Perron_7,_Utrecht_Centraal_Station
Sep 6 '17 11:10

On Wednesday morning NS and ProRail started an experiment on running trains on the busy route between Amsterdam, Utrecht, Den Bosch and Eindhoven every 10 minutes. The experiment went well during the first morning rush hour, according to the rail organizations, AD reports.

According to NS, the waiting times for travelers were a bit shorter this morning. "The crowds were similar to a normal working day", NS said. A spokesperson added: "We had no cancelations or significant delays. We'll keep a close eye on it for the rest of the day."

Sep 6 '17 10:30

The health insurance premium and mandatory own risk contribution will increase further in the coming years, newspaper Telegraaf and news wire ANP report based on anonymous sources.

classroom
Sep 6 '17 09:50

Primary school teachers across the Netherlands will strike on Thursday, October 5th in an attempt to push the government to , unions CNV Education and FNV announced. 

"Politicians really need to pay up, we want a fair salary and less work pressure in primary education", CNV Education chairman Loek Schueler said to news wire ANP. "The vague commitments politics made so far are insufficient for structurally better education."

Red Cross activates its "I'm safe and well" website for Hurricane Irma survivors on Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba, 6 Sept 2017
Sep 6 '17 09:11

The Red Cross activate its for the islands of Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba in preparation for Hurricane Irma, which is set to .

Windows, doors boarded up in preparation for a hurricane
Sep 6 '17 08:23

People on the islands of Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba are frantically preparing for Hurricane Irma to hit. The class 5 hurricane is . Wind speeds of around 295 kilometers per hour, heavy rains and flood waves are expected.

Suomi NPP/VIIRS satellite view of Hurricane Irma on 03 September 2017
Sep 6 '17 07:43

Hurricane Irma is expected to hit the islands of Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba, all part of the Dutch Kingdom, at noon on Wednesday (Netherlands time), according to NU.nl. The hurricane is considered a class five hurricane, the fiercest category on the Saffir-Simmpson scale. With wind speeds of 295 kilometers per hour measured, Irma is in the top 5 of fiercest Atlantic hurricanes, RTL Nieuws reports. 

The hurricane will hit Antigua and Barbuda on Wednesday morning. The authorities on the two Caribbean islands called on residents to seek shelter.

European Hornets
Sep 5 '17 16:20

The 63-year-old Anja van de Wiel, one of in an Eindhoven park on Monday night, has a difficult night behind her, but is doing relatively well, her husband told RTL Nieuws. "The bumps from the stings on her head are still very painful, so we slept badly", Jean-Mari van de Wiel said. 

Derailed Arriva train crane accident
Sep 5 '17 15:40

The Public Prosecutor is prosecuting a 23-year-old crane operator for causing a . The train driver was killed and six people were injured.

The Homo-monument in Amsterdam
Sep 5 '17 15:00

The city of Amsterdam renamed the Westerkerk tram stop to the Homo-Monument stop for Tuesday, the 30th birthday of the monument on Westermarkt. On September 5th, 1987 the Homo-Monument was unveiled. According to the municipality, it was the first gay monument in public space in the world, NU.nl reports.

On Tuesday evening the documentary Monument van Trots by Sebastiaan Kes will premiere at the monument. The accompanying exhibition and the film will tour through the Netherlands after Tuesday. 

Hudson's Bay opens on the Rokin in Amsterdam, 5 Sept 2017
Sep 5 '17 14:20

After a few delays, the Netherlands first Hudson's Bay opened its doors on the Rokin in Amsterdam on Tuesday morning. A significant crowd gathered in front of the store for the opening at 10:00 a.m., most lured by the promise of free goodie bags, Het Parool reports.

Long lines at Schiphol airport, 23 Apr 2017
Sep 5 '17 13:40

The special 'small bags only' security check lines at Schiphol may become something of a permanent fixture. After a successful experiment with these lines over the summer holiday, the airport plans to open them at fixed times and for longer during the autumn holiday, NU.nl reports. 

jail
Sep 5 '17 12:46

The Public Prosecutor demanded an appellate court order prison sentences of 21, 19, 15 and 13 years against five people suspected of involvement in the murder of Yvon Pfaff in Sint-Michielsgestel in 2014.

The demand corresponds to the sentences the court imposed on the suspects last year. The suspects filed the appeal in the case, NU.nl reports.

Gavel (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
Sep 5 '17 12:20

There will be no further investigations, including DNA investigation, in the case surrounding the murder of businessman Koen Everink, the court in Utrecht decided in a pro-forma hearing on Monday. The court also decided that suspect Mark de J. will remain in custody, NU.nl reports.

According to the court, investigation has already been done by three institutes, including the Netherlands Forensic Institute. "These investigations will be used in the assessment of the case", the court said. Another investigation wil not contribute anything, according to the court.

Eggs
Sep 5 '17 11:40

The f is spreading to more and more countries. Since it was discovered that the toxic pesticide was used illegally in the Netherlands and Belgium a few months ago, 45 countries found fipronil in their eggs and egg products, the Telegraaf reports.

Jet_Bussemaker_2015_(1) (1)
Sep 5 '17 11:00

Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education, Culture and Science is concerned about the increasing pressure to perform that is on school pupils and university  and college students, she said at the opening of the academic year in Nijmegen on Monday, RTL Nieuws reports.

buma
Sep 5 '17 10:20

People are often unfairly depicted as "angry citizens", CDA leader Sybrand Buma said in the annual HJ Schoo lecture in Amsterdam on Monday. According to him, you can also call the angry citizen an ordinary, frustrated Dutch person who keeps running into walls, RTL Nieuws reports.

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