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May 18 '15 17:28

Although the Late Rembrandt exhibition at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam was quite busy, there is still room for more, according to director Wim Pijbes. "There were times when it was very busy, but we did not reach the hourly maximum number of visitors in the halls," Pijbes said to the Parool. "So there is still room for growth."

May 18 '15 16:47

Denmark is the most bike-friendly country, edging out cycling rivals in the Netherlands, the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) revealed in their their second-ever Cycling Barometer. Even though Denmark takes the first place in cycling advocacy, the Netherlands landed on top for cycling usage, ECF reported.

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May 18 '15 16:19

Though they were not actually selling drugs of any sort, the "ecstasy shop" opened by the youth wing of D66 in the center of Amsterdam represents a model of what the organization thinks such a shop should look like. A Young Democrats activist stood firm at the door checking the age of the entrants. People behind the counter selling packages with little pills, actually colorful candy, gave out leaflets with information on usage, doses and side effects.

May 18 '15 16:05

The Public Prosecutor's office is now investigating what, if any, possibility exists that the De Mol family extortionist, Dirk M., faked his severe dementia, a condition which cleared him of his alleged crimes. The Public Prosecutor (OM) will discuss the unusual situation with experts on Tuesday in a courthouse in Midden-Nederland, a month after doctors suggested his release from jail, according to broadcaster NOS.

May 18 '15 15:40

Dutch officials and the Dutch railway company NS were poorly informed about the way of doing business in Belgium, which led to the cooperation with Belgium being "disastrous from day one". This is according to Arriën Kruyt, chairman of travelers association Rover, in the public hearing of the parliamentary committee of inquiry on the Fyra debacle today.

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May 18 '15 14:49

Amsterdam is tightening its control on illegal subletting of social housing. For this reason the enforcement department of the Housing Department now has 30 officers working there, 6 more than previously. The newcomers have formed a team that focuses illegal vacation rentals.

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May 18 '15 14:23

The police have arrested a 16 year old boy from Breda in connection with the large forest fire in Chaam on Sunday. About 60 hectares of the forest went up inflames and a part of a refugee center had to be evacuated.

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May 18 '15 14:01

A 49 year old woman was arrested in Roden, a small town under the municipality of Noordenveld, on Friday on suspicion of poisoning her husband.

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May 18 '15 13:43

Police officers found the body of one man after the explosion in an apartment building in The Hague on Monday. A dismantled cannabis plantation was also found in one of the apartments.

Flight Deck
May 18 '15 13:35

Pilots working as either freelancers or under zero-hour contracts creates an unsafe situation for the flying public, several Dutch members of European Parliament said this week. The politicians responded to a report from the University of Ghent, which stated half of the pilots for budget airlines are working as freelancers.

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May 18 '15 13:23

The Police have arrested a 26 year old man from Rosmalen on suspicion of involvement in the fatal head-on collision on Empelseweg in Rosmalen on Sunday.

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May 18 '15 12:59

With the summer holiday around the corner pharmacists are warning vacationers to not accidentally become drug smugglers. Some medications fall under the Opium Act and can get a vacation goer into a lot of trouble if taken across the border without a valid medical certificate, which has to be handed in four weeks prior to departure.

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