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Police
Mar 29 '17 09:12

A number of homes on Dolderstraat in Wageningen were evacuated at 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning due to the discovery of a suspicious substance believed to be explosive. The substance was found after a break-in at a garage on the street, the Gelderlander reports.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called in to collect the substance. It is as yet unclear exactly what the substance is or whether it is in fact explosive. The police are investigating.

It is also unclear whether the burglars took anything from the garage. 

Fire on the roof of the Spinoza building at Radboud University Nijmegen, 14 Feb 2017
Feb 14 '17 16:55

Radboud University in Nijmegen was the site of a shortly lived, but quite intense fire on Tuesday afternoon. According to the university, a cooling tower on the roof of the Spinoza building on Montessorilaan caught fire during maintenance work. The fire caused a lot of smoke and the building had to be evacuated, but no one was injured.

The fire was under control by 12:55 p.m. and by 1:15 p.m. eight of the nine floors in the building was released. Students, lecturers and staff were allowed back inside. The entire building was released by 14:35 p.m., the university said on Twitter.

Ambulance
Feb 13 '17 07:49

A total of 16 people were taken to various Rotterdam hospitals on Sunday night to be treated for carbon monoxide poisoning. The poisonous gas was released into their homes by a faulty heating system in their apartment building on Wuysterstraat in Rotterdam-Zuid, RTL Nieuws reports. 

A spokesperson for safety office Veligheidsregio Rotterdam-Rijnmond confirmed to the broadcaster that all 16 people were hospitalized and that their current conditions are unclear. He added that he expects they will all be able to return home in short order.

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Feb 9 '17 07:58

Cafe In The City in Amsterdam was closed down indefinitely by order of Mayor Eberhard van der Laan on Wednesday evening following the , believed to be a hand grenade, earlier in the day, Het Parool reports.

Feb 7 '17 07:23

A fire in an apartment building in Rosmalen triggered the evacuation of 28 flats during the early hours of Tuesday morning. One resident was taken to hospital with unknown injuries, NU.nl reports.

The fire started around 1:15 a.m. in an apartment on the third floor of an apartment building on Herman Moerkerklaan, Brabants Daggblad reports. The fire department evacuated surrounding apartments as a precaution. Over 50 people had to leave their homes. 

Paramedics checked a number of residents for smoke inhalation. 

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Feb 6 '17 07:35

The police found an explosive in a home on Robert Scottstraat in Den Bosch on Sunday night. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was called in and advised that the surrounding homes be evacuated. The residents of four homes spent about an hour and a half taking shelter in a police van before being allowed to return to their homes, NOS reports.

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Jan 26 '17 12:10

An ATM bombing at a Rabobank branch in Didam early on Thursday morning left the bank's facade severely damaged, dozens of local residents evacuated and locked out of their homes and about 10 stores closed. This is because unused explosives were found at the scene, Omroep Gelderland reports. 

The bombing happened just after 3:00 a.m. at the Rabobank in Wilhelminastraat. About 20 residents were evacuated from around a dozen homes above and around the bank. They were given shelter in the town hall. About 10 surrounding stores also had to remain close on Thursday morning.

Angry man arrested on the Binnenhof in The Hague, 5 Jan 2017
Jan 6 '17 08:20

A mentally disturbed man caused havoc on the Dutch government complex the Binnenhof in The Hague on Thursday afternoon. He threw a bag at the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, from the square in front of it. The square was evacuated, surrounding streets were closed down for several hours and warning shots were fired before the man was finally arrested, the Telegraaf reports.

Dec 27 '16 13:10

The central hall of Amsterdam Central Station was evacuated and closed down to the public for a short time on Monday night due to abandoned luggage. The police investigated and found nothing suspicious in the luggage, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter.

The east- and west- sides of the station were still accessible during the investigation.. Train traffic was also not disrupted, a spokesperson for NS said to the Telegraaf.

Dec 12 '16 07:18

The police shot and injured a man after a fire in an apartment building in Zwolle on Monday morning. He was taken to hospital with injuries in his leg, according to De Stentor.

The fire started in the apartment building on Van der Laenstraat around 2:30 a.m. on Monday. The building was evacuated. After the fire was extinguished and the fire department started cleaning up, several shots were fired.

Fire in two stores on Monseigneur Zwijsenplein in Kerkdriel after an ATM bombing, 5 Dec 2016
Dec 5 '16 09:08

An ATM bombing on Monseigneur Zwijsenplein in Kerkdriel around 4:00 a.m. on Monday morning left two buildings on fire. Surrounding buildings were evacuated.

According to Brabants Dagblad, the fire started in The Read Shop, a store that sells books and magazines, and then spread to the adjacent Kruidvat. The Hema is also filled with smoke. Firefighters managed to get the fire under control around 8:30 a.m. The Read Shop and Kruidvat sustained significant damage and can be considered lost.

