The storm that blew through the Netherlands on Tuesday and Wednesday caused damages amounting about a million euros.
The two victims that were killed by a lighting strike in Amersfoort, Utrecht on Wednesday afternoon, have been identified as two 20 year old women, both from Amersfoort.
Insurance company Interpolis estimated receiving some 1,500 damage claims after the storms and high winds on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Liberation Day storm alone caused about a thousand reports, according to Telegraaf.
A lightning strike in an Amersfoort, Utrecht park left two people dead, safety office Veiligheidsregio Utrecht reported on Wednesday. The two victims likely took shelter from the rain underneath a tree, and lightning may have hit both the tree and the victims, a safety office spokesman said.
The bolt of lightning came down in Randenbroek Park at about 2:30 p.m. The fire department was quickly called to the scene and tried to resuscitate the victims after the incident but to no avail.
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute has issued a code yellow weather warning for thunderstorms and strong winds for the entire country on Wednesday afternoon.
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute has issued a code yellow weather warning for thunderstorms and strong winds for the entire Netherlands on Liberation Day.
Artis Zoo is getting rid of its small cages in favor of larger, lifelike residence areas as a part of its ongoing reorganization. This implies giving up on many larger animals inhabiting the zoo. The animals to remain in the zoo will thus have more space available to them.
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological institute has issued a code yellow weather warning for heavy thunderstorms that are expected to hit most of the Netherlands on Tuesday.
A German-born resident of Kerkrade died from injuries suffered in the wake of the recent earthquake in Nepal. Uschi Dorweiler worked as a naturopath, and lived in the Limburg town for twenty years before she was killed while on holiday. She was 52 years old, reports the Limburgs Dagblad.
A visitor to the Rotterdam zoo was attacked by a vulture this week. The bird flew at Henk Koelwijn's neck and left a big scratch on his ear and back of his head, AD reports.
A group of 10 volunteers have made a spectacular flower petal mosaic of Vincent van Gogh on the Koningsplein in Keukehnhof.
The association Vrienden van het Vondelpark - Friends of the Vondelpark - wants a barbecue ban in the park as they believe it would significantly reduce the level of pollution. The association announced on their Facebook page.
14 year old Lars Barten from Rijkevoort made remarkable discovery in the Maastricht ENCI quarry on Saturday. He found rare bones of a mosasaur, a large, extinct marine reptile.
Chimpanzees in the Koninklijke Burgers Zoo outwitted human technology by knocking a drone out of the sky on Friday morning.
The municipality of Amsterdam and GVB are working towards a cleaner city with public transport that is completely emission-free, the municipality announced in a press release on Wednesday. GVB's fleet will be replaced with electric buses and vans and solar panels on the GVB buildings and subway stations will generate renewable energy.
Today is expected to be sunny and dry with maximum temperatures ranging between 15 degrees on the Wadden to 25 degrees in the southeast of the country, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute reports.
Some mothers and children are afraid of the so-called Cuddly Owl in Noordeinde and wants it to be removed, Omroep Gelderland reports. Adriaan Hoogendoorn, the mayor of Oldebroek, agrees that the situation does not feel safe and would prefer it if the owl could be relocated.
A sunny week with little chance of rain lays ahead for the Netherlands, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute predicts.
Despite dense fog in the northwestern half in the country and mist in the rest on Friday morning, today is likely to be the first warm, sunny day of spring this year.
In the coming years the Cabinet is going to invest in ensuring that Dutch homes and business are less reliant on natural gas for heating, instead heating properties with renewable heat or leftover heat.
The March storm that hit the Netherlands yesterday caused an estimated 10 million euros worth of damage. This is according to the initial estimation of the Alliance of Insurers, Blik op nieuws reports. By 11:00 p.m. last night, the emergency services network P2000 had received more than 1,300 reports of storm damage.
The emergency services network P2000 received a total of 1,327 reports about the storm and storm damage by 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night, the Volkskrant reports. The most reports came from the Rotterdam Rijnmond region, followed by Noord- and Oost Gelderland.
Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan and aldermen of the "Sustainability in the Capital" committee banned balloon launches from all events organized in the city. The municipality also launched an information campaign about the balloons' harmful effects on environment and animal well being.
Drivers of empty or lightly-loaded trucks are advised to stay off the roads Tuesday, a message from the Dutch infrastructure agency Rijkswaterstaat states. Strong winds have knocked trucks over on several highways, especially the A50, NOS reports.