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Call center operator
Mar 30 '20 13:42

An outage affecting KPN, VodafoneZiggo, and T-Mobile is causing connection problems throughout the Netherlands. Various healthcare institutions reported that they are hard to reach by telephone at present.

The Deventer Hospital and hospital group Rijnstate both reported on Twitter that they are difficult to reach due to the outage. "We recommend that you keep trying. Sorry for the inconvenience!" Rijnstate said. GGD Drenthe, and the Zaans Medical Center also reported problems with their telephones, according to NOS.

Hague police officer
Mar 29 '20 15:51

Municipal authorities across the Netherlands reported several incidents where they intervened to enforce a strict personal distance requirement and a ban on groups in public of more than two people. The strict requirements were part of a package of measures introduced by the Dutch government to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Covid-19 - Sign at the Etos location on Dappermarkt in Amsterdam Oost stating that they have no masks or disinfectant gel, 2 March 2020
Mar 2 '20 15:15

The Haaglanden regional division of public health service GGD praised a 23-year-old woman form Delft for how she acted when she noticed that she had symptoms of the Covid-19 virus. The most important thing she did was stay in her home and contact her doctor by phone, thereby minimizing her contact with others, spokesperson Miranda de Haan of GGD Haaglanden said to NL Times.

Stock image of a doctor with a blood sample tested for coronavirus
Mar 2 '20 13:35

Eight new patients were diagnosed with coronavirus on Monday, health agency RIVM said on Monday. "This brings the total number of positive tests in the Netherlands to 18," the agency stated.

"Nearly all new persons diagnosed with the new coronavirus are travelers from northern Italy or are family contacts of a previous patient," the statement continued. The health service GGD is now investigating who the new patients have made contact with recently.

Dutch health agency RIVM
Mar 1 '20 15:29

Three more people in the Netherlands were diagnosed with the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus on Sunday, the health agency RIVM announced at a press conference. The statement was made amid reports that the Beatrixziekenhuis, a hospital in Gorinchem, was closed to new patients on Friday, and those people who were already inside the facility were ordered to stay inside.

"Of these three patients, it is not yet known how they became infected," the RIVM said in a statement it issued to the public.

Stock image of a "Dutch" stethoscope
Mar 1 '20 09:20

A resident of the Zuid-Holland city of Delft tested positive for the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus, health authorities in the Netherlands said Saturday night. She was the first person in that province and the seventh person in the country to be diagnosed with the virus.

Hague police officer
Feb 4 '20 15:10

The police arrested a 40-year-old man from Iran in Delft on Monday on suspicion of preparing an attack and participating a terrorist organization, the police said in a statement. The police started investigating the man in January based on information from intelligence service AIVD that he and others were preparing for one or more terrorist attacks in Iran. 

Family with three young children found living in a vacant building on a Delft industrial estate, 2 February 2019
Feb 4 '20 07:25

A family with three young children was found living in an empty building on an industrial estate in Delft on Saturday morning, the Delft police said on Facebook. The father approached two community police officers and asked for their help.

The father said his family had been living in the building for some time, because they couldn't find an aid agency to help them. "He ran into closed doors with the aid agencies and was unable to find the right people," the police said. 

Dutch police car
Jan 21 '20 17:50

Authorites in Zuid-Holland arrested a 34-year-old man from Delft, suspected in a double-shooting on Bas Jungeriusstraat in Rotterdam. Police did not say if the Delft man, who turned himself in Monday night, was the suspected gunman.

The shooting took place at about 8:15 p.m. last Thursday in the Charlois neighborhood. Witnesses said they heard many gunshots and saw several possible offenders, according to police.

Greenhouse gas emissions
Dec 20 '19 11:29

Within 12 months, greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands must be reduced by at least 25 percent in comparison to 1990, the country's Supreme Court said in a ruling on Friday. The Court upheld lower court decisions that said the case was a human rights issue, and in turn ordered the emissions reduction, which Dutch environmental assessment agency PBL said was an unobtainable and "out of reach" goal.

Suspect arrested in a major sexual extortion investigation in Delft, 1 October 2019
Dec 10 '19 17:10

A major investigation into sexual extortion in Delft and surroundings has resulted in a total of 48 arrests, a vast increase over the 28 suspects police were investigating in the case late last month. Some 50 victims came forward to report that this group extorted a total of almost 125 thousand euros from them, the police said in a statement on Tuesday. 

