Waterfall in the Sapadere Canyon in Alanya, Turkey
Aug 8 '19 07:57

A Dutch tourist was killed in an accident during a jeep excursion in the Turkish resort town of Alanya. Eleven others, including three Dutch, were injured. Travel organization Corendon "has customers who have had an accident", the company confirmed to RTL Nieuws.

According to local media, the tourists were on the way to the Sapadere Canyon by jeep on Tuesday afternoon when the accident happened. The jeep went off the road and ended up up-side-down in a ravine. 

Maasstad Hospital
Aug 8 '19 07:42

Emergency services in Rotterdam responded en masse to the Maasstad Hospital on Wednesday night after a woman showed up at the GP station with symptoms of Ebola. A few hours later, just after midnight, the local safety office announced that it was a false alarm - the woman does not have the highly contagious disease, NOS reports.

The city of Palma on Majorca
Aug 7 '19 16:00

An 18-year-old Dutch man is in critical condition after he fell from the balcony of a 5th floor hotel room on the Spanish island of Majorca, where he was vacationing with friends. His fall from a height of about 15 meters was broken by a garbage container in the alley next to the hotel, AD reports based on reports in local media.

Health insurance
Aug 7 '19 15:10

A massive 450 thousand Dutch people did not claim the healthcare allowance they were entitled to last year, according to an analysis by comparison website Independer. Some 100 million euros was left unclaimed, RTL Nieuws reports.

Dutch persons are entitled healthcare allowance up to an income of 29,500 euros. For couples, the cutoff point is a joint income of 37,500 euros.  People with the lowest incomes get up to 1,128 euros per person per year in healthcare allowance. 

Groningen station
Aug 7 '19 14:20

Travelers chose the main station in Groningen as the most beautiful train station in the Netherlands, in a poll ran by NS on social media. Amsterdam Central Station came in 4th place.

Of the over 10 thousand people who voted, over 33 percent voted for Groningen. The historic station in Valkenburg came in second place with 16 percent of the votes, followed by Rotterdam Central Station with 14 percent, Amsterdam Central Station with 11 percent, and Utrecht Central Station with 9 percent.

Teen moped rider arrested on Samuel Esmeijerplein after a police chase through Rotterdam, 7 August 2019
Aug 7 '19 13:30

The police arrested a 17-year-old moped rider after a long and dangerous chase through Rotterdam at around 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning. When he was finally caught, the teen boy asked the police officer for a rematch. "We have to give it to him, this young man has a sense of humor", the Rotterdam-Oost police said on Facebook.

The police officer noticed the moped driving without lights and at a very high speed along Prins Alexanderlaan. The officer thought the moped might be stolen and ordered the rider to stop. The rider ignored this and sped away. The cop gave chase.

Kids raising their hands in class
Aug 7 '19 12:40

The Netherlands' national knowledge center on Germany DIA is concerned about German-language education in Dutch schools. More and more schools are dropping the language, mainly because teachers are hard to find, the institute said to newspaper AD.

EU flags in front of the European Commission
Aug 7 '19 11:50

Of all Dutch, 77 percent feel like they are citizens of the European Union, according to the European Commission's Euro-barometer. That puts the Netherlands about in the middle of the EU countries.

Jail
Aug 7 '19 11:00

Children who commit their first minor offense like shoplifting, will soon only face a strong reprimand. Last year the police experimented in Twente with an approach in which minors were not put in jail after a first offense, but instead had a firm conversation with a police officer in the presence of their parents. This approach will now be implemented nationwide, AD reports.

Kids at the zoo
Aug 7 '19 10:10

Dutch households who like to spend the day out during the summer holidays now pay more to do so than five years ago. The costs involved in a day out on average increased more than consumer prices over the past five years, Statistics Netherlands reported on Wednesday. Entrance fees for museums, zoos, and amusement parks in particular saw a significant increase.

ABN Amro World HQ
Aug 7 '19 09:16

Dutch central bank DNB ordered ABN Amro to review all its existing retail clients in the fight against financial crimes like money laundering, CEO Kees van Dijkhuizen revealed in a statement released with the bank's second quarter report. ABN Amro made 114 million euros available for this review of existing clients, the CEO said.

Police guard in a detention center
Aug 7 '19 08:40

A 25-year-old man from Eindhoven was arrested on suspicion of raping a 23-year-old French woman in Eindhoven and a 15-year-old girl in Valkenswaard over the past week. He is also suspected of attempting to rape a third victim, who managed to get away from him, the police said in a statement.

Child with teddy bear
Aug 7 '19 08:06

The judges in family court are very concerned about the waiting lists for youth protection. Some families have to wait months for youth care workers to become available. Vulnerable children become the victims of staff shortages, the judges warned, RTL Nieuws reports.

Dutch police car
Aug 7 '19 07:33

A pregnant woman was assaulted at the kiss-and-ride of music festival Vunzige Deuntjes in Amstelveen on Saturday, July 20th. The police are looking for witnesses.

At around 5:15 p.m., the woman dropped someone off at the kiss-and-ride of the festival in the Amsterdamse Bos. When she drove back, a group of around eight young men were on the road ahead of her. A number of them did not get out of the road and one of them was bumped by the car.

GEM tower
Aug 6 '19 16:50

The Eindhoven University of Technology designed a sustainable alternative for the diesel and petrol generators used at festivals - a collapsible wind turbine that comes equipped with solar panels and a battery for energy storage. The GEM tower will be tested for the first time at the Pukkelpop festival in Hasselt, Belgium nine days from now, NOS reports.

Cells in a Dutch police station
Aug 6 '19 16:00

A detainee took his own life in the police detention center on Mathildelaan in Eindhoven on Sunday. The police are investigating how this happened, the police said in a statement.

The man was found in his cell early on Sunday evening. Attempts to resuscitate him were to no avail. He died at the scene.

The man's relatives were informed of his death.

Detectives from the Den Bosch district and forensic investigators from the Zeeland-West-Brabant police unit are investigating how the man managed to take his own life while in police custody. 

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