Oct 17 '17 07:59

An overnight fire in the Stedelijk Museum in Zwolle caused massive damage to multiple valuable artworks. The damage is estimated in the hundreds of thousands of euros, De Stentor reports.

The fire department responded to the museum around 00:15 a.m. The fire started on the ground floor of the old part of the museum and spread to the walls and ceiling. The fire brigade quickly managed to get it under control, but as the old part of the museum is one large area, the smoke easily spread through the building.

Police
Oct 17 '17 07:34

Ten homes in Bakkeveen, Friesland were evacuated early on Tuesday morning after an ATM bombing, the police said on Twitter. The bombing happened just after 3:00 a.m. at a supermarket on Deurswaldmer Wei.

Local residents were woken by a loud bang and called the police. Witnesses saw a dark colored car speeding away in the direction of Haulerwijk. 

The_sun1
Oct 16 '17 17:30

Monday is officially the hottest October 16th ever measured in the Netherlands, according to Weerplaza. Around 1:00 p.m. a high temperature of 21.5 degrees was measured in De Bilt, breaking the 21.2 degrees record of 1949, the weather service announced.

For records such as these, only temperatures measured by meteorological institute KNMI in De Bilt counts, according to ANP. De Bilt is located in the middle of the Netherlands.

South African police officers
Oct 16 '17 16:50

The South African police arrested six suspects over the weekend in what is locally known as the "airport-following" robberies, South African news wire News24 reports. These robberies involve a group of criminals following foreigners from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and robbing them on the way to their hotels.

Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan's last order to his people on the Concertgebouw, where thousands gathered to say their last goodbyes to him, 13 Oct 2017
Oct 16 '17 16:10

Over a thousand people attended Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan's funeral in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on Saturday afternoon, including Prime Minister Mark Rutte and historian Geert Mak, AD reports. to the mayor on Friday.

Oct 16 '17 15:30

A total of 736 thousand children attended daycare, after school care or another form of child care facility in the Netherlands during the second quarter of this year. That is an increase of over 56 thousand compared to the second quarter of last year. The number of working women is now at the highest level since 2011, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment announced on Monday.

 crime scene tape
Oct 16 '17 14:50

A 44-year-old man was found dead in a car in Amsterdam-West on Thursday afternoon. According to the Amsterdam police, the victim's identity hasn't been determined yet. But according to newspaper AD's sources and the Italian media, the victim is Italian mafia member Saverio Tucci.

Dutch police sign
Oct 16 '17 14:10

A massive 64.8 percent of crime reports in Amsterdam get no follow up investigation - they end up in the trash immediately after screening, according to figures LocalFocus got from the police. This percentage is significantly lower in other large Dutch cities like Rotterdam and The Hague, 54 percent and 48.5 percent respectively, Het Parool reports.

Crime scene tape
Oct 16 '17 13:30

A 23-year-old mother and her 6-year-old daughter were found murdered in their home in Haren, Groningen on Saturday. The victim's 1-year-old baby was also in the home on Jufferpad, but was unharmed, ANP reports.

The police believe the murders had to do with relationship problems. A 20-year-old man from Glimmen was arrested. How he is related to the woman and children, was not revealed. The suspect was questioned several times.

According to the news wire, the suspect and victims originally came from East Africa. They had temporary residency permits for the Netherlands. 

arrestatieteam-at
Oct 16 '17 12:50

A woman was held hostage in her home on Genbroekstraat in Venlo during the early hours of Monday morning. A 63-year-old man from Venlo was arrested, 1Limburg reports.

A man overpowered the woman when she arrived home, pushed her into her home and locked them in. Some time later, the woman managed to slip away from the man and locked herself into another room, from where she called the police.

A SWAT team broke into the house and found the woman, according to 1Limburg. The perpetrator was nowhere to be found.

Tax
Oct 16 '17 12:00

The Rutte III government's plans for a new tax system, will result in 5.4 million workers in the Netherlands paying less income tax, and 2.1 million workers paying more income tax, Statistics Netherlands reported on Monday after questions from various media sources.

Ambulance
Oct 16 '17 11:14

At least five people were injured in an explosion at company Grasso on Parallelweg in Den Bosch on Monday morning. The street is closed in both directions, and buildings in a 200 meter radius around the company were evacuated, AD reports.

According to the newspaper, a 50 liter bottle of ammonia exploded on the Grasso premises. Paramedics treated the injured people at the scene. As far as is known, nobody had to go to hospital so far. The building sustained significant damage. 

