Eindhoven

Saskia Wempe
Dec 23 '19 18:29

Saskia Wempe, a member of Eindhoven's city council since 2018, has died. A member of the conservative VVD party, she entered politics six years ago and was in middle management at Spar Holding until last month.

Her death was announced by Eindhoven mayor John Jorritsma. He said her death followed repeated battles with cancer.

She was first diagnosed with the illness over five years ago, reported the Eindhovens Dagblad. Wempe twice went through treatment.

Dutch police
Dec 10 '19 15:30

Three men taken from a train in Venlo on Monday and hospitalized with hypothermia, were arrested in connection with a burglary in Eindhoven, the Oost-Brabant police said on Twitter. 

The three are suspected of breaking into a store on Gemmastraat in the city. Exactly when the burglary happened, the police did not say.

The trio were taken off a train to Venlo on Monday morning. One of them was soaking wet and each showed symptoms of hypothermia.

Ambulance in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Dec 9 '19 11:40

A soaking wet train passenger and two others suffering from symptoms of hypothermia prompted an emergency response to Venlo, Limburg. One man had fallen into water in Eindhoven, and was pulled out by two others, a spokesperson for the fire department told AD. All three men are from Tanzania, and were taken to an area hospital for medical care, the police said in a separate statement.

Oliebollen
Nov 19 '19 12:00

Oliebollen stall De Wit Gebak from Eindhoven caused a social media commotion by posting a photo of a toddler and his father on its Facebook page, describing them as "Zwarte Piet". The owner, Piet de Wit, apologized and said they meant no harm. "I would like to get in touch with that man in the photo, to apologize", he said to Omroep Brabant.

Sunflowers for Van Gogh at GLOW Eindhoven, Nov 2019
Nov 18 '19 15:50

The 14th edition of light show GLOW Eindhoven attracted 770 thousand visitors to the city in the eight days the event was held. The organizers are very satisfied with this year's festival, which had the theme Living Colors, and consider it a great success. 

Police officer at a train station
Nov 15 '19 10:18

A man arrested at Eindhoven train station on Thursday night is a 24-year-old resident of Dordrecht. He is suspected of involvement in a shooting in his hometown, in which a 17-year-old boy was seriously injured on October 18th, Eindhovens Dagblad reports. 

NS train at the Eindhoven Station
Nov 14 '19 20:07

Police in Eindhoven on Thursday evening sent a team of heavily armed and masked officers into a packed and busy train as part of a search for suspect. Authorities were vague about the person of interest, saying only that it concerned an incident in Rotterdam, according to Omroep Brabant.

"We have just been able to arrest a person," police said just before 7:15 p.m. The arrest was made at the request of another division, the Oost Brabant division of the police noted. 

Schiphol Airport station in Amsterdam
Nov 13 '19 07:50

The government can solve the nitrogen emission problem by making public transit a more attractive option with a massive investment, according to NS and ProRail. The rail manager and -company propose that the government invest over 20.6 billion euros in the railways until 2040, for dozens of improvements, AD reports.

The organizations want to shorten the travel time from Leeuwarden and Groningen to the Randstad by making adjustments to the Hanze line, for example. Train journeys from Twente, Nijmegen and Vlissingen can also be up to 30 minutes faster with specific adjustments

Explosion on Verwerstraat in Eindhoven
Nov 9 '19 12:30

A possible explosion at a block of flats in Eindhoven has left residents shaken and concerned for their safety. Police told NL Times the apparent blast during the early morning hours on Saturday could have been caused by a heavy explosive, like a hand grenade or a Cobra-6 firework, but an initial investigation was inconclusive.

Sinterklaas and Zwarte Pieten arriving on their steamboat
Nov 5 '19 08:06

From next year Eindhoven will follow the line of the Sinterklaasjournaal and drop blackface Zwarte Pieten from its arrival party, the municipality and Stichting Sint-Nicolaas, the foundation responsible for organizing the Sinterklaas arrival party, announced on Monday. But this year there will still be blackface Zwarte Pieten among the crowd of other-color Pieten at the party, Eindhovens Dagblad reports.

Dutch police
Nov 1 '19 15:10

The police identified ash remains found with a 22-year-old Eindhoven man suspected of grave robbing. Four families will soon be reunited with the ashes of their loved ones. The urns were stolen from the Rijtackers crematorium in Eindhoven, Omroep Brabant reports.

"We have determined for four families that the ashes found are their loved ones and we are going to return these, in collaboration with the Rijtackers crematorium", a police spokesperson said to the  broadcaster. 

Sinterklaas Amsterdam 2
Oct 31 '19 08:44

Action group Kick Out Zwarte Piet is planning to protest in twelve different cities in November against the use of blackface makeup and costuming often adorned by white actors portraying Sinterklaas's helper. The activists consider Zwarte Piet in his traditional form a racist stereotype. On Thursday there were protests in Apeldoorn and Deventer calling for Zwarte Piet to remain in the blackface costume seen mainly over the last hundred years, and which some say is adhering to Dutch tradition.

