Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen of Infrastructure and Water Management is postponing the expansion of Lelystad Airport by at least a year, the Minister announced on Wednesday, NU.nl reports.
A SWAT team arrested 22-year-old Rachid el M. in Amsterdam West on Wednesday morning. He is one of the main suspects in a foiled attempt to break criminal Benaouf A. out of the prison in Roermond using a hijacked helicopter in October last year, Het Parool reports.
On Tuesday morning the police officially arrested a Maastricht doctor on suspicion of involvement in the death of his 76-year-old mother-in-law, the police said in a statement.
A 30-year-old man from 's-Hertogenbosch was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of kicking a 2-year-old boy in Rosmalen on February 12th. He is also suspected of assaulting a 4-year-old boy in 's-Hertogenbosch two days earlier, the police said in a statement on Wednesday.
Despite fierce resistance from opposition parties, a narrow majority in the Tweede Kamer supports the government's plan to abolish the advisory referendum. There will also be no referendum on this abolishment, AD reports.
A massive 58 percent of Dutch people are unwilling to resuscitate someone they don't know, the Red Cross announced based on a study by Kantar Public. The aid organization calls this worrying, NU.nl reports.
Less than a third of Dutch that don't have first aid experience are willing to use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) to resuscitate someone. That percentage is much higher among Dutch with first aid experience - 75 percent.
Paul Selier, a 39-year-old man who died after being arrested in Waddinxveen early this month, had cocaine in his blood. What influence the drug had on his death, is not yet clear, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecution Service said to NU.nl.
Exactly how much cocaine Selier had in his system, and when he had taken the drugs, is still under investigation. The cause of the Hague car dealer's death is also still unclear.
Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan admitted to lying to the team investigating possible Russian interference in the United States presidential elections in 2016, led by American special prosecutor Robert Mueller. Mueller charged Van de Zwaan with lying to the FBI in the investigation, and he pled guilty on Tuesday, the Washington Post reports.
Multiple people were injured in a fire in an apartment building in Rotterdam during the early hours of Wednesday morning. A total of 13 people were treated for smoke inhalation, 11 of which were taken to hospital, AD reports.
The building in question is assisted living location Roobrughof. It houses young people with psychological problems.
The fire started in a meter cupboard on the third floor of the five story building. When fire fighters arrived, a container on the ground floor also turned out to be on fire.
The Supreme Court upheld a 16 years prison sentence against Utrecht serial rapist Gerard T. This is the third ruling and final ruling in this case. There is sufficient evidence to convict the 55-year-old man for violently raping four young women in Utrecht, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, NU.nl reports.
The police arrested a 17-year-old girl from Ingen in Gelderland on suspicion of involvement in a violent home invasion and assault in Lienden last year.
On January 26th, 2017 two men and a woman forced their way into the home of an elderly couple on Hofstede in Lienden. One resident was attacked with pepper spray and badly beaten. The perpetrators left without stealing anything.
Amsterdam will be the host city of a blockchain meetup event in the run-up to the BlockShow Europe conference that will be held in Berlin in May. The Amsterdam BlockShow MeetUp will be held in the The Warehouse on Generaal Vetterstraat on March 29th.
Three men from Amsterdam were arrested on suspicion of involvement in the assassination of Ali Motamed in Almere in December 2015, the police announced in a statement.
Tesla opened deposit payments for the Netherlands for the new Tesla Roadster. The Roadster II comes in two edition, the normal Roadster II or the Founders edition. The Founders edition carries a price tag of 215 thousand euros, the basic series costs 43 thousand euros, Autobahn reports.
The Roadster II can go from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in 2.1 seconds, and has a top speed of above 400 kilometers per hour. Tesla also claims that the Roadster II can travel 1 thousand kilometers on one charge and has a torque of 10 thousand Newton meters.
A few hundred Dutch flooded to the Laurentius- and Elisabeth cathedral in Rotterdam on Monday to say goodbye to former Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers, who passed away last week at the age of 78, NOS reports.
Lubbers' coffin was placed in a sea of flowers and some candles. Hundreds of people walked past the coffin to say farewell, and signed the condolence register.
After a large strike by Transavia pilots on Monday, pilots working for KLM are also considering labor actions. Pilots' union VNV expects to make a decision on this matter by the end of next month, union chairman Arthur van den Hudding said to ANP.