I Amsterdam sign in rainbow colors to celebrate the 15th anniversary of marriage equality in the Netherlands, 1 Apr 2016 (Photo: @iamsterdam/Twitter)
Jul 4 '18 07:56

American stock exchange company Cboe Global Markets - the largest stock exchange company in Europe - is planning to move to Amsterdam. With the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, Cboe has to move its head office to be able to still serve the European market, the company announced in a press release.

Cboe applied for approval from the Netherlands' authority on financial markets AFM. According to the company, the choice of the Netherlands came after "thoughtful and careful consideration of a number of locations that have strong international financial market centers". 

Koninklijke Marechaussee
Jul 4 '18 07:37

Suspected Dutch jihadists Reda N. and Oussama A. were arrested at Schiphol airport on Tuesday evening, immediately after their plane from Turkey landed. "When the plane landed, they got out of the back door and were taken away by van", journalist Olaf Koens, who was in the plane with them, said to RTL Nieuws.

Energy drinks
Jul 3 '18 16:10

Aldi and Lidl  are going to stop selling energy drinks to young children. From October 1st, kids under the age of 14 will not be able to buy energy drinks from Aldi stores, AD reports.

Aldi was the first supermarket in the Netherlands to announce this measure. The supermarket will ask for proof of identity to check the age when a child tries to buy an energy drink. Aldi will also inform customers about the health risks involved in consuming such drinks.

Traffic
Jul 3 '18 15:30

In the first six months of 2018 traffic congestion on Dutch roads increased by approximately 20 percent compared to the same period last year, the ANWB announced. In the months of March April and May there were a lot more traffic jams and rush hour records were broken time and again, RTL Nieuws reports.

The increased traffic was particularly noticeable at the biggest bottlenecks on the Dutch road network, especially on the A4 from Amsterdam to Rotterdam, the A20 from Hoek van Holland to Gouda, and the A27 from Utrecht to Breda.

High school classroom
Jul 3 '18 14:50

A pupil of the Corderius College in Amersfoort was suspended for making a Nazi video featuring one of the school's teachers. The pupil photoshopped the teacher's head into footage showing Nazi practices and the video ended up online, RTV Utrecht reports.

"It's a so-called joke", rector Egbert Boerma said to the broadcaster. "But there are jokes with far-reaching consequences. Pupils have to know that and sometimes they have to feel it too." For privacy reasons, the school did not say whether the pupil is a boy or a girl.

gele-politiejas
Jul 3 '18 14:10

A police inspector from the Den Haag unit is being prosecuted for selling information from the police systems. According to the Prosecutor, 62-year-old Johannes B. from Zoetermeer sold information related to 40 people, locations and license plates between 2015 and October last year, ANP reports.

Eberhard van der Laan
Jul 3 '18 13:30

Amsterdam West wants to put up an artwork in the district showing deceased mayor 's final instruction to his people: "

Swimming pool
Jul 3 '18 12:50

A 4-year-old boy from the Netherlands drowned in a hotel's swimming pool on Ibiza on Monday. Attempts to resuscitate the child were unsuccessful. The boy's family is receiving psychological aid, AD reports.

The incident happened at the Marble Stella Maris hotel in San Antonio. A lifeguard saw the child at the bottom of one of the pools at around 2:30 p.m. He dove the boy out of the water and started resuscitation. Emergency services took over from him. Emergency workers tried to revive the child for 45 minutes, but it was to no avail.  

Paul Blokhuis
Jul 3 '18 12:10

State Secretary Paul Blokhuis of Public Health will critically look into the cause of the increased number of suicides in the Netherlands, he said on Tuesday. He wants to know what caused the increase, and whether it is a one-time peak or if something else is going on, NU.nl reports.

Euros
Jul 3 '18 11:30

The Dutch economy is growing steadily and is expected to continue growing in the next two years, but employees in the Netherlands are not sufficiently benefiting from this growth, the OECD - the global organization that examines the social and economic policy of its member countries - said in its report on the state of the Netherlands economy, NOS reports.

Jul 3 '18 10:50

A 41-year-old man arrested on suspicion of that houses Panorama and Nieuwe Revu, is no longer suspected of firing the weapon. He was not at the crime scene when the shooting happened, the Public Prosecutor said on Monday.

Police guard in a detention center
Jul 3 '18 10:10

The police arrested a 40-year-old man from The Hague on the suspicion that he detonated hand grenades at two coffeeshops in Delft in May. The man had a hand grenade, weapons and ammunition in his car when he was arrested last month, the Public Prosecutor announced on Monday.

detail-afzetlint
Jul 3 '18 09:26

Shots were fired at a home on Sinjeur Semeynsstraat in Amsterdam's Kolenkitbuurt on Tuesday morning. At least three bullets went through the window of the second floor home. As far as is known, no one was hurt, AT5 reports.

The motive for the shooting is not clear. The police closed down the street for investigation.

Van Lanschot Kempen in Laren
Jul 3 '18 09:01

Dutch bank Van Lanschot wants to get rid of customers who do not invest with the bank. The private bank is advising these clients to rather go to Rabobank, Financieele Dagblad reports based on a letter Van Lanschot sent to clients.

A spokesperson for the bank confirmed to NU.nl that Van Lanschot contacted customers who do not have an investment account with the bank. In time the bank wants to say goodbye to these customers. 

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Jul 3 '18 08:49

Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security is considering taking DNA samples from some suspects before they are convicted. This almost always involves suspects with no known address, or with an address abroad, the Minister wrote in a letter to parliament, NOS reports.

Jul 3 '18 08:31

A fire broke out in a home on Jan Sluyterslaan in Almelo on Monday night. Emergency services found a body in the home. The police are investigating what happened, Tubantia reports.

The fire started in the kitchen, according to the newspaper. The cause of the fire is not yet clear.

So far nothing is known about the identity of the victim or how he or she died. 

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