The number of houses sold in March has increased compared to the previous two months.
The city council of Amsterdam wants to legalize the cultivation of weed. This should reduce criminality in the supply of coffee shops and because selling soft drugs is legal but growing isn’t, it would make Dutch legislation more logical.
Copper theft from Dutch railways decreased in 2012 because of the deployment of special intervention teams. The Dutch railway administrator ProRail concluded this in their annual report.
The Dutch Railway, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), and the railway administrator ProRail are investigating the possibility of measuring heat in the Schipholtunnel. This should prevent the now regular interruptions in rail traffic caused by smoke detection alarms.
The city of Amsterdam will reduce the number of bicycle taxis from approximately 200 to 100 because of the danger they cause on the road.
The in 1982 founded Pedophile association Martijn cannot be prohibited anymore; the high court of Leeuwarden ruled this on Tuesday. The case against the association started with an investigation in 2010 and ended with the termination of Martijn in 2012.
Travelers will be able to use their OV-chip card to pay in the different shops on all NS-stations later this year. Instead of the 10 to 15 seconds needed for payments with a bankcard, settling bills with the OV-chip will only take 1 to 2 seconds.
Volkskrant.nl reports that the number of primary- and secondary schools under financial supervision has increased from 12 in September 2012 to 26 this month. The inspection on education, Onderwijsinspectie, had to publish these numbers according to the Dutch law on publicity of governance, Wet openbaarheid van bestuur (Wob).
The police is investigating alcohol consumption during the Easter fire in Teuge where a 15-year-old pushed a boy from Twello into the flames on Sunday night.
A mistress of one of the four suspects arrested in Limburg on Saturday for possession of a prohibited substance would have been the target of an attack with the nerve gas Sarin. The Mayor of Maastricht, Onno Hoes, Chief Justice Roger Bos and the police chief of the unit Limburg, Gerry Veldhuis, gave this information on Monday about the recent investigations at the Bodemsweg in the outskirts of the Maastricht district Amby.
On Monday, about 3,000 people attended the benefit concert for SC Veendam, which was organized by the soccer team from the Jupiler League. The team expects to raise thousands of euros for the club.
This club from Groningen was declared bankrupt last week and SC Veendam only had 8 days to appeal. On Tuesday afternoon, the club will need 675,000 euro to turn back the bankruptcy into a moratorium on payments.
By Saturday, 225,000 euro has been raised and it may have already increased at present.
A grenade was found at the beach of Zandvoort (Noord Holland) on Monday afternoon.
When the rescue brigade noticed that there was something going on at the beach, they called for the bomb squad (EOD). On Monday evening the grenade was made to explode at another location.
The type of the grenade is still unclear. It was a relatively small grenade with a length of approximately 50 cm and a diameter of 13 cm. The police think that the grenade was washed ashore.
Near Scharendijke in Zeeland, a 30-year-old diver from Goes has been missing since Monday morning. The search by the Royal Dutch Rescue Company with ships and a helicopter was unsuccessful and was stopped.
The police was unable to locate the man using sonar devices on Monday, but they will go on with the search together with the Royal Dutch Navy on Tuesday.
The unfortunate man jumped together with his diving companion in the water near his diving club in Scharendijke. When the man did not come to the surface, his friend alerted the diving center.
According to Parool.nl the municipality of Amsterdam demanded outstanding leasehold from Jewish war victims and fined them for paying late after the Second World War. Students discovered this during digitalization of documents.
A father of a 15-year-old abused a cinema manager in Almere last weekend after his son was denied access to a movie meant for people aged 16 and older.
With a maximum temperature of 4,3 degrees Celsius and a thin layer of snow in some places, this years Easter is colder than last Christmas, when temperatures were around 10 degrees above zero. Nevertheless, the ‘cold record’ of 1964’ Easter wasn’t broken. For that, Weather station De Bilt should have measured temperatures below 3,9 degrees.