Sander Paarlberg, conservator in the Dordrechts Museum, is used to seeing paintings of his city, but this last one caught him by surprise - a painting of Dordrecht can be seen in a Beyonce video.
While it’s no doubt that the advent of a wide variety of online maps and apps have saved time for millions, it has also lead to surprising ways of wasting time. Once user of website VKMag found this out when searching for Hereweg 87, Groningen, on Google Streetview only to find a picture of a naked man clad in socks with what appears to be a six-pack of Heineken at his feet.
A mistake in the new police uniforms, introduced in 2014, means that officers can stumble over their own batons. A court recently ruled that the police have to pay one officer's medical bills after she was injured in this way
A large number of police officers responded to Burgemeester Visserpark in Alphen aan den Rijn on Friday morning after reports of a boy walking around with a gun. The young man and the gun were both part of a school prank. The weapon - a real, but disabled revolver, was confiscated, according to the police.
It seems many guidebooks written about the Netherlands either haven't been updated in several years, or some travellers simply refuse to buy new editions, as online travel agency Expedia is seeing a sharp increase in hotel bookings to the Netherlands for April 30, a representative told the NL Times. The date has not been celebrated in the Netherlands as Queen's Day, since Beatrix abdicated the throne for her son, Willem-Alexander on April 30, 2013.
One Dutch pedestrian has had enough of litterbugs, as can be seen in a short YouTube video of him picking rubbish off the street and returning it to the litterer's car.
Road inspector Eddie had a busy morning on Tuesday. He rescued both a lost tourist and a family of geese from the A7 highway
Two people were arrested in Amsterdam after the police found a whole series of peculiar objects in their car during a routine traffic check. The objects range from a coin collection to a tiny, working firearm on a key chain. The police believe that the items were stolen and are looking for the legitimate owners.
A 50-years-old woman from Rosendaal got a visit from the police after publishing a strange sales advertisement on Marktplaats, a well-known classifieds site, in November. The woman tried to sell a cheetah cub in formaldehyde, the Roosendaal police announced.
A police training course went terribly wrong on Thursday afternoon when a police instructor was shot during an exercise in Elst, Gelderland. The teacher was transported to an area hospital and is in stable condition, a police report stated.
People with black cars pay more on their insurance than other people, according to a study done by consumers association ConsumentenBond and insurers Reaal, Route Mobiel and Zelf
On Thursday night a number of lucky Amsterdam residents and visitors had dinner in one of seven unusual locations, ranging from a window brothel in the Red Light District to the turf in the Amsterdam Arena. The night was a great success. Each one of the locations sold out and only positive responses can be seen on social media.
In an unfortunate accident a rare and extraordinarily expensive Porsche 911 GT3 RS ended up with its nose in the waters of the Oostwetering canal at the Porsche Center in Amsterdam. The sports car, wearing the classic light blue and orange Gulf racing livery, was just fitted with new decals when things went wrong. The car rolled off the ramp and right into the water, according to the Telegraaf.
The police rescued a 21 year old man from the CineMagnus cinema in Schagen at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday after he fell asleep on the toilet.
Utrecht struck another blow in the graffiti war between Feyenoord and FC Utrecht supporters in the run-up to the KNVB Cup final between their teams. The newest street art, on the wall of cafe De Don in De Meern, shows a gnome with three trophies, referring to FC Utrecht's three previous KNVB Cup victories.
Frustration among a throng of shoppers turned into a fight at the final liquidation sale of a V&D department store location in Rijswijk, Zuid-Holland. The store, which had a massive number of people trying to get inside during the day, was forced to shut its doors early when police arrived on the scene.
A man and a woman were arrested at a McDonald's restaurant in Zaandam on Wednesday afternoon for suspicious behavior in the bathroom, the police announced. Several warning shots were fired during the arrests.
The police issued a warning about a gang stealing solar panels off rooftops in Noord-Brabant. Investigators are calling on witnesses to come forward.
A man riding a bicycle in Zandvoort was stopped by police Thursday night for trying to use tea light candles in place of proper lighting. When officers stopped the man his bike was not illuminated, and he was barely visible.
A motorist got quite a fright on the A15 near Dodewaard on Tuesday morning when a goose flew straight through his van's windshield. Both goose and driver escaped the bizarre accident with only minor injuries.
Another owl is causing havoc in the Netherlands. Over the past week a number of residents of the Gelderland town of Twello reported an eagle owl flying at their heads
A suspected burglar was arrested early Saturday morning after breaking into an Albert Heijn store in Nijmegen and stealing four dozen mini vegetable garden kits, the police there reported on Sunday. The popular kits are given away as a promotion to paying customers.
A severed head was discovered on Amstelveenseweg in Amsterdam on Wednesday morning. The head was placed in a bucket, which was turned to face the Fayrouz Lounge. The police are at the scene.
Ever wondered what it would be like to sleep over in the Stopera? For a short time on Tuesday it seemed possible to find out - the Amsterdam city hall was available to rent on accommodation site Airbnb for the low price of only 10 euros a night.