The police in Limburg sent a letter of apology to a woman who was raped by a patient of a psychiatric prison who was on unaccompanied leave in December 2016. While being questioned after reporting the rape, the then 21-year-old woman was put under pressure by two sex crime detectives who did not believe her, The Volkskrant reports.
The Surinamese government is not satisfied with a letter of apology that Minister Stef Blok of Foreign Affairs sent after he called Suriname a 'failed state'. Blok's Surinamese counterpart Yldiz Pollack-Beighle calls Blok's apologies "poor" because he "does not take back the inaccuracies he voiced at a closed meeting", NOS reports.
Minister Eric Wiebes of Economic Affairs and Climate apologized for calling a wrong approach to dealing with problems caused by gas extraction in in Groningen "autistic". Talking about the wrong approach on Friday, Wiebes said: "Decisiveness is good, but autism is not", RTL Nieuws reports.
The police of Amsterdam admitted to wrongly detaining a young man last week Monday, and using "unlawful violence". On Thursday the police will apologize to the victim, Ammar Nayare, in the presence of his lawyer, a police spokesperson reported.
Nayare told on Facebook that he was running to catch a train in Amsterdam Central Station. The police mistook him for a robber and grabbed him by his collar. Even after identifying himself, he got punched in the stomach and pulled to the ground, injuring his face.
Sint Eustatius politician Clyde van Putten apologized for threatening to kill Dutch soldiers in a speech he made last week. Van Putten said that his previous comments were reprehensible and that he does not want to call for violence. Though he added that his comments were taken out of context by people "with a political agenda" to damage his reputation, NOS reports.
Broadcaster RTL had to again apologize for an insensitive comment made about 4-year-old murder victim Rowena Rikkers, better known in the Netherlands as the Girl from Nulde. "I'm waking up next to the Girl from Nulde again", Gordon said to Gerard Joling on an episode of Geer en Goor: Zoeken een Hobby. This statement massively upset the murdered toddler's father, his lawyer Sebas Diekstra said to AD.
Jos van Winsen, director of the Shell refinery in Pernis, Rotterdam, offered his apologies on Tuesday for two major incidents at the refinery over the past days. "We are extremely sorry, this is not what we are", Van Winsen said to RTV Rijnmond.
A 35-year-old Eindhoven man arrested for lighting a smoke bomb at the PSV vs Ajax match this weekend, apologized via his lawyer Bas Ruijters. According to the lawyer, his client regrets lighting the smoke bomb. He adds that his client was not involved in any form of planned action, only lit a smoke bomb he found on the ground, Omroep Brabant reports.
The Dutch National Charity Lotteries issued an apology because a data leak resulted in details of 450 thousand players being accessible to hackers. About 900 players' bank account numbers were also visible. This involves participants of the Nationale Postcode Loterij, VriendenLoterij and the Bank Giro Loterij, NU.nl reports.
Winsum mayor Rinus Michels openly apologized to a farmer whose land will have to be used for the construction of an emergency road. That road is needed to avoid an unguarded railway crossing, where a train derailed on Friday injuring 18 people, NU.nl reports.
The Sinterklaas Foundation in Leiden issued an official aplogy after a commotion erupted due their use of savage-like "cannibal" Zwarte Piet characters in blacface makeup. Sinterklaas was accompanied by a parade of blackface Piet characters dressed in frizzy wigs with bones in and panther skins when he arrived in Leiden on Saturday, Omroep West reports.
The Amesterdam police apologized for the way in which an elderly Moroccan man was arrested after he committed a traffic violation. The 84-year-ld man was handcuffed and stooping was led to a police van. According to the police, he was arrested because he could not identify himself and gave "a confused impression".
Chemical company DuPont apologized for the leakage of hazardous substances on its premises in Dordrecht and for its poor communication about such leakages with local residentsm director Europa Govert Griffioen said to newspaper AD. This is the first time he is substantively talking about two formaldehyde leaks at the company this year.
Ismail Ilgun, the young vlogger who made headlines in recent weeks because of his videos about young people causing trouble in the Zaandam neighborhood Poelenburg, apologized for his behavior on Facebook. "I confess that I showed stupid behavior and posted certain things online that is should not have, but it should never have gone this far", he writes.
Oil companies Shell and Exxon apologized for the suffering of Groningen residents as a result of gas extraction earthquakes in the province. The apologies were made in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, at the insistence of GroenLinks parliamentarian Liesbeth van Tongeren
An 80-year-old woman received a boquet of flowers and a letter of apology from NS after she was put off a train last week
The Amsterdam police apologized for the way in which they inaugurated the new station on Nieuwzijds Voorburgwal on Monday - by blasting the sirens of 10 police cars at 6:00 a.m. as they traveled from the station on Beursstraat to the new one.
Nijmegen metal festival FortaRock dropped American band Down from its lineup after frontman Phil Anselmo made the Hitler salute and called "white power" during a gig in the United States last week
Geldermalsen Mayor Miranda de Vries once again apologized for the way the municipality dealt with plans for an asylum center in the town. The municipality should have communicated better with the residents of Geldermalsen, she said at the beginning of a council meeting on Tuesday on the turmoil the asylum debate caused in the municipality
Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice apologized to forensic scientist George Maat on Thursday. Maat was discredited after giving a lecture showing images of flight MH17 victims. The Minister also acknowledged mistakes he made in this conflict to the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament
The Dutch Comfort Women also want an apology from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the World War II crimes they fell victim to. On Monday it was announced that Japan and South Korea reached an agreement about the South Korean Comfort Women, which states that Abe will apologize to them and create a fund for them in which Japan will put 1 billion yen, about 7.6 million euros
On Monday the municipality of Hoorn announced in a press release that Green Pieten will attending Sinterklaas in the city this year, to emphasize the sustainable character of the city. This backfired quite completely, resulting in responsible GroenLinks alderman Samir Bashara having to issue another press release in which he apologized for the publicity stunt. Hoorn will keep to the traditional blackface Zwarte Piet.
On Thursday Volkswagen took out a full page advertisement in the major Dutch newspapers in which the company apologizes for the so-called diesel scandal and the environmental damage caused by it.