The asbestos cleanup in Roermond is slowly progressing. Streets in the neighborhood have already been cleaned and are now asbestos free. A specialized cleaning company will today spray liquid over the fire debris to prevent asbestos particles being further disbursed by the wind. The municipality will start cleaning individuals' areas next.
The fire department rescued a dog and two cats from a burning farm in Wedde last night. The barn and house were completely destroyed. The residents were not home when the fire broke out.
"A wave that comes and goes and leaves everything else behind." These words are no the back of the monument that Karin Beenhakker and Luc Pijman have set up in Zand commemorating the 39 Dutch victims of the tsunami of 2004.
Most of the large museums in the Netherlands had more visitors this year than last year. The Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam especially had many visitors, 2.5 million and 1.6 million respectively. This is according to a survey done by the ANP.
The website Vuurwerkoverlast.nl has already registered 5,061 complaints. Last year there were a total of 90 thousand complaints.
1.963 million people watched King Willem-Alexander's annual Christmas speech, which ared at 13:00 yesterday afternoon. This is according to figures from the Rating Foundation (Stichting KijkOnderzoek -SKO), which was released this morning.
Sudan has ordered Yvonne Helle, a Dutch national and the country director for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Ali Al-Za'tari from Jordan, UN resident coordinator at the UNDP, to leave the country, the US edition of Reuters reports.
According to CNV Vakmensen, money transport company Brinks has not responded on an ultimatum from the unions. Actions will start on Saturday and ATM's will not be refilled by Brinks employees, says CNV director Peter de Ridder.
A major fire broke out yesterday in a company in Schiedam where 250 trucks are stored. Fifty empty trucks have gone up in flames. There have also been some explosions, which was caused by the car tires exploding, according to the fire department.
Groningen had a white Christmas. A layer of snow fell in the northern province last night.
The man who escaped from the prison in Hoogvliet on Tuesday has been caught. The man turned himself in on Christmas Eve and is thus spending Christmas behind bars.