Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Jul 13 '18 10:56

The court in Utrecht sentenced a 17-year-old boy from Den Bosch to two years of juvenile detention and juvenile institutionalized psychiatric treatment for killing 14-year-old in Bunschoten last year. The boy was convicted of manslaughter on Friday. He was given the maximum penalty possible for a perpetrator his age under Dutch juvenile law, NOS reports.

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Jul 13 '18 10:10

A 70-year-old convicted pedophile from Amsterdam was sentenced to life in prison on the Philippines. There he was convicted for sexually abusing his stepdaughters, age 10 and 14 years, the Amsterdam police announced on Facebook.

Joep M. was arrested on the Philippines in September 2015, after a tip from Amsterdam sex crime detectives. He was convicted and sentenced in April of this year.

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Jul 13 '18 09:30

Over 300 Amsterdam businesses will fly the rainbow flag on Saturday to spread the message that senseless violence against the LGBTQ community must stop. This follows drag queen Monique de la Fressange beinglate last month, Het Parool reports.

An Aviodrome plane painted in Martinair colors crashed in Pretoria, South Africa, 10 July 2018
Jul 13 '18 09:04

The historical Convair 340 plane that , will no longer be exhibited in the Netherlands, a spokesperson for aviation museum Aviodrome confirmed. "The plane can not be repaired", the spokesperson said to NU.nl.

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Jul 13 '18 08:40

As mayor of Amsterdam, Femke Halsema sees her three "biggest tasks" as tackling serious crime, connecting citizens from all parts of the city, and protecting individual identity. "Whether it is a young transgender or an Islamic homosexual.

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Jul 13 '18 08:03

A 19-year-old asylum seeker from Dronten drowned in Kampen on Thursday. He disappeared while swimming in the IJssel at around 3:00 p.m. His body was found later in the evening, NU.nl reports.

The young man was swimming with friends. When he was about 20 meters away from the quay, he disappeared underwater and did not come back up. A massive search was launched, involving several emergency services. After a few hours of fruitless searching, a dreg team from Urk was called in to help.

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Jul 13 '18 07:46

Three people were injured when a gunman opened fire into a coffee business Today on Dusartstraat in the popular Amsterdam-Zuid district of De Pijp at around 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening. One victim was seriously hurt, the other two sustained less serious injuries, witnesses told Het Parool.

According to the newspaper, this was an attempted assassination. Several sources told Het Parool that the target - the man who was seriously injured - is an Dutch-Pakistani known as Saqib who belongs to a group of criminals that regularly visits Today. 

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Jul 12 '18 16:20

Marcel S. was sentenced to 12 years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment for the death of his 10-year-old son Diego. The court in Rotterdam considered it proven that the 39-year-old man strangled his son to death in anger after his wife left him and convicted him of manslaughter, ANP reports.

Jul 12 '18 15:40

Motorists can expect busy roads and traffic jams this weekend, both at home and abroad. In the Netherlands the roads will be crowded due to festivals and concerts. And many holidaymakers are expected on the roads abroad, RTL Nieuws reports.

King Willem-Alexander, March 2018
Jul 12 '18 15:00

King Willem-Alexander wants to install solar panels on palace Huis ten Bosch, but can't due to a law that states that you can not change the appearance of national monuments. He is not giving up though and will continue to look for a way, he said in Amsterdam on Wednesday, RTL Nieuws reports.

Martin Kok
Jul 12 '18 14:20

Achraf B., suspected of involvement in the murder of crime writer , told witness Anouar B. about Kok's assassination, providing information that only the perpetrator could have, the Public Prosecutor revealed in a pro-forma hearing against Achraf B. in the high-security court at Schiphol on Thursday. The suspect denies that this conversation with Anouar B. ever happened, NU.nl reports.

Jul 12 '18 13:40

A groom missed his wedding on Thursday because he was arrested for drunk driving in the Zuid-Holland town of Leiderdorp early on Thursday morning. A brief but wild chase preceded his arrest, the Leiden-Noord police said on Facebook.

The police tried to pull the man's car over for a traffic check. "He thought differently about that and sped away", the police said. There was a short and wild chase, after which the man jumped out of the car and ran into the gardens on Maria van Hongarijelaan - leaving his future wife behind in the car.

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Jul 12 '18 13:00

The Public Prosecutor is dropping an investigation into decorated soldier Marco Kroon, who said that he killed a man who abducted him while on a mission in Afghanistan. The investigation has yet to provide a definitive answer, but there are insufficient leads to confirm whether or not what Kroon reported actually happened, the Public Prosecutor said on Thursday, NOS reports.

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Jul 12 '18 12:20

A third of the homes sold in the Netherlands in the second quarter of 2018 were sold above the asking price - the first time ever that overbidding happened so often in the country, according to the Dutch association of realtors NVM. In early 2014 only 5 percent of homes were sold at above asking price, RTL Nieuws reports.

Eerste Kamer, the Dutch Senate
Jul 12 '18 11:30

The Eerste Kamer approved 12 proposals for municipal re-division. A total of 37 municipalities will be re-divided into 12 new municipalities, which means that from January 1st next year the Netherlands will have 355 municipalities, instead of 380, NU.nl reports.

Health Food Wall
Jul 12 '18 10:50

Amsterdam's food walls will soon offer an alternative for people who want to make healthier choices with their meals. In August croquette king Febo will be joined by a Health Food Wall, which is opening on Kinkerstraat. The Health Food Wall will serve healthy vegetarian, or even vegan, meals as well as some gluten-free options, Het Parool reports.

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