Amstelveen

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Oct 15 '18 08:34

Four children were injured after in an explosion on a boat in Amstelveen on Saturday. One child ended up in the water. The explosion occurred when the boat's engine was started, a spokesperson for the fire brigade said to RTL Nieuws.

All four children sustained minor burns and were taken to hospital. According to the fire brigade spokesperson, they're all primary school age.

The boat did not sustain significant damage. "It was probably a big flame", the spokesperson said to the broadcaster. 

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Oct 8 '18 14:50

A 27-year-old man was found dead in a home on Doctor Plesmansingel in Amstelveen on Sunday afternoon. The police describe the circumstances in which the body was found as "suspicious" and take into account that the man was killed in a crime. 

At around 2:45 p.m. the police received a report of shouting in the home. Responding officers found a family and the lifeless body of one of the residents inside the apartment. "At this moment it is not yet clear what the exact circumstances and the cause of death are", the police said in a statement.

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Jun 29 '18 08:02

A Connexxion bus had to make an emergency stop on Oranjebaan in Amstelveen on Thursday afternoon. The stop was so sudden that some passengers were thrown by the bus. Six people were injured, AT5 reports.

The bus involved was bus 300 that runs between Station Haarlem and Bijlmer Arena. Several injured had to go to hospital, others were treated at the scene, a witness told AT5.

According to the police, the bus had to stop due to a traffic situation. The bus driver managed to prevent a collision, a police spokesperson said to the broadcaster.

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Jun 5 '18 09:24

We Are Here, a group of failed asylum seekers who have been squatting in buildings in Amsterdam for years, moved into a building on Groen van Prinstererlaan in Amstelveen. The group hopes to be able to stay in the vacant office building for a while, so that they have "the time to work on our asylum procedures", among other things, a spokesperson said to Het Parool.

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May 28 '18 08:19

Amsterdam is again the most unsafe municipality in the Netherlands, according to newspaper AD's crime meter for 2017. Common crime decreased across the Netherlands last year. The number of reported burglaries, theft, robberies and assaults fell by a total of 13 percent.

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May 16 '18 11:40

Two men were sentenced to three and six years in prison for in March last year. The kidnappers held the man hostage for hours, and then dumped him on the street, NOS reports.

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Mar 27 '18 15:00

PvdA alderman Jeroen Brandes of Amstelveen resigned on Friday after it was revealed that he sent sexual messages to a 16-year-old girl, Amstelveen mayor Bas Eenhoorn said in a letter sent to the town council on Tuesday, Het Parool reports.

Brandes, 48, resigned due to "compelling personal reasons" on Friday - just two days after being re-elected to the Amstelveen town council. Now the letter from mayor Eenhoorn reveals that it was because of messages Brandes sent to a now adult young woman who was 16 at the time. 

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Mar 27 '18 14:20

The Education Inspectorate is not investigating the Avatar ideology in Dutch schools, because it has not yet received any reports regarding the ideology. Only if reports are received will the Inspectorate investigate whether Avatar poses a threat to the three main elements Dutch schools must guarantee, the Telegraaf reports.

The three elements all Dutch schools must guarantee are quality of education, good citizenship including respect for those who think differently, and safety. Schools are allowed to teach from an ideology, as long as it does not threaten those elements.

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Mar 20 '18 08:00

A police officer was injured when two police cars collided with each other in Amstelveen on Monday night. They were responding to a report of a person needing resuscitation, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter.

The accident happened at the intersection of Sportlaan and Beneluxlaan around 10:00 p.m. Both cars were severely damaged. One ended up on its side, according to RTL Nieuws. 

One officer sustained injuries to his arm. The other was checked over by paramedics at the scene.

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Mar 8 '18 10:36

A total of 11 men, including former deputy chief prosecutor Vincent L., are being prosecuted for having paid sex with an underage boy, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday.

The suspects are from Amsterdam and Amstelveen and between the ages of 38 and 61 years old. According to the Prosecutor, they had sex with the underage boy independently from each other. They were arrested between February and July last year and are no longer in custody.

