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Feb 2 '16 16:10

State Secretary Martijn van Dam of Economic Affairs is discussing a ban on hunting tourism in the Netherlands with the provinces and the Royal Hunters Society, he said on Monday in response to questions from the PvdA and PvdD

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Feb 2 '16 15:20

A massive one meter long, 40 kilogram beaver was found killed in a roadside accident in Nijnsel, Oost Brabant on Monday. The tail alone is about 15 centimeters, forester Mari de Bijl announced on Twitter.

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Jan 21 '16 07:21

Dutch motorists will be facing slick, icy roads, snow and in many places dense fog with less than 200 meters visibility during morning rush hour on Thursday. Meteorological service KNMI issued a code yellow warning for the whole country.

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Jan 18 '16 09:02

The Netherlands can expect freezing temperatures with snow and frost this week, according to the KNMI. The meteorological office issued a code yellow warning for slick roads for all of the Netherlands, in effect until noon on Monday.

Monday will be partly cloudy with a period of sunshine, and a weak to moderate southeasterly wind. Many places can expect light frost. Afternoon temperatures will be between 0 and -2 degrees.

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Jan 15 '16 12:00

A pitch black seal pup was spotted on Wadden Sea sand bank Blauwe Balg between Terschelling and Ameland by a crew of environmental organization Naar Een Rijken Waddenzee, the organization announced.

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Jan 15 '16 08:15

A code yellow warning for slick, snow covered roads was issued for parts of Noord-Holland, Drenthe, Friesland, Flevoland, Overijssel and Limburg. The KNMI warns motorists to adjust their driving behavior accordingly and to keep an eye on weather reports and warnings.

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Jan 14 '16 16:00

Two more dead sperm whales were spotted on Texel. One washed up near the ferry port, the other is still floating in the sea near the lighthouse. According to Ecomare, they belonged to the same group as the five whales that washed up on Texel on Tuesday

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Jan 13 '16 12:05

Five sperm whales died on a Texel beach on Wednesday morning after washing ashore on Tuesday,

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Jan 13 '16 11:45

A drop in temperatures across could lead to some scattered light snowfall in the Netherlands from late Thursday night into Saturday, according to the nation’s official meteorology office KNMI. The snow is expected to first show around the end of Thursday in the northeast of the country.

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Jan 11 '16 10:54

The Netherlands can expect more winter weather later this week, according to Weerplaza. Halfway through the week cold air will flow into the country from the north and temperatures will drop significantly.

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Jan 8 '16 11:31

An elderly man won praise this week after rescuing a young boy who rode his sled right into a canal. Manno Buiter watched the events unfold from his house in Nieuwolda, Groningen, reports RTV Noord.

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Jan 8 '16 09:02

Dutch meteorological office KNMI terminated its warnings for icy roads in the northeast of the country. The weather office was joined by motorist association ANWB and infrastructure agency Rijkswaterstaat in calls for drivers to stay off the roads in the provinces of Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe.

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Jan 7 '16 13:50

The winter weather is still holding on in the northern provinces of the Netherlands and the KNMI extended its code read weather warning for Groningen until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday and for Drenthe and Friesland until 3:00 p.m., after that the warning scales down to code orange.

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Jan 6 '16 15:35

A code red warning is currently in effect for the northern provinces of Drenthe, Groningen and Friesland due to black ice and slippery roads. National weather service KNMI warns motorists to stay off the road as far as they can manage it and to keep an eye on weather forecasts and traffic information.

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Jan 6 '16 10:54

Dozens of schools in Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe and Overijssel are closed today due to the icy weather and slippery roads

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Jan 6 '16 10:41

The icy weather in the northern parts of the Netherlands is taking its toll on the residents. Emergency rooms are working on overdrive to deal with injuries caused by slippery roads and sidewalks, mostly involving broken bones and bruises

Jan 6 '16 08:21

Icy roads are causing havoc with the traffic in the northern half of the Netherlands. There is a 41 kilometer traffic jam on the A28 between Zwolle and Hoogeveen, where several accidents happened on Wednesday morning, according to traffic information service VID. The ANWB reports that traffic is standing still in both directions.

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Jan 5 '16 16:10

Warnings of ice-covered roads and sidewalks across much of the Netherlands remained largely intact on Tuesday. In the hardest hit northern provinces of Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe, as well as the Frisian Islands and Wadden Sea area, the alert was downgraded from a Code Red to a Code Orange with meteorologists still calling for caution into Thursday.

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Jan 5 '16 13:15

The winter weather in the northern parts of the Netherlands is not all bad. The Dutch decided not to let warnings to stay off the roads deter them from being about their business and took to the streets in skates!

Jan 5 '16 11:32

A huge humpback whale surprised sailors of the Rotterdam Loodswezen off the coast of Hoek van Holland on New Year's day

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Jan 5 '16 07:29

The KNMI issued a code red warning for black ice and slick roads in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe. Do not drive if it is not strictly necessary. The warning is in effect from 5:00 a.m. until noon.

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Jan 4 '16 15:55

The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute issued a code orange warning for black ice and slick roads in Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe and the Waddenzee area. The code orange warning will be in effect from 7:00 p.m. on Monday to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Jan 4 '16 08:42

Residents of the northern and eastern parts of the Netherlands may again have to deal with interruptions in the power supply on Monday morning. The weight of ice buildup due to the winter weather, make the power lines "bounce" resulting in occasional falters in the supply

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Jan 4 '16 08:23

Large parts of the provinces Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe are covered in about 1 to 2 centimeters of snow. Motorists are warned to be careful of slick roads.

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