Mattijn Lahuis
Aug 6 '18 11:30

The body of Mattijn Lahuis was found in a river in the jungle of Laos on Friday. The 30-year-old man from Amsterdam t on the river on Monday. The Dutch tourist drowned, his family confirmed to newspaper AD.

Lahuis' body was found in the river Nam Tha, a few dozen kilometers downstream from where the kayaking accident happened. His eldest brother identified the body.

Crime scene
Aug 6 '18 10:50

The police found the body of a 31-year-old man from Alkmaar in a lake in the Noord-Holland town of Zuid-Scharwoude during the early hours of Monday morning. The man disappeared underwater in the recreational are Geestmerambacht on Sunday morning, NU.nl reports.

Emergency services responded to the lake on Sunday morning after reports of a man in "distress". According to the police, it was initially uncertain whether someone was in trouble in the water. But in the course of the afternoon, the man's belongings were found in the area.

Amsterdam Pride canal parade, 5 Aug 2017
Aug 6 '18 10:10

The organizers of Pride Amsterdam is satisfied with a successful edition this year. All nine days of the festival were well attended and pleasant, and there were no noteworthy incidents, a spokesperson for the organization said to ANP.

Pride Amsterdam started last week with the Pride Walk demonstration through Amsterdam. Between 10 thousand and 12 thousand people participated this year, compared to 7,500 last year, the spokesperson said. "We think that's because the Netherlands is becoming more intolerant, which automatically creates a counter-sound."

Aug 6 '18 09:33

The police in Limburg sent a letter of apology to a woman who was raped by a patient of a psychiatric prison who was on unaccompanied leave in December 2016. While being questioned after reporting the rape, the then 21-year-old woman was put under pressure by two sex crime detectives who did not believe her, The Volkskrant reports.

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Aug 6 '18 09:03

The police fined around 25 people for photographing or filming the aftermath of a fatal accident on the A58 highway near Bavel on Saturday. The fines were issued based on license plate numbers. Drivers who had their phones in their hands near the accident can expect a fine, De Gelderlander reports.

Police car in Malta
Aug 6 '18 08:34

Shannon Mak from the Noord-Holland town of Monnickendam was found murdered on Malta on Friday morning. The young Dutch woman was found lifeless between two cars with stab wounds in her neck. Her ex-boyfriend, 22-year-old Dutch man Jelle R., was arrested, the Telegraaf reports.

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Aug 6 '18 08:12

A group of 30 children and 16 adults camping in nature reserve 't Zand had to flee from a forest fire on Sunday evening. Although the flames did not actually reach their tents near Fransebaan, the fire came very close. The kids and their minders fled the forest with what they could carry, Brabants Dagblad reports.

Highway on the Indonesian island of Lombok, 16 June 2017
Aug 6 '18 07:50

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 hit the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday afternoon. At least 91 people were killed, hundreds were injured and thousands of homes were destroyed. The earthquake also destroyed a children's home run by Dutch man Chaim Fetter. "It is a massive tragedy. You build something for 14 years and it is destroyed in less than 10 seconds. But luckily all the children are unharmed", he said to NOS.

An ambulance in Croatia
Aug 3 '18 16:00

Two Dutch were killed in accidents abroad on Friday. A Dutch woman died in the west of Canada after she fell into a river. And a Dutch man died in Croatia after falling from a wall, ANP reports.

The victim in Canada is a woman of around 60 years old. According to local media, her husband stated that she slipped while trying to grab an apple and disappeared under water. A search was launched for the woman, and her body was found in the river by rescue workers a few hours later. A Dutch-speaking police officer and the Dutch consulate provided assistance for the victim's husband.

Heineken
Aug 3 '18 15:20

Heineken bought a 40 percent stake in the China Resources Beer, the largest beer brewer in China, in a deal that cost the Dutch beer giant a total of over 1.9 billion euros. In practice the deal enables Heineken to sell its assets in China to CR Beer, and that CR Beer will sell Heineken products under its license through its widespread network, ANP reports.

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Aug 3 '18 14:40

On Tuesday the police recovered seven valuable paintings that were stolen from a resident of Voerendaal. The paintings include works by Mondriaan, Mesdag, Tischbein and V. Kulagina, among others, and are worth hundreds of thousands of euros, the police said in a statement on Thursday. Three suspects were arrested.

Aug 3 '18 13:50

Sex club Continental in the Drenthe village of De Kiel went up in flames during the early hours of Friday morning. As arson can not be ruled out, the police are doing a forensic investigation at the club, ANP reports.

The fire broke out around 2:10 a.m. at the club on Kwekebosweg. The club was closed at the time. As far as is known, no one was injured in the fire.

The building was damaged to such an extent that it must be considered lost. 

Police guard in a detention center
Aug 3 '18 13:00

The police arrested a 77-year-old woman in Brummen, Gelderland on Thursday on suspicion of influencing an underage victim of sexual abuse in Nepal. According to the Public Prosecutor, the woman offered the 15-year-old boy a large sum of money if he changed his statements. She planned to travel to Nepal on Friday.

Greenco gives away millions of cherry tomatoes, unsaleable due to heat, 3 August 2018
Aug 3 '18 12:10

Vegetable giant Greenco is giving away some 6 million cherry tomatoes for free. Due to the hot weather, the tomatoes saw too much sun, causing their skin to become wrinkled. They can therefore no longer be sold because their quality is too low for supermarkets.

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Aug 3 '18 11:20

The El Tawheed mosque in Amsterdam-West provided shelter to Muslim extremists, some of whom later joined terrorist organization ISIS, the Telegraaf reports based on . Police sources told the newspaper that the photo shows a director of the mosque with four extremists.

Femke Halsema (in the pink feather boa) on the GroenLinks boat in the Canal Pride Parade, August 2009
Aug 3 '18 10:40

Brand new Amsterdam mayor Femke Halsema will be on the municipality's boat in the Canal Parade in the city on Saturday. Officials from the municipality will accompany her, Het Parool reports.

The municipality boat will be the second boat in the parade.

This is not the first time Halsema is participating in the Canal Pride Parade. Nine years ago she was on the GroeLinks boat as the then party leader. 

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