Chimpanzees in the Koninklijke Burgers Zoo outwitted human technology by knocking a drone out of the sky on Friday morning.
The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority seized a total of 73 prohibited ivory items on Wednesday, April 8th and Saturday April 11th. Reports were filed against four suspects.
The municipality of Amsterdam and GVB are working towards a cleaner city with public transport that is completely emission-free, the municipality announced in a press release on Wednesday. GVB's fleet will be replaced with electric buses and vans and solar panels on the GVB buildings and subway stations will generate renewable energy.
Today is expected to be sunny and dry with maximum temperatures ranging between 15 degrees on the Wadden to 25 degrees in the southeast of the country, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute reports.
Psychiatric patients in a mental health institution in Heiloo were used in a drug test against the rules. This is according to the research program Zembla, based on documents and interviews with anonymous staff.
A pizza delivery man was shot on Molencatensingel in Rotterdam in the early morning hours of Tuesday, the Rotterdam police report via Twitter.
It is no longer necessary for taxi drivers to get a special taxi permit for picking up passengers at Schiphol airport, according to a ruling by the Amsterdam court on Tuesday, NOS reports.
An ATM bombing at the Ede-Wageningen train station brought railway traffic to a standstill early on Wednesday morning. Two possibly dangerous gas cylinders were found close to the ATM. The restrictions were lifted when authorities determined that the area was safe.
Gas extraction in Loppersum, Groningen is temporarily stopped under strict conditions to protect the safety of area residents, the Council of State in the Netherlands decided on Tuesday. A final decision will be released later this year, the council stated.
The prison sentences for six young Nieuw Sloten football players and one player's father, convicted in the manslaughter death of Richard Nieuwenhuizen, were upheld today by the highest court in the Netherlands. The seven people were convicted of kicking and beating the football linesman on December 2, 2012 when they were dissatisfied with the outcome of a match.
Roughly 300 different people contacted the public prosecutor's office claiming to have information about the perpetrators who brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last year. The flight, which left Amsterdam for Kuala Lumpur, was presumably brought down by a Russian made surface-to-air BUK missile, leading the prosecutor's office to appeal to the public in multiple languages for witness testimony.
One in five motorists will drink too much alcohol before driving on occasion, AD reports. Similarly, twenty percent of those surveyed also believe their judgment is only impaired by four or more drinks, despite official limits equivalent to one or two drinks.