Police
Dec 5 '16 08:34

Nine homes on Slotermeerlaan in Amsterdam were evacuated on Monday morning due to a risk of explosion, caused by ATM bombers leaving explosives behind after being interrupted in their bombing by the police, AT5 reports.

According to the police, the ATM bombers were interrupted by a police car driving by while they were still planting their explosives. They fled on a scooter, leaving a van and the explosives behind on the street, near Plein '40-'45.

Allard Piersonstraat in Rotterdam closed down for investigation
Nov 25 '16 07:57

Strong tremors resulted in 24 homes on Allard Piersonstraat in Rotterdam's Delfshaven being evacuated as a precaution on Thursday afternoon. Residents were locked out of their homes for hours before being allowed to return late in the evening. Investigation found "nothing alarming", a spokesperson for the safety office said, AD reports.

Emergency services responded en masse. The street was closed down. Some 40 people residents were given shelter in a nearby mosque. Others stayed with neighbors. No one was injured.

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Nov 22 '16 12:15

Several hundred passengers were evacuated from Eindhoven Airport on Tuesday morning after the discovery of an unattended bag. Dogs trained to sniff out explosives were deployed. The bag contained nothing suspicious and the airport was opened again, AD reports.

The evacuation did lead to delays for football team PSV, who was scheduled to travel to Madrid for a Champons League match against Atletico Madrid. Their plane was scheduled for departure 15 minutes after the evacuation ocurred.

Kaikoura in New Zealand
Nov 16 '16 11:20

About 60 Dtuch tourists who were s New Zealand after an earthquake this weekend, are now able to continue their journey. Travel agency Travel Essence arranged a small airplane to pick them up from the coastal town, NU.nl reports.

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Nov 10 '16 12:20

On Wednesday night the police closed down Veenderweg in Ede and evacuated six homes after possible explosives were found in one of the houses on the street. The Explosive Ordnance Team investigated and concluded that there were no explosives in the house.

"We had reason to thik that they were explosives, but that turned out not to be so", a police spokesperson confirmed to ANP.

Sint Laurentius church tower in Weesp on fire, 8 Nov 2016
Nov 9 '16 07:47

The top part of the Sint Laurentius church tower in Weesp collapsed in a fire on Tuesday night. The top 8 meters of the 25 meters high tower toppled, according to NU.nl. The church was built in 1876 and is a municipal monument. 

Firefighters managed to get the fire under control around 10:45 p.m. ad extinguished it from outside in the following hours. Fighting the fire was troublesome as it was too high up for the fire truck ladder to reach. Firefighters sprayed the bottom of the tower with water to keep the fire from spreading. 

Smoke released by a massive fire at wax factory Koster keunen in Bladel
Oct 28 '16 08:18

No hazardous substances were released in the fire that started in wax factory Koster Keunen in Bladel on Thursday night, the police said on Friday. Loca residents were evacuated and spent the night in a hotel, Omroep Brabant reports.

The fire in industrial park De Sleutel on Raambrug is still burning. Firefighters are keeping it under control, but is letting the building burn. The presence of so much natural wax means that extinguishing it makes no sense. A number of companies on the terrain will not open on Friday.

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
Oct 24 '16 14:25

Two schools on Rijksstraatweg in Haren, Groningen were evacuated on Monday morning after one of the schools received a "serious threatening email", the Gelderlander reports. The police searched both schools and found nothing suspicious so far, according to the newspaper.

The treaht was directed at the international school in Haren. The adjascent Maartenscollege also received the email. Both schools were evacuated. The police won't comment on what the email contained. 

Oct 4 '16 14:00

Plastics processors Blok Plastic was completely destroyed by a raging fire on Tuesday morning. It took firefighters about 7 hours to get the fire under control

Oct 4 '16 08:02

A very large fire is raging at plastics processors Blok Plastic in Breukelen on Tuesday morning. Firefighters are struggling to keep the fire from spreading to neighboring buildings. Eleven residents of business houses were evacuated

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Sep 20 '16 10:44

The discovery of explosives in the attic of a home on Adriaan Pauwstraat in Groningen on Tuesday led to the evacuation of 24 homes in a 150 meter radius around the building, the police said on Twitter. An apartment building on Asingastraat was also evacuated as a precaution.

ABN Amro
Sep 2 '16 09:01

The ABN Amro building on De Entree in Amsterdam-Zuidoost was evacuated on Thursday after employees on the third and fourth floor felt the building shaking. The bank's emergency response guided the more than a hundred employees outside

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Aug 12 '16 14:40

A large fire in a Dycore oil plant on Ambachtsweg in Oosterhout on Friday led to the evacuation of homes and businesses in a 500 meter radius around the fire. Local residents are "urgently asked" to keep their windows and doors closed and to stay out of the smoke.

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