Den Bosch

Police officers and paramedics at the scene of an incident
Apr 12 '17 09:19

A man from Den Bosch crashed his car into a group of cyclists on Tuesday night in the Gelderland village of Hoenzadriel, north of Den Bosch. Two cyclists were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, Omroep Brabant reports. 

The accident happened on a bend on an embankment in the village. The motorist and cyclists were coming from opposite directions and it is believed that the Den Bosch man did not see the people on bicycles.

Crime scene tape
Mar 20 '17 11:20

The Maaspoort area in Den Bosch was woken by gunfire during the early hours of Monday morning as a home on Stapelen was targeted in a shooting. On social media local residents describe the shots as sounding like machine gun- or automatic gunfire.

According to Omroep Brabant, the lower shutter of the home is riddled with bullet holes. The window behind the shutter was also severely damaged. Several surveillance cameras can be seen around the home. 

Bearded vulture
Mar 14 '17 12:15

Bird watchers in Rotterdam and Den Bosch reported multiple sightings of the extremely rare bearded vulture, Waarneming.nl announced on Monday. With a wingspan of up to 2.8 meters, the bearded vulture is the largest bird of prey in Europe, ANP reports.

The bearded vulture does not naturally occur in the Netherlands. Nature reservation agency Natuurmonumenten expects that the bird will soon leave our country. Bearded vultures mainly feed on carcasses of large animals, something that's hard to find in the Netherlands.

The Bosch beast, built to celebrate Den Bosch year of Hieronymus Bosch, Dec 2016
Feb 26 '17 11:00

The Noordbrabants Museum and the Museo del Prado together won the prestigious Global Award for Fine Art for the exhibition which celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Dutch artist's death last year, Omroep Brabant reports.

 crime scene tape
Feb 6 '17 07:35

The police found an explosive in a home on Robert Scottstraat in Den Bosch on Sunday night. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was called in and advised that the surrounding homes be evacuated. The residents of four homes spent about an hour and a half taking shelter in a police van before being allowed to return to their homes, NOS reports.

Jan 18 '17 12:10

Saturday is National Tulip day in the Netherlands. And as is by now a tradition, the start of the tulip season will be celebrated with a large tulip picking garden on Amsterdam's Dam square. This year Den Bosch also decided to take part.

On Saturday tulip workers will install the massive tulip garden on Dam square, which will contain 200 thousand tulips in various colors, according to AT5. From 1:00 p.m. everyone is welcome to come and pick a bouquet for themselves, free of charge. The municipality expects that the flowers will be done around 4:30 p.m.

Stedelijk Gymnasium in Den Bosch
Jan 17 '17 09:45

The Stedelijk Gymnasium in Den Bosch is slowly resuming classes after mathematics teacher Erik Oltmans on Monday. "We're going to try to resume our normal rhythm, for as far as you can speak of normal", rector of the school Etha Schoemaker-Konings said at a press conference on Monday afternoon, Trouw reports.

 crime scene tape
Jan 16 '17 12:08

A teacher committed suicide at the Stedelijk Gymnasium in Den Bosch on Monday morning. The teacher jumped off the school building and died. A number of pupils saw the teacher jump, ANP reports.

The police would only confirm that there was a suicide at the school. The school management could not yet be reached for comment.

According to Omroep Brabant, the teacher jumped at around 9:45 a.m. as students arrived at school. Eye witnesses told the Gelderlander that the teacher jumped from the fourth floor of the building.

Paul Verhoeven
Jan 12 '17 13:20

From today French thriller Elle by director Paul Verhoeven will be showing again in seven cinemas in the Netherlands, distributor Independent Films announced. Cinemas in Haarlem, Den Bosch, Zwolle, Enschede, Amsterdam, Breda and Hoorn all requested a copy of the film after Ell was , NU.nl reports.

Dec 22 '16 10:00

During Christmas and New Year's insurance companies in the Netherlands receive on average double the number of claims as on ordinary days, according to figures from the Dutch Association of Insurers. However, for the third year in a row there was a decrease in the number of burglary claims last year, AD reports.

