Daisy Mertens
Feb 21 '19 14:30

Teacher Daisy Mertens of primary school De Vuurvogel in Helmond is one of ten finalists for the Global Teacher Prize, the award for the best teacher in the world, organizer the . The finalists were chosen from over 10 thousand nominations from 179 countries. 

Burger Bar in Amsterdam
Feb 21 '19 13:40

Two Amsterdam restaurants made it into the Europe's Top 50 Burgers ranking by global travel site Big 7 Travel. Not only did Burger Bar and The Beef Chief's burgers get into the top 50, but they made it into the top 10.

serves the 8th best burger in Europe. The company has three locations in Amsterdam and is easily one of Amsterdam's most popular burger joints, according to the site. "Perfect after a few beers", the site says about the burgers. 

KLM Boeing 737-700, PH-BGP at Schiphol Airport
Feb 21 '19 12:50

GroenLinks wants to completely abolish flights between the airports of Amsterdam and Brussels. According to the green party, the train on this route is "effectively almost always faster and always better for the environment". The measure can also relieve some pressure on the already overcrowded Schiphol, AD reports.

Dutch police officer
Feb 21 '19 12:00

Last year the police received over 90 thousand reports about "disturbed people", double the number received eight years ago, the police said in a statement. In 2017 the , and that number increased by 8 percent in 2018 to 90,605.

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
Feb 21 '19 11:10

At least one person was seriously hurt in a stabbing on a parking lot in the heart of Apeldoorn on Thursday. The victim was rushed to hospital by ambulance. A suspect was arrested with the help of witnesses and a local resident, De Stentor reports.

The parking lot on Rosariumstraat is cordoned off with police tape. A trauma helicopter was dispatched to the scene, but it was later canceled, according to the newspaper. So far nothing is known about the extent of the victim's injuries or the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Social media
Feb 21 '19 10:20

Victim Support Netherlands is calling on people to stop posting hurtful comments about traffic accidents, crimes and disasters on social media. This includes comments like "own fault" or "they should have known better". Such remarks deeply affect victims and their loved ones, which is why Victim Support is launching an online campaign against hurtful reactions on Facebook, Twitter and other social media, NOS reports.

Feb 21 '19 09:31

Dutch benefits agency UWV illegally awarded al lifelong benefit to at least 1,900 people with an occupational disability. The files of these sick Dutch people were briefly assessed by nurses, and not by an insurance physician as stated in the law, experts and a whistleblower at UWV said to RTL Nieuws.

Tucker Carlson
Feb 21 '19 08:47

Tucker Carlson, a presenter on American broadcaster Fox News, called Dutch journalist and historian Rutger Bregman a "moron" during an interview, according to video footage of the interview released by platform NotThisNews.

The interview started off well enough, but by the end Carlson is completely sick of the Dutch historian. "I wanna say to you, why don't you go fuck yourself, you tiny brain - and I hope this gets picked up, because you're a moron", Carlson said to Bregman. "I tried to give you a hearing, but you were too fucking annoying."

Koninklijke Marechaussee
Feb 21 '19 08:09

The Ministry of Defense acknowledged liability for the death of 20-year-old Koninklijke Marechaussee officer Kelvin Bosman in 2016. The young man became unwell during the final exercise of his basic training to become a Marechaussee and later died of the consequences of heat exhaustion, NOS reports.

Willemstad on Curacao
Feb 21 '19 07:45

The parliament of Curacao is angry at Dutch Minister Stef Blok of Foreign Affairs for announcing that the . The parliamentarians believe that the Minister put the island in a difficult position by making the announcement before Curacao's Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath could explain his plan to the population.

Dutch police officer and car seen from above
Feb 20 '19 16:40

Multiple shots were fired at a restaurant on Slotermeerlaan in Amsterdam during the early hours of Tuesday morning. No one was injured in the shooting. The police are looking for witnesses.

The police received a report of gun shots at around 3:15 a.m. on Tuesday. At the scene responding officers found three bullet holes at the back of the building, on Cornelis van Vollenhovenstraat. Witnesses reported seeing a dark-colored scooter drive away from the scene after the shooting.

 Man in a uniform of the Freiwilligen Legion Niederlanden shortly after World War II
Feb 20 '19 15:50

34 elderly Dutch people are receiving a supplementary pension from Germany for their years of service with the Waffen-SS, an armed wing of the Nazi Party's SS organization, current affairs program EenVandaag reports based on its own research.

Willem-Alexander
Feb 20 '19 15:00

King Willem-Alexander visited neighborhood Bospolder-Tussendijken in Rotterdam-West, known as one of the worse neighborhoods in the city, at the invitation of mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb on Tuesday. While the mayor invited the Dutch King, his visit was a complete surprise for local residents, NOS and the Volkskrant report.

Facebook
Feb 20 '19 14:10

Facebook will not be able to guarantee that the company is transparent about the placement of political advertisements before the provincial states elections next month, Minister Kasja Ollongren of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations wrote in a letter to parliament, NOS reports.

A beer bike in Amsterdam
Feb 20 '19 13:20

Amsterdam is extending its in the center of the city to also include the eastern part of the city center, mayor Femke Halsema wrote in a letter to the city council. There have been many beer bike related complaints from Amsterdam Oost, which have been confirmed by enforcement officers, Het Parool reports.

E&A Scheer
Feb 20 '19 12:30

American investor The Riverside Company pushed a "significant sum" into Amsterdam company E&A Scheer, one of Europe's largest rum traders. A specific amount was not mentioned, but according to Financieele Dagblad, it involves over 100 million euros.

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