Two cyclists were killed in a collision with a drunk driver on the corner of Van De Spiegelstraat and Kloetingseweg in Goes early on Sunday morning. The motorist, a 19-year-old man from Kloetinge, was arrested shortly after the accident. A breathalyzer test showed that he was under the influence of alcohol, the police said in a statement.
Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb was authorized to ban a demonstration against Zwarte Piet in November 2016, the court in Rotterdam ruled. Activist group Kick Out Zwarte Piet wanted to protest in Rotterdam during the arrival of Sinterklaas in November 2016. Mayor Aboutaleb banned this demonstration out of fear of disturbances. Some 200 demonstrators were arrested.
The police arrested two Amsterdam residents, aged 62 and 69 years, on suspicion of international drug trafficking on Tuesday morning. The two are suspected of a large number of drug transports to Denmark, Sweden and the United Kingdom, NU.nl reports.
Police officers also searched three homes, including one in Belgium.
A woman found dead in a Culemborg apartment on Monday morning, was killed in a violent crime, the police confirmed. A 31-year-old man from Culemborg was arrested. He was the person who told the police where the woman was to be found, De Gelderlander reports.
At this stage nothing further is known about the identity of the victim or the circumstances of her death. The police were in the home on Herenstraat investigating all day on Monday.
A 41-year-old woman was injured after she fell from a third floor balcony of an apartment building on Hogeweg in Venlo on Monday morning. The resident of the involved apartment, who was at home at the time of the fall, was arrested as a suspect, 1Limburg reports.
The police arrested a man who had covered himself in petrol or another flammable liquid at the Polish embassy in The Hague on Monday afternoon. A negotiator tried to reason with the man, but he was eventually overpowered by a SWAT team, NOS reports.
Emergency services, including firefighters, police and ambulances, responded to the embassy in large numbers. The man was taken to hospital to check whether he had inhaled any toxic fumes, after which he went to a police station for questioning. So far the police did not say anything about the man's identity or motive.
Pepper spray was released at four Amsterdam Dance Event parties over the weekend. Multiple attendees had to be treated for burning eyes and breathing problems, though no one had to go to hospital. Despite these incidents, the city of Amsterdam speaks of a "calm" 23rd edition of the dance festival.
Six Amsterdam taxi drivers were arrested during the early hours of Sunday morning for driving under the influence of drugs. The police had a total of 55 taxi drivers take a drug test. The six arrested drivers were taken to a police station for a blood test, NOS reports.
The blood samples were sent to the Netherlands Forensic Institute to confirm whether the drivers were really under the influence of drugs. What drugs they are suspected of using, was not disclosed.
A person was found dead "under suspicious circumstances" in the garden of a home in the Flevoland town of Swifterbant on Sunday, a spokesperson for the police said to RTL Nieuws.
A suspect was arrested a short time later. "The arrested person was in the home of the garden where the body was found", the spokesperson said to the broadcaster.
The body was found at the home on Schuttershof after a tip. The spokesperson could not yet say exactly what happened. "It is too early for that. We have to wait for the investigation."
A person was found dead in a home on Herenstraat in Culemborg, the police said on Twitter around 3:00 a.m. on Monday morning. Based on initial investigation, the police arrested a man in the area of the home.
Exactly what happened is not clear. No information was released about the victim's identity or cause of death. The police are investigating whether the victim was killed in a crime.
The arrested man was taken to a police station for questioning.
On Thursday the police arrested a man suspected of grabbing a woman's breast on President Kennedylaan in Amsterdam on September 10th. The 26-year-old victim managed to record a video of her attacker, and the man turned himself in after the police threatened to make the video public.
The police found 275 kilograms of fireworks and 30 cannabis plants at a home on Irene Vorrinkstraat in Hoofddorp on Wednesday morning. Among the fireworks were 75 kilograms of mortars, which could have caused a massive explosion, the police said in a statement.
The police responded to the home around 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday after reports of a strong cannabis smell coming from the home. They found a hidden room equipped for cannabis cultivation, and 30 plants inside. The fireworks were found in the garage.
The police infiltrated the group of seven suspects arrested last month for planning a major attack in the Netherlands. An undercover cop made contact with main suspect Hardi N., pretended to be an "attack planner" for terrorist organization Islamic State, and helped the group to plan their attack and arrange weapons, RTL Nieuws and NRC report.
