The suburbs around the large cities in the Netherlands have relatively many residents with a high income, while the median income in the cities themselves are largely lower than the national average, according to figures Statistics Netherlands published on Tuesday.
A 20-year-old man was seriously injured in a shooting in an Almere home on Tuesday evening. He died in hospital. Three suspects were arrested, the police announced in a statement on Wednesday.
The shooting happened in a home on Kapitein de Langestraat around 9:20 p.m. Responding officers found the critically injured man unconscious in the home. He was rushed to hospital, where he later passed away.
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.
The police arrested two members of outlaw motorcycle club No Surrender who they believe may have been involved in the murder of Esther Paul from Almere. The two men, aged 32 and 40, were arrested in Amsterdam on Monday, the police said in a statement on Tuesday.
For the first time since the economic crisis, the number of home sales in a quarter fell in the Netherlands. In the last 3 months of 2017 about 61,000 homes were sold, which shows a decrease of about six percent.
This phenomenon is mainly due to the fact that there is a supply shortage with fewer homes listed for sale, the real estate organization NVM announced on Thursday. In the last quarter of 2017 there where 36% fewer houses on the market, reports newspaper NU.
For the first time in years, the number of burglaries in the Netherlands increased in 2016. Last year a total of 64 thousand burglary claims were filed with insurers, compared to 61 thousand in 2015, according to figures from the Dutch association of insurers VNV, ANP reports.
The Stad College in Almere set up a memorial site for their 15-year-old student Shakil, who was stabbed to death in the city on Tuesday night. "Taking care of shocked students and teachers is our first priority", director Sandra van Rijnbach said to AD.
On Tuesday the police arrested two 15-year-old boys for stabbing 15-year-old Shakil to death in Almere. Shakil's murder was the fifth deadly incident in the Netherlands this year in which the suspects are 16 years old or younger.
A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Almere on Tuesday evening. Two suspects, both also aged 15, were arrested. All three teenagers are from Almere, AD reports.
The stabbing happened during the early evening on Pirellipad in Almere. A doctor gave the seriously injured boy first aid before he was rushed to a hospital, where he died of his injuries, the police said on Thursday.
Almere and Breda have the best city centers in the Netherlands, according to the jury of the Best City Center 2017-2019 election. Breda won in the category large city centers, and Almere in the category medium-sized city centers, NOS reports.
Housing prices in the Netherlands were on average 9.7 percent higher in the third quarter than a year ago, realtors association NVM announced. "The housing market is overheated in many places, especially in the cities", NVM chairman Ger Jaarsma said to broadcaster NOS.
The Netherlands is full of possibilities for a hyperloop test track, but Flevoland is the most suitable location, Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen wrote to the Tweede Kamer. She asked TNO to investigate the economic and social usefulness and the feasibility of testing the hyperloop in the Netherlands, and eventually building a permanent track, ANP reports.
Four people were injured in two separate accidents that happened during police chases on Sunday.
A 14-year-old girl from Almere died on Monday from a gunshot wound she sustained in her home on Friday, the Public Prosecutor said. Two men were arrested in connection with the shooting. According to the Telegraaf, the suspects are the girl's father and brother.
Over a quarter of homes sold in the second quarter of this year, were sold for or above the asking price, according to a study by Calcasa. This combined with skyrocketing housing prices, and an increase in house sales, indicates that the housing market in the Netherlands is overheating, the company, which is focused on automated valuation and statistical analysis of real estate, concluded, NU.nl reports.
A body was found in the Oostrand Park in Almere on Tuesday. Police officers were searching the park with sniffer dogs for a missing 17-year-old boy. The body has not yet been officially identified, but the police are "taking into account" that it may be the Almere teenager, the police said in a statement.
The body was found in the water of a lake in the park. A police spokesperson could say nothing about the cause of death to newspaper AD.
The Lelystad police caught a motorist driving with two large lampposts tied to the roof of his relatively small car on Tuesday. Officers could smell alcohol on the man's breath while talking to him. He refused to cooperate in a breathalyzer test and was arrested, the Lelystad police said on Facebook.
The police responded after receiving a report of the man transporting this unusual cargo between Almere and Lelystad. Officers pulled him over on Oostvaardersdijk. What exactly the man was planning to do with the lampposts is unclear.
In an effort to accompany the increasing number of expats settling in the Dutch capital, Amsterdam is improving access to international education. Three new international schools are opening in te Amsterdam area before the start of the new school year in September, and a number of existing schools are expanding, IN Amsterdam announced in a press release.
For the third year in a row, terraces in Amsterdam are the most expensive in the Netherlands, according to the annual terrace study by hospitality consultancy firm Van Spronsen & Partners. This year Zwolle came out the cheapest terrace city for the first time.
Two people were killed in a workplace accident at Almere public transit company Connexxion on Thursday, the Social Affairs and Employment Inspectorate confirmed, RTL Nieuws reports.
The accident happened at a workshop. The two employees were working on a bus that was on a lifting bridge. The bus fell and crushed the employees. How this happened is still unclear.
The Inspectorate is investigating what happened.
According to Omroep Flevoland, the investigation is expected to take three months. Until the report is complete, no further announcements will be made.
The Amsterdam police foiled an assassination plot last week by arresting two suspects in Almere on their way to commit murder, the police said in a statement. The suspects were arrested in a car with stolen registration plates on the Hogering in Almere at around 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 1st.
The police arrested four people and seized 1 million euros in cash in an investigation into providers of smartphones that encrypt communication data. Investigators believe the suspects sold these encrypted phones to criminals, RTL Nieuws reports.
The encryption makes it harder for the authorities to listen in on conversations or read text messages from a distance. This trait makes encrypted phones extremely popular among criminals who want to hide their communication from the police.
The police finally managed to identify the woman whose body washed up on the shore of the Veluwemeer on Sunday. The victim is a 43-year-old woman who lived in Almere, the police said in a statement on Thursday night. The police believe the woman was murdered and launched a large-scale investigation team to look into her death.
The PVV plans to take part in the municipal elections of 60 municipalities spread over all 12 Dutch provinces next year, party leader Geert Wilders announced in an interview with AD on Wednesday.
The party will take part in the local elections of municipalities in which the PVV has a lot of support, such as Spijkenisse, Edam-Volendam and Ruchpen and medium sized towns like Nieuwegein, Vlaardingen and Zoetermeer. The PVV will also go for municipalities where the party did well during the parliamentary election last month.