Kees Herweijer was driving his Toyota Auris wagon up the N214 in Wijngaarden, Zuid-Holland at 80 kilometers per hour when he spotted two ducks suddenly attempt to cross the road right in front of him. Realizing it would be possible to at least save one of the two ducks, he hit the brakes and swerved.
In order to obtain a taxi hallmark in Utrecht, taxi driver needs to take care of one's personal hygiene and not be smelly, state the municipality rules. It is also stated in the rules that a driver can not wear a t-shirt, polo-shirt, sneakers or sandals and preferably wears clean and odourless jacket and trousers, ANP reports.
A hungry lion found itself with its head stuck in a feeding barrel at the Dierenrijk zoo in Nuenen, Noord Brabant over the weekend. The startled African lion panicked as it could not see its cage anymore and started running around desperately in effort to get the barrel off, AD writes.
A 15-year-old boy in Zoetermeer was transported to an area hospital after drinking six half-litre cans of an energy drink.
“Help! My little son Jesse lost his guinea pig Trippel on the train. Can you help?” reads the panicked message from a mom on Twitter to staffers at the national Dutch railway NS. The customer service and public relations teams sprung into action, enlisting children across the country to help track down the missing rodent.
Unpicked-up dog feces has dropped to third place on a city-compiled list of what most annoys Amsterdam, reports Het Parool.
The FIOD made an extraordinary discovery on Monday in a criminal investigation into money laundering. The tax authorities found a map with different amounts noted on it as well as photos of a forest in the home of a 52-year-old man from Waalwijk.
The valet of a hotel in Rome crashed a unbelievably expensive Dutch owned Ferrari 599 GTB into a store on Via del Viminale in Rome on Monday morning, De Telegraaf reports.
World famous Dutch DJ Tiësto crashed a yacht into David Guetta's South Beach dock, TMZ reports. The rockstar DJ accompanied by Martin Garrix and LIV owner Dave Grutman were supposed to pick Guetta up in Grutman's 55' VanDutch yacht but the engine stalled and the boat crashed into the dock.
The Dutch ambassador in Dakar, Senegal, Pieter Jan Kleiweg de Zwaan, shocked the locals with a display of women's underwear on the floor of his residence, De Telegraaf reports.
Known for their viral videos, Boris Lange and LifeHunters.tv presented a ten euro IKEA painting as a masterpiece inside Museum Arnhem for their latest piece. Dressed up as an art connoisseur cliché, Lange walks around the museum asking visitors for their opinions about the artwork, which he says is painted by up-and-coming Swedish artist Ike Andrews.
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Another owl in the Netherlands is making the news. While the "horror owl" of Purmerend attacks people, the "cuddly owl" of Noordeinde companionably lands on passersby's heads, Omroep Gelderland reports.
Alert witnesses witnessed an unusual event as eight kangaroos were stolen from a meadow on Bentheimerstraat in De Lutte on Tuesday. With the quick call and description from the witnesses, police managed to stop the fleeing car shortly after the theft on Lasondersingel in Enschede.
The Dirk van den Broek on the Marie Heinekenplein in Amsterdam has given the go ahead for a Disco Shopping day next month. Registration for the event starts Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Passengers of KLM flight KL875 experienced some tense moments when a small fire erupted in the overhead compartment for hand luggage. The fire started after the plane landed at Bangkok, was extinguished very quickly and everyone on board left the plane safely, Daily Mail reports.
The eagle owl that terrorized Purmerend since last March was caught by a falconer on Friday, the city revealed. At least one eagle owl is believed to be responsible for over fifty attacks on people, which increased dramatically in recent months.
Damage to (possibly dozens) of new cars in Born, Limburg, has the fire department completely confused. The damage, which resembles hail damage, has no apparent source and is isolated to one parking lot, with no cars damaged outside it.
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.