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Dec 29 '17 09:41

There were fewer incidents in Amsterdam over New Year's 2016-2017 compared to the previous year. Amsterdam counted a total of 255 incidents involving fireworks, vandalism, arson or abuse during the previous turning of the year. That amounts to 3 incidents per 10,000 inhabitants, compared to 3.6 during the 2015-2016 New Year's celebrations, Het Parool reports based on figures LocalFocus got from the police.

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Oct 5 '17 14:50

The police in Poland arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of involvement in the murder of Wioletta Rogozinska in Arnhem last month, AT5 reports.

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Oct 4 '17 17:30

A woman f was identified as 50-year-old Wioletta Rogozinska. The police believe she was murdered, was revealed in Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday night. 

Rogozinska worked from Amstelveen as an independent cleaner with different customers. She was last seen on Monday, September 18th, around noon. 

Forensic investigation
Sep 20 '17 15:30

A 50-year-old woman was found dead in a home in Amstelveen on Tuesday evening. Due to the "suspicious circumstances in the home", the police launched an investigation, the police said in a statement on Wedneday.

Police officers responded to the home on Prunuslaan around 10:50 p.m., after someone called and reported that the woman was dead in the home. A forensic team did a trace evidence investigation in the home.

According to the police, it is not yet clear how the woman died or whether a  crime was committed. 

The police call on witnesses to come forward. 

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Aug 29 '17 09:26

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.

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Aug 10 '17 11:10

Nearly 40 percent of Dutch employees live and work in the same municipality, according to figures for 2015 Statistics Netherlands published on Thursday. The average Dutch worker work 22.6 kilometers from their home. Workers in the big cities and people living on the outskirts of the Netherlands, such as on the Wadden Islands, in particular tend to live where they work, NU.nl reports. 

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Jul 12 '17 08:39

The police are looking for witnesses to a shooting that left one man injured in an apartment building in Amstelveen on Wednesday morning. No arrests were made.

The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. in the Ararat apartment building on In de Wolken in the Groenelaan neighborhood, according to RTV Amstelveen. The circumstances around the shooting are still unclear.

A trauma team responded to the scene and rushed the victim to hospital. The extent of his injuries was not revealed.

Arrest
Jun 23 '17 15:30

The police made three new arrests in the investigation into the kidnapping of a 37-year-old Rotterdam man in Amstelveen in March. They will be arraigned on Friday, AT5 reports.

Amsterdam
Jun 14 '17 11:45

Terrorism, cyber attacks and climate change are new concerns on top of the official risk assessment for Amsterdam and its surrounding municipalities. Since the previous risk assessment in 2012, safety office Veiligheidsregio Amsterdam-Amstelland dropped a number of older concerns to make room for new risks like the consequences of a terrorist attacks, increasingly dangerous storms due to climate change and the internet falling out due to a cyber attack, Het Parool reports.

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Jun 9 '17 17:00

An Amstelveen jeweler confessed to staging a robbery at his company in November last year in order to claim insurance, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor confirmed to ANP. The "stolen" jewels were insured for several millions of euros.

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Jun 1 '17 11:05

The police had a breakthrough in the case of a Rotterdam man being kidnapped in Amstelveen earlier this year. Investigators found the house where the man was held hostage on Spaarnestraat in Leiden, the police announced on Thursday. The house has been thoroughly searched and the police expect to make arrests soon, NU.nl reports.

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May 19 '17 09:24

The committee responsible for organizing Sinterklaas' arrival in Amstelveen quit, the college of mayor and aldermen wrote to the Amstelveen municipality. The committee refuses to accept any form of Zwarte Piet other than the traditional blackface one, and decided to rather step down than be forced into it, Het Parool reports.

May 18 '17 14:40

Residents of the medium-sized Gelderland city of Ede are the happiest in the Netherlands, according to the Atlas for Municipalities. Alphen aan den Rijn and Amstelveen follow in second and third place. People in Rotterdam are the most unhappy in the country, closely followed by Amsterdam, the Volkskrant reports.

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Apr 24 '17 16:20

A 50-year-old jeweler from Astelveen is suspected of staging a robbery at his jewelry store so that he could submit an insurance claim. The items claimed stolen from his jewelry store were insured for several million euros, ANP reports.

The jeweler was arrested last week on suspicion of fraud. He will stay in custody for at least the next two weeks, the court in Amsterdam ruled on Monday. 

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