.

The holiday resort Le Campement de Kangaba is popular among Western tourists and expats. The one victim that was killed had French-Gabon nationality, the other came from Angola, according to the Volkskrant. Four people were injured, and 36 others could be rescued unharmed, including the six Dutch.

Empty platforms at Den Haag Centraal during rush hour due to a NS worker strike, 19 Jun 2017
Jun 19 '17 07:36

Train travelers can expect rail traffic delays on Monday morning due to a organized by union FNV at Den Haag Centraal and Zwolle stations. The strike started at 5:00 a.m. and will go on until 9:00 a.m.

Mark Rutte, January 2016
Jun 16 '17 16:55

Prime Minister Mark Rutte is vito discuss gas extraction in the province and the many fracking earthquakes it resulted in. His schedule includes talks with people affected by earthquake damage, a dinner and receiving a petition against gas extraction, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.

Gavel (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
Jun 16 '17 16:15

Dutch food and product safety authority NVWA raided a very expensive Amsterdam fashion boutique this week and seized 105 items of clothing made of leather from endangered species - including shoes, coats, belts, skirts and other accessories made of crocodile, python and anaconda leather, the Volkskrant reports based on a court ruling.

Double decker train in Amsterdam
Jun 16 '17 15:35

NS workers will be striking at Den Haag Centraal and Zwolle stations between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on Monday, union FNV Spoor announced on Friday. As a result less or no train traffic may be possible at those stations, NU.nl reports. 

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