Schiphol Airport is getting very close to its maximum flight limit of 500 thousand flight movements per year until 2020. The expectation was that the Amsterdam airport would handle 492,100 flights this year. By the end of October, there were already 422,285 flights, four percent more than in the same period last year. If that trend continues, Schiphol will handle 498 thousand flights by the end of this year, RTL Nieuws reports based on figures from Schiphol Airport.
A number of Dutch, Belgians and Irish persons were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of involvement in drug trafficking and money laundering in Ireland. A total of 13 suspects were arrested and the Irish police seized at least 7 million euros worth of cocaine and cannabis, RTL Nieuws reports.
Guido Goossens, former assistant to Dutch director and producer Job Gosschalk, can not believe that Kemna Casting was unaware that Gosscalk sexually harassed young actors, he said to newspaper AD. "What I can say, in all honesty, is that rumors then too went around in the world", he said to the newspaper.
The majority of children under the age of 13 in the Netherlands eat less fruit, vegetables and fish than the Nutrition Center recommends, according to a health survey by Statistics Netherlands in collaboration with the RIVM and the Nutrition Center. In the period between 2014 and 2016 less than four in ten children ate enough fruit, just over four in ten ate enough vegetables, and little more than half ate enough fish.
The health survey is annually conducted among around 1,100 children. Researchers question the kids' parents about the food they eat.
Mayor Marga Waanders of Dongeradeel, the police and Public Prosecutor decided to put a stop to a call on Facebook for Friesland residents to try and stop anti-Zwarte Piet activists reaching Dokkum, where Sinterklaas will make his national arrival on Saturday. In an open letter, the Mayor called on everyone coming to see Sinterklaas' arrival to respect each other's opinions.
Five years after the regional police forces in the Netherlands reorganized into the National Police, there are still numerous problems, the Kuijken committee concluded after investigating the state of affairs in the police reorganization. It is still a work in progress, the committee said its report, ANP reports.
A 23-year-old man from Vleuten was sentenced to 5 years in prison for raping a then 12-year-old girl on a train between Zwolle and Nijmegen in 2015. He also has to pay 10 thousand euros in compensation to the girl. The sentence is higher than the two years the Public Prosecutor demanded, ANP reports.
Adam V.B agreed to meet the girl on May 6th, 2015. He lured into a train, pushed her into the train's toilet and forced her to perform sexual acts under threat of a knife. He then left the child on the train with no money and no phone.
A new Android virus aimed at stealing usernames and passwords for online banking infected some 3,000 Dutch Android devices. The virus was discovered by Slovakian cyber security company ESET. It was spread through various apps in Google Play, RTL Nieuws reports.
A 27-year-old woman who died on Djakartaterras in Amsterdam on Sunday morning, was killed in a fall, RTL Nieuws reports. The police are considering three scenarios - an accident, suicide or a crime. The victim is Sofie Kerklaan from Amsterdam, according to newspaper AD.
From next week KLM will be diverting tourists away from the busiest places in Amsterdam with a new gadget called the Care Tag - a talking luggage tag containing tips about the Dutch capital. The Care Tag contains over 300 tips about the Dutch capital, triggered by its GPS location. If a visitor finds himself in a notoriously crowded spot, the Care Tag will advice him about a less busy place to visit, Het Parool reports.
Sinterklaas, his helpers and everyone going to see him arrive in Dokkum on Saturday are advised to dress warmly and take their raincoats. The weather is expected to be rainy and cold, Weeronline reports
According to the weather service, maximum temperatures in Dokkum on Saturday will reach no higher than 8 degrees. But due to expected rain and a moderate to strong wind, the ambient temperature may drop to freezing point.
The Ministry of Defense acknowledged that the Dutch fleet is struggling under equipment problems, following a report by independent website marineschepen.nl. Four air defense- and command frigates in the Dutch fleet can barely operate due to technical problems, according to the site.
The body of 48-year-old Maria de Jesus dos Santos Goncalves Santana was found in a lake on recreational area Starnmeer in Noord-Holland on Tuesday, the police said in a statement on Thursday. The 48-year-old Portuguese woman from The Hague went missing late in August.
The victim's 43-year-old partner was arrested on October 11th in connection with her disappearance.
The police launched an investigation into the arrests of three school pupils in Tilburg on Wednesday after a video surfaced on social media showing a police officer kicking the legs out from under a 14-year-old boy.
Three boys, age 14, 15 and 16, were arrested at the Tilburg VMBO school Campus 013, NOS reports. This happened during a fight, which around 100 other pupils gathered to watch.
The number of sexual violence victims reporting to one of the Sexual Violence Centers in the Netherlands, skyrocketed as a result of the #metoo discussion about sexual harassment, Ineke Sybesma of the Victim Support Fund said to RTL Nieuws.
A 27-year-old woman died under suspicious circumstances on the pavement of Djakartaterras in Amsterdam-Oost on Sunday morning. The suspicious circumstances around her death indicate that she did not die of natural causes, and an investigation was launched, the police said in a statement on Wednesday.