Mayor Hans Gerritsen of Haaksbergen resigned on Wednesday night, acknowledging that the city council no longer has enough confidence in him after the drama surrounding the monster truck accident. "The confidence of the council is crucial for a mayor", Gerritsen said.
The problems on the track at Amsterdam Centraal has been fixed, but travelers should still take extra travel time into account. According to NS, this is because the schedule has to get started.
Residents of Eindhoven are temporarily without drinking water after a brief shutdown at a water production facility there, Brabant Water said Wednesday. Although the water shutdown was expected to last until 5 a.m., the firm was optimistic about the possibility of having the system online by 11 p.m. Wednesday night.
The dance industry in the Netherlands and the dominance of Dutch DJs on music charts has paved the way for 170 dance music events in the country with 2.7 million annual visitors every year, become an important part of the Dutch economy. The Dutch dance music industry accounts for one in 14 jobs in the creative industries and if the current growth rate continues, the export value of Dutch dance music industry in 2015 will be nearly 200 million euros, ING wrote on Wednesday.
Schiphol Airport will conduct passenger screening and carry-on baggage security checks at five centralized control points instead of at boarding gates, newswire ANP reported. The changes are set to begin on June 3rd.
An earthquake hit the town of Uithuizen in Groningen on Wednesday afternoon at around 1 p.m., according to the meteorological agency KNMI. The eighth earthquake this month in Groningen measured 2.0 on the Richter scale.
A large number of American families have contacted the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, Limburg through email in order to find out how to get in touch with the Dutch families who adopted their relatives' headstones and grave sites, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. Thousands of families, mainly from the Netherlands, but also from Belgium and Germany have volunteered and committed to take care of all 8,300 graves of American men and women buried at the cemetery.
Members of volunteer archaeological organization AWN found bones of a brown bear in a dune valley near Schouwen. Both AWN and the Forestry Commission of northern Zeeland called the discovery "spectacular."
The government of Qatar will not immediately retaliate for Dutch restrictions on flights by airlines from the Gulf States, the CEO of Qatar Airways Akbar Al Baker said. He reminded that trade is a "two-lane road", and said if the airlines does not get additional flights, Dutch companies "should not expect many commercial contracts" from Qatar government.
Ahold's turnover increased by 14.9 percent in the first quarter to 11.3 billion euros. The growth is mainly attributable to a weaker euro and a greater nominal gain from converting revenue in U.S. dollars. The operating margin decreased from 5 to 4.4 percent.
Artisan products sold in supermarkets are often not as handcrafted as advertised, argues consumer association Consumentenbond. They want stricter guidelines in place to govern production and distribution of those, and similar goods.