Tourism in the Netherlands is less and less dependent on the season, largely thanks to hotel accommodation, Statistics Netherlands reported on Friday. Seasonal fluctuation at Dutch hotels is disappearing, with the number of overnights being nearly the same all year round.
A holiday park in Erica in Drenthe was evacuated on Sunday evening after an Easter bonfire got out of control and threatened to spread to the bungalows. The fire has since been extinguished and the holiday makers were allowed to return to their homes. No one was injured, NU.nl reports.
Burning parts were blown from the bonfire, and started fires in the forest in which the bungalow park is located. The fires were quickly extinguished.
An armed robbery at bungalow park De Witte Wieven in Nunspeet sent large numbers of police officers searching the surrounding woods on Thursday night. No one was injured. According to the police, there were two or three suspects and two people were arrested, NOS reports.
A SWAT team, police dogs, a helicopter and multiple police vehicles responded to the bungalow park on Thursday night. A large part of the holiday park, which consists of a few hundred bungalows, was closed down for the search and investigation.