bad weather

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Sep 8 '17 14:50

Four people were injured when a hot air balloon carrying eight people made a crash landing near Zeijerveld around 8:00 p.m. on Thursday. No one sustained serious injuries, according to Dagblad van het Noorden.

The hot air balloon got into trouble due to the bad weather, according to the broadcaster. The 53-year-old operator tried to do an emergency landing several times, but was blown into the air by the strong wind. At one point the balloon crashed into a tree.

The balloon was seized by the police and the aviation police are investigating the accident. 

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Oct 27 '16 11:35

Several hundred tourists, including a number of Dutch, have been stranded on the Canary Islands of Lanzarote and Fuereventura since Tuesday. Persistent bad weather in Lanzarote meant that their TUI flight could go no further than Feurteventura, AD reports.

According to TUI, 173 passengers are involved. Their flight to Lanzarote left from Schiphol on Tuesday, but due to bad weather they had to spend the night on the neighboring island.

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Jul 22 '16 13:55

The rain, thunderstorms, hails and strong winds expected in the Netherlands for the coming hours, caught the Vierdaagse organizers completely off guard. Vierdaagse weatherman Jules Geirnaerdt did not see it coming, a spokesperson for the organizers said to De Stentor. "That can happen."

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Jun 20 '16 11:12

The Ministry of Culture launched a new fund to help out outdoor festivals and events if they are hit by bad weather, the Ministry announced on Monday. Minister Jet Bussemaker put 500 thousand euros into this fund, from which festivals can get a subsidy if they end up in financial trouble due to unforeseen bad weather.

May 30 '16 15:55

Schiphol Airport cancelled more than 70 flights on Monday due to the bad weather and maintenance on the Zwanenburg runway

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May 23 '16 11:57

Dutch mountaineer Eric Arnold died of altitude sickness on Mount Everest on Friday. He was the first of three confirmed deaths on the mountain over this past weekend. Two mountain climbers are still missing

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Apr 28 '16 09:01

The cold weather on Wednesday meant a quieter King's Day in most all of the Netherlands, with many people opting to stay indoors and watch the festivities on television. More than 3.4 million people watched the live broadcast of the royal family's visit to Zwolle. Last year the royal family had a TV audience of about 2.5 million, according to figures from KijkOnderzoek.

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Apr 27 '16 07:50

Utrecht kicked off the King's Day festivities with its annual King's Night flea market, which started at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday night. Many Utrecht residents decided to brave the horrible weather and despite the rain and cold, the market was quite busy.

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Feb 26 '16 15:55

A group of about 20 rescuers are nearing the spot in the Norse mountains where 13 Dutch hikers sent an emergency call on Friday morning. The rescuers are approaching the spot on foot and on snowmobile.

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Feb 26 '16 12:08

Thirteen Dutch people are missing in a mountainous area in Norway. The group made emergency calls around 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Friday, but there is no longer contact with them

Jul 27 '15 12:47

A number of passengers that were on the Transavia flight HV5068 from Girona, Spain to Rotterdam on Saturday, are filing a complaint against the airline for the turbulent landing and poor reception and information provision afterwards

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May 5 '15 15:00

Despite the rainy weather, Prime Minister Mark Rutte lit the liberation fire in Vlissingen at 13:00 this afternoon, thereby giving the official go-ahead for all fourteen liberation parties in the Netherlands.

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Apr 24 '15 17:54

Celebrants selling their wares across the Netherlands on King's Day are expected to earn a total of 330 million euros, ING analysts stated on Friday. Over a quarter of the nation's adults are planning to sell used items this year, and are expected to make 92 euros on average per person.

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Jan 19 '15 14:02

Unexpected fog has caused delays at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam throughout Monday. The airport issued an advisory telling passengers to pay attention to their website and app, or to contact their airlines for the latest information.

Oct 22 '14 09:05

Last night the train track was hit by lightning, leaving no trains able to run between Den Dolder and Baarn. The problems on the track at Baarn have not been solved yet.

Jul 28 '14 11:35

Passengers flying out through Schiphol have been advised to check for delays with their airline, as the heavy weather throughout the country is affecting flights, and causing delays of up to two hours.

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May 1 '14 11:39

Due to the intensely dry weather in the United States and Brazil, the price of coffee beans, among other goods, is skyrocketing.

Oct 14 '13 05:16

In the whole country, heavy rain has caused many problems, especially in the provinces Zuid Holland, Utrecht and Zeeland.

Worst hit by the heavy rains was the Zuid Holland island of Goeree Overflakkee which was flooded by 120mm of rain. This is the same as pouring twelve buckets of water over one square meter and that’s a lot.

Flooded basements and streets

Jul 24 '13 07:55

On Tuesday heavy storms blew away tents and made trees fall at the camping site De IJzeren Man in Weert and the nearby natural campsite Wega. The storm created widespread panic among the visitors. No one was injured.

In no time campsite Wega was flooded on Tuesday due to severe thunderstorms with hail. Tents blew away, others were flooded. Most of the 150 campers decided to discontinue their holidays prematurely. “In a wet sleeping bag you can not sleep,” said one of them.

Jul 16 '13 05:19

The riders had a well deserved rest on Monday but they don’t think about resigning to the overwhelming power of Christopher Froome.

Alberto Contador admits that Froome is in good shape and that it will be difficult to beat him on the climbs. The cunning Spaniard however, thinks that there are always tactical possibilities and he is still in the race for the first spot. “Position number two as well as position number ten don’t count, I go for number one.”

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