When three art students decide to prank the Netherlands by jokingly offer residents the chance to trade their votes in the upcoming provincial election for physical goods, they were surprised by the number of people who actually took up the offer. People using their RuilJeStempas (literally, “trade your vote”) Facebook page offered up their votes an Apple iPhone charger, pieces of fruit, and cheap household goods, Asja Keeman tells NL Times.
Despite the growing interest in playing hide-and-go-seek in an IKEA store, the store refuses to participate.
More than 18 thousand people have signed up to play hide-and-seek in the IKEA store in Eindhoven on May 16th, according to the Facebook page "Versoppertje in de Ikea Eindhoven". This seemed to worry the store, who put a stop to the event.
The PvdA's latest (joking) idea to increase the population in Zeeland is to prick holes in condoms.
The horror owl of Purmerend has struck again, claiming two more victims on Monday night.
Police were notified this week of an online advertisement for the sale of soap produced during World War II, possibly made from human remains collected at concentration camps. After consulting the Public Prosecutor, officers opened an investigation into the sale, police said on Friday.
The "horror owl", that has been terrorizing Purmerend for weeks, has struck again. This time injuring a news paper deliverer.
The police are reopening the investigation into the death of 25 year old Larissa Dumont from Nieuwveen on May 27th, 1997, after reports in De Telegraaf last year. The initial investigation by the police concluded that Dumont was killed by a bite from her horse.
The world's most expensive cheese slicer, worth 25 thousand euros, was stolen from the Amsterdam Cheese Museum over the weekend, Het Parool reports.
The so-called horror owl of Purmerend has claimed another two victims. Last night the owl attacked a trainer and athlete from the Purmerend athletics association, NOS reports. Both victims had to be treated in hospital.
The police have put out a warning of an unknown man calling people in The Hague and telling them that their loved ones have died. The man poses as a police officer.
The accident in Ter Apel on Saturday in which a woman died was caused by a handling error of the 81 year old motorist, NOS reports.
Marketingfacts.nl conducted a marketing stunt on Thursday in which users without Android devices only saw a grim message "you can not use this service because you do not have the right gear." The stunt was at first thought to be a new, legitimate policy of the company, before it was revealed as a marketing trick.
Police officers arrested a 42 year old man on Tuesday. He is suspected of stealing mailbags to get credit cards.
The owl that sowed fear in Purmerend and Kwadijk last year, is asserting itself again this year, as several new reports of attacks by the aggressive owl were filed last week.
An area resident returning home early Tuesday morning could not enter his Valkenswaard house after discovering his friends had created a "impregnable fortress," according to police and Omroep Brabant.
Late last week Manon Hogenboom from Vaesrade had to leave the carnival festivities because of a sever stomach ache. She went to the hospital, thinking that she might have appendicitis, only to find out that she was about to give birth. To twins!
A large whale was spotted swimming at the height of Zeeland bridge in Oosterschelde estuary on Saturday. Experts say it is probably a humpback whale.
Architect Fons Verheijen is planning legal action against the Naturalis Museum in Leiden, whose exhibition space building he designed. He argues that the museum is violating Dutch copyright laws by transforming the exhibition space into a storage facility and office space.
A family was shocked when their home was raided on Thursday by at least five men dressed up as a police SWAT team. The family was still inside their home on Loenhoutstraat in Breda, Noord-Brabant, when the incident happened, police said in a statement.
Groningen citizens sang their provincial national anthem in protest against gas extraction in their region during Thursday's Tweede Kamer (Lower House) parliamentary debate on the issue on Thursday.
There was a lot of commotion on Piusstraat in Tilburg last night when what police and local residents thought was an armed robbery and hostage situation, turned out to be a recording for a movie.
American Graduate student Jeff Nichols uncovered lost footage of the SS Eastland disaster in the archives of Amsterdam film institute EYE. Nichols found the film clips Thursday on an EU-funded website. The clips from the incident were lodged between other news items on a digitized Dutch newsreel.
After Twente University mathematics student Loes Knoben took on a traineeship to design a computerized rapid course covering Berlin's S-Bahn public transit system, she decided to take a challenge and put her programming skills to the test. Her skills were vindicated when she rode the entire rail system in just 15 hours and four minutes, faster than anyone else by nearly two hours.