giant yellow duck
Dec 31 '13 14:38

A giant yellow duck, created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, exploded on Tuesday in Taiwan.

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Dec 30 '13 15:53

A painting featured on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow was discovered to be an authentic painting by Flemish renaissance artist Antoon van Dyck.

Russia, Mir, and Earth
Dec 30 '13 09:08

Netherlands-based space tourism firm Space Expedition Corp. has signed an agreement with a Chinese travel agency in Beijing to take Chinese tourists to space.

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Dec 27 '13 14:24

Two suspected burglars were arrested Thursday morning as they tried to hide on the rooftops connected to the store they had allegedly robbed. Witnesses spotted the two men walking on a roof in Amersfoort at 5:30am, according to the police department.

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Dec 27 '13 04:32

The likelihood of finding a pearl in an oyster is 1 in 35,000, reported Omroep Zeeland. And yet it happened twice in one evening in Yerseke in Zeeland.

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Dec 26 '13 11:52

Peter van der Helm, a Dutch entrepreneur, has launched a new business to preserve the tattoos of the dead, Chicago Tribune reports citing Reuters.

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Dec 19 '13 13:58

A Surinamese man who is on trial in Utrecht for having sex with his daughter may have defiled his two other daughters as well.

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Dec 13 '13 14:57

An updated survey by the Institute for Dutch Lexicology revealed that most participants want to kick "kids" out of the Dutch language. Of 10,000 Dutch and Flemish voters, "Kids" received forty percent of the voting.

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Dec 11 '13 17:32

A 14-year-old girl cycling home from school yesterday was shaken up yesterday when she biked into a hidden sinkhole. One witness at the scene pulled the girl, Sarah, out before she was harmed.

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Dec 3 '13 14:01

Two men who were swapped as babies just after their birth, found their biological family after sixty years, writes BN De Stem Tuesday.

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Dec 2 '13 04:37

During the Ajax match Sunday afternoon, ADO supporters sang hurtful songs sung about the fallen Ajax fan, reported AT5.

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Nov 29 '13 14:41

Edwin van der Sar was amongst a group from football club Ajax visiting the family of a man who fell from the stands at the ArenA during a match earlier this week. The former Oranje and Ajax goalkeeper sat with the family at the hospital where the 46-year-old fan lies in critical condition, according to the team.

Star of David
Nov 29 '13 13:49

Police in Groningen took quick action when they were alarmed that students were planning a party with a NAZI theme, complete with the characteristic yellow star that would be pinned on partygoers as they walked in. On the star, there would be three letters, NSB.

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Nov 28 '13 13:53

A man who fell nearly five meters from the Amsterdam ArenA stands onto a concrete path on Tuesday is still in critical condition. The fan, a 46-year-old father, was sitting in the front row of the F-Side when he collapsed to the ground during the 39th minute of the Ajax-Barcelona Champions League match.

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Nov 26 '13 23:10

A man was seriously injured at the Amsterdam Arena after he fell from the stands onto the concrete ring surrounding the field. The incident took place 39 minutes into the Ajax v. FC Barcelona Champions League football match.

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Nov 26 '13 16:15

A local from Maarssen was shocked, Monday around 23:00, to discover a naked man, sitting in a bus shelter on the Dr. Plesmanlaan. The passer-by called the police, but by the time they arrived, the man had got into his car and drove off.

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Nov 19 '13 04:46

The 16-year-old Rens van de Kruijs got a the scare of this life this weekend when a steel pin was pierced through his forehead at work

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Sep 6 '13 03:27

The police in Deurne warns residents of the town in Brabant, because the last few months somebody has loosened the bolts of wheels of different cars. The police has so far received two reports, but a garage owner says he has helped more motorists.

A motorist who reported the fact that his wheels were loose on Thursday, stated that while driving he noticed a strange vibration. After checking in the garage, it was clear that the bolts of his wheels were loose. The police assumes randomness by the offender, according to a spokesman.

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Sep 4 '13 02:07

A burglar who took a TV from a restaurant in Oudenbosch, returned it after an hour and hung it back up on the wall. He even hooked it back up with the cable he had also stolen.

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Aug 26 '13 07:38

By a complex accident on the A2 Sunday afternoon, a man and a woman were injured. A car drove so quick against the center guide that the engine was launched out of the car. The flying engine hit a car with caravan. The one who caused the accident has reported to the police.

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Aug 7 '13 06:43

Tuesday, in Bergen op Zoom, the fire brigade rescued a woman who fell in a sinkhole in her garden. The hole was caused by water from a garden hose of the neighbor. That was reported by the police. Omroep Brabant mentioned a "sinkhole".

Because of the woman’s size, she couldn’t come out of the hole by herself and the fire brigade had to assist. She was taken from the hole with a stretcher. She was further OK but was taken to the hospital for examination.

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Feb 28 '13 12:51

One person was injured Wednesday afternoon when a tram ran into a bicyclist.

Zoe the Dog, New Year's Eve 2012
Jan 1 '13 00:00

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