The police responded en masse to the Utrecht city office on Tuesday due to a suspicious situation. A man was in the waiting room wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying an extremely heavy bag, RTL Nieuws reports.
The man was arrested by police officers in bulletproof vests. The arrest went smoothly and without incident, according to the police. The municipal office was not evacuated or closed during the action.
The police can not yet say whether anything suspicious was found in the heavy bag the man had with him.
A 17-year-old girl was injured in a stabbing on Livingstonelaan in Utrecht on Monday. A suspect was arrested shortly after the incident, the Utrecht police said on Twitter.
A trauma helicopter was deployed to provide first aid to the injured girl. She was taken to hospital. The extent of her injuries is not clear, but she was conscious and talking, a spokesperson for the police said to NU.nl.
Nothing was revealed about the identity of the suspect. According to the police, there are "strong indications that the victim and suspect know each other".
Five people were arrested after a brawl between Dutch and German football supporters on Spegelgracht in Amsterdam on Saturday. Three Dutch and two Germans were arrested based on camera footage, NH Nieuws reports.
The brawl happened at cafe Hans en Grietje. "The two parties, I estimate around 40, 50 started hitting each other. I first saw cans of beer flying through the air, but soon it became chairs and tables", a cafe employee said to the newspaper.
The riot police had to intervene and break up the fight. The cafe sustained damage, but opened as usual on Sunday.
A 22-year-old man from Oosterhout was arrested in a Breda home on Saturday after at least 27 people fell ill in a bar on Vismarktstraat during the early hours of that morning, the police said in a statement. The police believe the suspect released pepper spray or something similar in the bar.
At around 2:55 a.m. on Saturday surveillance officers keeping an eye on the nightlife received a report that an unknown substance was released in the bar on Vismakrtstraat. Many visitors experienced nausea, breathlessness and a burning sensation in their throat or airways.
The police arrested a 20-year-old man from Amsterdam on Thursday for a fatal shooting in which 19-year-old rapper Bolle was killed on Wednesday afternoon. Whether the arrested man is suspected of being the gunman or of another role, is not yet clear, Het Parool reports.
The police shot a man in the leg in a home on De Haar in Emmen on Wednesday afternoon. According to the police, the suspect was injured, but conscious. He was arrested and taken to a hospital in Groningen under police escort, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.
The police arrived at the apartment with two cars around 3:00 p.m. An hour later local residents heard two shots fired. The police could not tell the newspaper anything about the circumstances surrounding the incident.
The police arrested a member of outlaw motorcycle gang Caloh Wagoh in connection with the murder of Belgian businessman Stefaan Bogaerts in Spijkenisse in September last year. The suspect, a 47-year-old man from The Hague, was arrested in a cell in Alphen aan den Rijn, where he was already in custody for another crime, the police said in a statement.
The Den Bosch police arrested a man suspected of having explosives with him on Monday evening. The man was arrested in a car parked on Vogelstraat, near a police station, a fire brigade barracks and a mosque. Explosive experts searched his car, but no explosives were found, the Oost-Brabant police said on Twitter.
The police arrested the man after a tip. The person who tipped off the police said the man told him that he was in possession of an explosive.
The police shot a man who was walking on an Emmeloord street carrying knives in the leg on Monday morning. He was arrested and taken to hospital for treatment, the police said in a statement.
The incident happened on Veluwelaan. "At around 7:30 a.m. multiple reports came in from local residents that saw the man walking on the street with knives", the police said. During the arrest, a responding officer first fired a warning shot, according to the police. "After that the suspect was shot in the leg, after which officers could overpower him."
The Dutch Air Force deployed two F-16 fighter jets to escort a KLM flight to Schiphol on Saturday after a 29-year-old American on board the flight from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam became aggressive. The man was overpowered by the KLM cabin crew and other passengers, RTL Nieuws reports.
The American man lost it when a purser told him to sit down, according to the broadcaster. He started punching everyone around him. Several passengers sustained minor injuries. One, who was hit several times, pressed charges against the man.
A couple from Houten was killed in a serious accident on the A44 near Nieuw-Vennep on Saturday. A third person was seriously hurt. The man suspected of causing the accident, a 32-year-old man from Oestgeest, was under the influence of alcohol and drugs at the time. He fled the scene of the accident on foot, but was later caught by the police.