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Schiphol Airport station in Amsterdam
Oct 31 '18 07:59

NS is critical about the, which also covers train tickets, from 6 to 9 percent. According to the rail company, this will make public transport more expensive compared to the car, and NS worries that more people will opt for the car instead, NOS reports.

The price for train tickets and subscriptions will increase on January 1st. According to NS, the increase is mainly due to the VAT increase.

Oct 31 '18 07:37

A large fire broke out in covered shopping passage Proosdijpassage in the heart of Deventer on Wednesday morning. Multiple apartments were evacuated and five people were taken to hospital, four for smoke inhalation, the fifth with a broken leg, AD reports.

The fire broke out around 2:40 a.m. in the shopping passage between Lange Bisschopstraat and Strommarkt. Fire brigades from a wide area responded, due to the vulnerability of the inner city. When they arrived, the entire ceiling of the passage was already on fire. 

Oct 30 '18 07:48

Morning rush hour is expected to be a doozy on Tuesday. The wet autumn weather is expected to cause many traffic jams, according to both Rijkswaterstaat and ANWB, RTL Nieuws reports.

Rijkswaterstaat expects a traffic jam peak of over 300 kilometers on the Dutch highways this morning. By 7:00 a.m. there were already 90 kilometers of traffic jams on the highway, the Public Works department reported.

Ambulance
Oct 30 '18 07:29

A cyclist was killed by a falling tree on Hakvoortseweg in Hilvarenbeek on Monday afternoon, the police said in a statement.

The accident happened around 1:20 p.m. during pruning work, according to the police. The man was cycling by when a tree fell on him. Emergency services tried to resuscitate him, but it was to no avail. He died at the scene.

The Inspectorate for Social Affairs and Employment was informed about the accident, the police said. 

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Oct 30 '18 07:20

An hours long search for a missing boy on the IJsselmeer had a happy ending on Monday night. The 13-year-old from Urk was found alive and well on Houtribdijk near IJsselmeer, the Coast Guard said on Twitter.

The boy took a sloop onto the IJsselmeer from Urk early on Monday evening, according to NU.nl. When he did not return home, a large search involving a helicopter and multiple lifeboats from rescue organization KNRM was launched. The coast guard, a few fishing cutters, the fire brigade and the police also helped in the search. 

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Oct 29 '18 16:00

A Dutch man was shot dead in the center of the Spanish resort of Torremolinos on Saturday evening. The victim is drug criminal Hamza Z., considered one of the main players in the drug war in Utrecht and surroundings, the Telegraaf reports.

The man was dining in a restaurant near the beach when a masked man entered the establishment and shot the Dutch man in the head and upper body. He died in hospital. The perpetrator fled in a white van. Witnesses told local media that the entire assassination took no more than two minutes.

Oct 29 '18 07:51

The police are looking for 16-year-old Danielle from Groningen. The teenage girl has been missing since Friday. She was last seen in Arnhem, according to the police.

Danielle is 1.8 meters tall with strawberry blonde hair and green-brown eyes. She was last seen wearing black sneakers, black skinny jeans and a black winter jacket with a hood.

The police call on anyone with information about her whereabouts to come forward. 

Forensic investigators at the scene of a fatal shooting on Rechthuislaan in Rotterdam, 28 Oct 2018
Oct 29 '18 07:37

A 32-year-old man was killed in a shooting in the Rotterdam district of Katendrecht, in the south of the city, on Sunday. Exactly what happened is not yet clear.

A person was arrested shortly after the incident on Rechthuislaan, but was later released because he was not involved in the shooting, the Rotterdam police said on Twitter. 

The police believe the gunman fled on the back of a scooter. A burning scooter was found on Schulpweg. Whether it was used in the shooting, is under investigation.

Tel Aviv beach
Oct 29 '18 07:22

A 55-year-old man from Putten drowned in Israel on Saturday while trying to help two children who got into trouble in the ocean. Another Dutch man was injured. Both children were rescued and are unharmed, Omroep Gelderland reports.

The Putten man was traveling in Israel with a group of 30 people from the Putten Andreas Church. He drowned on the last day of the trip, during a visit to a beach in Tel Aviv, according to the broadcaster.

Northwestern Europe at Night
Oct 26 '18 08:35

Despite public street lighting and illuminated advertising, many Dutch cities are getting darker, according to a study of the 54 largest cities in the Netherlands by Natuur- en  Milieufederaties. The environmental federations call this a "turning point" for light pollution in the country. The Netherlands is one of the most illuminated countries in the world, AD reports.

Sigrid Kaag
Oct 26 '18 08:02

A Dutch trade mission to Saudi Arabia in December will definitely not happen. Minister Sigrid Kaag of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation will not go to the country because of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Thursday, NU.nl reports.

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Oct 26 '18 07:40

An explosive was found after an ATM bombing in the Overijssel town of Schalkhaar at around 3:10 a.m. on Friday. The buildings around the Rabobank ATM on Lindeboomsweg were evacuated. This is the second ATM bombing in the municipality of Deventer in two days, De Stentor reports.

