More than half of Dutch voters think that State Secretary Martin van Rijn of Public Health should resign because of the chaos surrounding the personal payments. This is according to the latest poll by Maurice de Hond.
A sex shop on Nieuwendijk in Amsterdam was robbed on Sunday night. The armed robbery happened around 7:30 p.m. and the perpetrator fled with an unknown amount of money.
Customs found two bags containing cocaine during an inspection on the Maasvlakte on Sunday night. A total of about 65 kilograms of cocaine, worth more than 2.2 million euros, was seized and destroyed.
The police are investigating three fires that broke out in a short period time in Hoogeveen in the early hours of Monday morning. The police are seriously considering arson.
The University of Amsterdam has to pay thousands of euros in compensation to a student because he suffered a 6 month study delay through no fault of his own.
Another NS employee has become the victim of violence. A passenger traveling without a ticket "freaked out" on Saturday night when the conductor asked him to show proof of identity, ANP reports
The police raided a coffee shop in Amsterdam Nieuw-West on Friday night as part of an Amsterdam assassination investigation. Ten suspects were arrested and a number of weapons were seized, including one machine gun. Mayor Eberhard van der Laan has decided to close down the coffee shop Gulum, which is located on Dijkgraafplein.
A 47 year old Australian man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for holding a 21 year old Dutch backpacker hostage for 6 weeks and using her as his personal sex slave. He has to spend at least 13 years behind bars before becoming eligible for parole.
The police have triggered an Amber Alert for missing 14 year old Marilyn from Hardinxveld-Giessendam. The girl never returned home after school on Friday.
A number of Buddhist monks and teachers in the Netherlands have been sexually abusing students for decades. Victims include both men and women, some of them minors. Victims are finally coming forward to tell their story.
The National Union of Architechts (BNA) voted Rotterdam Central Station the building of the year on Thursday. High Tech System Park in Hengelo was also recognized, winning the Audience Award.
This week the European Parliament worked on getting the same parental leave into the law for all European Union countries. This would benefit Dutch fathers, who currently only get two paid days leave at the birth of a child.