Political posters
Mar 18 '14 13:29

Half of all Dutch people don't know a single council member in their municipality, not even from hearsay. Of people under 35 years of age, 60 percent can't name one council member.

Mar 18 '14 12:44

The 48-year old Frank R. from Cuijk in Brabant is being prosecuted for 23 counts of sexual offense against girls between 10 and 17 years of age, five of whom are Belgian. This announcement comes from the public prosecutor Tuesday morning during a pre-trial review in Assen.

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Mar 18 '14 11:10

Police have arrested three men and one woman for the kidnap of a 52-year-old man in Deventer on Monday.

Mar 18 '14 10:53

Maurice de Hond, Dutch pollster, has revealed that the D66 becoming the biggest party in The Hague. An opinion poll shows that the D66 is winning two seats, and comes out at eight seats in total. The PVV and the PvdA are both losing, stuck at seven seats.

Mar 18 '14 10:39

The Rotterdam bookshop of the bankrupt Polare chain may survive. A group of Polare employees announced on Monday that they have managed to collect enough money to take over the shop. It will be established on the Coolsingel under its old name, Donner, the Telegraaf reports.

Mar 18 '14 10:20

Dutch Rail (NS) have reached an agreement with AnsaldoBreda and mother company Finmeccanica that will see Fyra trains return.

Schiphol Cargo
Mar 18 '14 10:01

Employees at the cargo department of Schiphol are going on strike. Their employer, Aviapartner Cargo (APC) wanted to impose a lawsuit prohibiting the strike, but the judge ruled against it, FNV Bondgenoten announces.

Pedro Ates
Mar 18 '14 09:37

The nine-year old Pedro Ates from Amsterdam, for whom an Amber Alert was issued on Monday, has been found. Police last night sounded the alarm when Pedro wasn't at school and never came home.

Mar 18 '14 08:47

Amsterdam PvdA-council member Emre Ünver was in a fight with some Turkish youths on Sunday on the Leidseplein. It happened during a gathering of remembrance for a 15-year old Turkish boy who died last week, het Parool reports.

Pedro Ates
Mar 18 '14 08:22

The police have issued an Amber Alert for a missing 9-year old boy from Amsterdam-Osdorp. The boy is called Pedro Ates and was last seen at 8 a.m. on Monday when he went to school. It seems he never made it to school, and wasn't home at 4:30 p.m.

Mar 18 '14 07:54

A train passenger assaulted a conductor at Hilversum Sportpark station Monday morning. The NS claims that the man may not have had a ticket, and started throwing punches at ticket control.

Prison Cells
Mar 18 '14 07:37

State secretary for Security and Justice has approved a scheme that would see inmates construct their own doors in the new prison in Zaanstad.

Mar 18 '14 07:17

WhatsApp CEO, Jan Koum, is "setting the record straight" in a blog post about privacy concerns raised by the app's customers after the Facebook deal.

Mar 18 '14 07:01

Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, does not agree with PvdA leader Diderik Samsom that he is too soft on PVV leader Geert Wilders.

Mar 17 '14 18:16

Tens of thousands of Dutch websites place cookies on computers of visitors without prior consent, according to a random tests performed by two Dutch entrepreneurs, Taco Dankers and Gijsbert Boon. They violate the law by doing so.

Mar 17 '14 17:51

A Dutch ship's captain drowned Sunday afternoon in a canal in Haltern, Germany, when he tried to safe his cat who had fallen into the water.


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