A firebomb was thrown into restaurant Hotel Buiten on Sloterplas in Amsterdam on Friday night. Three employees of the restaurant had to go to hospital with hearing problems after the explosion. "Fortunately no permanent damage to staff or guests, but we are of course very shocked and we have no idea who is responsible for this", the restaurant management said in a letter stuck to the restaurant's door, Het Parool reports.
A 19-year-old man from Zaandam was shot at twice during the early hours of Saturday morning. He was seriously injured. The second shooting happened at the Zaans Medical center, where the man went to get treatment after the first shooting, Het Parool reports.
The man was first shot after an argument on Burcht in the center of Zaandam at around 2:10 a.m. on Saturday. He was then shot at again shortly after arriving at the hospital. So far no arrests were made.
Hundreds of people gathered on the Grote Markt in Haarlem on Sunday to express support for mayor Jos Wienen, who recently went into hiding due to threats. Minister Kasja Ollongren of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations and a number of parliamentarians also attended the manifestation, NOS reports.
Four children were injured after in an explosion on a boat in Amstelveen on Saturday. One child ended up in the water. The explosion occurred when the boat's engine was started, a spokesperson for the fire brigade said to RTL Nieuws.
All four children sustained minor burns and were taken to hospital. According to the fire brigade spokesperson, they're all primary school age.
The boat did not sustain significant damage. "It was probably a big flame", the spokesperson said to the broadcaster.
A 22-year-old man from Oosterhout was arrested in a Breda home on Saturday after at least 27 people fell ill in a bar on Vismarktstraat during the early hours of that morning, the police said in a statement. The police believe the suspect released pepper spray or something similar in the bar.
At around 2:55 a.m. on Saturday surveillance officers keeping an eye on the nightlife received a report that an unknown substance was released in the bar on Vismakrtstraat. Many visitors experienced nausea, breathlessness and a burning sensation in their throat or airways.
The Netherlands is the midst of a "cyber war" with Russia, Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld said on television program WNL op Zondag. According to the Minister, a foiled cyber attack by the Russian secret service on chemical weapons watchdog OPCW shows that the nature of war has changed.
The Public Prosecutor demanded 6 months in prison against one of the 34 people suspected of blocking the A7 highway so that two buses carrying anti-Zwarte Piet protesters could not reach the national Sinterklaas arrival in Dokkum last year. The other 33 suspects face community service, NOS reports.
The court in Alkmaar sentenced 26-year-old Lars de R. from Krommenie to four years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment for sexually abusing 10 underage boys in Netherlands, India and Croatia, NOS reports.
De R. became famous when he reached the finals of talent show Holland's Got Talent at the age of 16 in 2009. The court found him guilty of having sex with ten boys multiple times over the course of eight years. The youngest victim was 4-years-old at the time.
The impromptu memorial for the victims of a fatal collision between a train and a Stint electric cargo bike in Oss, was cleared away by the municipality on Thursday - three weeks after the tragic accident. Hundreds of flowers, candles, toys, drawings and poems were left at Oss West station to commemorate the four children killed in the accident.
A mother and a child were injured in an accident involving a cargo bike and a truck at a railway crossing in Bodegraven on Friday morning. They were taken to hospital, the police said on Twitter.
The mother was driving the cargo bicycle with two children inside. A third child was cycling along on another bicycle. It is unclear whether the injured child was in the cargo bike or on the other bicycle. The other two children were not hurt. The mother and child did not sustain serious injuries, a spokesperson for the police said to NU.nl.
The police officers that responded to a blockade on the A7 that prevented two buses of anti-Zwarte Piet protesters reaching the national Sinterklaas arrival in Dokkum last year, completely ignored the protesters on the buses and talked in a friendly way with the people blocking the highway, Jerry Afriyie of action group Kick Out Zwarte Piet said in court on Thursday, RTL Nieuws reports.
A 16-year-old girl was hospitalized with a broken arm, broken cheekbones and a concussion on Tuesday evening. She crashed her scooter at Nedereindseplas in Nieuwegein after she was scared by a so-called killer clown. A 24-year-old man was tracked down by the police, but is not being prosecuted. "He says that it was a joke among friends. He wanted to scare them and says that he did not even see the girl", police spokesperson Martin de Wit said to the Telegraaf.
Mayor Jos Wienen from Haarlem left his home due to threats made against him. He is now staying at an undisclosed location. "In and of itself troublesome, but we deal with it", he said to regional broadcaster NH.
The police arrested a 20-year-old man from Amsterdam on Thursday for a fatal shooting in which 19-year-old rapper Bolle was killed on Wednesday afternoon. Whether the arrested man is suspected of being the gunman or of another role, is not yet clear, Het Parool reports.
A youth leader from scouting club Frans Naerebout in Goes was acquitted of intentionally inflicting injury on three children by branding them during a summer camp in Belgium. Mark B. burned the abbreviation of the scouting club, F. R., onto the kids' backs with a branding iron, NOS reports.
The police shot a man in the leg in a home on De Haar in Emmen on Wednesday afternoon. According to the police, the suspect was injured, but conscious. He was arrested and taken to a hospital in Groningen under police escort, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.
The police arrived at the apartment with two cars around 3:00 p.m. An hour later local residents heard two shots fired. The police could not tell the newspaper anything about the circumstances surrounding the incident.
A man was found dead next to a high wall around the prison in Lelystad at around 6:00 a.m. on Thursday morning. There are no indications of a crime and it is believed the man became unwell and then died, the police said on Twitter.
There were attempts to resuscitate the man, but it was already too late, Het Parool reports. The man was already dead when he was found. According to the newspaper, the body was found on the fenced grounds of the prison on Larsedreef.
The Human Environment and Transport inspectorate, police, Public Prosecutor, and Tax Authorities are investigating large-scale taxi fraud in the Amsterdam area. Hundreds of illegal taxis are driving around Amsterdam and Schiphol airport, the Inspectorate said to newspaper AD.
Dutch municipalities, the police and security services are currently actively monitoring at least 160 radicalized Muslims. Amsterdam accounts for the biggest share of that number, with 59 radicalized people currently under the municipality's eye, the Volkskrant reports.
Roy B. from The Hague will be prosecuted for involvement in the death of 17-year-old Orlando Boldewijn from Rotterdam, the Public Prosecutor announced. According to the Prosecutor, the 27-year-old man saw the teenager lying in the water, but did nothing to help him, NU.nl reports.
A man was killed in a shooting on Dostojevskisingel in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Wednesday afternoon, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter. Area residents say the victim is a 19-year-old rap musician and producer. People on social media claiming to be friends with the victim say the person killed is named “Bolle”, and that he was shot in the gut during an argument on the street.
Russia for the first time said it is willing to talk to the Netherlands and Australia about the flight MH17 disaster in a statement the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs made to RTL Nieuws.
An object that looks very much like a hand grenade was found tied to the door of the Bruut bar on Voorstraat in Zwolle on Wednesday. The police closed down the area around the cafe and nearby homes were evacuated, NOS reports.
The "possible explosive" was found at around 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Zwolle police said on Twitter. Explosive experts were deployed to the scene to investigate. The fire department and an ambulance are also in the area as a precaution.