The blast destroyed the facade of the building where the ATM is located, according to the newspaper.

Entrance to subway station Stadhuis in Rotterdam
Oct 25 '18 08:25

Subway station Stadhuis in Rotterdam will be closed for at least two and a half weeks The subway between Rotterdam Central Station and Beurs may start running again sooner, but then it won't stop at Stadhuis, Rotterdam transport company RET said, RTV Rijnmond reports.

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Oct 25 '18 08:07

Time to get out your winter coat, according to Weeronline. Cold air from Scandinavia means cold autumn weather for the Netherlands this weekend. On Sunday and Monday maximum temperatures will stay below 10 degrees, the weather service expects.

Crime scene tape
Oct 25 '18 07:39

The police found what they believe is a hand grenade at Bijlmerplein in Amsterdam during the early hours of Thursday morning. They responded to the scene around 4:00 a.m. after a report of shots being fired, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter.

On Bijlmerplein they found no injured person, but did find a possible grenade on the street. Defense's explosive disposal team is at the scene, NU.nl reports. The police are waiting for the team to finish its work before they can start a trace evidence investigation.

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Oct 24 '18 16:40

The public order and security department (OOV) of the municipality of Amsterdam doesn't have its own security in order. It is the only department in the municipality that scores a 1 on a scale from 1(very bad) to 5 (good) in an internal report, the Telegraaf reports based on documents received after appealing to the Open Government Act.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Oct 24 '18 08:14

The body of a man was found on Oosterstraat in the city of Groningen during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The police are investigating the man's identity and cause of death, and call on witnesses to come forward.

The body was reported to the police around 3:15 a.m. The area where the man was found was closed down as a crime scene, the Groningen police said on Twitter. 

"We do not yet know what happened and who it concerns. If you have information that may be of interest to us, please let us know", the police said. 

Entrance to subway station Stadhuis in Rotterdam
Oct 24 '18 07:48

Subway station Stadhuis in Rotterdam was evacuated on Tuesday afternoon after asbestos was released during construction work. The station is still completely closed and no subways are running through it. Rotterdam public transit company RET calls on travelers who were in the station on Tuesday to report to the company, RTL Nieuws reports.

Cruise ship AIDAnova
Oct 24 '18 07:28

A fire raged on cruise ship AidaNova in Groningen's Eemshaven during the early hours of Wednesday morning. Multiple fire engines responded to the port. It is not clear whether anyone was hurt, NU.nl reports.

The fire started in the ship's cabin. Firefighters quickly got it under control and prevented the fire from spreading to the rest of the ship. 

The cruise ship has been in Eemshaven since October 9th. 

Oct 23 '18 08:18

The police arrested a man who had covered himself in petrol or another flammable liquid at the Polish embassy in The Hague on Monday afternoon. A negotiator tried to reason with the man, but he was eventually overpowered by a SWAT team, NOS reports.

Emergency services, including firefighters, police and ambulances, responded to the embassy in large numbers. The man was taken to hospital to check whether he had inhaled any toxic fumes, after which he went to a police station for questioning. So far the police did not say anything about the man's identity or motive. 

Ambulance
Oct 23 '18 07:59

A Dutch soldier died in hospital on Sunday after becoming unwell during a Corps Commando training exercise in a swimming pool in Roosendaal last week. The soldier involved was a corporal. He died of complications caused by the incident, newspaper AD reports.

The accident happened at swimming pool De Stok in Roosendaal during the early hours of Friday morning. Exactly what happened is not yet clear. Colleagues saw the soldier becoming unwell in the water and called the emergency services. He was rushed to hospital.

Crime scene tape
Oct 23 '18 07:33

Dozens of homes were evacuated on Lambertus Zijlplein in Amsterdam Nieuw-West on Tuesday morning after explosives were discovered, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter. The police believe the explosives were to be used in an ATM bombing at a supermarket. The explosives were not detonated.

The police reported the evacuation on Twitter around 5:00 a.m. About 30 homes were evacuated, a police spokesperson said to NU.nl. Explosive experts are at the scene to safely remove the explosives.

Wim Kok
Oct 22 '18 09:18

Former Prime Minister Wim Kok (PvdA), his family revealed on Saturday. Over the weekend King Willem-Alexander and various politicians responded to his death. Kok was a well respected man to whom the Netherlands owes a great deal of gratitude, was the general theme of their reactions.

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Oct 22 '18 08:00

A person was found dead in a home on Herenstraat in Culemborg, the police said on Twitter around 3:00 a.m. on Monday morning. Based on initial investigation, the police arrested a man in the area of the home. 

Exactly what happened is not clear. No information was released about the victim's identity or cause of death. The police are investigating whether the victim was killed in a crime.

The arrested man was taken to a police station for questioning. 

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