Dutch police crime scene tape
Feb 27 '19 10:20

A hand grenade was found in thrift store RataPlan on Van Slingelandtstraat in Amsterdam on Tuesday. The grenade was found in a box that was being unpacked by an employee. It is unclear how long the box had been in the store, Het Parool reports.

The police safely removed the explosive. According to the police, it was a real hand grenade, but it was harmless as it could no longer detonate. People living and working around the store were therefore not in danger.

The police closed down the area around the thrift store as a precaution while they investigated. 

Oisterwijk Asylum Center
Feb 27 '19 09:32

Union FNV received 60 reports in two weeks' time about unsafe working conditions at asylum centers across the Netherlands. Most of the reports concerned daily violent incidents, both among the residents and towards the staff of the asylum centers. The union is shocked and calls for immediate intervention, ANP reports.

Feb 27 '19 08:53

The Dutch State bought 12.68 percent shares in Air France-KLM, worth 680 million euros, Minister Wopke Hoekstra of Finance announced at a press conference on Tuesday evening. The French government did not know about this move in advance, according to French Minister of Economic Affairs Bruno Le Maire, NU.nl reports.

Water between Amsterdam Oost and Amsterdam Noord in the direction of Central Station
Feb 27 '19 08:17

Temperatures in De Bilt climbed to 18.4 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, breaking the record for the warmest February day ever measured in the Netherlands, according to Weerplaza. The previous record , when a maximum of 18.3 degrees was measured in De Bilt. 

Ambulance
Feb 27 '19 07:52

A boy was stabbed in the Nelson Mandela park in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Tuesday afternoon. He was rushed to hospital with unknown injuries.

The stabbing happened around 4:00 p.m., according to NOS. The police can not yet say anything about the motive of the stabbing. The extent of the victim's injuries is also unknown.

The police are looking for a man with dark skin who was wearing a black jacket, gray pants and a cap. 

Koninklijke Marechaussee
Feb 27 '19 07:30

A 72-year-old man from Amstelveen was arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing children in Nepal, the Public Prosecutor announced after the man's arraignment on Tuesday. He was arrested by the Koninklijke Marechaussee last week, when he arrived at Schiphol returning from Nepal.

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Feb 26 '19 16:40

There are still jihadists who are making plans to commit an attack in the Netherlands, the national coordinator for counter terrorism and security NCTV said in its latest threat assessment. The chance of an attack in the Netherlands remains real, and the threat level is therefore still at 4 on a scale of 5, NOS reports.

High school classroom
Feb 26 '19 15:50

A teacher was suspended from the Hoofdvaart College in Hoofddorp in January for insulting the Prophet Mohammad, the Telegraaf reports based on the suspension letter from the school management, which the newspaper has in its possession.

According to the letter, the teacher said that the Prophet Mohammad was married to an 8-year-old girl and that this is seen as pedophilia in the Netherlands. The teacher contradicts the accusation, according to the newspaper.

Ski lift
Feb 26 '19 15:00

A 6-year-old Dutch girl who was on Thursday, is still in hospital in Switzerland and her condition is stable. She is being kept in a coma, but doctors are hopeful about her chances of recovery, RTL Nieuws reports.

Feb 26 '19 14:10

A man the police  on Monday night, took his own life. The police saw the man committing suicide while they were searching Maasdrielhof for suspects of a shooting that happened shortly before a kilometer away, Het Parool reports.

Sold sign in front of a home
Feb 26 '19 13:20

The average selling price for a home in the Netherlands surpassed the 300 thousand euros mark for the first time in history. In January homes exchanged owners for an average of 302,157 euros, Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry reported on Tuesday.

Compared to January last year, the price for an owner occupied home increased by 8.7 percent. The housing price increase is picking up. In December homes were 8.4 percent more expensive than the same month the year before.

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Feb 26 '19 12:30

Amsterdam venue The Box removed an R. Kelly concert scheduled for April from its website. The link which used to give details about the concert  The event is still scheduled to take place, as the concert promoter has not yet canceled it, the venue confirmed to NL Times.

Dutch police officer
Feb 26 '19 11:40

seem to be aimed at Bob Kooistra, owner of night club Bruut where a hand grenade was tied to the door last year. The explosions happened at his parents' home. Kooistra's father is a detective with the police. And Kooistra himself regularly stays at his parents' home, local residents told De Stentor.

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Feb 26 '19 10:40

Monday February 25th is going down in the record books as both the warmest February day ever measured in the Netherlands, as well as the highest measured temperature in the meteorological winter. Monday therefore broke a monthly record as well as a seasonal record, Weerplaza reports.

On Monday the maximum temperature measured 18.3 degrees Celsius in De Bilt. The previous record dates from February 28th, 1959, when temperatures climbed to 17.3 degrees Celsius at the national weather station in De Bilt. 

Mark Rutte
Feb 26 '19 09:47

Prime Minister Mark Rutte is "not optimistic" about British Prime Minister Theresa May finding a new way to handle the so-called Irish backstop in the . "We are sleepwalking into a no deal scenario. It's unacceptable and your best friends have to warn you. Wake up. This is real. Come to a conclusion and close the deal", he said to BBC journalist Laura Keunssberg, addressing May.

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Feb 26 '19 09:12

The police station on Stationstraat in Heerlen was evacuated for several hours due to a hand grenade. A man showing disturbed behavior left a grenade at the station, NU.nl reports.

The police station was evacuated at around 5:00 p.m. The Ministry of Defense's explosive removal department investigated, determined that it was indeed a real hand grenade, and removed the explosion. The station was released again at around 8:30 p.m.

The man was arrested and taken to a hospital. After treatment, he was brought back to the police station for questioning. 

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