King's Day was celebrated throughout the Netherlands without any major incidents on Thursday. The authorities in most major Dutch municipalities are pleased with how the day went. The day was celebrated "as you would like it to be", a spokesperson for Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan said, NU.nl reports.
King Willem-Alexander and his family spent King's Day in Tilburg today. The city organized a number of activities, including performances and artworks, to celebrate the Dutch King's 50th birthday.
A 16-year-old boy was caught speeding through Tilburg at 130 kilometers per hour on Tuesday. He was driving on a road with a speed limit of 50 km/h, Omroep Brabant reports.
The boy, too young to have a driver's license, was driving a van. The police gave chase and ordered the boy to stop. He ignored this, according to the broadcaster. The boy eventually stopped the van, got out and ran away.
A police officer caught up to the boy and arrested him. He can expect a hefty fine.
A whole range of weather conditions is expected on King's Day in the Netherlands on Thursday. Weerplaza predicts a chance of rain showers, hail and thunderstorms, as well as blue skies and sunshine.
According to the weather agency, the weather will vary greatly from place to place. One province may have thunderstorms, while the next one has sunshine. But the entire country can expect afternoon temperatures around 10 degrees Celsius or lower.
Tilburg secondary vocational school De Rooi Pannen fired one teacher and suspended another for getting drunk on a school trip to Rome, school director Tiny Pheninckx said to RTL Nieuws.
Pheninckx did not want to go into the details of what happened. "But it wasn't just a glass of beer on a terrace."
Former Tilburg University dean Arie de R. was arrested with two other suspects on Wednesday on suspicion of forgery, fraud and embezzlement, the Public Prosecutor confirmed to ANP.
The suspects are 71-year-old Arie de R., a 40-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man.
De R. was the dean of the Faculty of Humanities at Tilburg University between 2007 and 2015. According to the news wire, the university allowed him to outsource part of his supervisory activities due to the heavy workload at the faculty.
Nine year old Rene from Tilburg set his sights high for Valentine's Day. He decided to write a love letter for Princess Ariane, the youngest daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima. And he was rewarded with a return letter from the King and Queen themselves, Omroep Brabant reports.
Rene got the idea after Valentine's Day was discussed in the classroom at Helen Parkhurst School in Tilburg. He asked his teacher for help, but initially did not want to tell her who the love letter was intended for. After some prodding, he admitted it was for the princess.
Not all polling stations opened on time in the Dutch parliamentary election on Wednesday. Polling stations in Almere, Friesland and Tilburg opened later than expected, due to "key problems".
With April 27th just around the corner, Tilburg is revealing its plans for this year's official King's Day celebrations. Royalty expert Marc van der Linden call's Tilburg's King's Day program the most ambitious one yet, Omroep Brabant reports.
Tilburg wants to present itself as a young city. According to Van der Linden, "on paper" the program manages to do just that. "It looks very nice. All Tilburg residents are involved. From a Syrian refugee who wants to give a big 'thank you' to transvestites."
Pepper the cat, an adventurous Dutch feline who showed up in Venice six months after going missing from her Tilburg home, did not come out of her adventures unscathed. Pepper picked up lung-worm and now needs expensive medical care.
The cat is currently in an oxygen cage at an Utrecht animal hospital. This treatment costs 350 euros a day, something Pepper's owner Franka can not afford, according to Omroep Brabant
The police arrested six people in connection with the kidnapping of a 53-year-old man in the small Dutch town of Nunspeet in December. The arrests were made on Wednesday, the police said in a statement. So far no information was released about the motive for the kidnapping.
The suspects are two men from Breda age 50 and 29, two from Tilburg age 36 and 30, a 59-year-old from Rotterdam and a 67-year-old man from Alphen aan den Rijn. Seven homes in Breda, Tilburg, Oss, Rotterdam and Alphen aan den Rijn were raided. A number of items were seized, including two firearms.
Three leading members of motorcycle gang Satudarah were convicted in a big drug case on Monday. Their sentences were much lower than the Public Prosecutor demanded, however. According to the court in Breda, there is no evidence that the suspects formed a criminal organization, ANP reports.
The highest sentence was imposed on Bjorn E., vice president of the Satudarah chapter in Tilburg. He got 46 months in prison for money laundering and involvement in the production of raw materials for drugs. The Prosecutor demanded 8 years against him
Dutch cat Pepper is quite a wanderer it seems. Six months after going missing from his owner's home in Tilburg, the three year old cat turned up in Vienna, Omroep Brabant reports.
