Mayoral chain
May 21 '18 10:00

The vacancy for the new mayor of Amsterdam will be reopened because too few suitable candidates have applied, the Provincial Board of Noord-Holland announced, NU.nl reports.

A total of 29 candidates applied in the first application round. Only four of them have a full-time position in government. The confidential committee handling the appointment finds the number of suitable candidates too limited. 

Police in the Netherlands use multiple approaches for seeking community assistance
May 21 '18 09:20

A man was seriously injured in a shooting on Stromarkt in the center of Amsterdam on Saturday night. The victim has not yet been identified, AT5 reports.

The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. A man in a black hooded jacket and jeans opened fire on the victim. Witnesses told the Amsterdam broadcaster that the victim was hit in the head, after which the perpetrator calmly walked away in the direction of Nieuwendijk.

The victim was rushed to the hospital. The police combed the area for the perpetrator, also deploying a helicopter, but it was to no avail.

man-wordt-geboeid-afgevoerd arrest
May 21 '18 08:40

A man with a knife snuck into care center De Hazelaar on Doctor Eijgenraamstraat in Tilburg and threatened the staff on Sunday night. He was overpowered by the police and arrested, Brabants Dagblad reports.

The care center staff pressed the fire alarm when they saw the man. One witness told the newspaper that he had a "very large knife".

The police overpowered the man with the help of a police dog and pepper spray. 

The employees of De Hazelaar are shaken up, but unharmed, according to the newspaper. Victim support was offered to them. 

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May 21 '18 08:00

The municipality of Ede closed off 16 companies and 8 homes on commercial terrain Frankeneng after asbestos was released in a fire at a car company on Fultonstraat on Sunday morning, ANP reports. 

Specialist asbestos removers started cleaning the roads and sidewalks in the area on Sunday night. After they're done, other certified companies will check the area for sings of the carcinogenic substance. How long the terrain will remain closed is unclear.

jail
May 18 '18 16:40

The police arrested a prisoner that on Monday. The 39-year-old man was caught in a cafe in Rotterdam on Thursday night, the Public Prosecutor said on Friday.

The Belgian man, who has lived in the Netherlands for 30 years, was taken to a detention center. He is known for property crime and is suspected of fraud in the Netherlands. He's been in custody since August. 

Police
May 18 '18 16:00

Deimante Zasytyte, a 5-year-old girl who wasby her biological mother on Sunday, was found. According to the police, she is safe.

The police have information that the girl and her mother are with family in Lithuania. There are no indications that the girl is in any danger, the police said. 

Ecstasy pills confiscate in a dark web drug bust in Brunssum, 16 May 2018
May 18 '18 15:20

On Tuesday the police busted a drug network in Brunssum, Limburg. Four men were arrested for trading drugs on the dark web, and sending drugs all across the world through the regular postal service, the Public Prosecutor announced on Friday. 

This investigation was launched after PostNL found drugs in packages during a drug check. According to the Prosecutor, the suspects had clients all over the world and sent drugs, mostly ecstasy, to their clients in normal postal packages and envelopes.

Giant panda Xing Ya with his birthday cake at Ouwehands Zoo, 8 Aug 2017
May 18 '18 14:40

Visiting a Dutch zoo is increasingly expensive, but they are also increasingly popular. Over the past five years ticket prices increased by an average of 17 percent, and visitor numbers at zoos in the Netherlands increased by 11 percent in four years, RTL Nieuws reports based on its own research.

The broadcaster compared the current ticket prices of all zoos affiliated with the Dutch association of zoos NVD to the prices from 2012. On average the ticket price for an adult increased by 3 euros, with outliers of 5 or even 9 euros. 

Erasmus MC patients moved from old building to new in specially equipped trucks, 18 May 2018
May 18 '18 14:00

The nursing departments of the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam are being transferred to a new building on Friday. A total of 80 patients will be transported - in their beds - from the old location Daniel den Hoed in Rotterdam Zuid to the new building on 's-Gravendijkwal in the city center. Seriously ill patients will be transported by ambulance, NU.nl reports. 

busje-forensische-opsporing
May 18 '18 13:20

The body of Deniz Guldogdu was found in multiple pieces under the floor of a home Van Zuijlenware in Zwolle in February, RTV Oost reports based on reports from multiple people in the Turkish community in the area.

Guldogdu's , ten days after he went missing. The resident of the home, Mark de G., was arrested. According to the Telegraaf, De G. was a childhood friend of Guldogdu.

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May 18 '18 12:40

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that is investigating the culprits behind the MH17 disaster, will give an update on the current state of the investigation during a special press conference at 11:00 a.m. on May 24th, RTL Nieuws reports.

During the press conference, the JIT will also call on the public's help to answer a number of questions. The investigators emphasize that no announcements will be made about possible suspects. 

Marlboro cigarettes wiki commons
May 18 '18 12:00

The branch organization for the Dutch hospitality sector KHN is considering submitting a compensation claim on behalf of restaurants and bars if the government decides to . The organization calls for a longer transition period, a spokesperson for KHN confirmed to NU.nl.

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May 18 '18 11:20

The court in Utrecht found 59-year-old Henk K. from Bunschoten-Spakenburg guilty ofand sentenced him to two years in prison. He is also not allowed to contact 14 of his children and grandchildren, NU.nl reports.

collegas-op-straat
May 18 '18 10:40

An animal skull was found hanging at a bus stop in the Utrecht town of Abcoude on Thursday night. The skull was hanging on a string over a trash can on Burgemeester des Tombeweg, AD reports.

Due to the strange nature of the situation, the police were called. Officers removed the skull - a cow skull - and took it to a police station.

Who hung the skull at the bus shelter, and why, is not clear. 

Dutch police crime scene tape
May 18 '18 09:55

A man was left blindfolded in his car when the robbers set it on fire. He got himself out of the car just in time, the police confirmed to RTV Oost.

Dutch amphibious soldiers of NLMARSOF surfacing in hostile territory
May 18 '18 09:27

The majority of Dutch marines will resign if theirbarracks are moved from Doorn to Vlissingen, the commander of the Marine Corps warned in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, on Thursday, RTL Nieuws reports.

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