Whistleblower Paul van Buitenen is pressing charges of "undermining the rule of law" in the handling of the Enschede fireworks disaster in 2000 against the Dutch government, the municipality of Enschede, a number of Ministries, the Public Prosecutor, the police and others. The government and other parties involved are not only guilty of the disaster itself, but afterwards also covering up their own failures resulting in the wrong people being punished, Van Buitenen said to Tubantia.
Feyenoord fans were not happy with the 4-0 loss the Rotterdam team suffered in an Eredivisie match against Ajax in Amsterdam on Sunday. Around 300 furious fans gathered at training complex 1908 and pelted the Feyenoord bus with fireworks and glasses as the players returned home, AD reports.
Even before the players arrived back in Rotterdam, there was a lot of angry yelling and shouting, according to the newspaper. Supporters jumped onto a police bus, which drove off with howling sirens, forcing the men to jump off.
A scooter rider stabbed a 53-year-old father on Dam Square in Amsterdam in front of the victim's wife and young children on Sunday evening, a witness said to the Telegraaf. The stabbing happened at around 6:00 p.m. after the scooter rider got into an argument with several cyclists, the witness said.
According to the witness, the father was on his own bicycle and the mother was on a cargo bike with their young children. They were waiting at the traffic lights near Dam Square when the scooter rider started shouting at another cyclist.
Last year Dutch municipalities collected an average of 494 kilograms of household waste per Netherlands inhabitant, Statistics Netherlands reported on Monday. Households in the very urban areas produced less waste for municipalities to collect than rural households, 419 kilograms and 582 kilograms per inhabitant respectively.
Employers should be extra alert to fake diplomas when hiring new employees, the council for secondary vocational education in the Netherlands MBO Raad warns. The council is receiving more and more signals of fake diplomas, especially from sectors facing staff shortages such as healthcare and installation technology, MBO Raad chairman Ton Heerts said in a statement.
Ransomware is a growing problem for Dutch companies. Small- and medium sized businesses in particular are popular targets for this type of malware, according to security researchers, insurers and sector organization MKB Nederland, NOS reports.
Ransomware is a type of malware that blocks access to the data on your computer, unless you pay the cyber criminal behind the malware a 'ransom'. For businesses it can mean losing access to their administration, customer data or other important documents, sometimes bringing an entire business to a standstill.
Veldhoven was shaken by a high speed car chase during which shots were fired on Sunday night. At least three people were hurt, one of whom seriously, RTL Nieuws reports.
The police responded to reports of gunshots and cars driving at high speed at around 10:15 p.m. on Sunday. Responding officers found two cars that collided with each other on Traverse. Multiple people were seen fleeing the scene of the collision on foot. An injured man was found inside one of the cars.
The 33-year-old man wanted in connection with a double homicide at a Groningen movie theater on Saturday was arrested at a gas station along the Hoendiep on the city's west side Sunday morning. Gunshots were fired during the arrest, police said, and the suspect, Ergün S. was injured.
The two people found dead at a Pathé movie theater in Groningen were a married couple in their fifties. Gina and Marinus were working for a cleaning company contracted for janitorial services at the movie theater and may have stumbled upon a burglary attempt, a relative of the victims told newspaper AD.
Authorities identified Ergün S., 33, as their prime suspect after two dead bodies were found at a Pathé movie theater in Groningen. S. is suspected of killing both people, police said.
The two people killed reportedly worked for the cleaning company operating at the theater, according to unnamed sources speaking to several newspapers. Police did not confirm the victims' identities pending family notification.
A police employee working in Amsterdam was suspended under suspicion of sharing confidential information, and the unauthorized use of internal computer systems. The officer is at least the thirteenth employee from the Amsterdam office placed on leave in the last six months.
The worker was sent away on Wednesday. Police announced the decision a day later.
A police internal affairs unit is investigating the case in conjunction with the Public Prosecution Service (OM).
The police must be able to immediately confiscate the smartphone of cyclists and motorists caught texting or calling while on the road, the former head of the traffic police Koos Spee said to newspaper AD while discussing his new book Een flitsende carriere.