According to the broadcaster, the cat was found by a hunter near Vienna, Austria. She had worms in her lungs and was severely emancipated. Luckily Pepper was chipped, and the chip led to her Dutch owner Franka Schapendonk.
A water main break on Grootvenstraat left parts of Tilburg flooded and numerous households without water on Friday morning. How many households are affected is unclear, Omroep Brabant reports.
The break happened around 3:45 a.m. on the industrial terrain Kraaiven. Grootvenstraat and IJpelareweg are flooded up to Kraaivenstraat. These streets are closed to car traffic. The cause of the break is unclear.
A new wave of assassinations seems to have hit the Nethelrands. In less than five weeks, four people were assassinated, two of them in this week, the Telegraaf reports.
Four assassinations in five weeks is a remarkably high number, given the fact that the average in the Netherlands is about eight a year. The high number is on par for the past three years. At least 60 assassinations were committed during this time. That massive increase is even more remarkable when you take into account that the total number of murders in the Netherlands decreased by about 30 percent since 2002.
A body was found in a burning car in Tilburg on Wednesday night. The car was park in a forest on Koebrugseweg, in the outskirts of Tilburg, the police said in a statement.
Firefighters responded to reports of a fire and found the burning car. While extinguishing the fire they found the body and called the police.
The police immediately launched an investigation. Forensic experts were called in to do a trace evidence investigation.
Three teenage boys will be prosecuted for their involvement in a sexting case involving dozens of sexually explicit photos of underage girls attending Tilburg schools being spread on social media without the girls' consent. The suspects are a 16-year-old boy from Tilburg, a 17-year-old from Waalwijk and a 17-year-old living in Belgium, AD reports.
An internationally sought drug dealer was arrested while shopping for groceries in Tilburg this weekend. The 38-year-old man is believed to be part of the mafia and was arrested at the request of the Italian authorities, NOS reports.
The Italian authorities suspect the man of heading an organization that traffics drugs - cocaine and ecstasy in particular - on Sardinia. He has both Dutch and Italian nationality and has been internationally wanted since spring last year. The man can face up to 24 years in jail in Italy.
A 25-year-old man from Tilburg who was arrested on Wednesday after eating a sandwich on a bus, is astounded by the commotion that arose around him and his sandwich, he said on RTL Late Night.
Thirteen police officers responded to a bus driver reporting that he felt unsafe after the young Tilburg man refused to discard his sandwich. A bystander filmed the man's arrest and posted it online.
An incident caused by two men eating a sandwich on a Tilburg bus on Wednesday ended in a 25-year-old man being detained in an arrest involving 13 police officers. Several videos of the arrest on Conservatoriumlaan were shared on social media.
According to Yoni Klarenbeek, a fellow passenger on the bus who posted a video of the arrest on Facebook, the trouble revolved around a sandwich. "The guy did not want to discard the sandwich when the bus driver asked him to, except for eating on the bus he was doing nothing wrong. No swearing, no threats."
The pastor of St. Jozef Church in Tilburg started Sunday morning's service with a penance and by sprinkling th church with holy water and asking for forgiveness that the house of God was desecrated by the shooting of a pornographic film in its grounds. Pastor Jan van Noorwegen also reminded his parishioners to repay evil with good, Omroep Brabant reports.
Mystery surrounds the death of a 44-year-old man from Tilburg, who died in hospital on Saturday after being found unconscious on the street on Friday night. The police call on witnesses to help clarify wat happened to the man.
The pastor of the St. Jozef church in Tilburg was shocked to discover that a porn film was shot in an alley behind his church. Omroep Tilburg discovered the film by chance and informed him of it.
Pastor Jan van Noorwegen had no idea that the film existed. "This is not the right place for it", he said when Omroep Brabant asked him what he thought about an erotic movie on the grounds of his church. "I don't know how they got in, the gate is only ope a few hours a day. But then there are always people in the church, no one noticed anything."
Four supporters of Tilburg football club Willem II were sentenced to community service and up to three months in prison by the court in Breda on Monday. They were found guilty of assaulting two Feyenoord supporters during a match between the two clubs on October 2nd last year. During the match in Tilburg, one of the Feyenoord fans was thrown over the stadium railings, NU.nl reports.