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Feb 13 '14 06:40

Groningen experienced another earthquake on Wednesday night. According to the KNMI, it registered a 3.0 on the Richter scale, and happened at 3.13 a.m.

Feb 12 '14 14:25

The KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute) issued a "code yellow" for the coastal provinces and Limburg, due to increasing winds from the South with gusts around 80 km/h. Wednesday afternoon and evening a gusty wind will make landfall with force 9 gusts in the Northwest, according to Weerplaza.

Feb 10 '14 05:00

Another Pink-backed Pelican has been spotted in The Netherlands, this time in a residential area in Breda.

Feb 8 '14 04:31

A rare pink pelican was spotted in the village Wemeldinge in Zealand, Friday morning. The last time a pink pelican was spotted in the Netherlands was in 2006 in Den Helder, according to forester Ted Sluijter of "Natuurmonumenten."

Feb 5 '14 15:18

2013 is in the top 10 of warmest years globally, according to the World Meteorological Institute of the United Nations (WMO). 2007 and 2013 share the sixth place in the ranking since the institute started keeping records in 1850.

Feb 5 '14 07:35

This week, the province of Groningen felt what was thought to be another earthquake, but this was tuesday evening confirmed more likely to be a sonic boom.

Feb 3 '14 12:19

The Dutch Forestry Commission, Nature Reserves and 12 National Landscapes have decided to form a partnership for a stronger nature in the Netherlands.

Feb 3 '14 10:31

A minor earthquake occurred this morning in Loppersum, a town in Groningen, news agency ANP reports.

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Jan 24 '14 16:27

It took a long wait, but the Netherlands is finally experiencing real winter weather.

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Jan 24 '14 13:04

Skull bones found in Rotterdam show that there were humans in the western areas of the Netherlands 10,000 years ago

Jan 13 '14 04:34

Some 20 walking enthusiasts ended up with a wet suit, Sunday afternoon, when the pontoon bridge they were crossing at Den Nul in Overijssel, collapsed for unknown reasons.

Jan 8 '14 12:13

The first snowflakes of 2014 could fall as early as Monday with winds from the northeast and the east predicted to bring colder weather across the Netherlands. Weeronline.nl says there is "a realistic chance of snow."

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Jan 6 '14 15:10

Monday January 6th is well on its way to break the record of warmest January 6th ever.

Dec 30 '13 04:32

A bottlenose dolphin was born in the Dolphinarium in Harderwijk, shortly after midnight, Sunday. The birth of the young dolphin, whose gender is not yet known, is unique.

Dec 27 '13 15:31

Rijkswaterstaat, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, has been busy all day cleaning up an oil spill in the Nieuwe Haven in Arnhem. By a cause, yet unknown, about 2,650 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the water.

Dec 24 '13 13:04

A Russian seaman is believed to be dead after he presumably went overboard from a ship operated by Dutch firm Wagenborg. Alexander Merkulov, 56, was discovered missing after the ship he was on was struck by a 10-meter-wave. He has not been found.

Dec 12 '13 04:33

Shell expects to be able to produce oil in the Arctic, starting 2025, announced departing CEO, Peter Voser, in a farewell interview on the Shell website.

Dec 11 '13 17:32

A 14-year-old girl cycling home from school yesterday was shaken up yesterday when she biked into a hidden sinkhole. One witness at the scene pulled the girl, Sarah, out before she was harmed.

Dec 5 '13 19:40

First responders were sent out on over 1,000 storm damage calls around the Netherlands between 6:00 and 16:30, according to Alarmeringen.nl.

Dec 5 '13 12:29

The KNMI has issued a Code Red weather warning for people living in the north of the Netherlands.

Dec 5 '13 04:31

As the Netherlands is preparing to endure the storm, the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) also issued a code 'orange'. The DMI warns for very strong winds, first from the southwest, later from the northwest with gusts of 35 to 40 m per second, which equals 126 to 144 km per hour.

Dec 1 '13 11:39

Winter weather will be blowing into the Netherlands this week. Weeronline.nl said today that the meteorological winter starts today and that temperature in the country will drop as of midweek,with a chance of snow on Friday.

Nov 25 '13 19:04

Over a hundred bird watchers traveled to Zwolle, because a very rare hawk owl was spotted Sunday evening. People came all the way from New Zealand to catch a glimpse of the bird.

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Nov 4 '13 00:01

The police closed access roads to Wijk bij Duurstede Sunday afternoon after a whirlwind passed over the village. Non locals are turned away. Residents are advised to stay in and not to start damage repairs on roofs yet.

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