A staff member of the Community Health Services (GGD) lost at least one container of cocaine during a lesson about drugs in a school in Alphen aan den Rijn, Thursday
The number of problematic opiate users in the Netherlands dropped by an estimated 21 percent, compared to the period 2008-2009, according to a report from the Trimbos Institute and the Community Health Services Amsterdam (GGD-Amsterdam).
The Oost-Brabant police arrested four men in their homes in Venlo, Friday, for suspicion of at least eighty burglaries in the Netherlands and Belgium.
A 15-year-old boy from Eindhoven was arrested Thursday on suspicion of illegally trading in exotic items. Police were tipped off by a source abroad.
Friesland wants to be compensated for the effects of gas drilling, according to representative Sietske Poepjes to the NOS.
The protesters in Loppersum were not satisfied Friday evening, with the promise Minister Henk Kamp (VVD) made them that the government will cut back on gas drilling.
The round-up of some of this week's most noteworthy events and news stories features a KLM Boeing 747 damaging cars in St. Maarten, the JSF F-35 aircraft proves capable of performing nuclear tasks, HEMA mistaking a diabetes patient for a junkie, NL called out for the best, healthiest, and cheapest food, the IOC regrets selecting Sochi for the 2014 games, and the developments around gas drilling in Groningen.
Police, responding to a report around 16:30 Friday afternoon, found the body of a boy in a home on the Noorderlicht in Amersfoort. They also found a wounded woman in the house, who was taken to a hospital by ambulance.
The 22-year-old C.P. and the 21-year-old J. van de S. from Nieuwegein heard sentences of up to 1 year against them, Friday, before the court in Utrecht, for the trade and storage of illegal fireworks late 2012.
Following growing residents’ concerns overs the risk of earthquakes, the Dutch government has agreed to cut gas production in Groningen.
High-end jewelry chain Siebel has closed its doors.
The Mondriaan Fund announced that thee artists – Iris van Dongen, Rineke Dijkstra and Femmy Otten – have been selected to make an official portrait of Dutch King Willem-Alexander.
Royal Dutch Shell said that it expects lower fourth-quarter earnings compared to 2012 quarter.
Amsterdam public prosecutor Jolanda de Boer has criticized police and judges approach to pimps, Parool reported.
Final exams will be sent out to schools later and in tamper resistant packaging starting this school year, announced State Secretary of Education, Sander Dekker.
A court in Amsterdam on Friday ordered Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment Melanie Schultz to look again at her decision to increase the speed limit on the A10, Nieuws reported.