Amsterdam is planning two bridges to connect Amsterdam with Amsterdam Noord. The first will by a bicycle bridge from Java Island to Noord. The second bridge will be built in West, near Stenen Hoofd. There are also tentative plans for a pedestrian tunnel at Central Station, the mayor and aldermen announced on Thursday, AT5 reports.
A group of four Amsterdam friends plan to open the Dutch capital's first Japanese style karaoke bar by the end of this year, with six private karaoke booths where you can sing your heart out without worrying about strangers' opinions. To help them reach their goal, the friends launched a crowdfunding campaign.
A 54-year-old pastor from the Rains of Blessing church on Curacao is standing trial for raping 10 girls. His youngest victim was 11 years old. On Wednesday the Public Prosecutor demanded 18 years in prison against him, and that he be banned from leading any church for 20 years, NOS reports.
A body was found hidden under a tarp on Turfvaartsestraat in Nispen on Wednesday morning. The police believe the victim was murdered, a spokesperson for the police said to the Telegraaf on Thursday.
A passerby found the body on the bend of a dirt road. The police are still investigating at the site. Fifteen detectives are on the case, according to the spokesperson.
So far no information was released regarding the victim's identity. Even the gender of the victim is unclear.
Nispen falls under the municipality of Roosendaal.
The Amsterdam police had to close down the Van Hogendorpplein and a number of surrounding streets on Thursday morning because a seemingly disturbed man was throwing bricks from the roof of the Westerpark school. It took firefighters and a police negotiator over an hour to talk him down, Het Parool reports.
The man was taken to a hospital by ambulance. His condition is unknown.
Local residents told Het Parool that the man lives on nearby Van der Duinstraad and has mental health problems. His neighbors describe him as flirty and "eccentric".
Today may well become the warmest June 15th in the Netherlands since temperature measurements started in 1901, weather service Weerplaza expects. Afternoon temperatures will range from 23 degrees on the Wadden islands to 30 degrees in the east. Though those hoping for a beautiful summer's day will be disappointed - storms are expected to hit the country this afternoon.
Some 26 thousand homes in Zwolle has been without power since around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. Grid manager Enexis is working to resolve to problem, ANP reports.
Power started returning to homes around 10:00 a.m. How long it will take before everyone has power, is not yet clear.
The power outage was caused by a malfunction in a transformer in the Frankhuis neighborhood. Technicians are on site.
The lawyer of the 16-year-old boy suspected in the death of 14-year-old Savannah Dekker, is pressing slander charges. The charges involve a photo of the boy appearing on Facebook with the text: "This is Savannah's killer", AD reports.
The photo appeared on social media this weekend, and was removed soon after. According to the lawyer, the police know who posted it.
The police officer from The Hague unit arrested on suspicion of leaking information on Tuesday, spent some time working in the security team responsible for protecting PVV leader Geert Wilders, the Public Prosecutor said on Wednesday, NU.nl reports.
The 31-year-old cop is suspected of violating professional secrecy and civil corruption.
A 16-year-old boy from Arkel was killed in the May vacation while doing the "choking game" - an online challenge in which you choke yourself. As far as is known, he is the first Dutch fatality in this challenge, the Volkskrant reports.
VVD leader and current Prime Minister Mark Rutte does not see a breakthrough happening in the government formation talks any time soon. In fact, he worries that new elections may be necessary, he said in a live session the VVD hosted on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon, NU.nl reports.
One person was killed when a fire broke out in a cell at the prison in Scheveningen during the early hours of Thursday morning. The other prisoners in the affected wing were evacuated and given shelter elsewhere in the complex. No one else was injured, the Telegraaf reports.
A Dutch car containing two bodies was pulled out of the Albert canal in Belgium on Wednesday afternoon. The canal is less than a kilometer away from the Netherlands' border, 1Limburg reports.
The bodies have not yet been identified. According to the Belgian judiciary, the car was in the water for at least six months. At this stage there are no indications of a crime. An autopsy will be done on the bodies on Friday to try and determine cause of death. At the time being, the Belgian authorities assume it was a double suicide, according to the news site.
Biko M. was found guilty of murdering newspaper delivery woman Anita van Dijk in Rotterdam last year. The court sentenced him to 10 years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric care on Wednesday. The sentence is equal to the Public Prosecutor's demand, AD reports.
While GroenLinks leader Jesse Klaver's firm stance on not making deals with north African countries on asylum seekers may have annoyed many of the other party leaders, 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.
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.