Apeldoorn

Sinkhole on Edisonlaan in Apeldoorn after a water main break, 23 Jun 2017
Jun 23 '17 10:55

A water main break in Apeldoorn on Friday morning caused a massive sinkhole on Edisonlaan, where it crosses with Koninginnelaan. The road will be closed for at least the weekend, De Stentor reports.

Water company Vitens received the first reports of the break around 5:00 a.m. and immediately sent technicians to the site. Contractor BAM is also on site, already working on road repairs. "That continues throughout the weekend, so it is expected that the road will be back in use Monday morning", a Vitens spokesperson said to the newspaper. 

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May 30 '17 15:55

Taking a large number of kids on a school trip is always a challenge, and that was no different for the teachers of De Bongerd primary school in Oldenzaal when they took group 3 and 4 on a trip to the Julianatoren in Apeldoorn on Monday. The day went well, until they realized on their way home that one student was not on any of the three buses, Tubantia reports.

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May 8 '17 13:40

Vandalism at an Apeldoorn apartment left resident Fatiha Chams Eddine (52) too afraid to sleep at home. On Liberation Day the Jewish woman discovered that someone scratched a Star of David and spray-painted the word 'whore' on her basement box in the apartment building where she lives, De Gelderlander reports.

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May 3 '17 15:20

A police officer who shot a knife-wielding suspect on Hoofdstraat in Apeldoorn on Christmas Eve, will not be prosecuted. The Public Prosecutor concluded that the officer's actions were justified, following an investigation by the Rijksrecherche - the department that handles internal investigations at the police, De Stentor reports.

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Apr 12 '17 12:30

The police arrested four men on suspicion of "grooming" - preparing an underage child to have sex with you. The arrests were made based on videos a group of Apeldoorn teenagers posted on YouTube, in which they filmed the men arranging to have sex with a 15-year-old boy, AD reports.

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Apr 5 '17 10:25

A high school in Apeldoorn called in the police after realizing the sexual images of students are circulating in the school. The case came to light when the parents of one of the victimized students notified the school, Omroep Gelderland reports.

The school is working with the police to find out who received the images and who is spreading them, the rector of the school community KSG said to the broadcasters. 

Palace Het Loo
Mar 8 '17 15:15

The Het Loo palace in Apeldoorn is largely closing on January 8th next year to undergo major expansion and renovations, which are expected to cost 123 million euros and take more than three years, the Telegraaf reports. 

It is expected that the palace, which is now a museum, will only open again in mid 2021. In the mean time visitors can still access the stables and the gardens and some events will still be held. The entrance fee will be adjusted in this period.

Automatic weapons found in a flower truck on the A1 in Apeldoorn, heading towards Germany
Feb 23 '17 13:35

Two men were arrested on the A1 in Apeldoorn on Tuesday night after the police found four automatic firearms, about 110 kilos of amphetamine and about 160 kilos of hash and hemp hidden among a shipment of flowers in their truck, the police announced.

The truck of flowers, on its way to Germany, was searched around 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday. When checking the cargo area, the police noticed a large box containing what looked like a firearm among the flowers. Closer inspection showed that it was an automatic firearm.

Asylum seekers fighting in a shelter in Apeldoorn, 4 Dec 2016
Dec 6 '16 08:21

PVV leader Geert Wilders issued another deportation call on Twitter, posting a video of a "recent" fight between asylum seekers in a shelter in Apeldoorn. But according to the police, the video is just over a year old and the asylum center in which it was shot is not even open any more.

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Nov 21 '16 09:50

A special program Apeldoorn launched early this year to help people over 24 years of age leave prostitution, is bearing fruits. So far five women and one man made use of the program to get out of prostitution, the mayor and aldermen announced to the Apeldoorn city council, De Stentor reports.

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Oct 6 '16 17:00

The 3FM Glass House Serious Request action will be in Apeldoorn next year. DJ Michiel Veenstra spoke with Apeldoorn Mayor John Berends on Thursday, who said that the radio station is "incredibly welcome" in his city

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Jul 28 '16 15:45

The municipality of Apeldoorn will neat millions of euros from the government to clean up ammunition and explosives left behind in the woods around the city by the German army after the Second World War, a spokesperson for the municipality said to broadcaster NOS.

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Jul 27 '16 10:38

German explosives left behind in the woods around Apeldoorn after the Second World War, pose a larger threat than previously thought, according to a report by TNO and the fire brigade. If there is a fire, the area is too dangerous for firefighters to enter, which could result in uncontrollable fires that could threaten residential areas as well as numerous attractions

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Jul 26 '16 08:11

The municipality of Deventer will be placing surveillance cameras at the building of Turkish foundation Gouden Generatie on Tuesday. The building was set aflame on Saturday. Until the new cameras are in place, police surveillance will be intensified around the building, a spokesperson for the municipality said to RTL Nieuws.

Jun 2 '16 15:20

A break in in a police officer's private car in Apeldoorn on Monday led to the loss of confidential information on an ongoing investigation, among other things.

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May 9 '16 09:55

The Giro d'Italia cycling race drew over 575 thousand spectators during the four days it was in the Netherlands - from the team presentation in Apeldoorn on Thursday to the third stage in Nijmegen on Sunday, the organization announced.

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May 6 '16 09:28

The Giro d'Italia cycling race is starting in Apeldoorn today with a 9.8 kilometer time trial. King Willem-Alexander will be in the Gelderland city to see the start of the 99th edition of the race, according to his schedule on Koninklijk Huis.

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Mar 1 '16 12:15

On Tuesday the Public Prosecutor demanded fourteen years in prison and mandatory psychiatric treatment against Aurelie V. for the murder of her 8 year old son and 6 year old daughter in October 2013

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Feb 16 '16 13:20

Apeldoorn woman Aurelie V. told the court in Zutphen on Tuesday that she was delusional when she killed her 8-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter in October 2013. Both kids were stabbed to death

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Jan 18 '16 09:29

A demonstration by anti-Islam movement Pegida in Apeldoorn on Sunday was relatively quiet, according to the police. A total of four people were arrested - two women and one man for refusing to identify themselves and a 50 year old man from Deventer on suspicion of assaulting a photographer.

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Dec 8 '15 14:00

An Amsterdam man was found guilty on Tuesday of drugging three gay men, then stealing their debit cards. The court in Arnhem said the thefts were of a "professional and sophisticated manner," and sentenced the "very calculating perpetrator" to a total of ten years in prison after also finding him guilty of robbing eight other men without debilitating them.

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Nov 24 '15 13:50

The Public Prosecutor demanded a 16 year prison sentence against a 43 year old man suspected of drugging and then robbing three gay men of their debit cards.

asylum seekers
Oct 26 '15 07:25

Two gay Iraqi men had to flee the emergency refugee shelter in Apeldoorn on Thursday night when they were attacked by fellow asylum seekers. The attack happened after a Nieuwsuur broadcast on the same night in which one of the men talked about gay discrimination he has encountered in the asylum center.

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Sep 1 '15 10:33

Peter B., the 54 year old man arrested last month for pretending to be a pathologist and doctor to teach at the police academy in Apeldoorn, tried to get onto the team that identified the victims of the MH17 disaster.

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