Jesse Klaver
Jun 14 '17 16:15

While GroenLinks leader Jesse Klaver's firm stance on not making deals with north African countries on asylum seekers may have , his commitment to his his ideals impressed local GroenLinks factions and gained praise from a number of migration experts, including a professor at Radboud university. 

Jun 14 '17 15:45

Several people were injured in an accident involving a tractor, a horse-drawn carriage and a bicycle in Nunspeet on Wednesday afternoon. One person was rushed to a hospital with serious injuries, De Stentor reports.

The accident happened shortly after 2:00 p.m. at the crossing of Waterweg and Kolmansweg. Two ambulances are at the scene and a helicopter ambulance landed in a nearby meadow, according to the newspaper. 

The helicopter ambulance was first dispatched at 2:03 p.m. At 2:15 p.m. a call was logged related to possible injuries.

Police
Jun 14 '17 15:25

Amsterdam police chief Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg is visiting all the stations and officers under his command this week to talk about his proposal to allow headscarves with the police uniform. He hopes to soothe tempers and regain support, AD reports.

The Amsterdam top cop cleared his schedule until Thursday so that he can visit all police teams in the Dutch capital. In 15 sessions of 1.5 hours he will talk to officers and address the fierce criticism that arose after he made the headscarf suggestion. 

Childhood_Obesity
Jun 14 '17 14:50

Childhood obesity is continuing its steady increase in the Netherlands. Last year 13.4 percent of kids between the ages of 4 and 20 years were overweight, an 10 percent increase compared to 2015, AD reports based on figures from Statistics Netherlands.

Yvonne Snijter
Jun 14 '17 14:15

Yvonne Snijtjer wants to return to Libya as soon as possible, she said to newspaper AD upon her arrival in the Netherlands on Tuesday. The Dutch woman was at the end of May and deported on Monday, but she does not plan to stay in the Netherlands. "My heart is there, it has become my home. Even though it pains me to say so, because I'm also Dutch", she said to the newspaper. 

Kudu attacks giraffe at Rotterdam Zoo, 13 Jun 2017
Jun 14 '17 13:40

Rotterdam zoo visitors got a quite unusual show on Tuesday. A kudu - a type of antelope - attacked a giraffe. Videos of the attack show the kudu pushing the much larger giraffe over several times. The giraffe finally managed to rejoin the group of other giraffes, after which the kudu backed off.

The strange attack was witnessed by a large number of zoo visitors, according to RTV Rijnmond. A number of them filmed the kudu attack and posted it online.

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Jun 14 '17 13:00

The parents of Tristan van der Vlis is not responsible for their son killing five people and hurting 17 others in a shooting in Alphen aan den Rijn in 2011, the court in The Hague ruled on Wednesday. According to the court, Van der Vlis' parents couldn't know beforehand that their son was planning the mass shooting, ANP reports.

Dick Schoof
Jun 14 '17 12:20

At least five religious leaders known for their extremist views were added to the Netherlands counterterrorism radar between January 2016 and March 2017, the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security Dick Schoof said to AD. The Coordinator would not say how many people are currently on the extremist religious leader list.

The list consists of foreign preachers and other forms of religious leaders who spread anti-democratic messages, or messages of hate and violence. The Netherlands can refuse Visas to the people on the list.

Amsterdam
Jun 14 '17 11:45

Terrorism, cyber attacks and climate change are new concerns on top of the official risk assessment for Amsterdam and its surrounding municipalities. Since the previous risk assessment in 2012, safety office Veiligheidsregio Amsterdam-Amstelland dropped a number of older concerns to make room for new risks like the consequences of a terrorist attacks, increasingly dangerous storms due to climate change and the internet falling out due to a cyber attack, Het Parool reports.

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Jun 14 '17 11:00

A total of 11 million Dutch are going on summer vacation this year, 3 percent more than last year, according to research by NBTC-Nipo. That means that about 7 in 10 Dutch will be going away on vacation this year, NOS reports.

Most people are going abroad for vacation - nearly 8 million. Like last year France is the most popular destination for Dutch vacationers, with 1.3 million visitors. Spain follows in second place. Greece took a massive leap in popularity and can expect 50 percent more Dutch visitors this summer than last year. 

Happiness
Jun 14 '17 10:25

The Dutch are generally very satisfied with their lives. When asked to score their lives out of ten, on average Dutch gave a score of 7.6 in 2016, Statistics Netherlands revealed on Wednesday. That is slightly higher than the average 7.5 of 2015. 

Netherlands residents gave their daily activities a score of 7.3, compared to 7.2 in 2015. And their social life got a score of 7.6. Physical health scored somewhat lower at 7.0, the same as in 2015. And psychiatric health scored higher at 7.8, stable for the past four years.

Euros
Jun 14 '17 09:43

The Dutch economy will grow by 2.4 percent this year and 2 percent next year, central planning office CPB expects in its latest estimation. In the previous estimation in March, the CPB expected 2.1 percent and 1.8 percent growth for 2017 and 2018  respectively, ANP reports.

Unemployment is expected to continue its decline, to 4.9 percent this year and 4.7 percent next year. The government finances also look healthy, with a surplus of 0.5 percent expected for this year and 0,7 percent for next year. 

Tweede_kamer
Jun 14 '17 09:12

GroenLinks leader Jesse Klaver had to defend himself from all sides in a parliamentary debate about the between his party and the VVD, CDA and D66. "We will not send anyone back to countries where it is unsafe", Klaver said in the Tweede Kamer. But the other party leaders did not seem to be buying it, NU.nl reports.

White doves released at Romy Nieuwburg's funeral, 13 June 2017
Jun 14 '17 08:18

Fourteen year old was laid to rest in her hometown of Hoevelaken on Tuesday afternoon. The memorial service and burial were held in only the presence of her friends and family, but thousands of others lined the town's streets to pay tribute as the funeral procession passed, AD reports.

Police
Jun 14 '17 07:38

The police are trying to identify a man found killed in the sea in Noordwijk on Friday. Days of investigation failed to reveal who the man is, so the police showed a photo of him on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.

The body was spotted by kite surfers near Langevelderslag around 3:45 p.m. on Friday, June 9th. According to the police, the man was a victim of  crime.

 crime scene tape
Jun 14 '17 07:25

A body was found in the Erasmuspark in Amsterdam on Tuesday night. So far the police released no details about the victim's identity, or about how her or she died 

The police closed part of the adjacent Mercatorstraat for the investigation, the police said on Twitter.

According to AT5, the body was found in the lake by a passerby.

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