Fresh fruit aisle at a supermarket
Dec 28 '18 17:00

The Dutch government is implementing a number of law changes on January 1st. Below find a summary of changes made in the category Consumers.

A will hit all goods currently taxed at 6 percent. Items like museum entrance, theater tickets, attraction passes, groceries, water, books, and hair salon services will now have a 9 percent sales tax rate.

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Dec 28 '18 17:00

The Dutch government is implementing a number of law changes on January 1st. Below find a summary of changes made in the category Law, Safety and Defense.

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Dec 28 '18 17:00

The Dutch government is implementing a number of law changes on January 1st. Below find a summary of changes made in the category Work and Income.

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Dec 28 '18 17:00

The Dutch government is implementing a number of law changes on January 1st. Below find a summary of changes made in the category Family.

The government set aside 248 million euros to increase childcare allowance next year. More information about what percentage of your child's childcare costs you can have compensated, can be found

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Dec 28 '18 17:00

The Dutch government is implementing a number of law changes on January 1st. Below find a summary of changes made in the category Housing and Living Environment. 

Home rents will increase by no more than 4.1 percent to 5.6 percent from July 1st next year. More information can be found .

Ambulance
Dec 28 '18 16:54

A 12-year-old boy was hurt on Friday when he fell off a footbridge and landed four meters below in a cave. The accident happened at an old bat cave at the Diergaarde Blijdorp, the zoo in Rotterdam.

Rescuers already at the zoo were able to retrieve the boy. He was in a stable condition, an emergency services spokesperson told Nu.nl. His injuries were not disclosed.

It all happened around 2 p.m. when the boy wanted to give his grandmother a scare at the site. He crept out onto a walkway that is open to the public, and ended up slipping off the footpath.

Essenburgstraat in Rotterdam
Dec 28 '18 15:13

The police arrested a third suspect for involvement in the murder of 16-year-old at the Designcollege in Rotterdam. The 31-year-old man from Rotterdam was arrested on Monday, the police said on Thursday, NU.nl reports.

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Dec 28 '18 14:57

An ATM on Surinameplein in Amsterdam was blown open during the early hours of Friday morning. This was the third ATM bombing in the Dutch capital in a week, NOS reports.

The incident at the ABN Amro happened shortly after midnight. Whether the perpetrators got away with any cash, is not yet clear. They fled on a scooter, according to the police. The bombing caused a large amount of damage.

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Dec 28 '18 14:50

A 14-year-old boy was injured in what the police believe was a stabbing at a Zeeman store in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Thursday afternoon. "We assume that there was a stabbing incident", a police spokesperson said to the Telegraaf.

The incident happened around 3:00 p.m. at the Zeeman store on Karspeldreef. The boy was rushed to hospital, where he underwent surgery. 

The police will talk to the boy about what happened to him later on Friday. So far no arrests were made.

Refugees on a Sea Watch ship
Dec 28 '18 13:25

A Dutch-flagged ship that rescued 32 migrants from a sinking boat near Libya is still looking for a harbor where the migrants may enter and be processed as possible refugees. The Dutch Justice and Security ministry is trying to help find a port for Sea-Watch 3, part of the German organization Sea-Watch.

But Sea-Watch claims that the Netherlands was one of the countries refusing to allow the ship to enter.

Police
Dec 28 '18 13:12

Authorities are searching for a prisoner who hid in a blue trash bag and escaped from the De Schie Penitentiary in Rotterdam on Friday, according to RTV Rijnmond. The escapee was being held for theft, according to the Telegraaf, and he made his prison break around 9:15 a.m.

"We are now sorting that out," a spokesperson told the newspaper when pressed for details of the escape.

Central Station in Groningen
Dec 27 '18 11:35

The Spirit of Christmas was alive and well in Groningen this week, where a hotelier stepped forward to provide shelter to a young homeless man in the city, and another company offered him a job. A photograph posted to Twitter on Christmas Eve garnered attention as it showed a young man curled up in a brick corner of the Groningen train station.

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Dec 27 '18 10:51

Police in Amsterdam are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who nearly drowned in the water behind the city's Central Station on Wednesday. Fire Department divers rescued the man from the IJ river at about 6:45 a.m., and he was taken to an area hospital.

The unknown victim is an Asian man, approximately 1.70-meters-tall. He was wearing a black sweater, black jeans, and black size 42 Dr. Martens shoes. The man also had a black bracelet and brown beaded necklace.

Rain in Amsterdam
Dec 27 '18 10:34

Drivers in the Netherlands were neither imagining things nor embellishing in 2018 when they complained about travel times. Dutch highways were far more clogged in 2018 than a year earlier, with traffic jams up nearly 20 percent.

The heavy traffic had an impact on rush hour, but also outside of the daily busy periods, travellers association ANWB revealed on Thursday. The organization made their calculations based on both the frequency and duration of traffic jams.

Adrianaplein shooting in Rotterdam
Dec 27 '18 10:22

Shots were fired back-and-forth in a Boxing Day incident on the Adrianaplein in Rotterdam that left one person seriously injured. Police also say they fired warning shots to take control of the crime scene.

It started at about 4 p.m. on Thursday when an argument broke out between two Rotterdammers, aged 49 and 26, and a 23-year-old resident of the city. The argument escalated between the suspects, two men and a woman, with one saying they were armed.

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Dec 27 '18 09:57

Jewelry thieves made off with 1.3 million euros of luxury watches in a brazen smash-and-grab robbery in the center of Maastricht Wednesday night. Two burglars made off with 150 watches from the Juwelier Burger on Platielstraat, and were apparently at large.

A video was posted on Facebook claiming to show the end of the burglary. Two people are scene climbing down a ladder at the scene of the crime, and then fleeing on bicycles.

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