An organization that governs 32 public elementary schools in Utrecht says that Sinterklaas celebrations in the schools will no longer include the maligned blackface character Zwarte Piet. "An important principle of public primary education in Utrecht is that everyone is equal," the organization SPO Utrecht stated on Wednesday.
Two former United Nations consultants were sentenced to imprisonment by a UK court for receiving brides and rigging pharmaceutical contracts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, reported newspaper The Guardian from London’s Southwark crown court. Guido Baker, 41 and Sijbrandus Scheffer, 63, both Dutch nationals, took payments totalling 650,000 pounds from Danish pharmaceutical company, Missionpharma, to help win them lucrative contracts with the UN, investigators allege.
An employee of the police department is accused of stealing nine kilograms of cocaine and could be implicated in the disappearance of 700 grams of heroin. The 60-year-old suspect is still in custody. He was based in Amsterdam at the time the drugs went missing from an evidence facility on Johan Huizingalaan on the west side of the city, broadcaster AT5 reported last week.
Three men who had paid sex with a 16 year old girl in a cellar in Schiedam have been sentenced to up to nine months in prison. Two others were acquitted due to lack of evidence.
Dutch gas firm NAM has to compensate residents of the earthquake area in Groningen for the decline in the house prices, even if the homes do not yet show any physical sings of damage or have not been sold yet.
The government will be appealing against the court ruling that stated that they should be doing more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but is willing to take additional environmental measures to achieve this.
A total of 16 suspects will be appearing in court on Friday on charges of extortion, drug trafficking, money laundering, weapons possession and membership to a criminal organization. Most of these suspects are members of the Limburg chapter of motorcycle gang Bandidos.
Prosecutors demanded just three years in prison for Cor van der T., suspected of planning a foiled criminal underworld assassination. Justice officials do not believe they have the evidence to link Van der T. to underworld assassinations, instead calling for the multi-year sentence for weapons possession violations
The Feyenoord fans who were involved in the riots in Rome earlier this year, will be appearing in court before the end of the month. There are a total of 44 suspects between the ages of 17 and 41 years from all over the country
The two police officers who fatally shot Mike Stok in Rotterdam in 2013 have been dismissed from any further prosecution by the court in Rotterdam on Wednesday. The Public Prosecutor previously demanded that they be acquitted.
The court in Amsterdam ruled on Wednesday that hip-hop festival Appelsap will be allowed to take place in the Flevopark on Saturday. The lawsuit against the permit for the festival was filed by the association Vrienden van het Felvopark
Facebook has missed the deadline imposed by the court to provide the profile information of the person who put a sex video of a 21 year old woman from Werkendam online.
The court has acquitted one of the men suspected of having sex with a 16 year old girl in the Valkenburg teen prostitution case. According to the court, there is insufficient evidence against the 55 year old man. The last six suspects appeared in court on Thursday.
The Public Prosecutor demanded a one year prison sentence in court on Tuesday against one of the men who is accused of having sex with an underage girl in the Valkenburg teen prostitution case.
The man who wanted to blow up his flat on Nigerdreef in Utrecht in April, wanted to commit suicide. The 43 year old man told the court in Tuesday that he did not want to harm anyone, NU reports.
A 22 year old freelance 112 photo journalist from Drunen has been found guilty of computer intrusion after he found login details of a secure system online, used it to log in to the system and then spread the information. The court in Oost-Brabant sentenced him to 80 hours of community service, 40 of which are conditionally suspended.
One of the suspected clients in the Valkenburg teen prostitution case appeared in court on Monday - the third day of the trial in this case. He is the first suspect to willingly testify in court in this case.
Another seven people suspected of involvement in the riots in Schilderswijk, The Hague after the death of Mitch Henriquez, will be appearing in court on Monday.
Four men accused of sedition and threatening police officers in The Hague around the death of Mitch Henriquez, are appearing before the fast court on Friday, AD reports.
A number of Hague rioters will be appearing before the judge for causing unrest in Schilderswijk on Monday and Wednesday next week, the Public Prosecutor announced.
The court in Utrecht sentenced Dirk M., the man who attempted to extort the De Mol family for more than a year, to 441 days in prison, of which 300 days are suspended. He will therefore not have to spend any more time in prison as the 141 days left in his sentence is equal to the time he spent in custody.
The court in The Hague ruled that the Dutch government has to reduce gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 compared to the level in 1990.
A 27 year old man has been sentenced to 24 months in prison, 4 of them suspended, for robbing a taxi driver at gun point, AT5 reports. He must also pay 7,500 euros in compensation to the taxi driver
The Public Prosecutor demanded a 4 year prison sentence against Tarkk Z. - the 20 year old responsible for the hostage situation at the NOS Journaal earlier this year - in the court in Lelystad on Friday. According two the two psychiatrists who examined Z., he does not need psychological treatment - he suffers from "delusional ideas", but does not have an actual disorder.