Almere

aanhouding-op-straat
Nov 30 '18 14:10

The police arrested 12 people in the Netherlands for involvement in the production and export of drugs to Scandinavia. A 13th suspect was arrested in Peer, Belgium. The suspects are 12 men and a woman between the ages of 32 and 16 years. They were arrested on Monday, but the police only announced the arrests on Thursday.

The police searched buildings in Utrecht, Vleuten, Woerden, Maarssen, Houten, Almere, Waardenburg, Lopikerkapel and Aalsmeer. 

new police uniform 1
Nov 15 '18 16:58

Two hand grenades found around the Grote Markt in Almere on Thursday were rendered harmless by explosives experts, police said. The popular district was evacuated at the start of the business day after the first grenade was found outside an ABN Amro bank branch on Koopmanstraat at about 8:30 a.m.

A second grenade was spotted just steps away from the bank, at the Saint-Tropez shisha lounge on the popular square. Emergency workers kept the area clear until 1:30 p.m., police said on Twitter.

Forest
Aug 16 '18 13:10

Twelve Dutch municipalities teamed up with nature organization IVN to plant tiny forests in their towns or cities this autumn. According to IVN, tiny forests make urban areas greener, and contribute to biodiversity and water storage during heavy rainfall, NOS reports.

Tourists at the I Amsterdam sign behind the Rijksmuseum
Aug 1 '18 10:20

A virtual reality installation at Amsterdam Central Station is intended to lure tourists to attractions outside the Dutch capital and thereby spread tourism throughout the country. The Netherlands is more than just Amsterdam, is the message, Het Parool reports.

Gavel
Jul 18 '18 10:50

A man suspected of preparing for an assassination in Almere told the court on Tuesday that he fears for his life and will therefore remain silent. He also denied that he was involved in any plans to assassinate Amsterdam criminal Mustafa el J., and denied knowing El J. at all, ANP reports.

Jail
Jun 20 '18 15:50

The government is planning to close four prisons in the Netherlands, sources told newspaper AD. The prisons need to close because there are too many empty cells in the country, but this will also cause job losses for prison staff.

The prisons in Zoetermeer, Zeist, Almere and Zwaag are on the list to be closed, according to the newspaper. By choosing those prisons, the government hopes to save prisons outside the Randstad, where prison workers will have a harder time finding new work. 

Texting while driving
Jun 15 '18 08:41

Tjeerd Herrema resigned as PvdA alderman in Almere on Thursday after being accused of sexual harassment. An external investigation is ongoing into these accusations, but Herrema decided not to await the outcome of this investigation, NOS reports.

Amsterdam
May 30 '18 16:10

Amsterdam has the most to offer of all municipalities in the Netherlands when it comes to culture. Maastricht and Leeuwarden are in second and third place respectively, according to the new Atlas for Municipalities presented in Leeuwarden on Wednesday afternoon, Het Parool reports.

Among the provinces, Groningen has the biggest cultural offering, followed by Zeeland and Noord-Holland. Flevoland is last on the ranking.

Horses and geese in Oostvaardersplassen near Lelystad
May 21 '18 14:00

Foresters shot and killed three red deer on the A6 highway between Lelystad and Almere on Sunday afternoon. The animals escaped from Oostvaardersplassen after activists cut the nature reserve's fences in 21 places on Saturday night, NU.nl reports. 

According to the foresters, the animals endangered traffic safety. They were shot after permission from the authorities. A spokesperson for forestry association Staatsbosbeheer told NU.nl that all three killed animals were pregnant females.

No Surrender
May 15 '18 13:40

Five people were arrested in Almere on Tuesday morning a major police action against drug trafficking. Four of the five detainees are members of outlaw motorcycle gang No Surrender, a police spokesperson confirmed to NU.nl.

The arrested No Surrender members are aged 23, 29, 30 and 42 years and all from Almere. The fifth suspect is a 46-year-old man from Hilversum and is not a member of the motorcycle gang. 

sign
May 8 '18 11:10

Rents in the Netherlands free sector continue to rise, especially outside the four large cities. The average rental price in the Netherlands increased by nearly 6 percent compared to a year ago, according to figures rental housing site Pararius released on Tuesday, NOS reports.

Euros
Apr 24 '18 12:10

Almost all regions in the Netherlands saw economic growth last year. The Groningen region was the only one to see its economy shrink. The regions around Eindhoven and Almere saw the strongest growth, Statistics Netherlands reported on Tuesday. 

In both the Eindhoven and Almere regions, the economy grew by 4.9 percent last year compared to 2016. In Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant - Eindhoven and its surroundings - last year's economic growth was mainly supported by industry and business services. In Almere, lease companies in particular contributed to the economic growth. 

Hacker_-_Hacking_-_Symbol
Apr 17 '18 11:40

Mitchel van der K., a local VVD politician from Almere and former editor for men's website Manners, hacked over 100 women, including vlogger Laura Ponticorvo and some of his colleagues, RTL Nieuws reports based on anonymous sources.

Several women filed charges with the police. According to the broadcaster, Van der K. looked for passwords on leaked databases and used them to try and break into the women's accounts. 

collegas-op-straat
Mar 8 '18 15:40

The police are investigating a possible link between the min The Hague in November last year, and the murder of another Iranian, 58-year-old Ali Motamed,, the Telegraaf reports.

Wallet
Mar 6 '18 10:30

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.

Crime scene tape
Feb 28 '18 12:51

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.

man-wordt-geboeid-afgevoerd arrest
Feb 20 '18 15:40

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.

Jan 16 '18 16:30

The police arrested two members of outlaw motorcycle club No Surrender who they believe may have been involved in the murder of from Almere. The two men, aged 32 and 40, were arrested in Amsterdam on Monday, the police said in a statement on Tuesday.

houe for sale/sold sign
Jan 11 '18 15:00

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.

Warning sign in Amsterdam Oost, 30 Nov 2017
Dec 22 '17 08:29

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.

Candle
Dec 15 '17 14:10

The Stad College in Almere set up a memorial site for their 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.

Crime scene
Dec 14 '17 08:48

On Tuesday the police arrested two 15-year-old boys for. Shakil's murder was the fifth deadly incident in the Netherlands this year in which the suspects are 16 years old or younger.

man-wordt-geboeid-afgevoerd arrest
Dec 13 '17 16:40

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.

Ridderstraat in Breda Centrum
Nov 24 '17 12:10

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.

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