The cause of the explosion is under investigation. Grasso builds cooling systems and compressors.

Oct 16 '17 10:30

Hable Zijlstra will be the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Eric Wiebes will be the Minister of Economic Affairs in the new Dutch government, sources told the Telegraaf. In the Rutte II government, Wiebes was the State Secretary of Finance and Zijlstra was faction chairman for the VVD in parliament.

Zijlstra is taking over from Bert Koenders at Foreign Affairs, and Wiebes is succeeding Henk Kamp at Economic Affairs.

Oct 16 '17 09:45

The Dutch government was fully aware that hijackers would be killed during a military action that put an end to a hostage situation on a train near De Punt in 1977, two former soldiers who were involved in the action told the Volkskrant on Monday. According to the two soldiers, wounded hijackers were unnecessarily executed and the government gave the instructions for, and approved, the attack.

Emergency services at the scene of a failed ATM bombing on Oosterwoldseweg in Haulerwijk, 16 Oct 2017
Oct 16 '17 09:09

A dozen homes in the Friesland town of Haulerwijk were evacuated early on Monday morning. A dangerous explosive was left in an ATM on Oosterwoldseweg after a failed attempt to blow the machine open to steal the cash inside, the Friesland police said on Twitter.

Anne Faber
Oct 16 '17 08:49

Martin Huisman, father of will be protesting with the parents of other murdered children in The Hague on Monday. They want the Dutch legal system to change. The death of 25-year-old from Utrecht triggered this protest.

Police officer and paramedic
Oct 16 '17 07:47

A 12-year-old girl from Hoogeveen was found dead in a car in Assen on Saturday night. The police suspect she was killed in a crime. A 46-year-old man from Hoogeveen - the driver of the car - was arrested, the police said in a statement.

The 46-year-old man showed up at a police station on Balkengracht in Assen on Saturday night. He asked police officers to come to his car with him. In the car, they found the body of the girl. 

KLM Boeing 737-700, PH-BGP at Schiphol Airport
Oct 16 '17 07:26

KLM and other airlines scrapped a number of flights from Schiphol airport to Ireland and back for Monday. Hurricane Ophelia is expected to hit Ireland during the course of Monday morning.

Dutch airline KLM canceled a total of five flights between Schiphol Dublin and between Schiphol and Belfast.  The airline will reassess the situation during the course of Monday and see if any further changes to the schedule are necessary. At this time all flights to Scotland are still going through as planned.

iPhone
Oct 13 '17 17:10

The new government's , feels like a victory for - the Netherlands best known victim of revenge porn, her lawyer Thomas van Vugt said to Eindhovens Dagblad.

Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan's last order to his people on the Concertgebouw, where thousands gathered to say their last goodbyes to him, 13 Oct 2017
Oct 13 '17 16:30

The line of people waiting outside the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam to, is getting longer and longer. Thousands of people came to pay tribute to the Amsterdam mayor,

Dutch marines deliver emergency relief to Dominica after Hurricane Maria, 25 Sept 2017
Oct 13 '17 15:50

Clyde van Putten, leader of political party PLP on the Dutch island of Sint Eustatius, threatened to kill and and burn Dutch soldiers in a speech he made on the island. The Dutch government is going to file a declaration with the police against him, Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations announced, the Telegraaf reports

Oct 13 '17 15:10

Bird flu was diagnosed in chickens on a poultry farm in Sint Philipsland, which forms part of the Zeeland municipality of Tholen. The company's approximately 42 thousand laying hens were culled, NOS reports.

The authorities believe that this diagnosis involves a mild variant of the H5 virus. But as a mild variant can mutate into a highly contagious and deadly variant, European rules require the culling of affected animals. 

Judas by Astrid Holleeder
Oct 13 '17 14:30

An American television series is in the works for Astrid Holleeder's book Judas, in which she tells about her life under criminal brother Willem Holldeeder, Deadline reports.

"Judas is the unbelievable but true story which follows Holleeder's life as the youngest sister to Willem Holleeder, the Netherlands' most notorious criminal mob boss", the entertainment website writes. "Judas is described as a story about family, betrayal and a woman's journey of empowerment through the unthinkable."

Arjen Lubach, presenter of Dutch show Zondag met Lubach
Oct 13 '17 13:50

Dutch television show Zondag met Lubach won the Gouden Televizier-Ring award for most popular show on Thursday. Eva Jinek and Wilfred Genee won in the categories best female- and male presenter, NU.nl reports.

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