Sinterklaas and Zwarte Pieten
Nov 14 '19 08:12

The vast majority of Dutch municipalities are staying out of the discussion around the appearance of Zwarte Piet at the Sinterklaas arrival parties in their cities. Only a small number set conditions regarding the controversial character in the Sinterklaas tradition, NOS reports after speaking to the 120 largest municipalities in the Netherlands, three quarters of which responded to the broadcaster's questions.

Suspects in May 17, 2018 Delft grenade bombings
Oct 25 '19 14:31

A 42-year-old man suspected of detonating hand grenades at two coffeeshops in Delft was convicted on Friday and sentenced to ten years in prison. The man prosecutors alleged was his accomplice was acquitted on charges related to the grenades, but convicted and sentenced to under two years in prison for separate weapons offenses, according to RTL News.

Suspects wanted for robbing a 90-year-old man in Eindhoven by posing as nurses, 17 Oct 2019
Oct 25 '19 14:30

The police released photos of a man and a woman who posed as nurses and used a story of a prevailing flu epidemic to talk their way into a 90-year-old man's Eindhoven home, and then robbed him. "The blood test chat-scam, don't fall for it!", the police said.

Netherlands police uniform
Oct 23 '19 14:50

Mayors of municipalities in the Den Haag region released a joint statement in which they "strongly" reject the idea that there is a culture of discrimination within the police unit Den Haag that the leadership in the unit is ignoring. With this statement the mayors of Delft, Leiden, Zoetermeer, Rijswijk and Leidschendam-Voorburg, among others, respond to complaints from civil society organizations, a whistleblower and political parties about racism and discrimination within the police, NOS reports.

Mona Baartmans
Oct 14 '19 15:20

Ton L., a 61-year-old man suspected of murdering his 79-year-old mother, told the authorities that he strangled her to death and then drove her body to a Chinese restaurant so he could buy an order of spring rolls. While he was waiting for his carry out snack, his mother's body was hidden underneath a blanket in the front passenger seat of the car, according to statements made in court on Monday, the Telegraaf reports.

Scales of justice and gavel on law book
Oct 11 '19 17:50

Prosecutors are seeking stiff sentence against two suspects accused of detonating hand grenades at two coffeeshops in Delft. At least one person was hurt in the explosions on May 17, 2018, the Public Prosecutor’s Office (OM) said in a statement.

Starbucks
Sep 24 '19 10:32

The tax agreements the Netherlands made with Starbucks are not equivalent to state aid, the European General Court ruled on Tuesday, annulling a previous ruling by the European Commission.

Ambulance in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Aug 21 '19 13:10

A 21-year-old man was injured when he fell backwards from a three-meter-high balustrade at the Delft Student Society Phoenix during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The student was taken to hospital, but has since been discharged with no serious injuries, the student association said in a statement, AD reports.

Researchers examining the Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijn in preparation for a major restoration, July 2019
Jul 15 '19 09:19

Today would have been Rembrandt van Rijn's 413th birthday. The Rembrandthuis Museum in Amsterdam is celebrating with a festival on the street where the 17th century painter used to live. The Rembrandt Art Festival starts at 10:00 a.m., featuring artists in action, workshops, stalls and live music, RTL Nieuws reports. 

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Jun 24 '19 19:00

The use of camera scanning vehicles by municipalities to issue parking fines resulted in a spectacular increase in the number of such fines. The number of issued fines jumped by dozens of percentage points in many municipalities after they started using these scanning vehicles, AD reports based on figures requested from large Dutch municipalities.

Crime scene tape
Jan 15 '19 07:31

There was an explosion in a home in Delft at around 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The residents were unharmed and given shelter elsewhere, according to Omroep West.

Photos from the scene show that the door of the home on Nassauplein was damaged in the blast. The cause of the explosion is not yet clear.

The police cordoned off the area and called in explosive experts to investigate. 

Nerdalize frontpage logo
Jan 2 '19 18:41

Young Dutch startup Nerdalize was founded in 2013 with a plan to warm homes using the heat generated from servers, but the innovative company filed for bankruptcy just before the end of the year. The company raised at least 850 thousand euros in a crowdfunding campaign in 2016 after running a pilot program with energy provider Eneco.

The company raised another 750 thousand euros in a second crowdfunding campaign about a year ago, which led to the company winning the Crowdfunding Award last January.

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Nov 16 '18 17:00

An 18-year-old man who died from a gunshot wound at a hospital last month was killed by a police officer, the Public Prosecutor (OM) announced on Friday. The teenager, also the son of a police officer, was one of two people shot at by police outside a Delft coffees hop early on October 8.

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