Delft

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Jul 11 '17 11:50

Amsterdam has the biggest student housing shortage in the Netherlands, according to an investigation by national student union LSVb. The union concluded that the Dutch capital has 12 thousand fewer student homes or rooms than students, Het Parool reports.

The massive shortage can partly be attributed to strict rental policy in the private sector making it hard for students to find a private home to rent in Amsterdam, combined with a shortage of available corporation housing. 

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Jul 3 '17 10:40

An increasing number of Dutch homes are being bought without a mortgage, according to the Land Registry. Last year almost a third of the apartments sold in the Netherlands were bought in cash, NOS reports.

In the large Dutch cities Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague, about 25 percent of houses were bought without a mortgage. In student cities like Delft, Groningen and Maastricht, 30 percent were bought in cash. Last year mortgage-free buyers spent 8.6 billion euros on homes, 16 percent of the total money spent on mortgages. In 2011 it was 4 billion euros. 

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Jun 2 '17 14:00

Dutch Hyperloop startup HARDT opened its own test facility in Delft on Thursday. Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and Environment unveiled the Hyperloop test tube, the first of its kind in Europe. And while this structure is intended to test Hyperloop facilities at lower speeds, the 30 meter long tube could pave the way for transport at speeds over 1 thousand kilometers per hour, partner BAM said in a press release.

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Feb 2 '17 15:25

A high speed police chase on the A4 and A13 that reached speeds over 200 kilometers per hour, ended in Delft with the suspects' car on its roof against the railing of a building site. No one was injured. Three suspects were arrested, NU.nl reports.

The police spotted the car just after midnight on the highway. It had stolen number plates. The police signaled the driver to stop. Initially the driver seemed to be following instructions, but then suddenly sped off. The police gave chase.

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Jan 11 '17 10:28

The police arrested seven men in December for extorting people with sex ads on WhatsApp, the police announced on Tuesday. THe suspects posted sex ads, to which their victims responded on the messaging app. But instead of making an appointment with a sex worker, the victims were informed that their families will be told about their activities if they did not pay an amount of money.

182 year old list of officers found in a time capsule hidden in the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft, Nov 2016
Nov 25 '16 16:10

Two time capsules were found during renovations to the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft. They were opened on Thursday. The first contained a list of officers on parchment dated 1834. The second was a short statement on the restoration of the church dated 1924, the Telegraaf reports. 

Wilco Maak, head of both the Oude- and Nieuwe Kerk, had the honor of opening the surprise capsules. They were found behind a memorial plate. He was pleased with the find, though did joke that it is "too bad there were no gold coins inside". 

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Nov 22 '16 10:55

Microsoft is teaming up with TU Delft's quantum computing lab QuTech and is setting up a Dutch department for research on quantum computers. Professor Leo Kouwenhoven, founder and leader of QuTech, will work for Microsoft as the director of the new lab, while remaning attached to the university, NU.nl reports.

It is not clear exactly how much money Microsoft is investing in its new Dutch activities, but it is known that Microsoft and QuTech are now connected for 10 years. 

Oct 14 '16 09:22

A killer clown in Delft got more than he bargained for when trying to scare a 14-year-old boy on Wednesday night. Luc and his little brother were walking the dogs on Theriasstraat when the killer clown approached him. Young Luc decided to send him on his way with a few well aimed punches

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Jul 11 '16 15:30

Accenture decided to invest 500 thousand euros into the Netherlands' RoboValley, a Delft based "innovation hub" focused on robotics, the two parties announced in a press statement on Monday

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May 31 '16 16:00

Canadian investor Chrysalix Venture Capital is teaming up with robotics center RoboValley in Delft to invest 100 million euros into robotics-startups with the new RoboValley Investment Fund

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May 4 '16 15:20

Construction workers working on the construction of a railway tunnel and parking garage on Phoenixstraat in Delft, recently made a remarkable discovery - an old tin can that used to contain a culinary delicacy: turtle soup, Archaeology Delft announced.

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Apr 19 '16 10:18

Pupils of the Stanislascollege in Delft are attending school on Tuesday in crop-tops and hot-pants in protest to the new dress code. The school's director sent a letter to parents stating that students and staff members are not allowed to wear "short shorts/skirts and short shirts".

Apr 13 '16 16:15

Police in the Netherlands evacuated part of the Leiden Centraal train station Tuesday night after a passenger on a train approaching the station overheard a suspicious telephone conversation about weapons. The passenger, praised by police for being attentive, called emergency services line 1-1-2, with authorities then ordering the train halted at a Leiden platform, police said.

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Apr 11 '16 07:56

The police seized firearms, ammunition, drugs, money and counterfeit money while searching 19 addresses across the Netherlands on Friday, following the arrest of 23 Hell's Angels and Mongols members in Rotterdam on Thursday.

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Apr 1 '16 15:20

Behavioral problems and mental health conditions may play a role in the radicalization of young Dutch jihadists, according to a report by the International Center for Counterterrorism in The Hague, which was published on Friday.

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Mar 31 '16 10:24

Terrorism suspect Mohamed A. was acquitted of preparing for terrorist offenses and financing terrorism by the court in The Hague on Wednesday. According to the court, there is not enough evidence to prove these facts

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Mar 14 '16 13:55

A recyclable cardboard camping tent designed by three Delft students, is taking European festivals by storms. These tents are now available for festivals in Belgium, France and Spain. And talks are ongoing with Canada and Sweden.

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Mar 1 '16 14:20

A team of researchers from Leiden and Delft believe they solved the mystery of weird scraped off stones sometimes found in Neanderthal camps. The little stones, about the size of dice and consisting of manganese or manganese dioxide, were used as firelighters, the team led by Leiden archaeologists Marie Soressi and Peter Heyes believe

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Jan 27 '16 13:09

Relatively small Delft startup Eternal Sun bought out and took over Nadaq-listed American rival Spire Solar

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Dec 4 '15 16:10

The Technical University Delft continued with extra security measures on Friday due to a threat to the university. Police officers are present at the university and students who want to use the library or aula are subject to a bag check

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Nov 27 '15 11:26

The five Dutch pedophiles arrested in the massive international child pornography case, were all convicted and sentenced to between two years of juvenile detention and five years in prison.

Nov 19 '15 11:33

The century old mystery of the exact location of Johannes Vermeer's painting "Little Street", has finally been solved. The setting for the world-famous painting is on Vlamingstraat in Delft, where houses 40-42 now stand.

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Nov 9 '15 09:07

The A4 between Delft and Schiedam is to be the first "Honey Highway" in the world. On Saturday flowers, specially selected to provide food for bees, were sown along the roadside, the Rijkswaterstaat announced on Sunday.

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Oct 15 '15 17:05

The scheduled launch of a Stratos II+ rocket in southern Spain failed Thursday afternoon in what would have been an attempt at a world record by a team from TU Delft. The countdown for the rocket should have seen it blast off the launch pad shortly before 4:20 p.m., with a goal of hitting an altitude of 50 kilometers.

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