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.

man-wordt-geboeid-afgevoerd arrest
Oct 23 '19 15:40

The police arrested a 22-year-old man from Eindhoven in connection with multiple cases of grave robbing and -desecration at cemeteries in the Eindhoven and Veldhoven region. During searches performed as part of the investigation, the police found ash remain likely stolen from crematoriums and cemeteries. "Detectives are making every effort to determine who these remains are from", the police said in a statement on Wednesday.

Office building
Oct 23 '19 07:39

Last year 13 thousand homes were created by transforming existing buildings, such as vacant offices, schools and shops. That is nearly 14 percent of all the new homes that were built last year, Statistics Netherlands reported on Wednesday. Amsterdam created most of these 'transformation homes' in the past six years, followed by Eindhoven and The Hague.

Ambulance in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Sep 25 '19 18:40

A person believed to be participating in a psychedelic healing session at a home in IJzendijke, Zeeland, died after suffering from health complaints. Authorities are investigating if the use of “hallucinatory products” led to the man’s death.

“This could be the cause of his discomfort, but that is still being investigated by doctors,” police said in a statement.

A 36-year-old man from Terneuzen was taken into custody as a suspect in the man’s death.

The Rotterdam skyline
Sep 18 '19 14:40

With the housing shortage and ever increasing land prices in the Netherlands, Dutch municipalities and developers are increasingly building skyward. The Netherlands currently counts 26 residential towers of more than 100 meters high. That number will more than double to 55, if all construction work currently on the books goes according to plan, AD reports based on its own research.

Autumn frost
Sep 18 '19 09:49

The first frost of the autumn happened in four places at once this year. Minimums dropped below zero in Gilze-Rijen, Eindhoven, Maastricht and Twente overnight. "With that the first ground frost after the summer is a fact", Weeronline reports.

The lowest temperature was measured at the weather station in Gilze-Rijen at -0.9 degrees. Minimums dropped to -0.4 degrees Celsius in Eindhoven and Maastricht, and in Twente the lowest temp of the night measured at -0.1 degrees. 

Blurred photo of suspect wanted for stealing a cellphone from a toddler in a C&A store in Eindhoven, 3 August 2019
Aug 21 '19 16:30

The police are looking for a man who stole a cellphone from a 2-year-old child in a C&A store in Eindhoven on August 3rd. The police have a photo of the suspect, and if the suspect does not come forward, will release it to the public. 

The incident happened at around 3:45 p.m. on August 3rd in the C&A store in the Woensel shopping center in Eindhoven Noord. The child was sitting in a buggy and watching videos on the phone while his parents shopped. The perpetrator walked up to the child, grabbed the phone and left the store, the Eindhoven police said on Facebook.

Eindhoven Airport
Aug 13 '19 13:20

A malfunction in Eindhoven Airport's baggage system on Tuesday morning caused some issues at the airport. All departures from the airport were delayed. Some passengers missed their flights. And some flights left with not all baggage on board, NOS reports.

Due to the malfunction, all baggage had to be checked in manually. "That takes much longer than through the normal system", a spokesperson for the airport said to NOS.

Police guard in a detention center
Aug 7 '19 08:40

A 25-year-old man from Eindhoven was arrested on suspicion of raping a 23-year-old French woman in Eindhoven and a 15-year-old girl in Valkenswaard over the past week. He is also suspected of attempting to rape a third victim, who managed to get away from him, the police said in a statement.

Cells in a Dutch police station
Aug 6 '19 16:00

A detainee took his own life in the police detention center on Mathildelaan in Eindhoven on Sunday. The police are investigating how this happened, the police said in a statement.

The man was found in his cell early on Sunday evening. Attempts to resuscitate him were to no avail. He died at the scene.

The man's relatives were informed of his death.

Detectives from the Den Bosch district and forensic investigators from the Zeeland-West-Brabant police unit are investigating how the man managed to take his own life while in police custody. 

Schiphol Airport station in Amsterdam
Jul 25 '19 14:00

NS is running fewer trains on three busy routes - the high speed line between Amsterdam, Schiphol and Rotterdam, between Amsterdam and Eindhoven, and between Eindhoven and Heerlen. The rail company is dealing with capacity problems because trains were exposed to the heat for a long time on Wednesday and therefore need extra maintenance on Thursday, an NS spokesperson said to AD.

Rental agreement
Jul 17 '19 13:30

The average national rent increase in the second quarter of 2019 was the lowest since the second quarter of 2015. Rents in the Netherlands increased an average of 3.1 percent in the second quarter of this year, according to figures from Pararius. This clearly shows that the price increases are slowing down, the housing platform said, NU.nl reports. 

Rent increases fell below 5 percent for the first time in 3.5 years in the last quarter of 2018. And that slowing down effect is continuing, according to Pararius.

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