Rotterdam detectives seized over a million euros from homes and business of a suspicious customs officer and his acquaintances, the Public Prosecution Service (OM) states.The investigation turned up 1.17 million euros in cash in shopping bags during a search of the customs officer's home in ’s-Gravenzande, Zuid-Holland,
A rare ceremonial coin has been donated to Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and is visible to the public from April 22nd onwards, Dutch Central Bank (DNB) reports. The coin was initially bought with the support of the Rembrandt Association at Sotheby's auction for Koninklijk Penningkabinet in Leiden, from where it was transferred to Money Museum (GeldMuseum) and is now part of the National Numismatic Collection managed by DNB.
Authorities in the Netherlands visited the home of the 32-year-old Hague resident arrested as a suspect involved in the Tuesday morning fire at the British Embassy, police spokesman Loek Houtepen told NL Times. His house was searched for evidence related to the fire, but police would not reveal what, if anything, was removed.
Recovery of the Dutch economy is gaining strength and could lead to two percent growth in 2015, the ING bank economic bureau reports. This would be the highest level of growth since 2008, driven mainly by an increase in consumer and business spending, and a decline in the oil prices.
Financial directors are more optimistic about the Dutch economic recovery than a year earlier, according to the survey of Dutch CFOs conducted by Deloitte. Still, nearly a third feel unprepared for an economic crisis, and a third believe a new crisis is on the horizon.
A large power outage left over 19,000 households without power on Tuesday afternoon in Utrecht province and Noord-Holland, according to electricity grid operator Stedin. The electricity issue means fewer trains will run between Utrecht and Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Baarn and Hilversum the NS said.
The coalition parties VVD and PvdA (Labour) were back to work on Tuesday in an effort to solve government gridlock over failed asylum seekers. Optimism is growing among many politicians in the talks, with Labour leader Diederik Samsom telling reporters, "now it is really in the right direction."
The police arrested a 26 year old man from Zeist on suspicion of human trafficking on Tuesday. He allegedly forced a 16 year old girl to have sex with multiple clients for a long period of time.
A digital catalog containing photographs of MH17 victims' personal belongings will be made available to the victims' families on Tuesday, the Public Prosecutor announced. Those who recognize something belonging to a family member will then be able to claim it.
The non-emergency phone lines of the police will be temporarily unavailable on Friday. The unions have called on all police officers to attend a work meeting in The Hague and the phone centers will therefore be unoccupied.
The Rijksmuseum exhibit The Late Rembrandt has already drawn about 400 thousand visitors. This is great news for the museum, but apparently not for some of the visitors. The museum has also receive hundreds of complaints about how the busy the museum is, especially from Dutch people
Train travelers are reluctant to intervene themselves if the witness a conductor being attacked. Only 10 percent of passengers are willing to intervene by addressing the offender and only 8 percent are willing to intervene physically.