Crime scene
Dec 4 '17 12:30

The body of a 30-year-old man from Newcastle was found in the water of the Afrikahaven in Amsterdam on Sunday evening. The British man has been in the Noordzeekanaal on November 19th, Het Parool reports.

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Dec 4 '17 11:50

A 40-year-old player for football club Victoria '03 from Oudenbosch was arrested for kicking a player for football club DSE in the head during a match between the two teams in Etten-Leur on Sunday. The victim was taken to hospital, Omroep Brabant reports.

The DSE player's condition is stable, a board member of the club said to the broadcaster. 

Dec 4 '17 11:10

The teachers at four out of five primary schools in the Netherlands do not talk about the color of Zwarte Piet and do not ask themselves whether appearance of the controversial character may be hurtful to some children, according a study by DUO Onderwijsonderzoek & Advies, ANP reports.

Maan de Steenwinkel at a music festival in Rotterdam, 8 May 2017
Dec 4 '17 10:30

Dutch broadcaster Radio 538, DJ Frank Dane and his colleagues are facing criticism over a "prank" they pulled on 20-year-old singer Maan de Steenwinkel over two weeks ago. The DJs sent a streaker - a naked man - to startle De Steenwinkel while she was performing on the radio station. The young woman was so shocked that she burst into tears, ANP reports.

KLM Boeing 737-700, PH-BGP at Schiphol Airport
Dec 4 '17 09:44

Part of KLM's cabin crew will be striking for 24 hours on Monday, January 8th. As a result few or even no KLM flights will depart from Schiphol on that day, according to union FNV. The union announced the strike more than a month in advance to give KLM chance to take security measures and to inform passengers and other airlines, ANP reports.

The cabin crew members are striking against the so-called -1CA measure, which was implemented over a year ago. KLM decided to send one fewer cabin crew member on a number of long distance flights. 

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Dec 4 '17 09:05

The access gates on Amsterdam Central Station are locked from today. From now on travelers will have to check in with their public transit card to gain access to the station and platforms, NOS reports.

People only visiting the station to say goodbye to someone, or visit one of the stores in the station, can check in and out for free within one hour. 

The intention is to also lock the gates at Amsterdam Sloterdijk station before the end of the year. According to NOS, then 75 of the over 400 train stations in the Netherlands will have locked gates. 

Firefighters' gear
Dec 4 '17 08:51

An apartment building on Valkenhorst in Leiden was evacuated just after midnight after the fire department discovered that several geysers in the building emit far too much carbon monoxide. The fire brigade was called in after a family living in the building went to hospital when they felt ill, Omroep West reports.

The fire brigade evacuated all 42 homes in the building. Around 10 people were checked by ambulance personnel. Residents were given shelter in an adjacent shopping mall. 

Sana'a in Yemen
Dec 4 '17 08:23

The Red Cross team in Yemen and Dutch TV maker Floortje Dessing lived through a harrowing night filled with bombardments in the Yemen capital of Sana'a. "The bombardments go on and on. It's a massive noise. You can also hear people screaming outside", Red Cross spokesperson Merlijn Stoffels said to NOS.

The team is currently waiting for the route from the Red Cross bomb shelter to the airport to be safe, Stoffels said. "We're stuck here, we can do nothing but wait." Red Cross employees elsewhere in Sana'a are investigating the route. 

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Dec 4 '17 07:38

The police are desperately looking for 15-year-old Abdullah Mazmahor, who went missing in Schiedam on Friday. The teenage boy is deaf and autistic and needs his heart medication. He was last seen leaving Obrechtsraat in Schiedam around 11:00 p.m. on Friday, wearing a cream colored shirt. "Family and police are very worried, also because he left in the freezing cold without a coat", the police said in a statement.

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Dec 4 '17 07:19

At least two men were killed in a fishing boat accident near the former work island of Neeltje Jans in Zeeland. A third man is still missing. The search for the man was stopped on Sunday night when it became too dark to continue. The police will resume the search on Monday morning, ANP reports.

jail
Dec 1 '17 17:30

The court in Rotterdam sentenced 24-year-old Hasan A. from Eindhoven to 30 months in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment for preparing for terrorist crimes. The sentence is higher than the two years the Public Prosecutor demanded. A. must also complete a deradicalization trajectory, AD reports. 

KLM Boeing 737-700, PH-BGP at Schiphol Airport
Dec 1 '17 16:10

Pieter Elbers, CEO of KLM, wants to have a "mature discussion" about the possibilities of capacity growth at Schiphol in the coming years. As things stand now, Schiphol will reach its 2020 flight movement limit of 500 thousand a year by next year, meaning that the airport can't grow at all for two years, according to him. "You have to seriously question whether that is wise", Elbers said to Het Parool.

Pearl Jam
Dec 1 '17 15:30

Pearl Jam will give two performances in the Netherlands next year. The band will be playing in the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on June 12th, before being a headline act at Pinkpop on June 15th, NU.nl reports.

The two Netherlands shows are the kickoff shows for Pearl Jam's European summer tour. The band will perform 14 times in Europe, ending in Lisbon on July 14th.

Tickets for the Ziggo Dome will be available through Ticketmaster from Friday, December 8th. Ticket sales for Pinkpop start on February 14th. 

Gerard Ekdom
Dec 1 '17 14:50

On Friday NPO Radio 2 DJs Gerard Ekdom, Paul Rabbering and Frank van 't Hof officially kicked off the Top 2000 voting week with the residents of Beilen in Drenthe. From today until December 8th, people in the Netherlands can vote for what they think are the 2,000 best songs, NU.nl reports.

The Top 2000 bus will tour through the Netherlands over the coming week, helping people to vote along the way. Ekdom and Wouter van der Goes will also make programs from the bus. 

A sperm whale washed up on a beach near Domburg in Zeeland, 1 Dec 2017
Dec 1 '17 14:10

A whale of around 13.5 meters long washed up on a beach near Domburg in Zeeland on Friday morning. The dead animal is an adult male sperm whale, one of the largest predators in the animal kingdom, NU.nl reports.

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Dec 1 '17 13:30

There are no secret tax agreements between the Royal House and the State, the Van Baalen committee concluded after almost a year of investigation into reports that the government in the 70s made a secret deal with the Royals about an extra compensation for taxes on the royal estate. "There was no secret deal", Carla van Baalen, professor of parliamentary history and committee leader, wrote in a 296 page report, NOS reports.

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