Jul 24 '13 08:59

Darius Theus has signed a contract with Aris Leeuwarden in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

Jul 24 '13 08:20

A hot air balloon with at least 11 people on board crashed in the water near Almere in the Netherlands on Tuesday evening.

Jul 24 '13 08:01

The organization of the Zwarte Cross Festival in Lichtenvoorde will provide lots of water to cope with the high temperatures during the event this coming weekend. At the festival site are already extra tanks of 5000 liters present.

Festival goers will be offered sponges to keep their head cool. They are also planning to spray water, explains Pieter Holkenborg of organizer Feestfabriek. “We have also bought extra quantities of sunscreen smashed and all campers will receive a free pair of sunglasses.”

Jul 24 '13 07:58

The government is concerned about criticism that the World Bank gives insufficient attention to human rights. The Netherlands will ask questions to the World Bank about this issue. Minister Lilianne Ploumen (Foreign Trade and Development) has said that on Tuesday in response to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Jul 24 '13 07:55

On Tuesday heavy storms blew away tents and made trees fall at the camping site De IJzeren Man in Weert and the nearby natural campsite Wega. The storm created widespread panic among the visitors. No one was injured.

In no time campsite Wega was flooded on Tuesday due to severe thunderstorms with hail. Tents blew away, others were flooded. Most of the 150 campers decided to discontinue their holidays prematurely. “In a wet sleeping bag you can not sleep,” said one of them.

Jul 24 '13 07:49

Many fruits growers do not follow the rules. This announces the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVW) after the annual audit at 100 of the 3200 growers.

About a third of the growers used banned substances to protect their crops against insects and diseases. Also is their administration often not in order.

Jul 24 '13 07:45

The new mussel season opens Wednesday in Yerseke. The new harvest of Zeeuwse Mossels (mussels from Zeeland) comes two weeks later than expected because the mussel grew this year slower than usual.

Early July the mussel farmers and traders did a test to see how the mussels developed. That showed that the mussels were substandard. The mussels were then required to grow to the desired quality.

Jul 23 '13 09:53

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and Fujifilm are collaborating to replicate Van Gogh 's masterworks in 3D .

Jul 23 '13 08:52

A red helium balloon with logo from Fair in the Square in Highgate, an area in North London, journeyed 440 miles to the Netherlands where it was found by a farmer.

Jul 23 '13 08:47

Residential homes are nearly 10 percent cheaper last month compared to the same period of 2012, Statistics Netherlands reports.

Jul 23 '13 08:42

A research by The Dutch Federation of Private Employment Agencies (ABU) shows that there has been an increase in the number of temporary workers aged 65 years old and above.

Jul 23 '13 08:34

The country has been increasingly alarmed by young Dutch Muslims joining a group of fighters bound for Syria. Based on a British study in April, no less than 107 Dutch citizens were combating President Bashar al-Assad's troops in the country widely damaged as the result of war.

Jul 23 '13 08:14

James 'Pancake' Taylor, 34, wanted over a knife attack at a restaurant in Liverpool, has been arrested in Amsterdam.

Jul 23 '13 03:53

Bauke Mollema and Laurens ten Dam, ‘Bau and Lau’, took part in the first ‘criterium’ after the Tour de France in Boxmeer, Limburg. The winner of the Tour de France, Christopher Froome was not present in Boxmeer, but rode the criterium in Aalst Belgium, and won.

Jul 23 '13 03:48

Three people have drowned on Monday in the Netherlands and lost their lives. That was reported by the various police regions.

In the Amsterdam at the IJburg district, a boy of 5 years disappeared under water. This happened at a beach on the Bert Haanstrakade. The victim was resuscitated and was taken to hospital in critical condition. There he died later in the afternoon.

A 17-year-old boy from Leeuwarden got in trouble in a natural water a little north of his hometown. He was removed from the water and resuscitated, but died shortly afterwards in the hospital.

Jul 23 '13 03:40

If the temperature rises above 28 degrees, the terraces in the center of Amsterdam may be allowed to expand.

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