Last year there wre some 38 thousand burglaries across the country, compared to 45 thousand in 2014. That is a decrease of about 18 percent. Compared to 2013, the number of burglary claims submitted per day halved from 250 to 125. 

The Bosch beast, built to celebrate Den Bosch year of Hieronymus Bosch, Dec 2016
Dec 20 '16 12:20

This year Den Bosch dedicated the entire year to locally born artist Hieronymus Bosch. During the year 1.3 million people visited the city. A small 422 thousand people from 81 different countries visited the Hieronymus Bosch - visions of a genius exhibition in the Noordbrabants Museum, Omroep Brabant reports.

The year of Hieronymus Bosch came to an official end on Sunday, with a party on the Wilhelminaplein. There was music and fireworks and the unveiling of the so-called Bosch Beast, a massive metal owl. 

The rectory garden in Nuenen with Pond and Figures - Vincent van Gogh
Dec 7 '16 14:05

The Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch acquired a watercolor by Vincent van Gogh titled "The Rectory Garden in Nuenen ", the museum announced. The museum calls it the "most important purchase ever", though the price paid for the painting was not disclosed, Omroep Brabant reports

The watercolor is Van Gogh's first experiment with walking figures. It shows couples wandering around the garden. According to the museum, the watercolor gives a good overview of Van Gogh's Brabant period. 

Fallen tree on A9 highway near Amstelveen blown over by first autumn storm of the season, 20 Nov 2016
Nov 21 '16 07:41

The Netherlands had its first autumn storm of the season on Sunday. Five people were injured in Arnhem when deck screens were blown over and hit them. And reports of damage came in from accross the country, NOS reports. 

Oct 13 '16 13:30

A railway worker was killed in an accident with a train near Meteren around 00:30 a.m. on Thursday, a spokesperson for ProRail confirmed

arrest
Sep 21 '16 11:30

Limburg man Toon van H. was arrested in his home in Echt on Tuesday on suspicion of ordering the assassination of two justice officials. Van H.'s lawyer Ludo Hameleers confirmed the arrest, AD reports.

arrest
Sep 9 '16 14:30

A 45-year-old man from Den Bosch was arrested on Monday on suspicion of raping a disabled woman in 1997. His arrest was based on a DNA match

Sep 2 '16 16:30

The State Service for Cultural Heritage granted a total of 54.5 million euros in subsidies to the owners of national monuments for their maintenance and conservation. The largest subsidies went to two important and historical churches

Sep 2 '16 13:55

A 27-year-old woman was attacked and assaulted in a bicycle tunnel under Zandzuigerstraat in Den Bosch on Thursday night. Passersby found her lying on the ground, wounded and with torn clothes, and called the emergency services

Jul 22 '16 12:55

The police discovered a hand grenade, two firearms and drugs in the home of a Satudarah member in Den Bosch on Tuesday, the Public Prosecutor announced. The 21-year-old man and his 21-year-old girlfriend were arrested and will be arraigned on Friday.

Jul 21 '16 14:05

Residents of a courtyard building on Zusters van Orthenpoort find themselves in a Pokemon-hell with Pokemon Go players flooding their building at all hours and leaving junk behind them. "This is Pokemon terrorism!" one exasperated resident said to Omroep Brabant.

 crime scene tape
Jun 29 '16 08:53

One man was killed and a woman seriously injured in a stabbing on Wilgenstraat in Den Bosch early on Wednesday morning. The woman was taken to hospital. No arrests were made.

Jun 15 '16 08:00

Amsterdam is the nicest city to live in the Netherlands and has been for the past decade, according to the Atlas for Municipalities. Emmen is the worst

May 9 '16 12:25

The Hieronymus Bosch exhibition in the Noordbrabants Museum drew a total of 421,700 visitors - a record number of visitors for an exhibition in the Den Bosch museum

May 9 '16 09:11

A massive 12 people were arrested in 's-Hertogenbosch's entertainment area during the early hours of Sunday morning for numerous offenses, including fighting on the street, threats, assault and refusing to follow police instructions, according to the police.

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