Police officers on the street
Apr 13 '17 13:15

On Wednesday the police searched two homes in IJmuiden in the search for a man believed to be involved in the death of an 18-year-old man from Haarlem. The victim was across the street from a hospital in Haarlem on Monday.

The suspect was not found in either of the addresses, the police said in a statement. Investigators did seize a number of digital storage devices for further investigation.

Jan Majdanski, stabbed to death in Amsterdam's Oosterpark 3 March 2017
Apr 13 '17 12:40

The police arrested a 17-year-old boy from Amsterdam last week on suspicion of involvement in a in Amsterdam last month.

Forensic investigators in Dishoek, Zeeland where two bodies were found, 13 Apr 2017
Apr 13 '17 11:58

The bodies of a man and a woman were found in the Zeeland village of Dishoek, near Vlissingen on Thursday morning. According to the police, they were murdered, NOS reports.

Emergency services were at the scene at around 9:30 a.m. According to BN de Stem, a passerby noticed a dark blue Mercedes in some bushes on Verlengde Dishoekseweg and called the police. Responding officers found the bodies and closed down the area, according to the newspaper.

It is unclear whether the bodies were found inside the car. 

Bungee Catapult at the fair on Amsterdam's Dam Square, 13 Apr 2017
Apr 13 '17 11:45

Panicky moments at the fair on Amsterdam's Dam square on Tuesday - a loose safety strap on the Bungee catapult ride resulted in a woman dangling from the ride as it went up and down. An extra strap prevented her from falling. A video of the incident shows the woman dangling loose in her seat, screaming.

Rotterdam police use dogs to comfort victims in questioning
Apr 13 '17 11:10

The Rotterdam police is launching an experiment next month in using two service dogs to comfort victims or witnesses of serious crimes, such as sex offenses, while they are being questioned by the police, ANP reports.

Twix and Kyara are the two Polish lowland shepherds who will soon be comforting victims, should they want it. "For solace and to take the sharp edge off", the police said on Wednesday. "Five to twenty minutes with a dog relieves stress", a police spokesperson said to ANP. 

Giant pandas Wu Wen and Xing Ya arrived in the Netherlands on 12 Apr 2017
Apr 13 '17 10:35

Chinese giant pandas Wu Wen and Xing Ya arrived safely in the Netherlands. After traveling nearly 8 thousand kilometers from Chengdu in China, they arrived at their new home in Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen just before midnight on Wednesday, NOS reports.

The two pandas are on loan from China. They will be living in Ouwehands Zoo for the next 15 years.

Sylvana Simons
Apr 13 '17 09:58

The Public Prosecutor demanded varying lengths of community service against five men accused of t.

Jesse Klaver
Apr 13 '17 09:17

There will be no government formation talks between the VVD, CDA, D66 and GroenLinks on Thursday because GroenLinks leader Jesse Klaver's mother was admitted to hospital. Her condition is worrying, Klaver told negotiation leader Edith Schippers on Wednesday. The other parties therefore decided to temporarily suspend the negotiations, NU.nl reports.

Three groups of tourists on walking tours try to cross the Damrak in Amsterdam Centrum, 13 Apr 2017
Apr 13 '17 08:57

About 950 thousand foreign tourists will spend Easter weekend in the Netherlands, according to calculations by NBTC Holland Marketing. "It is expected to be very busy", a spokesperson said to NOS. "In comparison with last year, we expect 100 thousand more tourists."

Most foreign visitors come from Germany, about 600 thousand. And over 200 thousand Belgians are expected to visit this weekend. In both countries spring break coincided with the Easter weekend. Some 300 thousand Dutch will also spend Easter in the Netherlands.

Apr 13 '17 08:26

Primary school teachers in the Netherlands are demanding higher salaries and smaller class sizes. If the new government does not address both these issues in their coalition agreement, the teachers will strike for a week. "The willingness to act is greater than ever before", Jan van de Ven, teacher in Overloon and spokesperson for primary school teacher action group PO in Actie, said to newspaper AD. The strike will be "probably in September, and not in a nice week that matches with the holiday."

Apr 13 '17 07:49

Over the past two years State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff gave 240 failed asylum seekers a residency permit and refugee status in the Netherlands after personally considering their cases, the Telegraaf reports based on figures it obtained.

Apr 13 '17 07:31

State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Infrastructure fined NS 1.25 million euros for its disappointing performance on the high speed line to Belgium. Track manager ProRail was fined 1.05 million euros for not complying with agreements made with Dijksma. If NS does not meet the required performance this year, the rail company will be forced to work with competitors, AD reports.

Apr 12 '17 17:10

Football club SC Twijzel will be prosecuted for the collapse of a stone dugout in Twijzel, Friesland in 2014 in which a 10-year-old girl was killed and five other kids were injured, lawyer Liesbeth Poortman said to NU.nl. Poortman on behalf of the victims' families in an effort to force the Public Prosecutor to prosecute. The Arnhem-Leeuwarden court approved the procedure.

arrest
Apr 12 '17 16:35

The police recently arrested a man on suspicion of complicity in the murder of Amsterdam career criminal in Diemen in May last year. The suspect is 27-year-old Gideon G. from Haarlem, was revealed in the Amsterdam court on Wednesday, NU.nl reports.

Apr 12 '17 16:00

A Tesla Model S in autopilot mode rear-ended a truck on the A1 highway in Bathmen, Overijssel on Tuesday, the owner of the car Blom Opleidingen confirmed to RTV Oost. According to the driver, the accident had nothing to do with the fact that the car was in autopilot. No one was injured, NU.nl reports.

Geert Wilders
Apr 12 '17 15:25

The appeal in the will start in October. On October 24th and 26th the so-called pro-forma hearings are scheduled, during which each side can present its research and investigation demands. And on November 9th the court in The Hague will rule on these requests, ANP reports.

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