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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May 18 '18 08:58

Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire are dealing with many asylum seekers from Venezuela due to a humanitarian and political crisis in the country. The three islands, which form part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, are getting too little support from the Netherlands in sheltering these asylum seekers, Aruban Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes said to NRC.

She called the Netherlands' attitude "too indifferent and irritating". Aruba is located less than 40 kilometers fro the Venezuelan coast. Around 5 thousand Venezuelans have already fled to the island. 

UMC_Utrecht
May 18 '18 08:38

Reporter Ton van der Ham of television program Zembla is banned fro UMC Utrecht for a year, according to an official denial of entry by the hospital. The journalist will only be allowed on the hospital grounds if he needs urgent physical or psychological help, the document reads, NOS reports. 

Douglas
May 18 '18 07:58

Perfumery Douglas in Leeuwarden caused a social media uproar by moving a saleswoman who wears a headscarf to their warehouse so that she is no longer in the shop with clients. The perfumery announced that it will adjust its clothing guidelines.

Lecture Hall
May 18 '18 07:24

Association Beter Onderwijs Nederland (BON) is filing a lawsuit against the University of Twente, Maastricht University, and the Inspectorate for Education in an effort to halt higher education in the Netherlands turning increasingly English, ANP reports.

According to BON, "the care of Dutch language and culture is a core task for higher education". The association believes that switching to teaching in English is contrary to the law. "Dutch threatens to become a kind of provincial language", BON chairman Ad Verbrugge said.

Ambulance
May 17 '18 16:30

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a workplace accident in Leeuwarden on Thursday. The victims were working in a factory on Hidalgoweg, NU.nl reports.

The police report that the injured man was rushed to hospital by ambulance. The identity on the person who died is not yet known.

Exactly what happened is unclear. The Inspectorate for Social Affairs and Employment is investigating. 

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May 17 '18 15:50

Sharon Dijksma is one of the new proposed aldermen for the PvdA in Amsterdam, the party announced. Should the coalition negotiations end successfully, she will handle the portfolio for traffic and transport, water and air quality, ANP reports.

Dijksma is currently a parliamentarian for the PvdA. In the previous government, she was first State Secretary of Economic Affairs and then State Secretary of Infrastructure and Environment. 

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May 17 '18 15:10

Amsterdam violated privacy legislation when the city collected the Facebook data of thousands of loitering young people in 2015, NRC reports based on its own research.

According to the newspaper, in 2015 Amsterdam collected over 100 friends lists of young loiterers and performed a network analysis on that data. In total the lists contained the data of almost 65 thousand people. After eliminating people with fewer than six interconnections, a group of over 1,200 people remained.

Queen Maxima, March 2018
May 17 '18 14:30

Queen Maxima is celebrating her 47th birthday on Thursday. , the Dutch Queen has no official appointments today, and will be celebrating her birthday at home with her family, NU.nl reports.

Maxima and then-Prince Willem-Alexander met each other in the Spanish city of Seville in April 1999. They got married on February 2nd, 2002, and have three daughters together - Amalia, Alexia and Ariane.

Geert Wilders Purmerend borders closed
May 17 '18 13:50

Lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops asked for the appeal in the hate speech case against Geert Wilders to be postponed on Thursday. The PVV leader needs more time for investigation, his lawyer said on the first of for the appeal, NU.nl reports.

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May 17 '18 13:10

Shots were fired at two coffeeshops in Delft early on Thursday morning. The shooters targeted coffeeshop The Future on Peperstraat - which was - and coffeeshop The Game on Breestraat, around the corner, AD reports. 

May 17 '18 12:30

A body was found during dredging work in the IJ near IJdok in Amsterdam on Thursday morning. So far nothing is known about the victim and how he or she died.

According to NH Nieuws, an employee of the dredging company found the body around 10:00 a.m. 

The police are investigating.

Crime scene
May 17 '18 11:50

Two boys with behavioral problems managed to slip away during school hours to go swimming, because of insufficient supervision by the staff of a school and a youth care institution in Zetten in Gelderland, three inspectorates concluded after investigation. As a result, one of the boys drowned in the Rhine river in May last year, NOS reports.

Ambulance
May 17 '18 11:10

A baby that was  last week Monday, passed away, according to an obituary placed in PZC

A PostNL van
May 17 '18 10:30

An Amsterdam resident complaining about a PostNL delivery van standing on his street with the engine running, got a snarky reply from the postal service's customer care department. The Amsterdam man was advised to rather move to the countryside. 

"Do you not find it bad that you are poisoning the still developing lungs of our 1-year-old son several times a day with diesel vapors?" Amsterdam resident Vikaash Mahabir asked PostNL on Twitter on Wednesday night. "Everything for the profit margin or are you going to replace these poison buses with non toxic examples?"

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May 17 '18 09:43

Dutch people's opinions bout lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are increasingly positive, social and cultural planning office SCP said in a new report published on Thursday. Despite this many Dutch still have problems with seeing same-sex couples kissing, Het Parool  and NOS report.

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