Apr 30 '13 00:48

On Monday an attempt was made to blast an ATM in Berkel en Rodenrijs, north of Rotterdam. The machine was intact, according to the police. "It appears to be a failed ATM robbery. We are still investigating what happened."

Near the machine, the police found two cylinders filled with gas, which are standard tools of ATM robbers. There was no trace of the perpetrators. The police took action because the burglar alarm had gone off at that branch of ABN Amro.

Apr 29 '13 18:25

The Netherlands attracts many foreign investors. However, those companies pay only little tax because just a small part of their ‘investments’ end up in the real economy.

Apr 29 '13 17:08

An 86-year-old woman from Amersfoort was hit by a car in church on Sunday night.

Apr 29 '13 16:42

The boy who is suspected by the police for placing the Leiden-shooting threat on the Internet didn’t place the message himself. His lawyer Rens Charité said this.

Apr 29 '13 16:06

One last time will Beatrix address the country as the queen, tonight with her farewell speech. Just like her mother did 33 years ago.

Apr 29 '13 15:21

The police chased two suspects with 20 cars, 10 motorcycles and a helicopter to the entrance of the Amsterdamse Bos on Monday, after an armed robbery in Amsterdam-West.

Apr 29 '13 14:55

The crowning of Willem-Alexander on the 30th of April will bring a few millions euro extra income to retailers. However it won’t come close to the extra income earned during soccer championships. A representative of retail the Netherlands, Detailhandel Nederland, said this.

Apr 29 '13 10:00

A stabbing at a house in Reek took the life of a woman from the North Brabant village. A 10-year-old son and daughter were also at the home. The boy was injured in the Sunday incident and taken to a hospital, though the girl was not physically harmed. The male occupant of the house was arrested, the police announced.

Late in the evening the seriously injured woman appeared at her neighbors' house appealing for help. Ambulance staff treated her upon arrival at the scene, but the help came to no avail. The victim died on the spot.

Apr 29 '13 09:52

House Chairman Anouchka van Miltenburg is still 'furious' after she was accused of bias on Thursday night by CDA MP and party leader Sybrand Buma. "My integrity was questioned; that upset me very much," said van Miltenburg on Sunday morning at ‘Eva Jinek on Sunday’.

Apr 29 '13 09:48

In one year's time the confidence in Willem-Alexander as future King has increased considerably. In 2012, 59 percent of the Dutch trusted him for the job. This is now 69 percent according to the Throne Exchange IPSOS survey research commissioned by the NOS.

The increase is primarily due to the television interview with the future King and Queen, which aired last Wednesday. Almost half of the Dutch (48 percent) think positively about Willem-Alexander.

Apr 29 '13 09:45

Queen Beatrix will host a farewell dinner at the Hall of Fame of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on Monday. The foreign guests who will attend the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander a day later have been invited to the farewell dinner. For the ceremony at the Nieuwe Kerk, many foreign royals have traveled to Amsterdam.

Apr 29 '13 09:41

Although companies come up with many 'Oranje' advertising campaigns about the inauguration, these campaigns are fewer than campaigns for a World Cup or European Championship, according to Gonnie Spijkers in his advertisement blog ‘Verse Reclame’.

Apr 26 '13 17:53

Certain categories of merchant ships can hire their own security in the future for areas where pirates are active.

Apr 26 '13 17:20

Friday’s evening traffic is double as heavy as normal. A representative of the Dutch roadside assistance ANWB said that around 17.10pm 340 kilometers of traffic was recorded. Normally this is 130 kilometers.

Apr 26 '13 16:48

The Dutch Jewish community (Nederlandse joodse gemeenschap) is irritated about the coinciding of the farewell party of Queen Beatrix and the most important Jewish celebration day Jom Kipoer on the 14th of September.

Apr 26 '13 15:33

Three hundred students were evacuated from a university in Leiden after a bomb alert on Friday.

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